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Title: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Blikkies1 on February 28, 2021, 09:28:00 pm
I by default bought a peaked lid when I got my 990, everyone else uses them and I used them when riding offroad bikes. I have been battling with buffeting for years, I've changed screens and added defectors to no avail, it's so bad that I have constant neck pain due to my 'headshake'.
I washed my lid's sponges last night so used my laaitie's closed faced helmet this morning, what an absolute revelation, my head was like a hot knife cutting through butter, not an inkling of buffeting and also no wind noise, absolute pure bliss!
So why peaked helmets, surely sunnies can substitute the sun visor/peak, anything I'm missing here? If not, I'm off to Trac-Mac this week for a closed face helmet.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: daveh on February 28, 2021, 09:31:32 pm
I have only ever used a closed full face helmet with no peak, works for me. I have really enjoyed the built in sun visor as opposed to using sun glasses
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Noneking on February 28, 2021, 09:40:44 pm
Depends on your riding

you will suffer with breathing and ventilation if you ride proper offroad route with a road helmet.
The peak is used for sun, roost and branch protection. Much cheaper to remove the peak for commuting and fit it when youíre planning an adv ride
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 28, 2021, 10:25:31 pm
We use peaked helmets for the same reason houses has had covered stoeps since the earliest times.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Eisbein on February 28, 2021, 11:15:58 pm
Dusty visor
Setting sun directly ahead
Sun glasses don't hep with that glare

Only reason

Like all things 'dual sport' there is a compromise

So like those knobblies that the tar like to eat, we use these helmets on our regular commute/riding for the 95% of the time that it isn't ideal, only for that 5% when it makes sense

Having said that I must say I've tried a couple of peaked helmets and the only ones with peaks that cut through the wind and doesn't buffet or vibrate you into nausea has been Airoh

Still noisy though, so that be why the earplugs always go with

 
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Malibu on February 28, 2021, 11:47:52 pm
Couple of reasons:

1. Better breathing area in front of your mouth. Great for hot days on technical riding areas.
2. View area through the visor generally wider than a road helmet, allowing for far greater peripheral vision.
3. Peak casting a shadow over the dusty visor allows you to see through the dust on it.
4. When in low sun conditions, tilt your head to use the peak to eliminate the sun in your eyes.
5. Very easy to use goggles when riding with the wider open area when opening the visor.  Preferable when riding in very dusty conditions.
    I only use a clear visor and internal drop-down sun-visor, but carry a well tinted set of goggles for dusty conditions, and it really takes the strain off.
6. The dual helmet internal layers are easier to spool out and let dry, especially when doing a longer trip and you sweated like hell that day.

That all I can think of for now...
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 04:52:41 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.

Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: OomD on March 01, 2021, 06:20:15 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.
You get some excellent modular flip-up adventure helmets. Scorpion and Caberg are two that I can recommend (had both) although the caberg allows slightly less peripheral vision.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 07:57:51 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.
You get some excellent modular flip-up adventure helmets. Scorpion and Caberg are two that I can recommend (had both) although the caberg allows slightly less peripheral vision.

I have been looking at the Scorpion on a few sites. I see the peak is a bit smaller than the usual ADV helmet issued kit. How are the wind noise and buffeting on the Scorpion?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Warren Ellwood on March 01, 2021, 07:58:03 am
I have helmets with peaks and helmets without.

I find, especially on multi day trips, that I prefer the non peak helmet, as in flip face (System 7). It is plenty spacious inside, and there is the option of idling along with the face part "up".

This combined with a shorty screen, means absolutely no buffeting at all. Also, fairly quiet.

I found that by putting a strip or two of electric tape across the top of the visor, it is just as effective as a peak in terms of keeping the sun out your eyes.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: OomD on March 01, 2021, 08:02:14 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.
You get some excellent modular flip-up adventure helmets. Scorpion and Caberg are two that I can recommend (had both) although the caberg allows slightly less peripheral vision.

