Shark Evoline 3 ST Hakka Helmet
Whistling noise driving me mad
This is almost a great helmet. Unfortunately there is a loud whistling noise coming from the right side of the helmet between 20-60mph. After 60mph the general wind noise drowns out the whistle. Even without the whistle this is a noisy helmet.
September 24, 2014
Funny fit but lots of cool features
I have a round head and this helmet doesn't fit very well. Also the cheek pads rather high on your cheeks rather than lower near the jaw. The ventilation is not great and the noise from the chin bar hinges makes it relatively loud. I did recommend it however because of the flip back chin bar that makes riding on hot days quite nice, the tinted visor extends low for great sun blocking and I thought it might be flimsy but its pretty sturdy.
September 15, 2014
Great concept with a few issues
Love the concept of this helmet as a year round versatile product. It is a little heavy and larger than some helmets. Doesn't bother me, but the same helmet on my wife is more awkward. She also has some issues with her glasses fitting inside the pads and we have already downsized the pads (FYI- Shark does offer smaller pads and in order to do this you actually go the opposite direction of your helmet size. Theory is that the bigger your head (or pads that are too big, need more space and therefore a M would order pads for an XL as an example). The versatility of being able to put the full face away by simply bringing it back over the helmet is brilliant. I usually ride with the open face but anyone else's helmet trying to do the same thing looks like a C-5 Cargo plane and shouldn't be ridden that way. The main gripe I have about this helmet is the air vent on my forehead has stitching that feels like little pins getting stuck in my head and occasionally gives me a headache. I have taken to wetting a paper towel to cover the vent but hey, this is a $500 helmet so it should be putting a compress on me!
September 2, 2014
Didn't Last as Long as I Hoped
I bought this helmet originally because I love having plenty of airflow at below-highway speeds but also plenty protection if I wanted as well. This helmet met my needs but started to let me down over time as liners and seals began to wear and the chinbar locking mechanism sticks about 40% of the time. Overall, I absolutely love the design of the helmet but am disappointed with the durability of it after almost a year of liberal use.
-Unique modular design where it can be worn as a 3/4 helmet without catching the wind
-Excellent airflow on hot days
-Able to use both the sunshield and clear visor in both 3/4 and fullface positions
-Very noisy helmet at speeds 50+ mph. Causes a lot of difficulties hearing/speaking into my scala rider g9.
-The extra weight of the chinbar on the back of the helmet when worn in the 3/4 position causes the helmet to want to "roll back" on your head, putting pressure on your forehead which gets immensely uncomfortable after a short period of time.
-Helmet liners are poorly sewn and come apart at the seams, exposing the padding, after taking the helmet off/on sever times over the course of a year.
Overall: I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of this helmet for as much as I have used it, but am greatly disappointed in its durability after only lasting a year under heavy use. This helmet also does not get along with intercom systems due to how noisy it is. There are likely better options in both modular, full-face, and 3/4 style helmets that will not succumb to wear and tear and last you longer than a single year of riding.
September 19, 2014
A modular helmet that has been "finished".
I've used modular helmets before but it always seemed a bit unfinished.
Evoline 3 goes that extra step to make it function fully as a three quarter helmet on the fly.
I don't use it has modular too often because I like the safety of a full faced helmet but I do use it that way when stuck in traffic or going slowly around time during summer.
I had to get some thinner cheek pads to accommodate my face. As a reference Arai RX-Q and Corsair V fits extremely comfortably for me. Shoei RF 1200 fits too narrow for me in the head.
Excellent fit and finish. High visibility (this graphic). Nice sporty shape. A big thumbs up.
September 15, 2014
Very good but not perfect
I love this helmet and its features however after 1.5h or riding, the area above my forehead hurts. Also, the area where the chin bar rotates (the hinge) creates turbulences and some noise at higher speeds. Not necessarily a big deal but overtime the crackling noise bothers me.
I love the rotating chin bar. When stuck in trafic or riding at lower speed, I love to pull it back and ride with it open. I also bought the Sharkthooth and it works very well with my iPhone 5. Sound is good (speakers) and people hear me perfectly. Often they don't even know that I am on my bike.
September 14, 2014
Tea Kettle Whistle
I liked this helmet for the style and the full or open to 3/4 option. The smoked internal visor is great and the correct size. Unfortunately there is a tea kettle type of whistle from the right side in the visor/ chin guard track area, I exchanged the helmet for another (the same model and size) and had the same thing happen. I then tried my friends Moovit helmet and it has the same kind of noise, There is some kind of design flaw in the track of the visor that allows this whistle noise. I'm disappointed with the product but Revzilla was great.
July 28, 2014
it has all the features I was looking fo
I like my helmet it has all the features I was looking for. It eliminates me having to carrying two helmets .
July 25, 2014