[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

The Schuberth Concept helmets are too big, much too wide for my height
however it can be OK for you 6 + feet.   Just as you said, I also liked the
flip helmet for the same reasons and will look for a comfortable one.  The
Shoei grabs my face by the cheek bines, the BMW was resting on the top of my
head, which wasn't comfortable.  Some flip helmet I tried on was pressing
much too much on the cheek bones, yet to find a good fitting one.  
I would like to have a well fitting flip helmet.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Steve Makohin
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:47 PM
  Subject: Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

  Seattle Dan <DanWeb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

  > Robert, sorry for the bum luck!
  > May I ask -- what color is your helmet? The really "cool" (looking) matt
  > black :)
  > Personally I have a black Arai Quantum II and a while Arai XD white. The
  > latter has a far more open design, a visor to keep the sun off my face
  > it's white. Overall I find it FAR cooler. I do all my commuting with my
  > white XD and when I go for a longer (more spirited) ride I'll revert to
  > wearing the Quantum as the XD has far more wind turbulence / noise.

  My Schuberth Concept is nicely vented with "top of head" and "chin" vents,
  plus a setting where you can lift the visor forward a click from the left
  and right mount points to create a gap around the entire visor. The wind
  noise is pretty bad, but the facial ventilation is awesome. It also has
  built-in retractable "sun glasses" that let you put on shades with a flip
  a lever, and just as easily, retract them for when it gets overcast, or
  enter a tunnel. The flip-front adds to the comfort of putting it on,
  it off, and the practicality of fiddling around with a headset/mic cable
  (you got a GPS with annunciator and FRS radio, right? ;-), zippers, etc.,
  without having to remove your helmet.

  -Steve Makohin
   '01 R1100S/ABS
   Oakville, Ontario, Canada 

- ------------------------------