Schuberth C3 Cheek Pads
Cheek pads review: Creating a different size helmet
Nice to be able to swap out the cheek pads and interior liner for my Schuberth C3.
So difficult sometimes to determine when things fit without extended usage, as was the case with my new Schuberth C3 helmet. Bought it as an XL, and after a while discovered it was too small, so thankfully bought the next size larger cheek pads and interior liner, effectively making it a 2XL helmet. Good thing, or I would have wasted $800.
The swap-out worked perfectly, and now I can ride using the helmet without getting a massive headache. Still had to make adjustments to the interior "foam" to remove pressure points, but much better now.
For hot weather riding, the Schuberth Metropolitan M1 3/4 helmet is a much better choice. It is much lighter, flows a TON more air, and has a integrated SRC system with much better speakers and microphone that comes inside the helmet from factory, and is way more comfortable than the C3.
November 9, 2015
Great Fit, not so great price!
These new pads made my trusty old Schuberth C3 feel brand new! It made a huge difference on my helmet! The price though, not so cheep. If you were to buy the whole inners of the helmet + new visor and Pin Lock, you would spend almost the same as a brand new C3, which is a bummer...
June 15, 2015
Makes helment new again
As regripping golf clubs make them feel new again...so do these pads (and the top liner) Tightens the feel of the helment and adds comfort. Typical of this kind of thing they cost more than they should but to keep my helment feeling new it's worth the price. I replaced my top liner at about 13K and now the cheekpads at 20K. Check the YouTube video to get you started on the install.
March 31, 2014
Allowed me to customize the fit of my C3 Pro
I purchased a C3 Pro in size XL recently. Having wide cheekbones and a wide chin, I also purchased 2XL cheekpads. Yes, these older-design cheekpads are slightly different than the newer ones that come fitted in the helmet of the "Pro" update. But I actually like these better!
The newer cheekpad design in the C3 Pro incorporates a zipper that opens up the channel through which the patented Anti-Roll-Off straps pass, making it easier to mount/dismount the cheekpads. Unfortunately, this zipper is junk. My C3 Pro (which I purchased here on Revzilla) came with one zipper already broken. The other zipper broke immediately as soon as I unzipped it -- zipper teeth came flying off.
Well, no worries -- since I was replacing these pads anyway.
To get the Anti-Roll-Off straps into the zipper-less channels of the older-design cheekpads, I used a chopstick to push the straps through to the other side -- easy as pie. And being zipperless, that's one less thing to break.
Both the old and new style cheekpads don't leave enough room for the temple arms of my eyeglasses to fit comfortably with my helmet donned. This problem was easy enough to fix. Each cheekpad has a "buttonhole" through which the main neckstraps pass. By reaching into the "buttonhole," I was able to pull the soft foam at the temple area out of the cheekpad just enough to cut a 1/2'' off the tip of the foam before inserting the foam back into the cheekpad. Now the temple arms of my glasses slide right in. (The arms of my riding glasses, by the way, are straight -- not hooked.)
July 18, 2013
Saved the day,helmet fits and functions.
I need a thinner cheekpad to accomadate my fat face. Bought an xl helmet and it fits great except for my face. It caused the cheek area to be spread to far apart and the chinbar would not close and lock securely. Customer service [Brian] recommended this remedy and Im glad they did. All is well and fits well now.
July 9, 2013
They did the trick.
These were purchased for the C3 Pro (Medium). The MED C3 Pro was a little too tight in the cheek area, so I purchased the LG cheek pads & it did the trick. The only complaint I would have is that there is a style difference between the cheek pads for the C3 & the C3 Pro. Functionally, they do fit and work great, but they are a different style/look from the original.
June 29, 2013
From Medium to Large
Switch from a Medium Cheek Pads to LARGE in my MEDIUM size helmet! What a difference! Love it, and now I can ride for hours without any pain. It is great that with Schuberth, you can mix different size items. Too bad this option is not available upon purchase.
May 28, 2013
Schuberth C3 Cheek Pads
Bought the liner and cheek pads together sz-58 - 59 large for $89 for both, I have a size medium Helmet, 56-57, 7 1/8", because that's the size chart that I fell into with the Schuberth size chart. The medium was a little tight for me so I switch out the liner and cheek pads, I hated to spend another $90 bucks but it did what I needed it to do, install was not hard. If you need a little more room this is the way to go.
March 11, 2013