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HEY WHATS UP GUYS THIS IS RUBEN WITH COMPETITION ACCESSORIES THIS IS THE ALL NEW MODULAR RPHA MAX HELMET FROM HJC THERES BEEN A LOT OF BUZZ ONLINE ABOUT THIS HELMET OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD IT REFERRED TO AS THE RP MAX BUT THE OFFICIAL NAME THAT THEY ARE GOING WITH IS THE RPHA MAX WHAT THEYVE DONE IS THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL OF THEIR PREMIUM FEATURES FROM THEIR RPS 10 PREMIUM ROAD RACE HELMET WHICH I HAVE UP HERE ON THE LEFT THIS IS A BEN SPIES ADDITION AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT IT OVER INTO A HELMET THATS DESIGNED FOR THE TOURING RIDER AND COMMUTING RIDER SO A LOT OF THIS TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS COME OVER FROM MOTO GP IS BEING APPLYED NOW TO THIS HELMET FROM HJC SO FANTASTIC OPTION FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DEMAND THE BEST FROM YOUR GEAR THE RPHA 10 USES THE SAME TYPE OF SHELL MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION ITS CALLED THE ADVANCED PREMIUM INTEGRATED MATRIX ITS A COMBINATION OF CARBON FIBER ARAMID AND FIBERGLASS FIBER IN THE SHELL ITSELF ITS A VERY LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN AS WELL AS BEING VERY STIFF SO ITS GOING TO DISPERSE THAT IMPACT OVER THE LARGEST AREA POSSIBLE ON THE SHELL ITSELF THE BIGGEST CLAIM TO FAME ON THIS HELMET IS THE LIGHTNESS TYPICALLY BECAUSE OF THE HINGES AND THE LATCHING MECHANISMS ON A MODULAR HELMET THEY TEND TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE HEAVY SIDE WE THREW THIS ON OUR SHIPPING SCALE 3.55 LBS FOR A SIZE LARGE MODULAR HELMET THAT IS EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT IN FACT ITS LIGHTER THEN A LOT OF NORMAL FULL FACE HELMETS THAT WE SELL HERE AT COMPETITION ACCESSORIES SO DEFINITELY LIGHT WEIGHT THE OTHER THING THEY BROUGHT OVER IS THE AERODYNAMICS IT IS A VERY AERODYNAMIC SHAPE BEING A MODULAR HELMET A LOT OF TIME THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE CHIN BAR AND THE FACE SHIELD TENDS TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE BULKY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON WITH THE HING AND EVERYTHING ON A MODULAR BUT YOU CAN SEE WITH THIS HELMET IT IS EXTREMELY FLUSH AND EXTREMELY CLEAN SO AS YOU RIDE THIS IS NOT GOING TO GENERATE A LOT OF WIND NOISE OR DRAG AND ITS ALSO NOT A BULKY HELMET IN FACT I BROUGHT THIS RPS 10 UP HERE WHICH BY THE WAY HAS BEEN RENAMED THE RPHA 10 AS WELL BUT IF YOU PUT THEM SIDE BY SIDE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE RHPA MAX IS NOT THAT MUCH BULKIER THEN ITS ROAD RACE COUSIN SO IT IS VERY VERY LIGHT WEIGHT VERY VERY AERODYNAMIC AND THE THIRD THING ILL SAY IS THAT THE VENTILATION IS GOING TO BE VERY VERY GOOD THAT IS THE OTHER AREA WHERE OTHER MODULAR HELMETS SUFFER THIS HAS THE ADVANCED CHANNELING VENTILATION SYSTEM SO YOULL HAVE A CHIN BAR VENT HERE THAT IS GOING TO DIRECT AIR UP ONTO THE FACE SHIELD AND THEN YOU HAVE A LARGE RAM AIR SCOOP IN THE TOP THIS IS VERY EFFECTIVE AT HARVESTING AIR AND AS YOU RIDE THIS IS GOING TO BE PRESSURIZED AIR CHANNELS WITHIN THE HELMET THAT ARE GOING TO PUSH THAT AIR THREW OUT THE WHOLE HELMET AND THEN OUT THE BACK OF THE HELMET THERE IS A REAR SPOILER WITH EXHAUST PORTS SO AS YOU RIDE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS CREATED BEHIND THE HELMET AND THAT IS GOING TO PULL WARM AIR OUT OF THE HELMET WHICH IS A VERY EFFECTIVE WAY AT KEEPING YOUR HEAD COOL IF YOU LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE RPS 10 THAT I HAVE OVER HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE TWO THEY HAVE OBVIOUSLY BROUGHT OVER A LOT OF THE AERODYNAMIC ENGINEERING THAT THEY LEARNED IN MOTO GP AND THEY APPLIED IT TO THIS MODULAR HELMET SO ITS VERY RARE THAT YOU CAN SEE A DIRECT CORRELATION FROM RACING EFFORTS TO SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY FOR THE STREET AND FOR YOU TOURING GUYS THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS SO YOU HAVE GREAT EXHAUST VENTS OUT THE BACK HERE YOULL SEE THAT AERODYNAMICS AGAIN OF THE SHELL ARE VERY GOOD IT USES A SIMILAR SHIELD SYSTEM AS ITS ROAD RACE COUSIN THIS IS THE HJ 25 SHIELD AND IT HAS A CENTER LOCKING MECHANISM THIS IS GOING TO HELP HOLD THE SHIELD DOWN TIGHT AGAINST THIS GASKET