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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 15th, 2009, 9:53 am Thread Starter
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Shark Evoline Helmets

Has anyone tried the new Shark Evoline Helmet? The link takes you to a review on webBikeWorld and it give a very detailed description but I just wanted to know y'all's opinion.

How does it fit...is it more for a round head or oval? And sizing...is it true to size or run big or small? Is the chin bar close or enough room? Experience excesive wind noise?

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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 17th, 2009, 7:55 pm
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Re: Shark Evoline Helmets

I have had one for about two months now. I had a Schuberth concept & Nolan N100 before this one.
The Nolan fit me too tight from front to back, more of a round head helmet. I am comfortable with the fit of the Shark , it fits like the Schuberth. The wind noise is much quieter than either of the other two. I hated the Schuberth faseshield detent , the shield kept being pushed down by the wind when I wanted it open. The shark has a tighter detent , although there are only two open positions, cracked about 1/8" or fully open.
I also watched the review on webbike world, they say it is the heavest helmet they have tested, I haven't really noticed the weight. The chin bar provides plenty of room. Sizing is correct. My only complaint is the tab to open the face shield is at the top, so the chin bar will clear the shield, if you open it while riding your hand is in front of your face. Over all I'm happy with it, and will probably buy another for my wife. I also like that you can ride with the chin bar open. this should help on really hot days. And I don't have to duck when going through gas station doorways.
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post #3 of 6 Old Apr 18th, 2009, 9:02 pm
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Re: Shark Evoline Helmets

There is a newer review on the US version of this helmet that is spot on: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...k-evoline/dot/

I have had mine for 3-4 months and love the concept, finish, and fit. I don't care for the internal sun visor....all mentioned in the review.

I put in a pair of speakers from J&M (the thin version) and they went in VERY smoothly with little cutting.

I don't like the outer clear visor....seems cheap and HATE the way it opens and closes.

With all said...I would buy it again.....LOVE the way the chinbar folds back. Venting is poor...but with it open...SWEET.

Last point...the finish on the helmet is as nice as the article suggests. It is an awsome looking helmet.
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Re: Shark Evoline Helmets

I've been using one for about a month now. The fit is probably more round, but my head is longish so I removed the black rubber forehead cushion and had to still relieve the forehead foam a bit. I wear glasses so I like the internal visor a lot. I don't have to carry an extra pair of prescription sunglasses. The foldback chin guard is the bomb and the weight does not bother me. My only thing right now is the ear area is not as comfortable as I would like. Still trying to figure out what is the problem there as it's not always bothersome.

It was between the Shoei Multitec and the Shark. The Shoei MTec chin guard brushed up against my chin, and my chin is set back pretty far. However the Shoei felt better on my head and the ear area was definitely cushier.
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post #5 of 6 Old Jul 6th, 2009, 10:36 pm
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Re: Shark Evoline Helmets

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I've been using one for about a month now. The fit is probably more round, but my head is longish so I removed the black rubber forehead cushion and had to still relieve the forehead foam a bit. I wear glasses so I like the internal visor a lot. I don't have to carry an extra pair of prescription sunglasses. The foldback chin guard is the bomb and the weight does not bother me. My only thing right now is the ear area is not as comfortable as I would like. Still trying to figure out what is the problem there as it's not always bothersome.

It was between the Shoei Multitec and the Shark. The Shoei MTec chin guard brushed up against my chin, and my chin is set back pretty far. However the Shoei felt better on my head and the ear area was definitely cushier.
Your assessment is spot on! I too removed the black rubber forehead cushion. It still needed a little more relief. I unhooked the liner and used the back side of a ice cream scoop (gotta go with what works) to work the forehead area. Perfect. The ear area is not uncomfortable just different than my Shoei. The design of the ear area seems to require that I have to slide my hand between my head and helmet after I put it on to align my ears properly. Another note is that when you put your glasses on don't let the side pieces rest on top of your ears. Due to the ear piece shape it seems to cause (for me) a lot of discomfort. Just tip the top of your glasses forward slightly when you slide them on and it's just great. There are those that like the sun shade and those that don't because it doesn't come down far enough. It took about 30 minutes to become accustomed to having the bottom of the visor in my peripheral vision. No big deal for me. The best way to describe it if you haven't rode with one is looking straight ahead you have tinted vision. Keep your head in the same position and roll your eyes down to look at the instrument panel and your looking under the tinted visor. It may sound like I'm a little unhappy with my purchase. Absolutely not! It's a well built and beautifully finished helmet. I'd buy one again in a heart beat. It's been knocking on 100 degrees the last week or so here in cane country and a true convertible full face helmet is as they say........ priceless!

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Re: Shark Evoline Helmets

Well, after more riding where my ears were irritated from the evoline, I decided to pay the idiot tax and get a Multitec. My ears pop perfectly down into the cavity and it is much quieter in there. I'll still use my Shark because for shorter rides the flip back conversion is definitely nice.
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