Schuberth C3 Basic Helmet in silver @ Helmetcity for £199
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Schuberth C3 Basic Helmet in silver @ Helmetcity for £199

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Posted 27th Apr
Really good reviews at £300 - so £199 seems great. I ordered as always nice to have ones own helmet (pillion or go karting etc) and with this you have quality at a decent price it seems to me. Quite an old model, apparently no longer produced, so probably a last chance to get this version. Other colours available at £25 more.
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It’s an ANCIENT model. I don’t know from which year their stock is coming from. Personally I would skip.
Lord_British28/04/2020 00:08

It’s an ANCIENT model. I don’t know from which year their stock is coming f …It’s an ANCIENT model. I don’t know from which year their stock is coming from. Personally I would skip.


Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, which is typically stamped on the chin strap and, about 7 years. So if this helmet has been sat in storage for a few years, it'll have a reduced usable life.
Edited by: "DodgeySolenoid" 28th Apr
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 06:33

Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, …Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, which is typically stamped on the chin strap and, about 7 years. So if this helmet has been sat in storage for a few years, it'll have a reduced usable life.


Thanks @Lord_British and @DodgeySolenoid - I would hope and assume that manufacturers and retailers would not keep inventory for years as it does not make financial sense. From what I researched, production of these has recently stopped and therefore these last ones are being sold at a discount.

I fully agree this is an old model - but from the reviews it seems the newer ones are evolutions not revolutions.
Sometimes this stuff just doesn't sell and gets stuck on the shelf. It would be worth asking them what the date of manufacture is, before purchasing. If it's only a year or two, there should be plenty of life left in it. Happy Biking
Edited by: "DodgeySolenoid" 28th Apr
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 06:33

Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, …Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, which is typically stamped on the chin strap and, about 7 years. So if this helmet has been sat in storage for a few years, it'll have a reduced usable life.


Didn't know that, thanks for the info
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 06:33

Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, …Yeah motorbike helmets do have a shelf life, from date of manufacture, which is typically stamped on the chin strap and, about 7 years. So if this helmet has been sat in storage for a few years, it'll have a reduced usable life.


You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and never heard this.
It *does* apply to used helmets, as they will have the insides compacting etc, but are you saying the plastics will go off or something ??
I can't imagine why a helmet would 'go off'... If it's stored incorrectly, then yes, maybe, as heat and light could affect them, but as I say, if stored well, I see no reason why a helmet would go off!
bilbob28/04/2020 09:03

You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and …You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and never heard this.It *does* apply to used helmets, as they will have the insides compacting etc, but are you saying the plastics will go off or something ??I can't imagine why a helmet would 'go off'... If it's stored incorrectly, then yes, maybe, as heat and light could affect them, but as I say, if stored well, I see no reason why a helmet would go off!



Agree completely, plastics and composits stored out of temperature extremes and out of the light should last a very long time. An Aldi shopping bag is supposed to be good for a thousand years after all. Suspect people falling for marketing tricks.
bilbob28/04/2020 09:03

You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and …You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and never heard this.It *does* apply to used helmets, as they will have the insides compacting etc, but are you saying the plastics will go off or something ??I can't imagine why a helmet would 'go off'... If it's stored incorrectly, then yes, maybe, as heat and light could affect them, but as I say, if stored well, I see no reason why a helmet would go off!


I think there's a case for this when exposed to UV (although you would think that helmets would be made to be largely resistant). Stored in a box on a shelf? I doubt it. Good helmet and good price.

I would imagine the shelf life thing comes from helmet manufacturers
bilbob28/04/2020 09:03

You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and …You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and never heard this.It *does* apply to used helmets, as they will have the insides compacting etc, but are you saying the plastics will go off or something ??I can't imagine why a helmet would 'go off'... If it's stored incorrectly, then yes, maybe, as heat and light could affect them, but as I say, if stored well, I see no reason why a helmet would go off!



motorbikewriter.com/beware-shelf-life-helmet/
Do a Google search on the shelf-life of a motorcycle helmet.
They degrade even when in storage. This degradation is accelerated when worn and, exposure to UV.
Edited by: "DodgeySolenoid" 28th Apr
bilbob28/04/2020 09:03

You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and …You got any links discussing this? I've been biking over 20 years and never heard this.It *does* apply to used helmets, as they will have the insides compacting etc, but are you saying the plastics will go off or something ??I can't imagine why a helmet would 'go off'... If it's stored incorrectly, then yes, maybe, as heat and light could affect them, but as I say, if stored well, I see no reason why a helmet would go off!