TO PREVENT WATER FROM RUNNING DOWN THE TOP OF THE SHIELD IF YOU GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AND IT ALSO SEALS IT UP NICELY REDUCING FROM WIND NOISE SIMPLE TO OPERATE YOU CAN DO IT WITH EITHER HAND BECAUSE ITS RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE SHIELD AND ITS NOT IN YOUR VISION I RIDE WITH THE RPS 10 ALMOST DAILY AND IT HAS THE SAME TYPE OF SYSTEM AND WHEN ITS CLOSED ALL THE WAY YOULL SEE ITS NOT IN THE WAY AT ALL YOULL GET USED TO JUST FLIPPING UP IT RELEASES THE LOCK AND YOU CAN ROTATE IT ALL THE WAY UP YOULL SEE THERES SEVERAL D TENTS THROUGHOUT THE RANGE FOR THIS AND THERES AN EASY CRACKED POSSESSION THERE FOR LOW SPEED CITY RIDING OR IN EXTRA FOGGY CONDITIONS SPEAKING OF FOG IF THAT IS SOMETHING YOU BATTLE IT COMES WITH PIN LOCKS FOR A FOG RESISTANT INSERT WITH THEIR 100% MAX VISION INSERTS SO THIS COMES IN THE BOX WITH THE HELMET AND I PULLED IT OUT HERE AND KEEP IN MIND THIS STILL HAS THE PROTECTIVE FILM ON IT SO ITS KIND OF YELLOW LOOKING BUT WHEN YOU PEAL THAT OFF ITS GOING TO BE COMPLETELY CLEAR BASICALLY A PIN-LOCK INSERT HAS A SMALL BEAD THAT GOES ALL THE WAY AROUND AND THATS GOING TO INSTALL ON THE INSIDE OF THE SHIELD IF YOU SEE ON THE SIDE HERE THERE ARE SOME POSTS ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE SHIELD THOSE ARE GOING TO LINE UP WITH THE CORRESPONDING NOTCHES ON THE PIN-LOCK INSERT AND YOUR GOING TO INSERT THAT ON THE INSIDE OF THE SHIELD YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE SHIELD TO DO THAT BUT ITS GOING TO CREATE A DUEL PAYNE EFFECT YOU WILL HAVE A LITTLE BEAD OF AIR BETWEEN THE INNER SHIELD AND THE ACTUAL EXTERNAL FACE-SHIELD IT IS UNBEATABLE WHEN IT COMES TO ANTI FOG PROPERTIES IVE USED THIS I USE THESE THROUGHOUT THE WINTER ANY TIME ITS RAINING OR COLD OUT FOG IS ALWAYS AN ISSUE YOU WILL SEE THAT THERE IS A BREATH DEFLECTOR BUILT INTO THIS HELMET AND THAT CHIN-BAR VENT IS GOING TO DIRECT AIR UP ONTO THE CHIN UP ONTO THE FACE SHIELD BUT WHEN THAT IS JUST NOT ENOUGH THIS IS GOING TO REALLY REALLY DO A GOOD JOB AT REDUCING FOG AND YOULL SEE THAT THAT MAX VISION SHIELD THE PIN-LOCK REALLY COVERS A VERY LARGE AREA OF THE FACE SHIELD ITSELF SO YOUR NOT GETTING THAT EDGE IN YOUR VISION YOU GET PLENTY OF VISION OUT OF THE HELMET TAKING A LOOK AT THE FACE SHIELD MECHANISM IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO OPERATE YOU HAVE TRIGGERS ON THE SIDES HERE TO OPEN IT YOUR JUST GOING TO PULL BACK AND YOULL SEE THAT IT JUST POPS THE SHIELD RIGHT OFF SO VERY SIMPLE TO SWAP SHIELDS OUT EASY TO DO YOU CAN ALWAYS SWAP THAT OUT FOR DARK SMOKE OR IF YOU NEED TO INSTALL THE PIN-LOCK ITS EASIER TO KIND OF SPREAD THE SHIELD OUT LIKE THAT LAY IT DOWN IN CLICK THE PINS INTO PLACE AND THEN LET IT SPRING BACK THE OTHER BIG CLAIM TO FAME ON THIS HELMET IS YOU DO HAVE AN INTERNAL SUN VISOR SYSTEM YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE BACK OF THE HELMET THE SLIDER AS YOU SLIDE THAT FORWARD ITS GOING TO DEPLOY THE INTEGRATED SUN SHIELD AND IT IS SPRING LOADED SO THERE IS A BUTTON AT THE TOP HERE WHEN YOU PUSH THAT IT RECESSES UP BACK INTO THE SHELL SO ITS UP OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY AND YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT IT IS A NICE DAMPED MOTION ITS VERY SMOOTH TO OPERATE YOU CAN CLICK THAT DOWN AND IT DOESN'T MAKE A LOUD JARRING NOISE THERES NOT A WHOLE LOT OF SPRING PRESSURE THATS REALLY JARRING ITS JUST A SMOOTH RETRACTABLE MOTION TO REINSTALL THE OUTER FACE-SHIELD YOUR JUST GOING TO LINE THIS POST UP HERE AT THE TOP AND JUST GIVE IT A PRESS AND ITS GOING TO CLICK RIGHT BACK INTO PLACE SO VERY QUICK AND EASY EXTERNAL SHIELD CHANGES IF YOU NEED TO DO THAT OBVIOUSLY IT BEING A MODULAR HELMET YOU PROBABLY WANT TO SEE IT OPENED THERE IS A LATCH AT THE BOTTOM IT IS OUT OF THE WAY WHICH IS NICE SO IF YOU GO DOWN AND HIT YOUR FACE IN AN ACCIDENT THERES NO LATCH ON THE FRONT OF THE FACE SHIELD THAT WOULD CATCH AND POSSIBLY PULL THE CHIN BAR OPEN ON YOU SO ITS NICE AND FLUSH THERE GIVE IT A PULL AND AGAIN VERY SMOOTH PREMIUM HELMET MOTION THERE IT IS VERY SMOOTH IT HAS A SOLID DE TENT AT THE TOP THATS GOING TO HOLD IT UP AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE IS A VERY LARGE OPENING THERE MODULAR HELMETS ARE VERY POPULAR ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE