I just picked up a Schuberth C2 to replace a new Nolan N102 I had also recently purchased. The Nolan's chinbar release would not operate correctly. Moving to the Shuie C2 one immediately senses the enormous difference in quality. I thought my spiffy, new N102 was a nice helmet, but compared to the C2 it feels very cheap.
I ride a lot of urban, and in the Nolan (ex N100 and the new 102) I always wore earplugs. I no longer do in the C2 (on an '06 KGT). If I'm travelling any distance (highway - high speed) I wear either earplugs or Etymotic Isolators 6is. The 6is are dynamite in the C2.
The way Shuie has sealed the neck area is really a major contributor to its quietness. It is so quiet I can hear the difference when I open the chin ventilator!! Try that in a Nolan.
Anyhow the C2 is one really nice helmet with a lot of very trick features. My two favorites are the sun visor and the pop-open main visor. I wear glasses and never bother with my clip-ons anymore, don't even carry them. The sunvisor is absolutely the BEST. Nolan's approach to this sucks in comparison. And I really love the way the visor pops forward to create some ventilation around the entire visor opening. Why no one else has thought of this very trick feature is beyond me.
You can find the C2s at a bit of bargain if you shop around. I got mine at the Vermont rally for $430.00 US. My friend who bought his in Montreal from a dealer paid $900.00 CDN. So with the CDN dollar just about on par with the US right now, I did very well. So shop around. You'll love a Schuberth.
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The mind knows no speed limit.
'06 GT - CGM "Katie"
'84 Airhead "Rita"