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PostSubject: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 25, 2012 5:02 pm

Wearing my new Neotec helmet on a long ride out tomorrow. I'll post my thoughts and findings afterwards.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 25, 2012 9:44 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
Wearing my new Neotec helmet on a long ride out tomorrow. I'll post my thoughts and findings afterwards.

Cheers,


Very interested in your comments on the Neotec since I just chose a C3 over the Neotec. My choice was mainly based on fit but I couldn't be happier with the C3. Very light, super comfortable and has reduced head buffeting a lot. While it's generally super quiet, it does produce a fair bit of wind noise but I've been wearing it without the under chin neck cover. Don't know if it will make a difference. The top vent is great but even with my Airflow at the lowest height, the chin vent doesn't seem to generate a lot of flow because the air flow from the wind shield is above the chin vent. I think on a bike without a wind shield, it would be more effective. It looked to me like the Neotec has almost all of the same features as the C3. Really very little difference although I think the Neotec will probably have better ventilation.

Fit is always first though, and after a while, The C3 just "goes away" it is so comfortable.

Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 26, 2012 3:03 am

Looks like it is going to be another day for the testing. Rain forecast all day, at the moment (08:00 GMT) it is chucking it down.

Chris, I have a Schuberth C2 so the internal sun visor was a must. The Neotec is much lighter than the C2. I can't say I felt the C2 being heavy when wearing it.

Anyway, back to bed for an hour.

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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 26, 2012 8:58 am

Go now and test for water leakage Laughing . The C3 is a bit lighter than the Neotec. The Neotec weighs about 1/2 pound more than the C3, about the same as a C2. But this is comparing a large to large. When you go to XL, the Schuberth goes up a shell size. Lighter is always better IMHO all other things being equal.
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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 27, 2012 2:53 pm

Gave the lid a 200 mile test today. Five and a quarter hours of traveling time. Very impressed with the helmet apart from one small thing. The top vent is very noisy when opened in either of the two positions. However I would thoroughly recommend this helmet to anyone thinking of buying a modular helmet. Far better than my Schuberth C2, especially in the weight department. The Neotec never felt heavy on my head. Plenty of room for the intercom speakers.
Best thing is that I bought mine from Andorra £366 as opposed to English price £469. No VAT and free delivery.

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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 27, 2012 10:49 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
Gave the lid a 200 mile test today. Five and a quarter hours of traveling time. Very impressed with the helmet apart from one small thing. The top vent is very noisy when opened in either of the two positions.

Interesting as I found have found the Schuberth C3 to be absolutely perfect except for wind noise as well. Interestingly the wind noise seems to be less when the visor is raised. The C3 is supposed to be the lightest and quietest modular available and while it is excellent, The wind noise is more prominent than I anticipated. The Neotec is also rated as being quiet. Makes me wonder if these helmets kill the other noise sources, maybe the wind noise just becomes more noticeable. Was out for about 100 miles today and the C3 is so light and comfortable, I just forget about it.

Your comment on the weight vs the old C2 is interesting as they supposedly weigh almost exactly the same so probably the Neotec is better balanced, better fitting than the C2 was
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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 28, 2012 4:35 am

Holding the two helmets, the Schuberth is definitely heavier. No a lot but noticeable.

Wind noise as far as the Shoei is concerned is very low, I can hear the engine much more now so it doesn't cancel out all frequencies. I tried it with the Givi Airflow screen at both extremities and various settings inbetween.

Certainly won't be putting the Shoei on ebay just yet. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 28, 2012 8:00 am

tarmacburner2 wrote:

Certainly won't be putting the Shoei on ebay just yet. Smile

Cheers,

I can't see ever getting rid of the C3. It's definitely the lightest, most stable modular out there. BUT IMHO it stil comes down to the best fit for your head.
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PostSubject: Re: Shoei Neotec   Shoei Neotec I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 28, 2012 5:22 pm

Agree about fit, helmets have to be comfortable. 200 miles (5¼ hours traveling) and I was still happy with my head inside it).

Just need to see how it stands up to our weather.

Cheers,
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