TOURING COMMUTING CROWD BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE CONVENIENCE OF BEING ABLE TO TALK TO PEOPLE AT LIGHTS GAS STATIONS YOU CAN TAKE A DRINK IF YOUR A SMOKER ITS JUST VERY CONVENIENT TO BE ABLE TO OPEN THAT UP AND HAVE ACCESS AND NOT HAVE TO REMOVE YOUR HELMET EVERY TIME THE INTERIOR IS LINED WITH WHAT THEY CALL COOL 4 EVER FABRIC IT ACTUALLY USES SOME GINGKO EXTRACT IN THE FABRIC ITSELF AND ITS SPECIFICALLY MADE TO STAY VERY COOL MOISTURE LOCKING AND ITS GOING TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF HEAT THAT IS GOING TO RETAIN IN THE PADDING AROUND YOUR FACE SO THATS GOING TO MAKE YOU JUST THAT MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE IN HOT WEATHER AND IT IS FULLY REMOVABLE SO IF YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE CHEEK PADS FOR DIFFERENT SIZE OR IF YOU JUST NEED TO REMOVE IT TO CLEAN IT UP YOU CAN ALWAYS DO SO BUT YOU CAN SEE THE CHEEK PAD IS NICE AND CONTOURED ITS DESIGNED TO CRADLE YOUR FACE VERY EASILY AND VERY COMFORTABLY THEY ALSO INTEGRATE A NICE LITTLE CURTAIN LINE YOULL SEE THERES AN EXTRA LITTLE LAYER OF MATERIAL AROUND THE BASE A LOT OF WIND NOISE IS GENERATED AROUND THE BASE OF THE HELMET IF WIND IS ROLLING ACROSS THE BOTTOM HERE AND ENTERING AROUND THE BASE OF THE HELMET AT ALL THAT IS GOING TO CAUSE A LOT OF WIND NOISE IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER SEAL AROUND THE BASE OF YOUR JAW LINE THERE IS ALSO A CHIN CURTAIN BUILT IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THATS GOING TO PREVENT AIR FROM COMING UP AND CIRCULATING IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE AND THEY ACCTUALLY INCLUDE A CHIN CURTAIN EXTENSION SO IN THOSE COLDER MONTHS YOU DONT WANT THAT MUCH AIR AND YOU WANT TO BLOCK AS MUCH AIR AS POSSIBLE YOU CAN JUST STICK THAT ON THERE JUST LIKE THAT AND THATS GOING TO GIVE YOU EVEN MORE OF A SEAL FOR THOSE TYPES OF CONDITIONS THE CROWN LINER CAN ALSO BE REMOVED A COUPLE SNAPS AROUND THE BACK AND AROUND THE FRONT AS WELL YOU JUST HAVE TO KIND OF WORK IT GENTLY AND IT WILL COME RIGHT OUT SO THERES ACTUALLY A TAB ON THE SIDE YOULL SEE THAT YOU HAVE TO KIND OF PULL OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN YOU CAN REMOVE IT BUT I DID JUST WANT TO PULL IT OUT TO SHOW YOU THAT IT IS A VERY OPEN DESIGN SO AS AIR FLOWS THREW THAT ADVANCED CHANNELING SYSTEM ITS GOING TO ACTUALLY BE REACHING YOUR SKIN FLOW OVER YOUR HEAD AND THAT WARM AIR CAN ACTUALLY EXHAUST OUT THE BACK OF THE HELMET IN FACT IF YOU LOOK AT THE EPS FOAM LINER WHICH IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE HELMET HERE YOULL SEE THOSE AIR CHANNELS THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SO AIR IS GOING TO FLOW IN THREW THE TOP VENT AND GO RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD AND OUT THE BACK YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE RHPA MAX ON OUR WEBSITE AT COMPACC.COM JUMP ON THERE AND CHECK OUT OUR PRICES THEY RETAIL FOR AROUND 475.00 IT IS A PREMIUM MODULAR HELMET BUT I WOULD SAY IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY ITS LIGHT WEIGHT ITS COMFORTABLE ID SAY ITS VERY TRUE TO SIZE AND ITS JUST GOING TO BE A FANTASTIC HELMET FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH IT CLOSED YOU ALMOST CANT EVEN TELL ITS A MODULAR HELMET THEY HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH THIS ONE
Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories Welcome to our premium modular helmets guide this video is going to encompass these four helmets that i have in front of me that range from around 450$ all the way up to 700$ plus so again premium modular motorcycle helmets here that were going to talk about and hopefully we can narrow it down for you if your in the market for a new modular. There's some key differences between these all of them are fantastic helmets very well made and premium features if your not familiar with modular helmets basically that means it just has a flip up chin bar , your going to be able to raise that up out of the way if you wear eye glasses that's a huge advantage you can easily get your glasses on and off . All of these helmets accommodate glasses very well they also work very well if you need to talk to somebody at a light or a gas station you can easily raise