Schuberth C3 motorcycle helmet - £270 @ LidsDirect
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Schuberth C3 motorcycle helmet - £270 @ LidsDirect

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Found 12th Oct 2011
Yes this sounds expensive, but the Schuberth C3 is one of the most expensive and best helmets on the market. Most retailers are charging £499 for plain colours. Best price from my local guy was £499 down to £399.
Lids Direct are offering 25% off their usual price of £450. This brings it down to £337.... I phoned them and asked if it's their best price..... You won't get cheaper I was told. Then I went online and booked one and used discount code. SCHU20 at checkout and got another 20% off.

lidsdirect.co.uk/epa…ets


I didn't think it would work, but the helmet is in the post and I have just checked DHL online tracking, my parcel is currently in Gatwick :-)

Discounts also on their other Schuberth helmets. £270 for a £500 lid.....

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Does the code work with all helmets OP?

Amazing! Gutted im selling my beautiful Street Triple R otherwise i'd be buying one as we speak.
Toasty!!

Very good price, have some heat! Cheapest I have seen this go for is £400 and as you say most shops have this around the £500 mark!
Edited by: "Werdna" 12th Oct 2011

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I haven't tried it with other helmets... I'm just happy with my new Schuberth.

I messed up adding a direct link in the post, so cut and pasted it into the thread....if any helpful mods could assist?

Out of curiosity which one did you buy OP?

I've got the old Schberth concept helmet, just about the same as the C3. Fantastic helmet. I am trying to resist buying a matt black one at this price, along with the bluetooth system! HOT

Schuberth are highly rated for noise levels but have poor scores on the SHARP tests (3 star for this one).

sharp.direct.gov.uk/tes…d=1

"During testing we’ve found differences in performance of as much as 70% between high and low scoring helmets. That’s why the SHARP scheme is so important. Our independent advice can help to ensure you choose a helmet that offers the best protection possible.

Remember, fit comes first. The secret is finding several helmets that fit you best, and then selecting the helmet with the highest SHARP rating."




Edited by: "Besford" 12th Oct 2011

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voted cold for the sharp test results, I would certainly expect 5 star for the original price on this helmet. My £100 helmet has 4 star!

p.s. thanks for the link to lids Direct, looks good.

Edited by: "lumoruk" 12th Oct 2011

Heat from me.
Already got a C3 and the code appears to work on the bluetooth unit, mmmm tempted!

Just ordered the C3 Anthracite model. Let's see how this compares to my (somewhat noisy) RX-7 Corsair!!

Brilliant price and heat added. Thanks OP

lumoruk

voted cold for the sharp test results, I would certainly expect 5 star … voted cold for the sharp test results, I would certainly expect 5 star for the original price on this helmet. My £100 helmet has 4 star!p.s. thanks for the link to lids Direct, looks good.



Well worth looking at Caberg too; 5 stars for under £100:
sharp.direct.gov.uk/tes…d=1

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lumoruk

voted cold for the sharp test results, I would certainly expect 5 star … voted cold for the sharp test results, I would certainly expect 5 star for the original price on this helmet. My £100 helmet has 4 star!p.s. thanks for the link to lids Direct, looks good.



Yip.... bit like Skoda and Audi..... the Skoda may well score slightly better in some of the tests, but some of us prefer the quality of an Audi! You can't buy taste....




I do own a Caberg Trip as well.... a very good helmet for the £90 I paid for it, but the quality is consistent with the price... The lining is not great and it was almost done after a 10 day trip to Europe.

Horses for Courses, I suppose.

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Oh, and the helmet arrived today, less than 24 hours from ordering.

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Betty Swollocks

Yip.... bit like Skoda and Audi..... the Skoda may well score slightly … Yip.... bit like Skoda and Audi..... the Skoda may well score slightly better in some of the tests, but some of us prefer the quality of an Audi! You can't buy taste....



not really quality I'm talking about. I've got a 5 star NCAP car for a reason. An audi would match a skoda in safety tests, after all they share the same platforms (frames). P.S. wear a velvet balaclava if you're concerned with how the material feels against your skin. If the lining fails within 10 days take it back spend a bit more on the next one, but to spend this much on 3 star helmet is insane.

Edited by: "lumoruk" 13th Oct 2011

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Betty Swollocks

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Oh dear, looks like the OP has run out of arguments.

This is a good 'deal', just not a very safe helmet.




