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Offline daveywww

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Helmet Recommendations
« on: April 14, 2019, 14:55:51 »
Looking at getting a new helmet, and just wondered what people think/recommend. Just sold my c3 pro, as it was just dreadful. I obviously had the wrong shaped head. I’m currently using an old Shoei xr1000, which feels great. Shoei shape suits. Shoei & Arai etc, are just so expensive. I know it’s important etc etc.....

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 15:15:49 »
I had the Shoei XR1000 and now the XR1100, both fit my mutant, fishbowl head. I am tempted by the Neotec (flip), from what I can see, the Neotech 2 isn't £300 better than the Neotech 1, so that might be a bargain.
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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 16:23:07 »
I agree with your assessment of the C3 pro, but the C4 is shaped more oval and I have been using one every day for a year now and it feels great. I used a Givi flip front which is surprisingly comfortable and better vented than the C4 but noisier. 

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 16:34:09 »
Thanks fellas.  👍

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 15:26:21 »
I've got a Shoei Neotec 1 and think it's a great helmet.  Comfy and relatively quiet in clean air.  But the issue for me lies with how it works behind a screen, it's just not as good.  I get quite a lot of buffetting.

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 18:47:48 »
Shoei Neotech Flip,,,        :thumb:  great all round touring lid....

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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 22:41:22 »
I just purchased a Shoei GT air 2, I can’t really tell you what it’s like on a bike because I haven’t picked it up yet. But I can tell you after trying quite a few it offered the best comfort. Comes with an internal flip down sun visor, pin lock, plenty of adjustable vents, you can crack the visor open slightly and it’s supposed stay there. If you use comms equipment it comes pre-prepared for Senna 2 stuff (I think). But cheap it ain’t, I only have one because the supplying dealer for the bike gave me a hefty discount, and it was the only one that felt right for me. Hope this helps?
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Re: Helmet Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 20:17:48 »
I’ve just got an xr1100. They’re discontinued, but it’s good enough for me. Actually downsized from a xxl to an xl. Who knew. Feels better, snugger, but no hot spots. I think it’ll probably be another Shoei something in a couple of years. Seem a good fit for me.