that up and have a face to face conversation with somebody if your a smoker if you want to take a drink with your helmet on you can do all of those things with a modular helmet so convenience factor is really high with a helmet that is in this price range obviously you paying for a lot of comfort features and premium features that your just not getting with less expensive modular helmets the fit and finish of each of these is very very good and i just want to stress that each one of these helmets is good each in its own right and were going to kind of run though these from my left to my right from least expensive to most expensive and kind of break down the differences between the four that i have in front of me. So first here on my left , to your right , is the Nolan N104 now this is the only helmet that doesn't have a composite shell it has a polycarbonate lexane shell its manufactured in two shell sizes these were made in Italy again its a nice fit and finish . One of my favorite things about the Nolan is it keeps the chin bar very very tight and low when you look at how the shield mechanism and the chin bar mechanism opens and functions in fact if i close this down and open it again if you focus on this pivot right here you'll see when you open it up it actually starts to raise and then it slides back into place and then it has a nice secure detente at the raised position its called an elliptical pivot instead of being on a single access raising up like most other modular helmets this one actually keeps it nice and low and then there's actually a chin bar lock on the side so if i click that in that actually going to prevent the chin bar from coming down at all . So if you like to ride with the chin bar in the raised position at all and i know all motorcyclists if you wear modular around town or if its hot out a lot of the time you'll keep the chin bar raised. A lot of manufactures actually don't recommend that just for safety reasons obviously you don't want that chin bar to accidentally fall down but well talk real world here i know a lot of you guys going to be wearing modulars are going to ride with the chin bar open. This one is going to prevent it from accidentally coming down on you, even with this unlocked it still has a very nice locked detente if you want to close it you will have to apply some pressure to move down and your going to have to click down into place. All the helmets up here are going to have metal to metal latches obviously as a safety feature you don't want the chin bar to open on accidentally open all the chin bars up here have very secure latching systems I'm not going to elaborate on that on every single helmet here . We do have a full helmet brake downs of each of these helmets so if you do actually want to see how the latches work and hear more about the features of each of these helmets you'll have a chance to watch those videos at the end of this one. To talk some more about the chin bar mechanism on the Nolan though its a little different in that there's a two stage operation there's a tab on the base that you can pull forward its just going to get that other one to come out squeeze those together that's what actually releases the latch.So its a two stage procedure to get that released and that's just an extra safety feature that's going to help keep the chin bar down and secure in case of an accident . You have a European style ratcheting strap on the Nolan these are nice and handy because you can get them on and off with gloves on and that's infinitely a nice feature just going to adjust the strap to where its comfortable to you and then it will just ratchet into place and some Americans are a little leary of these but they are incredibly strong or at least as strong as the D ring system that's found on other helmets that were used to here in the US but its actually very common over in Europe. Fully removable interior on the Nolan talk about the Ncom system briefly they have a Ncom communication system you can remove this base plate here pop that off and install the Ncom system and you'll easily be able to integrate their communication system with the helmet here though its going to integrate very cleanly. It has nice openings for a speaker pockets and plenty of room in the chin bar for a