Shark Evoline 3 ST MoovUp Helmet
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
Two helmets in one
Saw this helmet and couldn't pass on the open face features. I needed a full face helmet for night riding, but still wanted the feel of an open face helmet. This helmet does both in one package, and beats having to buy two helmets. Fit is true to size and comfortable on long rides. The venting allows plenty of airflow and keeps heat to a minimum despite not having rear vents. The open face mode is nice to have for easy riding and then is easily switch to full face for highway and aggressive riding.
July 21, 2014
No need for two helmets
If you want a helmet that will allow you to ride full face or open this is the helmet. Easy to use, wide field of vision in full face, and so far so good for ventilation on hot summer rides. They seem to have fixed the noise problem from the prior years helmets as well. I should note I ride a HD Wide Glide so I cannot speak for sport bike riding. The ease of change from full face to open style is so easy once I had practiced it a few times I was able to make the change on the fly with no problems. I have worn glasses with this product as well and have had no difficulties. I highly recommend you use the seal maintenance goop that comes with the helmet since it made the helmet go from a slight whistle to no sound at all. Overall it is exactly what I wanted and I am very pleased with the purchase.
Oh yea......Revzilla Customer service rocks. 10 out of 10 :-)
July 18, 2014
Fancy little helmet, NOT good for glasses
I'll just start with my one gripe. The description and other comments have said this helmet is compatible with glasses. I think it's mentioned in the video as well. Unless I have a really fat heat (I don't think so), this helmet is NOT compatible with glasses. I have 2 pairs and neither come close to fitting. I got this helmet with the intention of wearing my spectacles- that won't happen.
Otherwise, this is the nicest helmet I've owned. With respects to looks, the finish is top-notch. I got the white/black/red model and it's gorgeous. Glossy, glossy, glossy. I think the minimal line graphics look great and highlight the helmet well.
Functionally, it's a solid helmet. It's not too noisy (strangely, it appears to be the same level of noise with the face closed or open). Vision is great, one of the widest I've had in a full-face helmet. The cheek pads are a little tight, but they'll break in. The pads are silky smooth and VERY comfortable. The modular face works great and is easy to maneuver with one hand. Closing it takes a little bit of practice, but not a biggie. And, the internal shade works easily. I prefer the direct movement with the top slider over some of the button and spring loaded mechanisms found on other helmets (just seems like those would break over time). It doesn't come quite as low as I'd like, but it is very effective. The outer visor is really easy to swap out. Nothing to pop on or off with design flares or fairings. Just a little button to depress and the shield pops right out. Easy.
I only have a few minor dings for the helmet. First is the lack of glasses compatibility (like I mentioned above). The airflow isn't all that great even with the face open (if they added vents in the back I think it would be super). Also, with the helmet open and the faceguard in the "up position", the helmet becomes a little back heavy. Not a lot, but it's noticable. The helmet is also a little heavy and a little bobble-head-ish. However, that was a known tradeoff for the modular face and the internal shade.
Overall, I've had my eye on one of these Moov-its for the past few years. I really liked this version and finally dropped some dough to pick it up. If you get this, you will be happy. I know I am.
July 16, 2014
Plan on spending an extra $40. to get correct fit
Cheek pads (at least on the medium size) are very tight....to the point that I am biting the inside of my cheek when I close my mouth. Unlike other premium helmet companies...they do not include the different size pads or swap them out. They can be bought for an additional $40 over the $450 for the helmet. An email to Shark concerning this was ignored. That tells you what to expect from their customer support should you have future problems with their products
July 9, 2014