Shark Evoline 3 ST MoovUp Helmet
It'll do for now
I'm coming from a 3/4 helmet with a pull down visor. Wanted to make use of my comm system so I needed to get the wind off the mic. I've put in 200+ miles with the new helmet before reviewing. I was expecting this helmet to be quiet, but it's actually louder than the 3/4. A constant wind roar. Further, the strap end has no snap and flaps at the bottom and it makes a clacking noise inside the helmet. Any touching under the chin essentially echoes into the helmet with amplified sound. There is padding along the straps but I still get some scraping from the edges when I turn my head. The button release is not as smooth as it looks in the video, though I suspect this will wear in. Same with the pull down, it's stiff to release but I think will wear in. You also must have the clear visor up all the way before you try to pull down the chin. If you have cheeks expect them to be squished, like your aunt has come to visit and is gonna give you a big kiss. You can swap them out with thinner spares which I did right away. At the thinnest I'm still squished but it's tolerable. I am fat, so I've more cheek for the squishing. And I expect this to compress some over time. I cannot speak to venting, my temps have barely reached 60. The looks are great. Looks good chin down and chin up and back, like it was made that way. The padding is very soft to the touch. The view is wide, but just a bit harder to do a shoulder check. The internal sun visor is smooth and pretty cool. Easy to find the toggle. Comm system works great now, there are carve outs for the ear speakers and the wiring runs under the padding, easy install. My neck felt tired after 60 miles, but this could be due to a number of other things including higher than usually winds. It certainly does keep the wind off your face and allows for colder riding without the cold, running nose problem. Overall, not everything I was hoping for, but it'll do for now.
April 7, 2015
Pretty good overall
I've been riding with this helmet for a year now. Using the chart I ordered a L. It was super tight, painful actually. But after a couple weeks it actually broke in and now it's perfect.
After a year of riding from hot high 90s to low 30s weather, I've decided to use this one mostly in the summer. It lets in too much air especially around the chin. Wish I could fit a chin curtain. But for warm weather it's great. And when it's real hot it's great to be able to ride open face.
The visors are very good. Only thing is, after a full year, the chin bar doesn't flip up without first raising the visor. Not a big deal.
I find the noise level pretty high. I always wear earplugs.
April 1, 2015
Good helmet but fits small.
Every helmet I've ever owned has been a large, including shark evoline 2. The large evoline 3 is to tight.
January 5, 2015
Beware of Sizing
This is an abolutely wonderful helmet. The design is outstanding. The sizing chart and Revzilla video are incorrect from my experience. I followed the video directions for measuring my head, which measures at 23.5 inches, which falls just inside the measurements for a large. The video says that if your measurements are between two sizes that you should order the smaller size because the helmet runs large. The large would barely go on my head and the chin bar would not close because the helmet had to expand (width) to go on my head. I returned and ordered the XL. It was a little better, but way too small. Chin bar would close, but after if pulled the sides of the helmet in, it was like being in a vice. I typically wear intermediate oval helmets, which this one is supposed to be. Bell helmets fit me perfectly. I had a big read spot on my forhead after having the helmet on my head for 5 minutes.
If it fits, this is a fantastic helmet. I haven't ridden with one, so I have no opinion on ride comfort and functionality. I rated it at 4 stars versus 5 only because of sizing.
December 20, 2014
The Only Fold Back Chin Bar
I have been riding motorcycles on/off road here in So Cal for more than 40 years. In the last 20 years or so I have been using only modular/chin bar up helmets. I always considered myself like a dog who keeps his head out the window ears flopping tongue wagging enjoying the air flow. Started with BMW System 2’s, Schuberth, Shoei ,Nolan 102, HJC,KBC and a few others. Unless it is raining hard or very cold I have always ridden with the chin bar up. Unfortunately with all the other helmets I have acquired that chin bar up turns into an air foil pushing your head back or sideways adding a lot of fatigue to the neck. So I used to buy helmets based on the lowest chin bar height above the helmet in the up position. I went to the recent 2014 LB Motorcycle Show and saw the folded back chin bar set up and I new I had to have one even with the high price of $450 vs some of my others at less than $150. I have worn this helmet about six times a little more than a hour each trip and two in the recent rains. I have ridden with The Shark face shield up in the rain and down with the chin bar up and liked the latter. I have tried ridding with all shields/ chin bar down and the helmet seems a little loud and heavy[I wear molded ear plugs always]. I have had to twice shave some of the inner styrofoam by my right eyebrow because this helmet seems to be a little rounder biased. Very strange there was a 2 x 4 inch high impact rubber patch rubber cemented to the styrofoam at the forehead position. Maybe that was for a higher impact ratting? The helmet is very snug around my head which is okay. Most of my helmets have been white to reflect the summer heat here in the southwest. This was mainly white with some stylish design. What truly sucks is the Shark logo is everywhere. The logo’s are below the clear coats so I will probably place some nighttime reflective tape over the abundant of logos. Would I purchase this overpriced helmet again? Yes, because it is the only helmet of the flush mount rear folding chin bar. I am sure I will be using it for a few more years. Rubber side down boys and girls Happy Ridding!
December 8, 2014
Love the 3/4!
followed revz guide and suggestions for sizing. does have a little wistle i think because of the pivot point. doesnt bother me too much because i usually ride with a half helmet. rode with it to work in the low 30s for about 15-20 min. face was fine. awesome product!
December 1, 2014
Best Helmet I've ever bought
I love Shark helmets and have owned the Raw too but I ended up giving that one away because it just wasn't my style. I love riding with an open face mask around town but I drive to work on a busy Interstate and like having a full face helmet for those trips. This helmet gave me the best of both worlds and it's easy to convert on the move. This is my main helmet for everyday riding and it works great with my Sena 20s bluetooth.
The only issue I had was about three weeks after I bought it, the clip that holds the sun visor broke. But one quick email to Adam at Revzilla and the problem was remedied. They offered to repair it but when I told them I didn't want to be without the helmet for two weeks, they send me the piece to repair it and great step-by-step instructions on how to DIY it. This was a better option for me and now the helmet is like new again.
This is the ONLY helmet I've ever owned that people actually comment on. I've been stopped at gas stations by other riders who saw me go from full to 3/4s and they wanted to know where I bought it from. Revzilla, baby!
October 18, 2014
Excellent modular helmet!!!
I had the EvoLine 2 previously. The 3 is an overall improvement. If you owned the 2, you will notice it is lighter immediately. It is also quieter (perhaps coming from the more oval shape). Definitely worth the money. I highly recommend it!
September 15, 2014