mic. So Definitely a great option for those of you running a communication system , and last but not least internal sun visor there's a slider on this slide that forward its going to deploy the internal sun shield it does have an anti fog coating on it and its spring loaded so you click that red tab and its just going to raise that up nice and smoothly out of the way. Pin lock lens is included with the Nolan so for the external face shield anti fog is accomplished with the anti fog insert. In fact while were talking about pin lock all of these helmets up here include a pin lock ready shield with the pin lock insert included in the box . So you are paying more for these types of helmets but you do get all those types of features included . Ventilation system last but not least on the Nolan is pretty ingenuitive the way that they have designed it they have a single slider up here on the top , and the first position is meant to crack this upper air scoop , fully released all the way to the back it is not only going to open this air scoop here but it also opens the brow vent at the front of the helmet . You'll see that they integrate a spoiler into the shell itself and then there is an exhaust port out the back to help warm air escape out the back of this Nolan . Again the Nolan N104 is going to retail for 449$ you'll have to jump on our website to see our current pricing is we are able to discount the Nolan with a pretty healthy discount but you can jump on there and see what those go for currently on our site. So for retail price ten dollars more 459$ for the HJC which is the next one to the left here. This is the RPHA Max which is brand new this one just came out it was just released and we are really impressed with it it has their premium integrated matrix shell its actually manufactured in three different shell sizes these ones are made in Korea but you see a lot of design influence over from the RPHA 10 which is their premium road race helmet or the RPS 10 which you might be familiar with so really top of the line features coming out in this helmet very aerodynamic design HJC uses extensive wind tunnel testing and development of both the aerodynamics of the shell and the ventilation system for the RPHA max very very nicely done helmet. Ill place this helmet on the scale here you can see its very light weight 3.6 pounds that's almost as light in fact that lighter then a lot of full faced helmets and its almost as light as its full faced brother the RPHA10 . So definitely a very well constructed helmet . Chin bar opens with a simple pull of the tab on the bottom that rotates up on a single access but it does stick up a bit further then the Nolan which all of the other helmets up here are going to be in that boat. You have what they call their cool forever interior fabric its moisture wicking fully removable customizable you can change out different sized cheek pads you have pockets for speakers on the sides here that should accommodate just about any kind of communication system standard D ring and chin strap for the closure . This does have an internal sun visor much like the rest of these helmets here this one is deployed with a slider on the top . This is just going to slide forward and lock into place and you can see it lowers down there it does have an anti fog coating on it , and then there's a button on the top here you press that and its going to retract that up . You might have noticed like the Nolan this one is also damped so its not a jarring sudden spring loaded motion its more of a smooth nice retraction. This helmet includes a max vision pin lock shield. You can see the blue outline on the face shield here its nice and large that's how the outline of this pin lock is going to sit on the shield so your going to get unrestricted vision out of the helmet here . And the pin lock insert if your not familiar with it creates a duel pane effect you have an interior shield a small bead of air and your actual external face shield when you install the pin lock insert and that gives you some insulation between the outside air and the inside . It really does a fantastic job at reducing fog , and again all of these helmets include the pin lock insert . Moving on to the right here you have the Neotec . The Neotec is made by Shoei and