Cobie Fair

New Schuberth lid

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We've gotten some of the shipment, and one thing that I noticed immediately was how amazingly light the new helmet is.  I've not pulled out a scale yet, but just picking the thing up...wow.

Not ridden with it, so next point I want to find out is how it compares with the SR1 for ventilation.  I'd never used something that flowed so much air across the top of my head.  I remember opening the vents, riding the first time and feeling my hair move!  Astonishing.  

I've not ridden with a bunch of the other top brands, but was impressed with that, and have high hopes for the SR2.

Not sure how many of these are out yet, anyone else get their hands on one?

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I posted elsewhere about my tribulations on helmet shopping. I went with the HJC RPHA-11 Riberte. I wanted to try a Schuberth but there were no dealers within reach.

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If we get you out, you can certainly try ours.  They for sure did take some break in period.  The rep had to talk me into a lid I thought was too tight, but he was right in the end, took me a day or so to get used to it.

CF

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Hi Cobie,


I am using an SR1 that I bought through CSS a few years ago. I like it a lot, but to me, it has one major drawback. Without a few extra pieces of foam at the top of the helmet (inside), I find the "vision" area to be too low. When I am riding at full lean angle and trying to look at my next reference point, the top for the vision area gets in the way. It is too low. Not sure what I say is clear... This is something that, I believe, has always been a problem with the SR1 for track riding, as the coaches at CSS already suggested us during a 2-day camp to use a piece of foam inside. Did they correct that in the SR2 ? I am on the market for a replacement of my SR1, and for me, that would be a reason not to get the SR2, despite all the advantages that the SR1, and SR2 I guess, have. I tried an AGV Pista and regarding the field of view, it is really superior to the SR1. I would have gotten one if it was not ridiculously expensive.

So what is your experience and that of your students regarding the vision area with the SR2 ? Do you still suggest students to use a piece of foam ?

Thank you !

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Unfortunately, I'm also in the market for a replacement lid. It seems the RPHA11 is too big and accounts for the vision blur I was getting that sometimes happens at high speed, typically on straightaways. I might go back to a Scorpion.

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I got a Pista GP when they first came out (~2 years ago) and love it. It's crazy expensive but Revzilla has a few colors listed for about $1k now.

 

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12 hours ago, DamienC said:

Hi Cobie,


I am using an SR1 that I bought through CSS a few years ago. I like it a lot, but to me, it has one major drawback. Without a few extra pieces of foam at the top of the helmet (inside), I find the "vision" area to be too low. When I am riding at full lean angle and trying to look at my next reference point, the top for the vision area gets in the way. It is too low.

Did they correct that in the SR2 ?

 

 

YES!! The SR2 is MUCH better in that regard, for certain head shapes. Mine, for example. :) I have a small head and had the same issue with the SR1 sitting too low on my head but I rode 2 days last week in the new SR2 model and I could see out of it just fine. Really well, actually, because the field of view is very wide. The ventilation was good, too. The Schuberth folks told me a while ago that they thought the SR2 would fit me better and it definitely does, it's definitely worth a try. You probably know from your SR1 that these helmets break in as you wear them, so it is best to get one that feels a bit tight when brand new.

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On 3/8/2017 at 9:28 PM, Cobie Fair said:

If we get you out, you can certainly try ours.  They for sure did take some break in period.  The rep had to talk me into a lid I thought was too tight, but he was right in the end, took me a day or so to get used to it.

CF

I wish that I'd taken advantage of this. CSS already "sold" me on the Alpinestars SuperTechR boots. I was trying to save my pockets...didn't work - LoL

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