I have been looking at the Scorpion on a few sites. I see the peak is a bit smaller than the usual ADV helmet issued kit. How are the wind noise and buffeting on the Scorpion?
The buffeting was initially so bad it blurred my vision, so I took the peak off. But this was on my GS/A, when I used it on my 500 there was no buffeting at all. I eventually set the GS/A screen a bit lower and I could ride with the peak without buffering. The scorpion's sun-visor also comes down lower than the caberg, almost touching my nose. The scorpion laso has much more breathing room in from of your mouth. Between the two I would recommend the scorpion.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 08:03:17 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.
You get some excellent modular flip-up adventure helmets. Scorpion and Caberg are two that I can recommend (had both) although the caberg allows slightly less peripheral vision.

I have been looking at the Scorpion on a few sites. I see the peak is a bit smaller than the usual ADV helmet issued kit. How are the wind noise and buffeting on the Scorpion?
The buffeting was initially so bad is blurred my vision, so I took the peak off. But this was on my GS/A, when I used it on my 500 there was no buffeting at all. I eventually set the GS/A screen a bit lower and I could ride with the peak without buffering. The scorpion's sun-visor comes down lower than the caberg, almost touching my node. The scorpion laso has much more breathing room in from of your mouth. Between the two I would recommend the scorpion.

Thanks  :thumleft:

I'll see if I can go look at one over the weekend.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Boerbok on March 01, 2021, 08:11:12 am

Setting sun directly ahead
Sun glasses don't help with that glare


I removed the peak on mine to reduce buffeting, which was very effective.

The only time I miss the peak is when riding into the setting sun, especially in a forest with a prolonged strobe of shadow and blinding sun as you ride through the trees.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roadhawg on March 01, 2021, 08:20:37 am
The peak helps A LOT with a dusty visor and low sun.

Try  a helmet where itís easily removable so you just stick the peak in a bag for a long highway section.


Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 01, 2021, 08:24:19 am
The peak helps A LOT with a dusty visor and low sun.

Try  a helmet where itís easily removable so you just stick the peak in a bag for a long highway section.

Or stick to the speed limit? :pot: :snorting:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 01, 2021, 08:48:48 am
I found that by putting a strip or two of electric tape across the top of the visor, it is just as effective as a peak in terms of keeping the sun out your eyes.

Good old idea that!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: gmac on March 01, 2021, 09:09:49 am
you look like a Gee with a peaked helmet and a ninja turtle with road helmet. LMAO

Take the neck pain rather! LOL
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 09:21:53 am
https://www.zabikers.co.za/2018/11/21/get-stung-scorpion/
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 01, 2021, 09:25:25 am
I have been pondering over the same thing. I want to replace my helmet, but have no other reason than "I want to get a new helmet". I think I am going to look for a modular helmet (flip-up) to use that 90% of the time the off-road biased helmet is not needed. And keep the current helmet for when it is needed.

Everytime I see someone with a flip up helmet I cringe.

The problem I have with them is that its really convenient to just flip it up when its hot.. then you may as well just buy an open face helmet because IMO forgetting the flip up in the up position is the same as just riding with an open face helmet .

And we all know at least one guy who has fallen like that with tragic consequences.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 09:31:43 am
Honestly, I cannot go more than 40km/h before I have to close my visor anyway. Plus these helmets have a normal visor so it functions just like a normal Adv helmet in all respects. If you are crawling along a single spoor or more technical terrain you have the extra feature of opening it up totally. I think it is a win win.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: KiLRoy on March 01, 2021, 09:35:20 am
I have a peaked  Airoh for more dedicated gravel use.

For most riding i use a normal full face.  Buy those with bigger visor areas than racing helmets. Think its called cruising helmets..much better imo.  Also look for ones with better ventilation and either build in sunglasses or dedicated sunglasses or the old insolation tape trick.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: jaybiker on March 01, 2021, 09:47:17 am
Ag, bullshit. It's just a fashion statement.  :pot: :peepwall: :lol8:

I prefer a normal full face, but I'd also like to have a good open face. Got a cheap one, but I don't like it and hardly use it. Money, always money.  :-\
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 01, 2021, 09:50:30 am
Honestly, I cannot go more than 40km/h before I have to close my visor anyway. Plus these helmets have a normal visor so it functions just like a normal Adv helmet in all respects. If you are crawling along a single spoor or more technical terrain you have the extra feature of opening it up totally. I think it is a win win.

