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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Helmets modular vs full face

Looking for opinions from those who have used modular and full face helmets. I have a HJC modular now and like it, but thinking of going to the full face helmet, which I have never had. What did you like about both, which would you get again or keep.

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I tried a couple of modulars, but all were heavier than I liked. I went to a carbon fiber full face and don't mind wearing it because it's so damned light.

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This is one of those questions it is all about you. Each has ups and downs . We like modular because you can open them any time you wish They have a great field of view. If you flip a modular up while riding close the clear shield then raise the chin it will not create drag. If you open the shield and the chin it cause a lot of neck strain.
Mine is and HD and wife's is a HJC other than color same helmet. The newer version have better vents than the earlier ones. Sena or Card head sets mount with little effort. Like all helmets buy the right size they should fit snug.
Full coverage are a bit lighter. Hard to get on and off and of course if you choose to open it in traffic or a parking lot, not an option.
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There are definitely trade offs to both. I've tried a bunch of both kinds and have finally given up using a modular in favor of a higher quality full face (Arai Quantum X). Modulars are great for getting on/off easy, taking a drink or just catching a little more air when it is hot out. However, a GOOD full face is a lot lighter, quieter and safer. My Arai is far more comfortable than the HJC's and Shark's I've had, but I do miss being able to easily grab a drink of water.

I really wanted a Schuberth C3 Pro (what my wife wears), but my head shape just didn't work with their helmets. If you do go modular, I suggest Schuberth or Shoei Neotech over any other brand.
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I recall just recently answering this same question on the forum.

Wear Glasses? Have strong neck muscles? Modular.

Otherwise carbon fiber full face.
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I have the Shark Evoline 3. And am considering going full face. The weight is starting to bother me. And I dont have a weak neck. I love the versatility of the Shark. The complete flip back is what made me buy the Shark. Not a fan of the hood scoop look when up. And the chin bar is also DOT/ECE approved for impact protection. Only 2 modular helmets are dual homogilated. Shark and I believe the Nolan. I'm on my 3rd year with the Shark. This will be the last year for it. Been looking at the Simpson Ghost Bandit.
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Definitely an individual thing , full is definitely stronger , the chin bar is the weak link in the modular .. Seven years ago I was narrowed down to the Nolan N104 Outlaw and Shark Evoline modulars .. Money wasn't much difference and I don't recall the reason now , but I chose the Nolan ..

I have used full face and for me I just prefer the modular ...

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All, thanks for the input, some great info.

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I tried a couple of modulars, but all were heavier than I liked. I went to a carbon fiber full face and don't mind wearing it because it's so damned light.
What brand did you go with? I am looking at the Klim carbon fiber but its a modular.

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I like the Modular for talking to my buddies when were at a stop lights etc. The weight is the trade off.
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