if your familiar with motorcycle helmets you've probably heard of Shoei they have been around for quite a while they are made in Japan they have an advanced integrated matrix 5 ply shell its manufactured in three different shell sizes fit and finish again very nice what you would expect from a Shoei . You finally get fully removable interior our previous modular helmets did not offer , internal sun visor is deployed on this helmet with a simple slider found on the left side of the shell here. Slide that up here to deploy it no springs or buttons on this guy its just a simple slider very easy and intuitive to use and if you know where that slider is you can get that up and down very easily . That is anti fog coated you have a multi density liner which is the actual foam inside of this helmet which is going to progressively absorb impact and its also allows them built to let in air channels though out the EPS liner so that this top vent can actually function as a ram air scoop to slide it back and that's actually going to draw air down inside the helmet and then you have an exhaust vent on the back here. This Shoei retails for 648$- 662$ so right around that 650 dollar range . There are graphics available that run for a little bit more then that but the solids are right around that 650 dollar range and we actually are able to provide a little bit of a discount on the Shoei as well. Last but not least we have the Schuberth C3 up here on the right . The Schuberth is made in Germany retails for 699$ and there are no discounts available on these guys, they charge a premium on them but it is worth every penny according to those who buy the Schuberth C3. First thing to point out its an extremely clean shell design, if you look at the back here there's no extra spoilers no extra vents on the back its just a very clean shell design which means its going to be the quietest helmet of the bunch here and that's really what Schuberth really prides themselves on its been wind tunnel tested and actually proven to be extremely quiet at freeway speeds so if noise is something that bothers you if your on a longer ride it gives you kind of a fatigue if you want to use a communication system so having a quieter helmet will help you enjoy that a little bit better the Schuberth with a lot of little design features just to get a very quiet ride . In fact if you look at the top of the face shield here you may notice these little triangle shapes here that is what they call tribulaters. Rather then having just a simple face shield that is just smooth and flat that would create a lot of turbulence around the seal here . These tribulaters actually create a bit of a swirl as it comes over the shell of the helmet , so instead of creating extra wind noise around that seal its actually going to promote wind to go up and over the shell of the helmet so it keeps the noise nice and low . Intake vent is a single vent at the top here and then you have a chin bar vent and again no exit vents on the back of the shell but it does create an area for the air to flush out at the base of the neck , so probably not as aggressively vented as for some of the helmets up here but again your getting a very quiet ride with very tight tolerances how the chin bar integrates with the rest of the helmet its a very nice tight and secure fit. Another thing that's unique to the Schuberth if you get it open here they have their anti roll off system which is an additional chin strap so you have your standard chin strap that has a ratchet enclosure much like the Nolan , and this is a German helmet your seeing that European influence in this one , but rather then just coming up and connecting inside the helmet like most do , it also has an additional strap that runs inside around the base of the helmet and you may have noticed there are a couple of rivets on the back here . That is what they call their anti roll off system, So if you were to go down and hit this helmet is not going to be able to roll forward off of your head or out of place. As this chin bar tightens against your neck this rear strap is going to pull tight keep the helmet in place its an additional safety design that Schuberth has used in their design. They also have a very rounded chin bar, so that if you were to go down