Flip front crash helmets

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby ajscomboman » Tue May 23, 2017 5:14 pm

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ajscomboman wrote:I've not had much trouble in the way of wind noise except on the BM where the wind rolled of the top of the screen which was right in the helmet line.


No-one enjoys riding behind Roy.


Naughty, very naughty but oh so true! If he's not venting he's leaking, all over my new Rukkas as well!!!! Still I suppose oil is a waterproofing of sorts. :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby Janet » Tue May 23, 2017 5:22 pm

ajscomboman wrote: you could try a Schuberth C3, never got on with them but the wife loves hers.
She loves you too, so that's no recommendation. :rofl:
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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby Janet » Tue May 23, 2017 5:23 pm

I've never had a flip front helmet but the most important thing, as with any helmet, is that it must fit properly.
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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby ajscomboman » Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 pm

Janet wrote:
ajscomboman wrote: you could try a Schuberth C3, never got on with them but the wife loves hers.
She loves you too, so that's no recommendation. :rofl:


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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby G15 Roy » Tue May 23, 2017 6:02 pm

ajscomboman wrote:
SPRIDDLER wrote:
ajscomboman wrote:I've not had much trouble in the way of wind noise except on the BM where the wind rolled of the top of the screen which was right in the helmet line.


No-one enjoys riding behind Roy.


Naughty, very naughty but oh so true! If he's not venting he's leaking, all over my new Rukkas as well!!!! Still I suppose oil is a waterproofing of sorts. :rofl: :rofl:


This time I have a New Shoei for the Poland trip !! well new to me and only one previous owner ;)
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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby JimFitz » Wed May 24, 2017 8:37 am

Thanks for the info and tips everyone. I have narrowed it down to the Shoei, Schuberth and Nolan in that order. I found a Youtube link on comparisons and the Shoei is the heaviest - about a pound more than the lightest which is the Schuberth.
I will weigh my open face Shoei to get an idea how much heavier the new one will be.
I have found a site in Denmark who sell the Shoei for about £430 so that may be the way to go.

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby thornebt » Wed May 24, 2017 10:35 am

Hi Jim. I'm also in the market for a flip face helmet. I can't see any mention of the Nolan in this post. Which model of Nolan is that please? Cheers. Bruce.

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby Stuoyb » Wed May 24, 2017 12:02 pm

I've found the Shark Evoline series pretty good, comfortable, quiet and not too heavy - comes with a sun visor and can also be used as open face.

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby Reynard24 » Wed May 24, 2017 3:05 pm

I changed from a Nolan full face for the Shoei Neotec and have found it very comfortable and the fit is superb. I always ride with the visor slightly open so can't really comment on wind noise. Do visit your local bike shop and see if they will discount - most will to some degree, both my brother and I paid far less than the RRP and you should be able to get one for less than £400.

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Re: Flip front crash helmets

Postby JimFitz » Wed May 24, 2017 3:12 pm

thornebt wrote:Hi Jim. I'm also in the market for a flip face helmet. I can't see any mention of the Nolan in this post. Which model of Nolan is that please? Cheers. Bruce.


Hi Bruce. It is the Nolan N104 EVO. I saw in on a youtube review by Revzilla. I have had a quick look and it may not be available in the UK but is available at fc-moto.de as is the Shoei at a discounted price.

Thanks Reynard, I will ring a few local dealers and see what the prices are.

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