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Sportcruiser

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I broke down and bought a Shoei Neotech II because all the reviews say how quiet it is. I'm leaving for a trip on Saturday and wanted a quiet helmet. So far I can say that I don't think it is much quieter than the other helmets I have owned. HJC, LS2, and Bell. The build quality is far superior to those brands. It is very comfortable as well.
 

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. . . . So far I can say that I don't think it is much quieter than the other helmets I have owned. HJC, LS2, and Bell. The build quality is far superior to those brands. It is very comfortable as well.
I don't think that I've ever noticed one of my helmets being quieter than the others. Build quality, obviously, is very important, but comfort is just as important. You could have the best helmet in the world. If it's not comfortable, you're not going to wear it.
 

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I alternate between two Shoei: Qwest and X2.

The Qwest with the round shape fits me perfectly. The X2 is a little more oval than I like, but I chose one size larger and effectively customized the interior with a larger center pad. So now it fits almost as well as the Qwest but has the wonderful sun-shading visor.

Plus I like the X2 ADV styling and feeling of openness those type helmets offer because of the chin bar shape.
 

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I broke down and bought a Shoei Neotech II because all the reviews say how quiet it is. I'm leaving for a trip on Saturday and wanted a quiet helmet. So far I can say that I don't think it is much quieter than the other helmets I have owned. HJC, LS2, and Bell. The build quality is far superior to those brands. It is very comfortable as well.
Two things I don't like about my Neotec II. The ventilation isn't that good compared to my Neotec I and the first face shield detent is too high. The Neotech I allowed me to crack it open about a half inch, the II is about an inch high.
 

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Two things I don't like about my Neotec II. The ventilation isn't that good compared to my Neotec I and the first face shield detent is too high. The Neotech I allowed me to crack it open about a half inch, the II is about an inch high.
I agree on both points, the top vent judt leaves a cold spot on the top of your head and the front vent doesn't allow enough air in. I'd also like to be able to crack the visor open about half the distance the minimum currently allows.

Those points aside I love the lid, very comfortable.

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I agree on both points, the top vent judt leaves a cold spot on the top of your head and the front vent doesn't allow enough air in. I'd also like to be able to crack the visor open about half the distance the minimum currently allows.

Those points aside I love the lid, very comfortable.

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Yeah, I've got no complaints about the fit or quality. But it gets hot and humid where I am so the ventilation is an issue. I'm currently looking for a summer lid.
 

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. . . . But it gets hot and humid where I am so the ventilation is an issue. I'm currently looking for a summer lid.
"I" think a helmet like Chris's (Post #66) is what I would go for in your place. Looks like a ton of air flow, with decent protection.
 

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My little pea brain had to read that several times. It automatically translated it into proper English without any hesitation. :D
 

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Anyone had any direct experience with the Shark Evo 2 or 3 flip up lids? I tried an early version on in a shop a few years backs and the flip mechanism felt a bit crude and I suspected it was going to be a tad fragile, so gave it a miss.

Anyone know if the newer versions have improved?
 

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"I" think a helmet like Chris's (Post #66) is what I would go for in your place. Looks like a ton of air flow, with decent protection.
That post caught my attention, but it turns out that's an enduro/mx helmet. It'd definitely be super cool but I don't like riding the street with goggles on. Need a face shield and preferably an internal sun visor so now looking at the Airoh On-Off Commander.
 
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