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    April 15, 2012
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Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet The Schuberth C3 Pro has been redesigned to improve on the original C3, which was already one of the quietest and most technologically advanced helmets ever produced. The rear spoiler, which has been further optimized in extensive wind tunnel testing, turns the C3 Pro into a real sport helmet which also demonstrates outstanding aerodynamic properties at high speeds in excess of 100 mph. With its enhanced aeroacoustics of 82 dB(A) at 100 km/h the C3 Pro is one of the quietest helmets in the world. The C3 Pro also incorporates two integrated antennas for increased ranges and better FM radio reception prepared for the fully integrated communication unit SRC-System. The inner lining, made of carefully selected materials such as COOLMAX, Interpower and Thermocool, has been extensively re-shaped and redesigned and sets new benchmarks with respect to comfort. New or Updated Features Redesigned shell is more aerodynamic and provided more downforce at higher speeds with little buffeting Interior helmet sound levels have been reduced to 82 dB(A) at 60 mph C3 84 dB(A) Interior liner has been completely redesigned with fewer seams and a more universal, interior fit Improved EPS with integrated antenna for SRC-System which improves radio and Bluetooth range New micro-lock ratchet chin strap Larger reflective panels on neckroll Improved faceshield ratcheting Integrated sun visor has a new look and improved quality Acoustics A quiet helmet means active safety for the motorcyclist. This permits the rider to concentrate on riding particularly at higher speeds. Many hours in the Schuberth acoustics wind tunnel have ensured that the C3 Pro is quiet. The comprehensive acoustics package with optimized helmet shell, wind deflector and ergonomic shape of the neck padding make the C3 Pro at 82 dBA one of the quietest helmets of all. Acoustics package makes helmet quiet Installation of a wind deflector enables the aeroacoustics and consequently the noise level to be improved still further. Only 82dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with naked bikes) Outer Shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Pro is offered in two helmet shell sizes and combines an aerodynamically optimal shape with excellent protection. It is manufactured using Schuberth's typical compression molding process and thus permits great stability and a low weight. Shell material S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber Helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fiber with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at high pressure to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy Perfected aerodynamics for higher speeds Upward lift 0! Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Spoiler integrated into the helmet shell SRC-System Ready The C3 Pro is by default equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SRC-System C3 Pro (sold separately). To guarantee ideal radio reception for you, the C3 Pro is already equipped with two integrated antennas to boost reception and a Bluetooth connection. Optimum reception at all times Bluetooth antenna for wireless mobile, GPS and intercom connections to other SRC-System owners FM and Bluetooth antennas integrated into the helmet for optimum reception EPS The helmet shell of special EPS foam is modular in design to ensure optimal shock absorption. This complex segmentation guarantees enhanced force absorption and distribution and maximum safety. Made of specially optimized EPS foam Complex multizone foaming allows optimal shock absorption Inner Lining A special inner lining of the C3 Pro which was developed according to the innovative Comfort Fit concept ensures that the helmet fits comfortably and securely in all situations. The combination of carefully selected COOLMAX and Thermocool materials and the additional use of Interpower coatings also make the inner lining a highly-effective moisture removal and cooling system. COOLMAX pad system, completely removable and washable (hand wash, 30C) Optimized fit Variable for effective ventilation Adjustable for summer/winter Allergen-free Antibacterial Removable comfort cheek pads and head band pads Ventilation The C3 Pro is equipped with a further development of the proven C3 ventilation system. Thanks to the new design of the ventilation elements, the supply of fresh air is increased by up to 60. The combination of multipath channels in the EPS foam shell and the head/chin/mouth ventilation ensure that fresh air is distributed effectively over the entire head area. A.R.O.S. and Neck Strap The Anti-Roll-Off System (A.R.O.S.) especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted The helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind The risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or throat of the rider is minimized due to the small angle of tilt The consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced Precise setting of the chinstrap length through adjustment on both sides Micro-lock ratchet lock Face Shield The EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing visors extremely quick and simple without use of tools. City position offers maximum ventilation while traveling at slower speeds Pinlock visor prevents shield from fogging DOT and ECE certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Well built, but a few annoying glitches
PostedSeptember 6, 2013
Customer avatar
jbod
From Tacoma
State:WA
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I bordered on a "No Recommendation", but the quality is so good I went with "Recommend". It's obviously a well thought out and well built helmet but there a few glitches that I feel should not be there on a helmet of this price. I'll live with them, but I'm a little dissapointed.
