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Offline whitedelight

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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2015, 09:30:03 pm »
The quietest helmet I own is a Scorpion x900 system helmet. Use it for road trips and it is awesome,albeit heavier than any other helmet I own.
I don't find any of the DS helmets particularly quiet.
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2015, 10:58:28 pm »
I find the Shoei Neotec the perfect flip up - modular - it really is very quiet and has the best vent system that I have had the pleasure of using.
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2015, 06:31:50 am »
Does the Ear Institute do the trick, Ratel? At the last count user - specific ear plugs were about R1000.

I had them make me 2 sets. The first set is made from a hard material, very comfortable, you can adjust the actual sound attenuation on them. Very clever these plugs, they block harmful sounds but you can still have a conversation with someone. Magic.

The second set is made from a soft material. I use them when I sleep mostly. Very comfortable, blocks all sound.

I have used both sets on the bike, both are comfortable. Trust me, this will be the best money you will ever spend, your ears and grand children will thank you  :thumleft:
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 06:59:39 am »
I am verry happy with my Schuberth S2. I can recomend it  :laughing4:
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2015, 08:01:08 am »
My Airoh is so incredibly quiet, you cannot hear a thing. Whisperquiet is noisy compared to this helmet.

When I start riding it's not so bad either. :pot:
 

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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2015, 10:17:50 am »
Also look at the Shoei GTAir

I second this. I am getting one in October. Pricey though.

Some one else also mentioned it already: There is Shoei heads and Arai heads. I desperately wanted an Mick Doohan replica Arai back in the 90's. Did not fit. :-\ Shoei for me.
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2015, 06:25:16 pm »
I am verry happy with my Schuberth S2. I can recomend it  :laughing4:

Nothing will beat the Schuberth. designed to be quiet  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2015, 06:32:46 pm »
I am verry happy with my Schuberth S2. I can recomend it  :laughing4:

Nothing will beat the Schuberth. designed to be quiet  :thumleft:

It is weird that as a whole their range does not feature so great in the Sharp test results.it is seen as a premium brand.
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2015, 06:46:20 pm »
I bought a Schuberth R1 a few years ago because I wanted a quiet helmet and they do boast about it quite a lot. The helmet is nice an quiet but the fit and finish is disappointing, it just doesn't feel premium in the same way a Shoei or Arai does. For instance the anti-fog coating on the visor started coming off after a few months, and the rubber seal on the visor opening has small cracks all over. Luckily I bought mine on special at Linex for about 50% discount so I don't feel too bad about it but if I paid R7k for it I would have been disappointed. 

 

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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2015, 11:26:03 am »
Just find a good pair of earplugs bud no matter whcih helmet you use........ the helmet will never seal off all the wind noise  :thumleft:
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2015, 12:30:53 pm »
Shoei Gt Air  :thumleft:
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Re: Quietest helmet
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2015, 09:27:07 pm »
You will notice the new Shoei Hornet 2 has got more or less the same design as the gt air. Must admit I love my new hornet2
 

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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2015, 11:43:49 pm »
Does the Ear Institute do the trick, Ratel? At the last count user - specific ear plugs were about R1000.

I had them make me 2 sets. The first set is made from a hard material, very comfortable, you can adjust the actual sound attenuation on them. Very clever these plugs, they block harmful sounds but you can still have a conversation with someone. Magic.

The second set is made from a soft material. I use them when I sleep mostly. Very comfortable, blocks all sound.

I have used both sets on the bike, both are comfortable. Trust me, this will be the best money you will ever spend, your ears and grand children will thank you  :thumleft:

Thanks for the info, Ratel! I'll contact them!
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2015, 06:10:58 am »
I have the Shoei Gt Air - I am not blown away. Its not that quiet (although it is quieter than the Arai TX3 that I had before it) and without the pinlock insert, it is the worst helmet that I have owned for fogging up. It is comfortable and functional, but my next helmet is likely to be the Schuberth and I like the idea of custom earplugs.
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Re: Quietest helmet
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2015, 03:56:57 pm »
I bought a Schuberth R1 a few years ago because I wanted a quiet helmet and they do boast about it quite a lot. The helmet is nice an quiet but the fit and finish is disappointing, it just doesn't feel premium in the same way a Shoei or Arai does. For instance the anti-fog coating on the visor started coming off after a few months, and the rubber seal on the visor opening has small cracks all over. Luckily I bought mine on special at Linex for about 50% discount so I don't feel too bad about it but if I paid R7k for it I would have been disappointed. 



If I remember correctly it was the S1 that they bragged about so much to be quiet, the R1 being a "racing" model with superior aerodynamics.   I might be wrong.

I do have a S1 which is o.k. in terms of noise and for my taste it is also well finished.

These are both road oriented helmets.

I also have in use a "uvex enduro" which I heard has been discontinued and now on a recent Europe trip purchased a "NISHUA Enduro Carbon". This is said to be the copy of the beforementioned Uvex and is offered by "LOUIS" a German Bike equipment chainstore.
   I do realize that this is a bit far.

This last mentioned helmet has come out as test winner in various German (nogal) bike magazines. I bought one and I am very pleased. The price for a carbon helmet is also very, very reasonable. Maybe someone of the local suppliers can get in touch with LOUIS  (www.louis.de) and get a local dealership.

Just a thought.