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    I tried the Bell SRT modular and hung out in the store for about 30 minutes. Fit well, felt good. I never thought about the Bell, but it also has a fiberglass composite shell.
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    I just responded to a similar thread in the Wethead section. (look there for the whole story) I am at this moment boxing up 2 brand new Schuberth C-4's with Sena Bluetooth's to try and send back. Although my head size is 2XL, 7 3/4, and most other helmets have taken a little while to conform to my long oval head shape, this Schuberth 2XL 7 7/8, is intolerable which makes me sad because it seemed like it would be such a good helmet and I had heard so many good things about the brand. I wish I'd never ordered them from my BMW dealer. I hope I can return them, don't want to be out $2,400 for the pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stebe View Post
    I just responded to a similar thread in the Wethead section. (look there for the whole story) I am at this moment boxing up 2 brand new Schuberth C-4's with Sena Bluetooth's to try and send back. Although my head size is 2XL, 7 3/4, and most other helmets have taken a little while to conform to my long oval head shape, this Schuberth 2XL 7 7/8, is intolerable which makes me sad because it seemed like it would be such a good helmet and I had heard so many good things about the brand. I wish I'd never ordered them from my BMW dealer. I hope I can return them, don't want to be out $2,400 for the pair.
    I am sorry for your problem. Don E. absolutely hit the nail on the head in Post #2, this thread.
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    Nolan 104 here. My first flip-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am sorry for your problem. Don E. absolutely hit the nail on the head in Post #2, this thread.
    Yep. I'm apparently not immune from Stupid Tax.

    I can only hope that it's not the full amount. I'd hate to waste $2,400 on 2 helmets we can't use.

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Stebe View Post
    Yep. I'm apparently not immune from Stupid Tax.

    I can only hope that it's not the full amount. I'd hate to waste $2,400 on 2 helmets we can't use.
    I suspect the worst case is they won't take them back but you can get most of your money back selling them to somebodies they fit. Good luck.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    I second the thoughts on trying them on. Nothing counts more than comfort, whatever brand you choose.

    I have a Schuberth C3 Pro and am generally OK with it, except it seems to have inadequate ventilation which leads to fogging up in humid conditions, which then requires me to pop open the faceshield to clear it. I wear glasses when I ride so I do not use the little secondary anti-fog screen (since my glasses fogged whether the secondary fog screen was there or not.) I am thinking of drilling some holes in the faceshield, small ones that I could plug if I didn't like the results. The Schuberth is noticeably lighter than some other helmets.

    I had originally bought the Schuberth because they were reputed to be quiet, and I was having trouble listening to my audio. However, even my Schuberth was not nearly quiet enough for me to hear my audio well so I purchased some Splugs (hard-wired ear buds). They work well.

    I had tried on a Schubert (in another a far away State, on a multi-State ride) and knew exactly what size I wanted so I ordered mine online from Italy and saved a couple hundred bucks.

    One irritation with Schuberth is the cost of replacement faceshields, about $90. If I were to by another helmet I'd factor the faceshield replacement costs into my decision. As it is, I've figured out how to take the scratches out of them and polish them, but if the faceshields were about 1/3d the price I'd prefer to buy new ones.

    Try the Shoei modulars, which I think are a close competitor to Schuberth. I tried one on and liked it (but am staying with my Schuberth.)

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    Just to be clear, I tried it on. I wore it around the dealership for about 10 or 15 minutes. It was tight, to be sure, as has been every helmet I've ever purchased. The difference here was that other helmets started to conform, at least somewhat, to my head when out riding. This one was trying to reshape my head instead. Since my hat size is 7 3/4, and my head circumference is 62.5 cm, and the helmet is listed as 7 7/8 and suitable for 63cm head, I thought it would break-in.

    It thought I should.

    Irresistable force, meet immovable object.

    That said, I accept responsibility. I was overly excited at the idea of having built in intercom. All that Bluetooth / FM radio etc. was just frosting on the cake. I made an impulsive purchase. It seems to be a fine helmet. I'm about to find out if the BMW dealer in Nashville is willing to work something out with me. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stebe View Post
    Just to be clear, I tried it on. I wore it around the dealership for about 10 or 15 minutes. It was tight, to be sure, as has been every helmet I've ever purchased. The difference here was that other helmets started to conform, at least somewhat, to my head when out riding. This one was trying to reshape my head instead. Since my hat size is 7 3/4, and my head circumference is 62.5 cm, and the helmet is listed as 7 7/8 and suitable for 63cm head, I thought it would break-in.

    It thought I should.

    Irresistable force, meet immovable object.

    That said, I accept responsibility. I was overly excited at the idea of having built in intercom. All that Bluetooth / FM radio etc. was just frosting on the cake. I made an impulsive purchase. It seems to be a fine helmet. I'm about to find out if the BMW dealer in Nashville is willing to work something out with me. We'll see.
    Just anecdotal on my part:

    I had a pressure spot with my Schuberth on my forehead that was really an irritant after about 15 minutes.

    I took my ball peen hammer, and pressed the peen into the area of the offensive pressure, for a depth of about 1mm. It relieved the pressure point, and has been fine for 2 years.

    NOTE: did not use the hammer as a hammer...:-)
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    On my C3 that fit way to tight, Schubert changed out my liner for one that was for a larger size(thinner liner)
    This helped, but it was still snug, so I put 2 10pound bags of lead shot in the upside down helmet, rotated helmet so all sides and top got compressed. Fits perfectly now and for the last 50,000 miles
    Only replaced recently with a new C4 with SC1 comm

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWMcDonald View Post
    Just anecdotal on my part:

    I had a pressure spot with my Schuberth on my forehead that was really an irritant after about 15 minutes.

    I took my ball peen hammer, and pressed the peen into the area of the offensive pressure, for a depth of about 1mm. It relieved the pressure point, and has been fine for 2 years.

    NOTE: did not use the hammer as a hammer...:-)
    I actually considered doing just that. I was afraid of screwing up the flip-down sun shade. As it turns out, the BMW shop in Nashville was willing to exchange them for a pair of different helmets and intercoms. Derrick, the counter-man, was very helpful throughout the whole process.

    Meanwhile, just to round out the whole life experience, the front transmission bolts on my zero-turn mower decided to fall out yesterday, AND, just for shiggles, the battery on my 2 year old Subaru came to a fizzling end. The car was about 40 yards from a parts store, so, not too much fuss there. The mower, however, is going to require work.

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    Anyone buy the AGV carbon sport modular? Have a Schuberth C3 (4 years) and it is time to replace it. Bought a C4 last week and after reading too many critical reviews about the comm system, just returned it (never rode with it).

    Going to look for a local dealer to try the AGV.

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    I'll add a vote for the C3-PRO with build in communication system-using Cardo quieter than my Shoei

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    Schuberth C3 > Nolan N100-5

    Anyone moved from the C3 to the N100-5?

    My trusty C3 is getting tired and I am looking for a replacement. Hard to find direct comparison online.

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