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Helmet with Flip Down Inner Sun Visor

My wife dropped my Caberg helmet on the concrete and cracked the shell. She is willing to replace it with one of similar price and I'm wondering if there is a better one out there with what I want.

I really like the inner sun visor cause you can leave the front visor up and still have protection over your eyes and sun protection with more air. The only complaint I have is they are fairly noisy. Who else makes the helmets with the flip down inner sun visor? I'm not going to spend more than $250 on a helmet.

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I don`t know if you`re looking for a flip face, however, here`s one that is most likely more money than your Caberg.

http://www.hideout-leather.co.uk/folder ... helmet_c2/

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WOW -- I thought a Caberg helmet was a really good helmet.. but if it
cracked .. just dropping it.. I would hate to think if you were in a crash
would it protect your head..

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The Scorpion 1000 which is just now coming out has that feature

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HJC is starting to come out with those flip down, on the inside,
sunshades. But not on the flip-front type.

Overseas, they offer a flip-front with the pull down sunshade. I don't
understand why we can't get it here?

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I have a VOX that I really like when it cools off a little. I'll wear a 3/4 until it stays out of the 80s - get light headed when I overheat. The VOX has the flip-down sunvisor. It is only ~$99 including shipping from http://sterlingtek.com/voxfufaflupm.html.

Pros: great quality for the price, great features, solid construction with design innovations, replacement shields available from Sterlingtek at reasonable price, removable washable liner. Fairly good color and size (from XSM to XXL) choice - including a pink version for the ladies. Good vision to the sides, not too heavy. About the same noise level or a little better than most full face lids. I don't know why, but 3/4 is much quieter for me.

Cons: glue smell takes a while to dissipate, other parts (besides replacement shields) not available yet, Sterlingtek is the only US distributor. No storefront to try them on at (are there any to try on Cabergs?).

I wear a Medium in HJC 3/4 helmets and most others. I bought the Medium VOX and the top fits me great (better than my old Bell), but the cheek pads are a bit snug (not unbearable, but a bit noticeable). I hope that they will break in because replacements are not yet available. I had the same problem with a Lazer Century (now sold as AGV GTO) and was able to buy a set of Large cheek pads from AGV that snapped in and solved my problem on that lid. If someone else starts importing the VOX and includes parts for it, that would make it one of the best deals that you could imagine.

It is DOT and not SNELL rated (I know of no SNELL rated flips). Has added features like a snap on the strap to keep it from flapping (I found the strap way too long and cut it shorter, thus removing the snap). The vents move more air than I expected. Not a lot of air, but still I could notice the difference even on the GL1800 (stock windscreen in bottom position).

I bought it last month and only have about 300 miles on it so far since it is still rather warm here in Tennessee. Probably start wearing it full-time next month. I love the flip-down sunvisor when going into the sun. It should make the fall days with low sun angles much nicer for the commute.

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Check out the Schuberth

I have two Schuberth (German made I believe) that have the flip front helmet with the inside flip down sun shield that works independent of the clear visor. We love ours, sometimes going up the Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland and Estes Park at daybreak or dusk, we will flip them down or up 8 to 10 times as we go into mtn shadows and back into bright sunlight. Wouldn't have any other helmet after having these features and getting used to them. They have been dropped (darn) but it hasn't so far damaged anything. Bought mine at the BMW dealer.

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You might want to check out the scorpion helmets that are just starting to be shipped. I have not seen it yet myself but my local dealer is expecting them any day and it is on my short list for now. http://tinyurl.com/32dtlt

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Originally Posted by g1nomad
HJC is starting to come out with those flip down, on the inside,
sunshades. But not on the flip-front type.

Overseas, they offer a flip-front with the pull down sunshade. I don't
understand why we can't get it here?

Herb
http://www.hjc-europe.com/hjc_eng/fsmax.php

I am trying to get one here also.

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HJC has released the full face version with the internal sun visor in the states already. My first shipment should arrive by the end of this week. They are telling us that the modular version will be available to dealers in the U.S. late this fall or next spring.
Here's the full face version.
http://www.hjchelmets.com/prds_fs10.htm

Caberg has decided not to certify their new model in the U.S. so Cabergs are no longer being sold in the U.S. If you want one, you'll have to find a dealer that has some left in stock. I have some full face Cabergs left and only one modular left.

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