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post #1 of 12 Old May 28th, 2006, 9:39 pm Thread Starter
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What is the best venting helmet?

With summer here I need to find an good venting helmet. I am a little partial to Arai (the helmets just seem to fit my head), but I'm not sure how the venting system is compared to other helmets. Usually I go for the flip top helmets- of which I have 4, now- but I am considering an open/ clear shield helmets for summer. Also, I need to be able to put the J&M headset into the helmet for the BMW comm system.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 12 Old May 29th, 2006, 8:17 am
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I purchased the Schubert C2 during the winter, now that summer is here, I am starting to wonder my decision. Unless I ride with the windshield all the way down, I may switch back to my HJC Symax during the summer months in order to get some decent ventilation inside the helmet. Good luck!

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The vents on the C2 work much better than the old Concept. I can easily feel the wind coming in onto the top of my head with the top vent open, even behind a tall Cee Bailey windscreen.

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I have been impressed with my Schuberth C2, in fit, vents, sun shade, and most of all quiet. It's like putting on shooting ear muffs. The head set goes in nicely (if you know what your doing it shouldn't take more than about 48 hours to get it in if you don't...ask me how I know...I'll be carrying the brown sack and helmet in to the dealer soon ). It was a little pricey, but it fits great and I can feel the air moving around better than any helmet I have ever owned.

I wear Under Armor mesh skull Caps and they really help moving the sweat off and keep things cooler inside the helmet too.

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This months edition of American Rider magazine has a pretty good review of 3/4 helmets.

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Is Shuberth too heavy?

I've been told the Shuberth is quite heavy and after a long ride, you really feel it. I've never worn one. Is it heavy?

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I've been told the Shuberth is quite heavy and after a long ride, you really feel it. I've never worn one. Is it heavy?
I have a C2 and an older Concept and the wight has never bothered me. I did about 1800 miles in the last 48 hrs and the helmet wight wasn't a problem. And this is the coolest helmet I have owned. I consider it noisy as hell though. I just crank the music up a bit more and then I don't notice it as much.

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With summer here I need to find an good venting helmet. I am a little partial to Arai (the helmets just seem to fit my head), but I'm not sure how the venting system is compared to other helmets. Usually I go for the flip top helmets- of which I have 4, now- but I am considering an open/ clear shield helmets for summer. Also, I need to be able to put the J&M headset into the helmet for the BMW comm system.

Any suggestions?
I usually have two that i wear durung the year.
In winter i preferr the shoie two piece helmet,The quitest and warmest during
those cold winter months,and for the Hot summer months the Nolan usually
outshines all the others as far a ventilation is concerned on a two pieceN100
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I am looking hard at the Arai SZ Ram 3. I don't know anyone with one, but sure would like to see a review before I dive in and purchase. Anyone try one yet?


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Arai SZ Ram III helmet

Hey, it's always fun to round out the forum thread with your own answer!

I ended up buying the Ram III 3/4 helmet. The first thing I noticed was the weight... or lack of weight more precisely. It's a very comfortable helmet. I think I have an Arai head, afterall.

Anyway, as far as venting goes, it's the best of my 7 or 8 helmets. I can't say it's the best one ever because I haven't tried all the helmets out there. Oddly, it vents better with the shield down. The forehead vents seem to push air up over the rest of your head inside the helmet.

It's definitely my summer helmet.

Yell back if you have questions.
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Having gone from the first Aria SZ that had the bullet-style vents on the front/rear of the top of the helmet, to the Ram II I think it is (next gen)...with the vents shaped flat and wide, I can tell you there was a huge diff between the two venting styles.

I think ram air types of vents are the ticket, such as the Aria SZ-m.

I also own a full cov corsair which is half the wt (or so it seems) and incredibly noisy with the sheild closed...but an incredible helmet in every respect (including the price, ouch).

The venting is so good on these helmets that my hair sticks straight up and stay there due to the venting...not a good thing when you get to work, have to use a little water, kinda looks like bedhead!

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go to helmetharbor.com they do something really neat...when customers come in and ask the same question, they have them put the helmet of choice ON, then put them in a special room with a calibrated air compressor and special tip that simulates airflow at 60 mph or so, then the customer can feel for him/herself what the ventillation is between helmets.

They say the Shoei x-11 is the best venting full face (go to the site, they even have a video posted).

I'm still waiting on the new Scorpion exo-1000.

But I think it's a damn neat way to answer that question...


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