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Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer
- Subject: Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 23:23:24 -0400
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Makohin
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.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada