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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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So what kind of helmets do you all have? I have been an Arai guy for awhile, the corsair med. fits great, but I have been thinking about getting something different. I am just curious how you all would rate your helmets..

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I have been an Arai guy for awhile, the corsair med. fits great, but I have been thinking about getting something different. .
Me too. I've got 4 or 5 Arai (Quantums and Corsairs). I just switched to a Shoei X11, and I think I'm done. Very pleased with the Shoei and how it fits my melon head.

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Really? You like the Shoei better than the Arai?

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Really? You like the Shoei better than the Arai?
VEEERY SUBJECTIVE ANSWER, but yes. I think the quality is equal, but I really like the ratcheting face shield and how easy it is to remove/replace versus the Arai. The Corsair is very light, but very noisy for me. I do think that head shape makes a huge difference in all helmet questions. I really don't think that there is any wrong answer between the high end Arai and the high end Shoei. Personal preference should rule. Comments, guys?

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VEEERY SUBJECTIVE ANSWER, but yes. I think the quality is equal, but I really like the ratcheting face shield and how easy it is to remove/replace versus the Arai. The Corsair is very light, but very noisy for me. I do think that head shape makes a huge difference in all helmet questions. I really don't think that there is any wrong answer between the high end Arai and the high end Shoei. Personal preference should rule. Comments, guys?

The face shield is something about Arai that has pissed me off many times before. This is why I am thinking of getting something else.. Like the Shoei X-11. I need to go to the store and try some on.. but coming from someone that has both, you would go with the Shoei rather than the Arai.

Looks like I will have to go to cycle gear to try some helmets on...

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I've got both Arai and Shoei. The Shoei is quieter, and yes -- the faceshield is MUCH easier to swap out when I have to put a clear one on for a night ride.

I prefer the Shoei over the Arai.... it feels just a tad more "solid" to me, too.
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I've been using a Shark RSR2 or Rs2R or something. I just picked up an Arai from a Forum member and it is quite comfortable. I probably won't be able to give it a test until the spring

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I've tried Shoei, Arai, KBC, but by far the Suomy Extreme is the best helmet I have ever had.

The Corsair is nice with all the air but is very noisy, and I'm sorry to say but I just don't think the build quality is on par with that of the Suomy. The plastic peices always seem so cheesy and flimsy.

The KBC is the worst helmet I've ever owned. Piece of junk.

My dad just bought a new Suomy Vandal and loves it. I tried it on (we wear the same size) and was very comfy. It fit just like my Extreme. nice fabric and all, just dosn't hurt the wallet as much.

I really would like to try an AGV. not the ti-tech but the one right below it? I have heard though that it fits a more oval head.

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I've tried Shoei, Arai, KBC, but by far the Suomy Extreme is the best helmet I have ever had.

The Corsair is nice with all the air but is very noisy, and I'm sorry to say but I just don't think the build quality is on par with that of the Suomy. The plastic peices always seem so cheesy and flimsy.

The KBC is the worst helmet I've ever owned. Piece of junk.

My dad just bought a new Suomy Vandal and loves it. I tried it on (we wear the same size) and was very comfy. It fit just like my Extreme. nice fabric and all, just dosn't hurt the wallet as much.

I really would like to try an AGV. not the ti-tech but the one right below it? I have heard though that it fits a more oval head.

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I had a Suomy Extreme for 2 days....sold it...just didnt fit my head properly, abliet, I probably picked one size too small...it seemed to fit, just grabbed my forehead too tight. It was just too painful to break in....and it was bloody noisy....noisy as the Corsair, easily.
Arai Corsair fits my head better...got 2 of them.
The fit is perfect, the lining and comfort is unmatched. They are noisy, but it's a race helmet, light and awsome ventilation....

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I like the fit of the Corsair too. Really liked the McCoy replica. I'm just waiting to see what the 2008 replicas are going to be.

I'm not worried about the noise, that can be fixed with earplugs. More noise generally equals more ventilation...and that is important in West Oz.

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