Edited by: "Besford" 14th Oct 2011

I'm not too sure if I am in the presence of racing Gods in this thread, but unless some of you know something I don't know, then this thread is beginning to turn quite comical.

Isle of Man TT, AVERAGE speed around this road race 'track' (i.e. travelling past someone's front garden stone wall!) is approximately 130mph for ~17 minutes per lap, and roughly completing 5-6 laps per session. Let me put it this way; this is seriously f-ing fast.
Now anyone here would agree that this take some big balls to compete in, and that the rider must have COMPLETE confidence in both their team and equipment. I personally have seen countless Arai RX-7s' and Condors, Schuberth lids (both older SP1 and C2 C3 derivatives). I personally know of two teams who have competed in the zero emissions race within the last couple of years (electric bikes TTxGP) and again, both have worn so-called '3 star' lids when racing.

Michael Schumacher; If anyone knows the importance of unquestionable safety equipment, one would presume it's Herr Schumacher. He's more than happy to wear (and act as a design consultant it seems for the C3 Schuberth from reading their website) a so-called 3 star lid when racing motorcycles.

MotoGP; both previous world champions Ninky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa have both been wearing Arai RX7s' in the past. Again, these guys are THE worlds best at what they do. Maybe they take the SHARP rating (as a 3 for the Corsair) with a pinch of salt. Hmmmmm.......

Now, I'm not sure if either these racers/riders either haven't seen the SHARP test ratings or if some other force is at work, but as they seem to be good enough for them I am going to presume/assume that they are good enough for us!

luckystrike77

I'm not too sure if I am in the presence of racing Gods in this thread, … I'm not too sure if I am in the presence of racing Gods in this thread, but unless some of you know something I don't know, then this thread is beginning to turn quite comical.Isle of Man TT, AVERAGE speed around this road race 'track' (i.e. travelling past someone's front garden stone wall!) is approximately 130mph for ~17 minutes per lap, and roughly completing 5-6 laps per session. Let me put it this way; this is seriously f-ing fast.Now anyone here would agree that this take some big balls to compete in, and that the rider must have COMPLETE confidence in both their team and equipment. I personally have seen countless Arai RX-7s' and Condors, Schuberth lids (both older SP1 and C2 C3 derivatives). I personally know of two teams who have competed in the zero emissions race within the last couple of years (electric bikes TTxGP) and again, both have worn so-called '3 star' lids when racing.Michael Schumacher; If anyone knows the importance of unquestionable safety equipment, one would presume it's Herr Schumacher. He's more than happy to wear (and act as a design consultant it seems for the C3 Schuberth from reading their website) a so-called 3 star lid when racing motorcycles.MotoGP; both previous world champions Ninky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa have both been wearing Arai RX7s' in the past. Again, these guys are THE worlds best at what they do. Maybe they take the SHARP rating (as a 3 for the Corsair) with a pinch of salt. Hmmmmm.......Now, I'm not sure if either these racers/riders either haven't seen the SHARP test ratings or if some other force is at work, but as they seem to be good enough for them I am going to presume/assume that they are good enough for us!



I don't think anyone has said they're bad helmets (far from it) but the SHARPs test is one (of several) objective tests and surely worth taking into consideration.

When it comes to Schumacher, etc. I think it's reasonable to assume that the only common factor between his helmet and the ones on sale is the brand.

Regardless of all of the above, even the SHARPs people stress that FIT is the most important factor (presumably all the hyper-stars have theirs custom fitted). If this Schuberth is a good fit for you that probably outweighs any concern about the SHARP rating

For me, noise levels are very important too as I already have tinnitus but that's really difficult to determine until it's bought and used.

So, not trying to knock this deal, just pointing out a factor to be considered along with others. It would be interesting to know why it only gets 3 stars though.

Purely on a price vs RRP basis this is a hot deal.

Edited by: "Besford" 14th Oct 2011

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luckystrike77

I'm not too sure if I am in the presence of racing Gods in this thread



I used to ride a push bike with no helmet till I knew better, racers used to wear this helmet
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-crWopKhkjBw/Tci9DByLQiI/AAAAAAAAA84/ZDbv1UVAshI/s320/otto+daiker+dieburg.jpeg

before they knew better

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Not trying to resurrect this.... But I paid £299 for a large Anthracite C3 helmet.

Reduced further.... Now £239 for same thing. Bargain!
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