Each to their own. We all know that people flip those helmets up even when they are on a highway, I've seen guys with their helmets flipped up with sunglasses visor down.. its a personal thing..  If you see benefit in it then go for it, personally I would'nt buy a flip up helmet nor would I recommend one. If its only a feature you going to use when crawling along a tweespoor then I cant justify the extra cost for using the feature so seldomly.

I've seen one accident with those helmets, it was enough to convince me , I suppose if you are dedicated to keeping it down when the situation allows then it will work for you.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Odd Dog on March 01, 2021, 09:52:37 am
Seems to be some confusion re enduro/mx helmets which are open faced needing goggles and dual sport helmets with visor here.  I use a road helmet if there is plenty tar to ride at higher speeds and a peaked visor helmet for normal gravel, also have a helmet that I can use goggles with.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roadhawg on March 01, 2021, 10:00:12 am
I used to use an Arai TX4 with goggles until highway speeds. then I'd close the visor over the goggles.  That worked really well, and the peak was great but it did get a bit tiring on long highway stretches.

Now I use a Shoei Hornet X2 and while it's much better on the highway, can't use the visor over goggles, and the peak is much more out of the way and not as useful for dusty conditions.  But on balance, for me it's better.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: TheBear on March 01, 2021, 10:06:19 am
I've seen one accident with those helmets, it was enough to convince me , I suppose if you are dedicated to keeping it down when the situation allows then it will work for you.

What you need to do, prior to making a decision between a full face and a flip face, is check the British DOT's helmet rating website.  You may well be riding with a full face that received a terrible rating, say 1 or 2 star while a flip face is rated 5 star and under tests the latch remained closed 100% of the time.

Examples:

Arai Condor Full Face:  2 star
Shark Evoline Flip Face: 5 star



Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BuRP on March 01, 2021, 10:09:54 am
Depends on your riding

you will suffer with breathing and ventilation if you ride proper offroad route with a road helmet.
The peak is used for sun, roost and branch protection.

Nicely summarized - you do offroad stuff?
Peaked then, with or without a visor, but if with then one which opens easily (NK, I have one now, loads better, I can see things now  :peepwall: )
You do lotsa tar at a decent clip?
Get an integral or closed lid, a removable peak an option.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 01, 2021, 10:16:22 am
Thanks for the input all, I have a rather long highway commute so gonna do some shopping for a full-face lid and keep the adventure lid for its intended purpose only. On a side note, took my Harley for a 1st spin yesterday arvie, Harleys are only slow because pisspot helmets are horrendous things over 60km/h, seriously, the wind noise moers you with plugs in and buff over.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roadhawg on March 01, 2021, 10:16:34 am
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BuRP on March 01, 2021, 10:35:46 am
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.

You're saying your lid flips up when you see something female and attractive?  :o
Hell, that may just be inconvenient on the highway when passing an open cabrio!
Dangerous Boet  ;D
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roadhawg on March 01, 2021, 10:46:49 am
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.

You're saying your lid flips up when you see something female and attractive?  :o
Hell, that may just be inconvenient on the highway when passing an open cabrio!
Dangerous Boet  ;D

 :biggrin: :biggrin:

Nah I mean no female will ever want to get near you if you're rocking a flip up helmet. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dorsland on March 01, 2021, 11:20:29 am
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dorsland on March 01, 2021, 11:23:55 am
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.

With all the ugly bastids riding bikes, I think the opposite is true. :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:  Keep those unshaven mugs hidden, chicks think you are cool until you remove your helmet.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Lem on March 01, 2021, 11:34:12 am
want dit lyk cool  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: OomD on March 01, 2021, 12:02:11 pm
If you have ears like mine then a flip-up makes it a pleasure to put the helmet on and take it off.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Gerrard on March 01, 2021, 12:03:18 pm
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.

Not sure if they still imported, but I use Zeus. Good helmet at medium price and fits my pip very nicely. Would love one of those Sharks that flip open and looks like open face helmet, but eish, the price.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dorsland on March 01, 2021, 12:17:16 pm
What is the price on the Zeus?  Noisy?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Gerrard on March 01, 2021, 12:23:22 pm
What is the price on the Zeus?  Noisy?