and hit your chin on your chest its a very round shape so its not going to create an additional point of injury in that area . Ill show you how the internal sun visor works on the Schuberth , so again a very similar design to the Shoei just a simple slider that's here on the side, slide that back to release the shield down and into your vision and then slide it back to get it up and out of the way. Again that's also anti fog coated, it includes the pin lock insert so your getting all the features that your getting with the other helmets plus your also getting additional safety features. Last but not least on the Schuberth there's a couple of things , first of all the interior out of all of these as you would expect for a 700 dollar helmet is the most plush and the softest and just looking at it on camera you will be able to tell its a very premium fabric very comfortable its what they call Techskin design to keep you comfortable in cool weather and warm weather its cool max so its moisture wicking , its anti bacterial its very comfortable fully removable and then another thing you can do on the Schuberth that is really neat. You can remove the neck roll and replace it with the Schuberth communication system it actually integrates the communication system into the neck roll of the helmet. So your going to get buttons on the neck roll you don't have to attach anything externally to add bulk or weight or wind noise its just integrated right into the neck roll it works really really well and again if price is no object for you this is the top of the line helmet for you that your looking at right here. Definitely a very nice helmet again it retails at 699$ and there is no discounts available on the Schuberth line but that's what your going to get for 699 dollars there are some other graphics available with the Schuberth that will give you a little bit more as far as solids for price is 699. Now real quick i didn't have a chance to weigh all of these and while i do that I'm going to talk about the fit. First of all the Schuberth is going to be the lightest one up here talking about this being a 699 dollar helmet it is 3.55 pounds . If weight is something that is of concern to you weather you have neck issues that cause issues for you or if you just want to have a helmet that isn't going to cause fatigue when your on the bike for extended amounts of time the Schuberth is the lightest one up here. As far as fit goes i would say between the Nolan and the Schuberth these are going to be the most round oval shape that we have up here on the table, and then when you look at the Shoei and the RPHA max these are going to be the more intermediate oval or a slightly longer oval shape between the three of these. As for sizing goes these are all a size large I've tried all of them on they all fit true to size i wouldn't need to go up or down a size in any of them although i will say the opening for the Nolan is the tightest out of them pull the helmet on and off over your ears the Nolan is a little bit tighter but again that's going to give you a better seal on the base of your neck to prevent wind noise. The Schuberth weighed 3.55 pounds , by contrast the Shoei is going to be heaviest on the table is 4.05 pounds now and that's a half pound difference try and keep that in mind. And then the RPHA Max again very light weight almost on the same weight as the Schuberth 3.6 pounds so very impressive design on the part of the HJC. And then the Nolan up here 3.8 pounds it kind of splits the difference between the others . Hopefully that helps you narrow it down a bit between these top four modular helmets that we offer at Competition Accessories , they are all fantastic options just pick one that strikes your fancy as far as looks which ever one that fits your budget the best and bare in mind that comfort is something that can be bought that is something that is appreciated on a longer ride i know how a lot of you guys ride year round long commutes long tours you know year long around the world trips your going to want something that is extremely comfortable that you can endure wearing for days and days on end and be very comfortable and not have something that's a distracting or uncomfortable for you.
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