Nolan N100.5 Modular.

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  1. FJ12rydertoo

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    I'm leaning toward getting one of these. I currently have the Nolan N104 and have been very happy with it for quite a few years. I can't remember when I bought it, but 5-6 years ago probably is pretty close. The main problem I have with it is that it is pretty warm in the summer, and the new Nolan is supposed to have much better ventilation.

    Anyhoo, does anyone know anybody with one, looking at one, tried one on, took one out on a date, or maybe just had carnal knowledge of one, with consent of course. I'm interested in any kind of feedback.

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    Okay, got my Nolan N100-5 from the UPS guy today. Looks really good, fits very well, and I got all the stickers scraped
    off, hate 'em, hate 'em, hate 'em. I weighed it and my old Nolan N104. The 104 weighs 4.44 lbs. and the 100-5 weighs
    3.81 lbs. So about a half-pound difference. I haven't had it out for a ride yet, but the ventilation looks like it will work
    a whole lot better.

    Finish is top drawer and fit is excellent. Won't know if there are any hot spots until I can get it out on the bike. But
    overall I'm very satisfied.

    I looked at the Schuberth of which I've had 2, the Shoei's of which I've had 2, and the Nolan which I'm using at the
    present. I just couldn't convince myself that the Schuberth and Shoei were worth almost twice what the Nolan cost.
    Especially considering I was not that happy with the C-3 Schuberth I had before the Nolan. The Schuberth and Shoei
    are around $600 while the Nolan was $330 delivered to my door.

    I'll put on my flip-flops, baggy shorts, and wife-beater T-shirt and go for a ride later today, and be back with a ride report.
     
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    ......so, any follow up on the helmet?
     
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    Yeah, I really like it. The ventilation on it actually works pretty well. You can feel the air blowing on the top of
    your head, well if you're bald like I am anyway. :)

    It's not very noisy, much quieter than the N104 that I replaced, and the vent openings aren't near as flimsy. The
    interior is very plush, and comfortable with a snug fit. My glasses fit well with no temple compression like on some
    helmets.

    The flip-front stays open very well, and doesn't want to flop close when you bend your head down. But it closes
    easily when pushed down, and snaps into place without have to be forcibly snapped down. Very nice. I really like
    the variable position sun shade, all the others I've had only opened all or nothing. This one has 4 positions and I
    like that. The tint could be a bit darker, but it still does the job.

    All in all a very nice helmet and I recommend it highly.
     
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    Duly noted. Thanks for the report.
     
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