Published on September 22nd, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Shark game changing helmet – the Evoline
About a decade ago, modular helmets came on the scene. They offered the benefits of making it easier for those who wear eyeglasses to put the helmet on, and to raise the front part of the helmet to get a little air at stop lights or gas stops and talk to your riding buddies. The drawback was that the helmets were not designed to be ridden with the chinbar up. They rested on top of the helmet, and created so much aerodynamic drag that it would try to yank the helmet off your head at speeds above 25 miles per hour.
The Evoline was the first modular helmet that is designed to swing the chinbar assembly all the way back to rest behind the back of the helmet. That puts it out of the wind blast so the helmet is aerodynamic enough to ride at speed in total comfort. And the rider can still lower the face shield and the tinted “jet fighter” sun shade independently.
The Evoline Series 3 arrives with some significant changes. The injected thermoplastic resin exterior shell has been reshaped to make it even more aerodynamic, and quieter. The mechanism now allows for the chinbar to be flipped back even with the face shield in the lowered position, and it hugs the back of the helmet even closer. The chin vent now allows more air into the helmet, and combined with the top vent, and cut-out channels in the top of the EPS layer, the Evoline circulates a lot of air into the helmet even, while in full face mode, to keep the rider’s head cooler.
The new, softer, removable and washable microfiber comfort liner and cheek pads make everything feel smooth against your skin, and are treated with anti microbial coatings to help keep the helmet fresh. A thick neck roll keeps the wind out and is comfortable for all day riding. Shark also shaved 7-ounces off the weight, making the Evoline 3 weigh just a bit over 4 pounds, which is very light for a modular helmet.
This helmet uses a soft comfortable padded D-ring closure mechanism, with a micro lock to keep excess material from flapping in the wind. The face shield is optically pure, and is anti scratch coated on the outside, and anti fog treated on the inside. It also offers a wide field of vision, and it is easily removed in seconds with no tools required. The scratch resistant “fighter jet” sun shield lowers to any desired position and is perfect for those early mornings and late afternoons when the sun is low in the sky and can be blinding to the rider. The EPS liner has cut-outs in the back of the helmet to tuck the Shark Tooth communication system into, and also has ear pockets to place any kind of helmet speakers. And the helmet also comes with a soft liner that covers the speakers, so nothing hard touches your ears.
This is without a doubt the best modular helmet. It is so versatile that it is truly the only helmet any rider will need to ride in all weather conditions.