Schuberth Helmets Discussion and FAQ:
As of October 2010, Schuberth Helmets are back in North America. We (RevZilla.com) are stocking & selling the full line Schuberth Helmets
and accessories in our Philadelphia store as well as on our web site at RevZilla.com/schuberth-helmets
For those of you who are not familiar with Schuberth of Germany, the Schuberth C3
and Schuberth C3W
(women's specific) are both modular but are extremely low profile, lightweight and QUIET.
Just like we have done in the past with technical gear such as REV'IT!, Klim and others, we wanted to start a discussion and eventually create an knowledge-base around the Schuberth Helmets knowing that there will be many questions about the newly available line in North America. (Schuberth was last available in the states in ~2006) We know there are already a good chunk of riders wearing Schuberth and another group who has been patiently awaiting its return.
Videos Shot in HD
, be sure to Fullscreen.
Schuberth C3 Helmet Video
Review part: 1 we cover Basics, Features and Fit.
Schuberth C3 Helmet Review
Part 2: Shield Change Liner Removal and SRC System Bluetooth
SRC SYSTEM Review
Part 3: SRC System Bluetooth
Review and Installation
For those of you who do not know us, my name is Anthony and I am one of the guys behind RevZilla.com.
Yes I'm the poor chap in our videos which hopefully help other adv'ers find the right gear. We are gear geeks to a large degree, though and the hope is to answer any questions fellow inmates on ADVrider.com may have.
Please feel free to ask you Schuberth Helmet
questions here and we will be happy to answer them inline, we will also take the most common and add them to the FAQ at the bottom of this post.
Two Wheels Down,
Schuberth Helmets Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Why should I consider buying a Schuberth Helmet?
A: Aside from the obvious benefits that German engineering bring to the table, the simple benefit is that Schuberth Modular helmets are some of the most, if not the most, lightweight (3.6 lbs), strong (Fiberglass, Duroplast and Dyneema composite shell) and quiet (84 db at 60 mph) motorcycle helmets. It is also extremely low profile relating to shape and its aerodynamic profile. The Schuberth line is designed with the long distance rider in mind.
Q: In non-geek, what does that mean?
A: Small, light, stable and quiet mean that in long distance riding, less stress and fatigue will be imparted to the head and neck muscles of the rider. In short allowing for not only a more comfortable and enjoyable ride, but also one free from the distractions caused by a heavy, noisy, buffeting helmet. Ability to focus and concentrate = safe riding.
Q: What is the internal shape of a Schuberth C3 Helmet?
A: We are calling the Schuberth C3 an intermediate rounded oval. If the Shoei RF-1000 was the bench mark for "intermediate ovals" the C3 helmet is slightly rounder, hence more wide left to right almost bordering on a neutral shape. In my opinion it fits like the Arai RX-Q
, Shoei Qwest
or slightly less round than the HJC RPS-10
. If you are an exteme long oval head (Only typically fit Arai Profile), this helmet is not for you.
Q: What is the difference between a Schuberth C3 Helmet and a Women's Schuberth C3W Helmet?
A:The Schuberth C3W Helmet
, has slightly tighter dimensions internally as well as around the face due to a womens anatomical cheek and facial bone structure and head sizes which differ from a typical man. The C3W is also made with high density memory foam in areas to cradle specific nuances of a womens head shape for the most comfortable and safe fit.
Q: How many shell shapes does Schuberth offer on the C3 and C3W?
A: Two shell shapes / sizes are used to cover S-L and XL-XXXL sizes respectively.
Q: When did Schuberth Arrive back in the USA?
A: Schuberth North America began shipping helmets and opening dealers in late October 2010.
Q: Is Schuberth North America a 3rd party importer?
A: No. Schuberth North America is a division of Schuberth Germany and in turn can deliver the same level of support to its product as any worldwide manufacturer with a branch in the states.
Q: Will the full line of Schuberth Helmets be available in the USA upon launch in Oct 2010? Or just certain helmets?
A: No. At launch only the Schuberth C3 Helmet, C3W Helmet will be available however SRC-SYSTEM Bluetooth
Units, Shields, Cheekpads & Visors for both the C3 and the C2 will be available. The S1 and other Schuberth Helmets may become available for sale in the states at a later date in 2011 or beyond.
Q: Will the Schuberth C3 and C3W be DOT certified to be legal in helmet requiring states in the USA?
A: Yes. The C3 and C3W will both be DOT and ECE 22.05 certified. Cost and timing of DOT certification is most likely one of the causes for delay in the rollout of addional Schuberth Models in North America.