Least noisy helmet I've had. You want jet engine in your ears, try a Spirit. I've had three Zeus helmets so far. All bout on the forum for under R1k each. I reckon new about R2.5k

We are of course looking at the wrong cause of the problem. Most guys who complain will find that their wind screens cause the wind to hit them in the face. You never going to solve the problem with the helmet. Wind must either hit you on the chest or go right over your helmet.

Speed is a factor.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roadhawg on March 01, 2021, 12:37:49 pm
I also had a Zeus DS helmet and it was remarkably good, especially for the price!
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Oshkosh on March 01, 2021, 12:39:29 pm
These are my Flip Up Helmets Roof Boxer & Desmo, had a BMW Helmet with Peak did not like it then bought a Shark Evo which my Son took over.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: chicco on March 01, 2021, 12:45:33 pm
So your teeth dont get wet when you are riding in the rain?  :imaposer:

I use a open face moto x helmet with goggles for technical rides, closed face when doing long distance touring.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 01, 2021, 01:04:22 pm
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Roxtar on March 01, 2021, 02:28:04 pm
Peaks look uber cool on an adv bike.....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Must say i can do 200km/h on the 990 without buffeting to note with a standard screen and I am 1.93m.... I used to ride with my HJC full face to work and back but the peek is just so much better i ALL aspects imo ... that piece of tape sh!te on top of visor does not work properly believe me.... ;D
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 01, 2021, 02:37:56 pm
I'm 1.92m but have the adventure screen, won't ride without it as I once had a plank shoot up from the rear wheels of a car in front of me doing about 120km/h, it connected solidly with my screen, I would most likely have come off if it hit me squarely in the chest.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: gmac on March 01, 2021, 09:26:39 pm
One thing that may not have been mentioned is that flip-up helmets are also an excellent prophylactic.   100% effective.
100% agree


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Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 02, 2021, 07:59:03 am
I use the Arai TX4, recently bought another. Iíve never experienced buffeting. Apart from the peak, ventilation on the DS helmet on a hot day while slow riding is far superior to any road helmet. I also like the option to use MX goggles on technical rides.

I have a road helmet for breakfast runs and tours with the wife, itís quieter (less wind noise on the microphone) which is great when using the Sena.

In the end itís a matter of choice. We use the BMW System 7 road helmets, very comfortable but hot and bulky. Iím looking at replacing them with the Shark Evo at some point.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 02, 2021, 08:27:55 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BuRP on March 02, 2021, 10:59:46 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?

NO lan!
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Grunder on March 02, 2021, 01:17:38 pm
So why peaked helmets,

I thought we wear them because they look cool
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Ruans on March 02, 2021, 02:46:27 pm
Strange enough I prefer peaked helmets. Or should I say my peaked helmet.
When I bought my bike I got myself a Airoh Commander. I did get a bit of buffet on my 800GSA until I extended the screen a bit. Now it is very nice. It seems better with a peak than without.
Few weeks ago I lost one of my visor screws and was forced to use my old Arai road helmet and found it worse than the peaked Airoh.

I think it comes down to the aerodynamics of the helmet and materials used in the helmet.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BiG DoM on March 03, 2021, 06:02:38 pm
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.

I do use a Schuberth E3 that is a great helmet - mail ordered from FC-Moto. I also have an Arai X3 and a Shoei Hornet - both excellent DS helmets as well. For me the advantage of the E3 is that it an adventure helmet with peak and visor and integrated sun shield (it was the only one with these features on the market when I bought and may still be). Schuberth are top helmets (they make most of the BMW ones) and I have no complaints almost two years later. One major reason why I like the E3 is because I wear glasses and it means I do not have to take them off and put them back on every time I take my helmet off - those that wear will know the frustration of this and how you put them on your seat and the wind blows them off etc... This type of helmet has improved a lot in recent years and I am happy with the safety specs etc. One thing I would though advise is do not ride with a flip helmet flipped up if you can help it.  Why? very simply  because it can unlatch and fall down if you go over a bump and block your vision so you are suddenly riding blind!! 
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: punisher on March 03, 2021, 07:13:27 pm
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: dookie on March 03, 2021, 07:21:21 pm
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
Sooooo many blow-up dolls were lost, that way............
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Cracker on March 03, 2021, 08:10:16 pm
Blikkies1 rides a 990 .................... if you're not from Austrian stock,  you will suffer buffeting. If you are from Austrian stock ............... you will also suffer from buffeting.

