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Offline Swoop

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Schuberth C4 Pro
« on: October 08, 2019, 04:54:26 PM »
The short version:  Don't buy one.

The long version:  Really, don't buy one.  I have a C3 Pro I've been using for the last 6 years and finally decided to replace it......mainly due to the in built speakers losing the right side when the flip top is open.  No other reason.

Bought myself a brand spanking C4 Pro from a well known supplier and it first seemed lovely.  Really plush interior, well fitting, great stereo speakers, MUCH better positioning of the microphone.  All looking good.  However, it was a hot day with heavy traffic and I, stupidly, decided to go home on the A30 rather than the M3 and didn't get over 40mph and had the front flipped open the whole way.

Then, a couple of weeks later I took a trip cross country and oh my frickin christ..... 

Firstly, the wind noise compared to the C3 is deafening.  At 100mph you can't hear the music anymore.  Maybe I was spoiled with the C3 but holy crap the C4  is loud.  Schuberths own website states the C3 Pro is good for 85db while the C4 Pro came in at 89db in testing at....whatever speed their wind tunnel was set at.  Who knew 4 decibels was so loud.

But there is something that's even louder......on the way back it had gotten a bit chilly so I closed all the vents to discover that the top vent makes a loud buzzing sound when closed.  So loud, in fact, that it was drowning out the wind noise.   And what's more......the visor won't crack open a little bit, it's either closed or open 2 inches.  The buttons for the in built electronics are in stupid positions and the daft velcro tab thingies that are supposed to go under the chin strap just keep catching on my jacket and are going to get cut off with scissors very bloody soon.

A snotty email to Schuberth exclaiming my disappointment resulted in a very long email back which basically said "It's not our helmet, it's your bike".  I'd return the damn thing but the 'policy' is that a helmet that has been worn on the road is now used and cannot be returned and 'we recommend trying your helmet on indoors before heading out on the road'.  Helpful that.

So instead I'm going to take some retribution out by recommending to anyone that'll listen not to buy a Schuberth C4 Pro.  I just wish I could not recommend a C3 Pro either but I'd be lying, they're great.


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Re: Schuberth C4 Pro
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 05:07:36 PM »
That's a bummer. See if the company you bought from will take it back as a guesture of good will, in trade for a C3?

Sadly a lesson learnt, stick with tried and tested (personally) in future! However, rest assure most half smart people google "C4 Pro helmet review" or similar and forum reviews always pop up and more importantly, get read!

Change your thread title to something like "HONEST SCHUBERTH C4 PRO HELMET REVIEW" for more hits.

I personally, as sickening as it is, would just take the hit and flog it or chop it in and get what you know to be good. We've all done it.

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Re: Schuberth C4 Pro
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 05:21:03 PM »
'we recommend trying your helmet on indoors before heading out on the road'

That sort of statement is so infuriating on so many levels.

I think we will all have succumbed to this sort of situation at some time. Lot's of things we buy for biking, be it clothing, accessories etc. we have no inkling of how it will perform until we actually use them. And then when we do, and find they are crap, it's too late.


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Re: Schuberth C4 Pro
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 05:45:34 PM »
Totally agree, and sympathise with you, which is why is so important for you to write a well penned honest and factual review on a forum that can easily be found with a basic google search.

Sadly, I have read other reviews regarding this helmet but yours just reinforces the prior reviews. I've stuck with Shoei and bought a Neotec 2 last year with the in-built comms. It's a good helmet but bloody heavy.

next time the AGV is on the cards!!

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Re: Schuberth C4 Pro
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 09:45:12 PM »
Regarding the noise, i replaced old S2 with new S2 couple months ago. The new is considerably louder. There is more wind noise coming in. I retrofit my Interphone to the new helmet and can't hear as well as i did before, what is even more annoying that if i talk over the phone, the person on the other side can"t hear me because of the wind noise.

 


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