Do you wear a 'flip up type' modular helmet ? What brand ?

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Don't feel too bad. Klim won't offer a clear sheild for their helmets with transitions shields. Like I want to buy another $140 shield just to have my pinlock insert in. Rarely need transition shield in the rain.
 
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Thanks I did a search and the only place that helmet comes up is my posts in this thread, the Bell Revolver is a different helmet. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? Currently using a Shoei Neotech. The Bell attracts me because they offer a Transitions type face shield. Shoei will not offer a transitions type shield on any of their helmets that also have an internal drop down tinted shield. Kind of an overbearing nanny approach if you ask me.
Having owned a bell and the neotec, there is no comparison. The Neotec is lighter on my head and the ventilation is a hundred times better on the Shoei. It would be a step backwards to go to the Bell, I know I didn't have the SRT but I know the ventilation isn't as good. And flipping the face up isn't the same. That Shoei top vent flows a TON of air.
 

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After the Shoei Mulitec I now use the Neotec. A good helmet, but after a long run the shape of the lining leaves three grooves in the top of my bald head, makes me look a bit like a Klingon.
 
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I've owned the HJC Symax modular, their RPHA modular (unfortunately ordered this from Webike Japan and it didn't fit since their shape is round rather than long oval), Caberg, Schuberth E1 (nice lid but the shape was just slightly off for my head and hence uncomfortable on long rides), Shoei Multitec, Neotec and now the Neotec II which fits perfect and is my favorite of all. Nice to be able to open the helmet at low speed or at stoplight to get some fresh air during the Texas summer heat. My Neotec II is matte blue - time will tell how this finish holds up. Using the Sena SRL system for the Neotec II and it is a nicely integrated setup.
 

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Just replaced my Schuberth C3 with a Shoei Neotec II, shortly before my riding season went on pause due to salty roads.

I liked the C3 very much, but grew frustrated with the faceshield that didn't seal at the top (dripped in the rain) and wouldn't stay cracked open at highway speed (weak detent).

The Neotec II solves both of those things, is comfortable and quiet. So far I have no complaints, but I've only put a few hundred miles on it.

Well, one minor complaint - I don't like the chin strap fastener as much as the one on the C3.
 

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Only used my Neotec II a few times. So far so good.

I like a modular because I can keep my glasses on- instead of wiggling them in once the helmet goes on.

I have to be careful what glasses I buy, many hit the top edge of the opening. Keeps me from tipping my head much to look around corners.
 

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I only wear a flip full face on cold or wet rides. I like my Nolan, but it's getting old and needs to be retired. I've been interested in replacing it with a Roof Boxer helmet. Anybody ever own a Roof?
 
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I bought a Neotec I on closeout last Winter ($365usd!), and can say that I will most likely never buy a regular helmet again. I thought I'd only use it while eating/drinking on the fly, but I find myself using it all the time, at gas stops, at walking speeds, when talking to buddies at stops, etc. I had already been spoiled by the comfort/features of premium helmets, now it's on modular. If I still did track days, I'd still go with a traditional full faced unit, but the knobbies on the S10 probably wouldn't like the racetrack...
 

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Got my new Bell SRT Modular out for a test ride this week and so far I'm impressed with the helmet. While I was out I stopped at Cycle Gear and picked up a Pro-Tint transitions shield for it. I think Bell may have Shoei beat for ease of changing the shield, pops on and off in fractions of a second. On the road the helmet is no noiser, perhaps a bit quieter than my Neotech I. This was a nice surprise and I think is down to in part the useable chin curtain. The Neo has a chin curtain but it got in the way of using the flip up feature and kept getting dislodged, either by my chin or the boom microphone on my comm system, so I removed it. On the Bell it clears my chin and boom mic just fine.

The interior padding isn't quite as luxurious but wholly acceptable. Unlike the Neotech, the internal shade lowers to cover the entire eye port whereas the Shoei leaves a gap along the bottom. That's nice but also leads to my only niggle so far. With that shade fully lowered it just touches the end of my nose lightly on occasion. Raising it just a skosh solves the problem but leaves a small gap at the bottom, smaller than the Shoei does and since I'm already used to that, it's an easy solution. I think the Neotech has slightly better top ventilation with 3 positions as opposed to the SRT's on or off positions. The chin vent of the SRT flows more air than the Shoei though. The latter is important to combat fogging since the Bell does not come with a pinlock insert. The shield is allegedly treated with an anti-fogging coating but I've yet to really test that.