I cut the screen to stop the buffeting but ended up with a naked bike so still got the wind, although much much smoother.

I've since switched to a road helmet and it's much better ....................... like fucking mega better ...................  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Dust is never a problem ...............
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 03, 2021, 08:27:19 pm
Where's @BiG DoM, he's been using flip ups for a long time.   Schuberth E3 I think but they cost about 5 year's gross salary. Would like some input from him as I'm also looking at a flip up.

I do use a Schuberth E3 that is a great helmet - mail ordered from FC-Moto. I also have an Arai X3 and a Shoei Hornet - both excellent DS helmets as well. For me the advantage of the E3 is that it an adventure helmet with peak and visor and integrated sun shield (it was the only one with these features on the market when I bought and may still be). Schuberth are top helmets (they make most of the BMW ones) and I have no complaints almost two years later. One major reason why I like the E3 is because I wear glasses and it means I do not have to take them off and put them back on every time I take my helmet off - those that wear will know the frustration of this and how you put them on your seat and the wind blows them off etc... This type of helmet has improved a lot in recent years and I am happy with the safety specs etc. One thing I would though advise is do not ride with a flip helmet flipped up if you can help it.  Why? very simply  because it can unlatch and fall down if you go over a bump and block your vision so you are suddenly riding blind!!

Plus you look like the nose cargo door on a 747 freighter plane. Invitingly open to torre and muggies.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: punisher on March 04, 2021, 07:27:43 am
peaked helmets are far superior when headbutting yur opponent
Sooooo many blow-up dolls were lost, that way............

so so many  :'( :'(

 :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 04, 2021, 09:55:53 am
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/9aa7d97c05443e2797feddfb7667b705.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/3475b4292cd8a5801740dc0d51219434.jpg)

This will be my next road helmet.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Grunder on March 04, 2021, 10:07:19 am
I struggle with the idea of an open face helmet.

People look like traffic officers with them  >:D
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BuRP on March 04, 2021, 10:10:03 am
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

Have one, nice helmet.... but NOT for offroad, the mechanisms don't like any dust at all!
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: GeenSand on March 04, 2021, 10:13:14 am
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

Have one, nice helmet.... but NOT for offroad, the mechanisms don't like any dust at all!
I've been using an shark evoline 3 for 4 years now on/off road no problems yet. Just needs some cleaning every now and then. Using compressed air to get all the dust out.

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Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dustbiter on March 04, 2021, 10:14:20 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?

I have worn Nolan helmets for many years (ironically I now live in Italy, where they are manufactured), and have a new N100 flip-face helmets, which I wear as I wear glasses and feel this is the most comfortable for me.

There are more 0ff-road orientated helmets with peaks
e.g. the N40 and n70 range
as well as the X-lite (also Nolan manufactured) 502
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Post by: steveindar on March 04, 2021, 10:28:13 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?
I've had Nolan's in the past and always had good experience with them. Didn't know they still sell them.

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Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dustbiter on March 04, 2021, 10:34:53 am
I've had Nolan's in the past and always had good experience with them. Didn't know they still sell them

They are manufactured in Bergamo just NE of Milan in northern Italy.
The official website: http://www.nolan.it/
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: m0lt3n on March 04, 2021, 10:44:31 am
that shark evo 3 looks like R5k on FC moto and R10k on pricecheck, last checked in 2018.


So its a R13k helmet?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BiG DoM on March 04, 2021, 10:51:16 am
The exception to the rule regarding flip up helmets must the the Shark Evo range. Designed to be both a full face and open face helmet. The visor can close in both configurations the chin piece folds all the way back when open and cannot accidentally close.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/9aa7d97c05443e2797feddfb7667b705.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/3475b4292cd8a5801740dc0d51219434.jpg)

This will be my next road helmet.