Don't tell me you've had the same helmet for the last 20 years.
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 11:57

motorbikewriter.com/beware-shelf-life-helmet/Do a Google search on the …motorbikewriter.com/beware-shelf-life-helmet/Do a Google search on the shelf-life of a motorcycle helmet.They degrade even when in storage. This degradation is accelerated when worn and, exposure to UV.


There's absolutely no evidence whatsoever in that article, apart from some comments from 'Wayne'. Wayne, is a helmet campaigner, whatever that is, and no demonstration whatsoever of his qualifications or the testing he has carried out to speak with authority on the subject.
The far more critical factor in the life of a helmet is how long it's been worn for.
'll say it again, a brand new helmet, never worn, in it's box, stored correctly will have a shelf life of many years.
By all means, show me some quantitive, independent testing showing me how the impact resistance of a helmet degrades after 5 years on a shelf.
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 12:13

Don't tell me you've had the same helmet for the last 20 years. Don't tell me you've had the same helmet for the last 20 years.


Not at all. I'm well aware of how they wear with USE. Sat on a shelf? I doubt the linings or polystyrene inners get much compacting
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 12:13

Don't tell me you've had the same helmet for the last 20 years. Don't tell me you've had the same helmet for the last 20 years.


I'm going to take a wild punt and assume you are one of those that pipe up on cheap helmet deals to preach about how much you value your head, and that a cheap helmet will not only kill you, but will also hunt down and eat your family too?
bilbob28/04/2020 12:21

I'm going to take a wild punt and assume you are one of those that pipe up …I'm going to take a wild punt and assume you are one of those that pipe up on cheap helmet deals to preach about how much you value your head, and that a cheap helmet will not only kill you, but will also hunt down and eat your family too?


BINGO!
Quote: "Russian roulette with your head 🤕
bilbob28/04/2020 12:22

BINGO!Quote: "Russian roulette with your head 🤕


Well a Schuberth and that other helmet are world's apart. Not said anything negative about this helmet, so don't understand why you brought this up.
Not forcing anybody to do anything, it's entirely their decision. It's up to them to do their own research and, make their own informed decision. I posted one link, where people are talking about this. Do a bit more research for yourself, you know the topic and, make your own mind up.
bilbob28/04/2020 12:21

I'm going to take a wild punt and assume you are one of those that pipe up …I'm going to take a wild punt and assume you are one of those that pipe up on cheap helmet deals to preach about how much you value your head, and that a cheap helmet will not only kill you, but will also hunt down and eat your family too?


This isn't a cheap helmet, just a discounted helmet. Don't get confused and make unrelated links.
DodgeySolenoid28/04/2020 12:31

This isn't a cheap helmet, just a discounted helmet. Don't get confused …This isn't a cheap helmet, just a discounted helmet. Don't get confused and make unrelated links.


They're not unrelated. I was putting together the attitude of knowing everything about helmets from some people that always crops up in helmet threads, and I made the assumption that you were a type of commenter, and I was right!
Cheap helmets should not automatically be discounted simply on the basis of being cheap. Do I wear a 30 quid helmet? No I don't, but I don't cast judgement on those who do, because I'd rather they were riding, than put down and poverty shamed out of it by comments such as yours and others like you on various threads.
Same as this one, there's no actual evidence that I can find to suggest a marked, quantifiable deterioration in performance of a well kept new helmet that's been stored for a few years.
It just bothers me when people pipe up and give judgement on things like this without any actual knowledge or experience to back it up.
You are, *of course* entirely in your right to make a reasonable comment on a thread to suggest that it's not for you, but it's the judgement often made, like yours, without quantifiable evidence, that winds me up.
I've got myself all riled up!
I'm not going to comment on that point any more. Like I said, it's up to you what you put ultimately, but it annoys me when people spout stuff that is unsupported as if it's fact.
I'll say no more.
do not forget that u need a schuberth shaped head some people just dont get on with them
Check SHARPS rating before buying - Schuberth tended to score poorly last time I looked.
Arrived today - looks good and as fresh as I imagined!
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