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Old 02-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #41
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I wear a Shoei but really it matters which provides the best fit for your head.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:07 PM   #42
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they both fit very differently in my experience having a shoei, and trying a few bell helmets on. I also really like HJC, use it more than my shoei
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I like arai or Hjc because that's what fits my head well. Iv also tried shoei and a bell carbon helmet. Personally I would get the bell between the two if arai and Hjc didn't make helmets
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:53 PM   #43
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I've been wearing a Bell Star for about 2 years. I wore Arai for years but I haven't worn one since I got the Star.
I tried an RPS10 but it felt cheap in comparison.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #44
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Bought a shoei from a guy on here. I just love how it feels so light on my head.
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I have owned a shoei RF1100 for just over 3 years and a Bell Star Carbon for just over 2 years and the shoei's quality is lightyears better than the Bell. The Bell started falling apart about 9 months after I got it and I didn't use it near as much as the RF1100. With about 40k miles one the shoei I have not had a single issue with it. is way more comfortable and durable for a daily helmet and is reasonably aerodynamic, it begins to noticeably drag at about 100mph on a naked bike.
the Bell Star Carbon is more of a track helmet and does well at that. It's lighter, flows better, and is a lot more aerodynamic, but for it being $250 more than the Shoei I would have expected a lot more durability and quality. I doubt very seriously I will ever buy another Bell helmet.
I fully expect the shoei to last the 5 year recommended use and then some. and will look into another shoei when the time comes.
the bell not so much...

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I can't speak highly enough of my Bell Star Carbon.
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I didnt read through everyone elses comments but I had a Bell a cpl weeks and had to go back to Shoei. The top off it was too low. Coming arounda turn (at the track) I couldnt see out of the top of it. Depends on where you're riding I guess
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I'm looking at the Bell Ride Smart-1 and the Shoei Gt-air. I've never had any Shoei or Bell helmets and just would like to know the comfort/durability of both. Use will be for daily, spirited, and track riding. HELP PLEASE!!!
Is this really a question? Of course shoei
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Can't go wrong with either. Both will save your life, I would recommend going out and try them on for about 20 to 30 minutes to see if the helmet's have any pressure points. I love Shoei, HJC, and Scorpion. I use them all so it really boils down to what is comfortable, what you like, and what you can afford.
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