No not the exception - they copied the Schuberth. Personally not a fan of Sharks - Great Whites included.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: GeenSand on March 04, 2021, 10:55:07 am
that shark evo 3 looks like R5k on FC moto and R10k on pricecheck, last checked in 2018.


So its a R13k helmet?
Not sure.. paid R3k for mine barely used in the box.
The evoline 3 have been replaced by the evo-one 2. Not sure about new pricing.

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Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Vintage_Mania on March 04, 2021, 10:58:08 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?

I have worn Nolan helmets for many years (ironically I now live in Italy, where they are manufactured), and have a new N100 flip-face helmets, which I wear as I wear glasses and feel this is the most comfortable for me.

There are more 0ff-road orientated helmets with peaks
e.g. the N40 and n70 range
as well as the X-lite (also Nolan manufactured) 502

Thanks. I see the  N70-2 X can take off-road goggles with the visor in its top open position and the chin part can be removed to make it an open face helmet - great when you are crawling along difficult terrain and you don't need much storage space for it.

R5k on FC-Moto

(https://www.fc-moto.de/WebRoot/FCMotoDB/Shops/10207048/5DCA/8542/F069/C462/CF75/AC1E/1406/CBF4/N70-2_X_DECURIO_N-COM_F.Black_30_ml.jpg)

(https://cdn.motoabbigliamento.it/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/a/casco_modulare_nolan_n70-2_x_decurio_n-com_nero_opaco_giallo4.jpg)

(https://www.eurobike.co.nz/assets/N70-2X-variations2.jpg)
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Dwerg on March 04, 2021, 11:01:35 am
Anybody have any experience with Nolan helmets?

No one?

I had a X-lite X-551. It was a very good helmet but the fit wasn't quite right for my head shape. The visor on it had an ever so slight tint and was the best visor I've used in bright conditions. Took out all harshness without actually being tinted.

It's more of a road helmet based ADV lid, not based off a MX helmet so it doesn't offer the chin space (and thus ventilation and breathability) of a MX based helmet.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 04, 2021, 11:24:55 am
that shark evo 3 looks like R5k on FC moto and R10k on pricecheck, last checked in 2018.


So its a R13k helmet?
The Shark Evo One 2 is about R6600 locally.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: m0lt3n on March 04, 2021, 12:21:45 pm
I googled for the Evo one 2 now.
Fire it up online shop has them out of stock, but has the airoh aviator and shoei hornet on special. I would love one of those, just need to crack my current helmet open first to justify it...
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Sabre on March 07, 2021, 09:29:28 pm
Peaks look uber cool on an adv bike.....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Must say i can do 200km/h on the 990 without buffeting to note with a standard screen and I am 1.93m.... I used to ride with my HJC full face to work and back but the peek is just so much better i ALL aspects imo ... that piece of tape sh!te on top of visor does not work properly believe me.... ;D
I used to commute to work and back on my bike. Riding east in the morning, and west in the afternoon, the two strips of insulation tape at the top of my visor worked brilliantly. I will never ride without the strips of tape
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 07, 2021, 09:36:37 pm
Peaks look uber cool on an adv bike.....  ;) :thumleft: :lol8:

Must say i can do 200km/h on the 990 without buffeting to note with a standard screen and I am 1.93m.... I used to ride with my HJC full face to work and back but the peek is just so much better i ALL aspects imo ... that piece of tape sh!te on top of visor does not work properly believe me.... ;D
I used to commute to work and back on my bike. Riding east in the morning, and west in the afternoon, the two strips of insulation tape at the top of my visor worked brilliantly. I will never ride without the strips of tape

And that is why we have peaked helmets.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Cracker on March 07, 2021, 11:23:17 pm
Well, here's a spanner for yous all ................................... I added tape to the peaked Shoei I used to have .................... that made it the best helmet I ever owned.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Grunder on March 08, 2021, 02:12:18 pm
Well, here's a spanner for yous all ................................... I added tape to the peaked Shoei I used to have .................... that made it the best helmet I ever owned.

The duck tape probably enhances the color scheme of the helmet  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Cracker on March 08, 2021, 03:17:31 pm
I once rode into a duck ............................ quite a coincidence .................... or not?
Title: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: mulmi on March 08, 2021, 03:19:31 pm
Ek took in all your wise words.

