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Reply #90 on: November 03, 2022, 01:03:42 pm
In the UK there is an insurance company that runs 'Bennets Bike Social' they do reviews on all sorts biking related items, bikes, kit, ripoffs, safety etc. They are very well respected and unbiased (apart from being pro-British), here is their test, no mention of carbon.
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/helmets/schuberth-c5-flip-front-review

Schuberth do make a carbon helmet for car racing.
I found Schubert’s press release video for the launch of the C5 on YouTube. They state carbon fiber compressed with fiberglass.
 Yet the specs on their websites site for the C5 never mention carbon fiber.
 I’m guessing there is something going on with the technical definition of carbon fiber, like they use carbon fibers in a way that does not meet the normal definition.
 I may pose the question to them directly.
 I do like the helmets design, but have not yet found one locally for a test fit.
 
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Reply #91 on: November 03, 2022, 02:26:23 pm
I found Schubert’s press release video for the launch of the C5 on YouTube. They state carbon fiber compressed with fiberglass.
 Yet the specs on their websites site for the C5 never mention carbon fiber.
 I’m guessing there is something going on with the technical definition of carbon fiber, like they use carbon fibers in a way that does not meet the normal definition.
 I may pose the question to them directly.
 I do like the helmets design, but have not yet found one locally for a test fit.
It could be as simple as nobody told the video-marketing-release-team that the accounting-sanity-bottom-line-team had demanded a switch as the beginning of production grew near.
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Reply #92 on: November 03, 2022, 10:50:48 pm
The C5 was my first choice but I could not source one locally to test the “fit”.
Darned shame really as I liked the communications being built in.

I settled for the AGV equivalent which is my first flip face helmet.
Accordingly, it is noisier than my old AGV K2 and a K5 or K6 could be as quiet as the K2.
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Reply #93 on: November 30, 2022, 10:14:25 pm
Hello Good evening, I finally bought this, taking advantage of Black Friday
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Reply #94 on: November 30, 2022, 10:17:26 pm
Hello Good evening, I finally bought this, taking advantage of Black Friday
Love the stripes! Really beautiful helmet.
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Reply #95 on: November 30, 2022, 10:40:44 pm
Love the stripes! Really beautiful helmet.
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Reply #96 on: December 01, 2022, 12:10:00 am
Hello Good evening, I finally bought this, taking advantage of Black Friday

Nice helmet! Goes well with the bakers express.


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Reply #97 on: January 22, 2023, 03:18:47 am
picked up this helmet to go with my mr. clean!



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Reply #98 on: January 22, 2023, 04:04:46 am
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Reply #99 on: January 22, 2023, 07:26:27 am
What helmet is that?
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Reply #100 on: January 24, 2023, 09:15:53 pm
What helmet is that?

its an SMK retro helmet.
https://smkhelmets-us.com/product-category/full-face/retro/

apparently 'designed' in europe and made in india, just like our rides lol.

its both ECE and DOT rated AND came with a pinlock, which was surprising, considering the helmet was super cheap (i got it at a local shop for $100 canadian). i had to buy the chrome visor separately online though (it comes with a clear one).

just took it out for a ride in -5C weather (23 F) and didnt fog up at all. so that works!


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Reply #101 on: January 24, 2023, 10:17:50 pm
its an SMK retro helmet.
https://smkhelmets-us.com/product-category/full-face/retro/

apparently 'designed' in europe and made in india, just like our rides lol.

its both ECE and DOT rated AND came with a pinlock, which was surprising, considering the helmet was super cheap (i got it at a local shop for $100 canadian). i had to buy the chrome visor separately online though (it comes with a clear one).

just took it out for a ride in -5C weather (23 F) and didnt fog up at all. so that works!
Pretty cool looking. Can’t really do all black helmets in Texas….
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Reply #102 on: January 25, 2023, 12:32:12 am
ok SUPER weird but...
it looks like royal enfield uses the exact same helmets but just rebranded lol. i had no idea until now. oh well i guess im on brand!

https://store.royalenfield.com/en/ff-old-boy-rf1-matt-black-white-xl-600mm-matt-black-1600208931
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Reply #103 on: January 25, 2023, 03:52:46 am
In the US, there is two ratings. DOT and Snell. For a DOT rating, the manufacturer submits a helmet they select for testing. Once the one helmet has passed then the entire line is qualified for a DOT sticker. Full coverage DOT rated helmets can be purchased for less than $100 and up. Imho, they are perfect for keeping rain and bugs out of your eyes. For a Snell rating, Snell goes to a retailer and takes one off the shelf for extensive testing. All major US racing originations require a Snell rating or the European FIA rating.

Btw, I raced Sprint cars and Midgets for over 20 years.


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Reply #104 on: January 25, 2023, 03:53:40 am
ok SUPER weird but...
it looks like royal enfield uses the exact same helmets but just rebranded lol. i had no idea until now. oh well i guess im on brand!

https://store.royalenfield.com/en/ff-old-boy-rf1-matt-black-white-xl-600mm-matt-black-1600208931
I think you can legitimately put a Royal Enfield sticker on your helmet .
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