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ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« on: January 18, 2021, 12:53:24 pm »
The wife and I are looking at purchasing a decent set of helmets for a touring bike.

1st Prize would be safety obviously. 
The helmet must preferably be super quiet, a helmet with the least wind noise possible.  (actually the 1st prize) 
Nice to have would be a flip-up helmet.
Non scratch/fog visor.
Ample ventilation for those hot summer days
No peak or either a removable peak. 

We had plenty helmets in the past, the best we had was a set of AGV flip-ups, but that was donkey years ago and the inners are fubar.   

Any recommendations on helmets at a reasonable prize would be appreciated.

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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 01:05:12 pm »
From what I hear the Schuberth helmets are the quietest around for most people.   
 

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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 01:10:36 pm »
Hi

I have the Caberg Tourmax.
I've had it for two years now.
Fits like a glove on my head. It feels like it sits around my head instead of on top of my head.
It is a flip-up with a peak. Peak can me removed.
Also has the pinlock insert which works very well.
I don't think it is the most quiet helmet out there but it seems quiet enough for me.
I thought it was very reasonably priced when I bought for R3800 as a Black Friday Special a week after Black Friday....
 
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2021, 01:42:49 pm »
There's a new Schubert's helmet out, allegedly for adventure riding - fliptop etc, doesn't look bad.
The price may be though, but you said you wanted first prize....
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2021, 01:50:00 pm »
From what I hear the Schuberth helmets are the quietest around for most people.

Very nice looking helmets, which one though, there are so many? 

There's a new Schubert's helmet out, allegedly for adventure riding - fliptop etc, doesn't look bad.
The price may be though, but you said you wanted first prize....

Looking more for the sports helmets instead of adventure riding helmet, thanks.  But will still have a look.  Prizes for decent helmets seems to be in the R10k region in any case.   :patch: 
 
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2021, 02:01:09 pm »
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2021, 02:09:38 pm »
we have a couple of customers with them...


they rate them - highly - for being quiet, if 'expensive' helmets...


fit and finish is excellent on them, they are some of the best helmets out there, quality-wise.


Wish you were closer so you could TRY out a CABERG flip-up, faily quiet, and a lot of 'bang for the buck'!


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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2021, 02:28:59 pm »
we have a couple of customers with them...


they rate them - highly - for being quiet, if 'expensive' helmets...


fit and finish is excellent on them, they are some of the best helmets out there, quality-wise.


Wish you were closer so you could TRY out a CABERG flip-up, faily quiet, and a lot of 'bang for the buck'!


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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2021, 02:40:27 pm »
Wind noise can be sorted with earplugs
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2021, 02:53:10 pm »
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2021, 02:54:39 pm »
Wind noise can be sorted with earplugs

True, but the two of us can chat the whole day, specially on a 1 000km trip.   :patch:   :biggrin: 
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2021, 09:42:58 am »
We can recommend helmets all day but its not going to help you in the slightest

the best helmet for you is one that fits well.. thats' it

No use someone recommends a Arai when Arai doesn't fit your pip.

Also, what is a reasonable price? For me a reasonable price is R6k.. I find that at r6k you can pick up a top of the range helmet. I bought my Arai tour X for R6500, they are on the shelf for R12k. If you willing to wait and look around you will find guys buy helmets and then 3 days later realise that the helmet does'nt fit them correctly or whatever.

For some people R2500 is reasonable for a helmet  :sip: decide on a budget and stick to it otherwise when you go looking for helmets you will always overspend.  :laughing4:

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2021, 10:38:16 am »
the best helmet for you is one that fits well

I sortof agree with this.
There's some photos somewhere on which I, sweating profusely in some Transkei overgrown donga-shade, with a rock hammer the inside of my cheap new jet-type scooter helmet into submission - because it was genuinely hurting me, specifically on my forehead, which left an almost permanent indentation!
That panelbeating did work a bit, but it's my helmet now for very specific, warm, sweaty and SHORT-duration excursions!  ;D
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2021, 11:07:10 am »
Wind noise can be sorted with earplugs

True, but the two of us can chat the whole day, specially on a 1 000km trip.   :patch:   :biggrin:

Slightly off tpoic, but...
I assume you have a Sena or something in the helmet to chat? Go past a audiologist and get a set of custom made ear plugs that cancel out various frequencies and allow others in - Medical Aid pays some of it iirc, and you will still be able to hear talking, but the wind noise is gone. And because they are custom made from cast of your ears, they are always comfy and you can wear them the whole day without the ache....
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 11:11:38 am »
Visse en Arende, won't the car be quietest?

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2021, 04:25:35 pm »
Visse en Arende, won't the car be quietest?

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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2021, 04:31:30 pm »
The best helmet is the one that suits your head.
 

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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2021, 04:39:43 pm »
We can recommend helmets all day but its not going to help you in the slightest

the best helmet for you is one that fits well.. thats' it

No use someone recommends a Arai when Arai doesn't fit your pip.

Also, what is a reasonable price? For me a reasonable price is R6k.. I find that at r6k you can pick up a top of the range helmet. I bought my Arai tour X for R6500, they are on the shelf for R12k. If you willing to wait and look around you will find guys buy helmets and then 3 days later realise that the helmet does'nt fit them correctly or whatever.

For some people R2500 is reasonable for a helmet  :sip: decide on a budget and stick to it otherwise when you go looking for helmets you will always overspend.  :laughing4:

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True.  We had a set of AGV's, they did fit well, and since then we never had one that sits as well as the AGV's did. 

Wind noise can be sorted with earplugs

True, but the two of us can chat the whole day, specially on a 1 000km trip.   :patch:   :biggrin:

Slightly off tpoic, but...
I assume you have a Sena or something in the helmet to chat? Go past a audiologist and get a set of custom made ear plugs that cancel out various frequencies and allow others in - Medical Aid pays some of it iirc, and you will still be able to hear talking, but the wind noise is gone. And because they are custom made from cast of your ears, they are always comfy and you can wear them the whole day without the ache....

Damn good advice.  Thanks.   :thumleft: :thumleft: 

We in any case decided to stick with what we have, might as well try this option. 
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2021, 04:57:31 pm »
I have an AGV shaped head...ran for years on AGV helmets (road, offroad)...then I tried Airoh...fell my dinges bitter and lost memory of the fall. Now I ride Arai road and dual sport...they fit my AGV shaped head best.
The road Arai (top of the range at the time RX7 I think) is not dealthy quiet, but ok.
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Re: ADVICE NEEDED : SUITABLE HELMETS
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2021, 05:19:05 pm »
I have an AGV shaped head...ran for years on AGV helmets (road, offroad)...then I tried Airoh...fell my dinges bitter and lost memory of the fall. Now I ride Arai road and dual sport...they fit my AGV shaped head best.
The road Arai (top of the range at the time RX7 I think) is not dealthy quiet, but ok.
Schuberth has a liffetime, crash and pay 50% for your new Schuberth

Had a look at the Schubeth, out of stock at what I want and price is around R13K.  I am afraid I might buy it and it does not fit my AGV head.   :biggrin:
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