Removed the peak this morning for my commute and oh boy....  Like someone said, a knife through butter.

Must now get a commuting helmet and tour lid.


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Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: caconcepts on August 12, 2021, 09:17:43 am
Thought I would 2c to this old topic. I got the dessert fox carbon aka Klim, aka Uvex. The peak is dreadful, as previously noted on a few threads. I tried modifying the peak to allow more air flow, but alas, I just leave the peak off and ride it like a road helmet. 2 lines of insulation tape on the top and viola.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: chicco on August 12, 2021, 09:26:00 am
 :drif:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: caconcepts on August 12, 2021, 09:30:10 am
:drif:

Yeah, that's the one. Clearly they have modified the peak and stabilized it. The desert fox one comes with a sheet of cooked lasagna.
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Mpandla on August 12, 2021, 09:33:48 am

Yeah, that's the one. Clearly they have modified the peak and stabilized it. The desert fox one comes with a sheet of cooked lasagna.

I have the normal Desert Fox one and wonder if the peak on that is different to the carbon unit?
Peak is quite sturdy on this one
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: caconcepts on August 12, 2021, 09:35:23 am

Yeah, that's the one. Clearly they have modified the peak and stabilized it. The desert fox one comes with a sheet of cooked lasagna.

I have the normal Desert Fox one and wonder if the peak on that is different to the carbon unit?
Peak is quite sturdy on this one

Peak is different.......
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BiG DoM on August 12, 2021, 04:32:03 pm
Chinese helmets ... not their speciality and most do not wear them there either  :o
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Karoo Rider on August 12, 2021, 07:57:22 pm
Thought I would 2c to this old topic. I got the dessert fox carbon aka Klim, aka Uvex. The peak is dreadful, as previously noted on a few threads. I tried modifying the peak to allow more air flow, but alas, I just leave the peak off and ride it like a road helmet. 2 lines of insulation tape on the top and viola.

Also have the Desert Fox Carbon, initially the peak vibrated quite a bit which can become rather annoying, but I moved it to the back position and you wouldn't believe the difference that made.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: SuperShaka007 on August 13, 2021, 04:18:24 pm
Thought I would 2c to this old topic. I got the dessert fox carbon aka Klim, aka Uvex. The peak is dreadful, as previously noted on a few threads. I tried modifying the peak to allow more air flow, but alas, I just leave the peak off and ride it like a road helmet. 2 lines of insulation tape on the top and viola.

Also have the Desert Fox Carbon, initially the peak vibrated quite a bit which can become rather annoying, but I moved it to the back position and you wouldn't believe the difference that made.  :thumleft:

I'm going to try that right away!!  The helmet is very nice and light but hell that vibration makes my brain juices go wild
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: BiG DoM on August 13, 2021, 05:16:42 pm
A trick that works well on some vibey peaks is to stick two small wheel weights on the underside front edge of the peak - one on each side.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Tampan on August 15, 2021, 08:29:27 am
I use an Airoh Commander Carbon. Never tried it without the peak, but I found that all the buffeting comes from the bikeís screen.
Standing up at speed, all the buffering goes away and so does most of the noise.

It was especially bad on the 990, until I cut the screen down. On the 1190, it was almost similar with the touring screen, but way, way better with the standard screen in the low position.

I like the peak, for the reasons already mentioned. Canít say the same for the inner sun visor though. On all the helmets that Iíve owned and that had the sun visor, all were too tinted way too much. They sure take care of the bright light, but I find it difficult to see properly through them.
Does anyone know whether sun visors are available in different tints?
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Tony the Boney on August 15, 2021, 08:53:36 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: punisher on August 21, 2021, 10:52:06 am
its easier to dig a kakgat when in the middle of no where
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: Cracker on August 21, 2021, 05:06:50 pm
You ride a 1200 .................. you can use your spoon for that ...............  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Why Do We Wear Peaked Helmets?
Post by: punisher on August 23, 2021, 09:49:16 am
You ride a 1200 .................. you can use your spoon for that ...............  :biggrin:

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