Comfort is good and the larger eye port seems to improve the field of view compared to the Neo. The shield optics are really good, super clear almost detail enhancing but to be fair I am not looking through 2 layers like I am with the Shoei's pinlock insert. The slider for the internal sun shade works a little smoother and easier on the Neo vs. the SRT .

I think this helmet has a lot to offer for the price MSRP is $349.99 but I had it on my honey drop list on Amazon and managed to snag it for $263. I got the "Heart Luck Skull" graphics and they are good match for my red '15 Super Tenere. SRT.jpg
 

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Got my new Bell SRT Modular out for a test ride this week and so far I'm impressed with the helmet. While I was out I stopped at Cycle Gear and picked up a Pro-Tint transitions shield for it. I think Bell may have Shoei beat for ease of changing the shield, pops on and off in fractions of a second. On the road the helmet is no noiser, perhaps a bit quieter than my Neotech I. This was a nice surprise and I think is down to in part the useable chin curtain. The Neo has a chin curtain but it got in the way of using the flip up feature and kept getting dislodged, either by my chin or the boom microphone on my comm system, so I removed it. On the Bell it clears my chin and boom mic just fine.

The interior padding isn't quite as luxurious but wholly acceptable. Unlike the Neotech, the internal shade lowers to cover the entire eye port whereas the Shoei leaves a gap along the bottom. That's nice but also leads to my only niggle so far. With that shade fully lowered it just touches the end of my nose lightly on occasion. Raising it just a skosh solves the problem but leaves a small gap at the bottom, smaller than the Shoei does and since I'm already used to that, it's an easy solution. I think the Neotech has slightly better top ventilation with 3 positions as opposed to the SRT's on or off positions. The chin vent of the SRT flows more air than the Shoei though. The latter is important to combat fogging since the Bell does not come with a pinlock insert. The shield is allegedly treated with an anti-fogging coating but I've yet to really test that.

Comfort is good and the larger eye port seems to improve the field of view compared to the Neo. The shield optics are really good, super clear almost detail enhancing but to be fair I am not looking through 2 layers like I am with the Shoei's pinlock insert. The slider for the internal sun shade works a little smoother and easier on the Neo vs. the SRT .

I think this helmet has a lot to offer for the price MSRP is $349.99 but I had it on my honey drop list on Amazon and managed to snag it for $263. I got the "Heart Luck Skull" graphics and they are good match for my red '15 Super Tenere. View attachment 51641
I have a GMax fullface with the internal visor, and it touched my nose, so I used a drum sander on the Dremel and sculpted it.
 
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Scorpion AT950, pretty happy with it: comfortable and crash tested. The only complain is that it doesn't come already with pinlock or at least with pinlock ready visor, have to pay extra $50 or so.
 

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I have a GMax full face with the internal visor, and it touched my nose, so I used a drum sander on the Dremel and sculpted it.
Yeah, I had that thought as well. The lower edge of the shade has a molded in lip though so probably a bit more material removal involved.
 

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I went all out and bought a Schuberth E1 last summer to replace my aging Shoei Neotec. The E1 is quiet but that's where it ends in comparison to the Neotec for me. With the E1 I need both hands to close and lock the flip up, the ratchet chin strap digs into my neck, it's hotter in the summer with less airflow than the Neotec and it was $850. The peak on the Schuberth gives it a more "adventure bike look" and it has an opening large enough to use goggles but if I had to do it over I would buy the Neotec 2. I have been using modulars since 2006. At the time the HJC sy-max was a pretty decent modular for the money,I still have mine. It's loud,its hot,it's heavy but it still works and looks pretty good. I make my wife wear it around the house when she's drunk but that's another story
 
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Went from a Nolan N90 to the 104 Evo, seemed far more snug but several 12-16 hr days have been fine.. The pin lock insert worked as advertised over several sub-freezing days. Nolan always seems to fit for me.
 
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