Pros:
- Very quiet as advertised
- Very good snug fit, but make sure your ears don't get folder over
- Ventilation great as advertised
Cons:
- The manual says one click down from the full open position is the strongest position for the clear faceshild. Using this shield position, above right about 60-65 mph, my wife's shield will not stay open. She sits higher than I do so gets more air flow obviously. On hot days this becomes a real annoyance. I'm riding a Kawasaki Concours 14, and even with a custom higher than stock Cee Bailey windscreen in the full up position, this is still the case. Same for me if I stand up on the pegs. There simply isn't enough resistance in the individual visor "click positions". To be fair, we haven't tried it with her on the back of my Goldwing, so a comparison with our previous Nolan N103 helmets which didn't have this problem wouldn't be valid, as we only wore the Nolans on the Wing. We just got back from a two week trip, and I had to keep the speed down intentionally on a really hot day so she could get some air with the dark visor full down.
- Ditto for the chin air inlet vent. There just isn't enough of a solid "click" in the closed or open position. It is way too easy to accidentally bump the air inlet vent closed without realizing you've done it. There should be much more solid closed or open position
- This may be intentional for safety reasons, but unless you have a gorilla left hand grip, you have to use both hands to click the helmet shut. I would rather be able to ride with the helmet open - slow city driving etc. - and then be able to secure it closed with one hand while riding.
- Opening the visor is a bit fiddly, but once you get the hang of it it's no problem. Ditto for the quick release. The Nolan (half the price) was smoother.
Is it a well built helmet? Short answer is yes. But the above issues should not be there for a helmet topping well over $700.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Earbuds with Boom and Wired Microphone SMH-A304
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Earbud attachments breaks
PostedJune 25, 2013
Customer avatar
jbod
From Tacoma
State:WA
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Good: The concept is great. I like the idea of using earbuds as they double as earplugs and the sound is far better then anything speakers can offer.
The Bad: Still not loud enough. However, I ordered inline amplifiers that charge separately that give you as much volume as you need.
The Ugly: The flexible female earbud connectors are very weakly designed. They are not secured to the main unit. One broke a wire by normal movement and flex involved in plugging in the earbud male end. I sent it back and it was replaced. While I was waiting for a return, and using my wife's earbud helmet clamp connector, it broke, because of the normal flex involved in plugging and unplugging the earbuds. And of course the wire pulled loose on the first day of a long trip when I was depending on using this system. Now I'll have to return the 2nd one. The female connector for receiving earbuds needs to be built securely into the clamp unit, not a weak, flexible female end dangling away from the main unit, which makes it subject to twisting and wire disconnection. This whole helmet clamp kit for earbuds needs to be completely redesigned.
Recommend do not buy.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Scala Rider G4
Cardo Systems Scala Rider G4 The Cardo Scala Rider G4 headset redenes the notion of high-end communication for motorcycle helmets. Encased in a rugged yet streamlined body, the scala rider G4 offers Bike-to-Bike Intercom at a remarkable range of up to ONE MILE! The G4 also features unique 4-way Intercom between two bikers and two passengers or 3-way Intercom among three separate bikers. Multi Device Connectivity, including mobile phone, A2DP(Bluetooth stereo), FM radio with RDS, intuitive button controls, wire connectivity to iPod/ MP3 player, and much more, make the G4 the worlds most feature rich communication and entertainment device for bikers. The scala rider G4 offers Multilingual status announcements allowing bikers to maintain smooth and safe handsfree communication while on the move. The device transmits useful information regarding connectivity status to other bikers, to your mobile phone, the FM station you are listening to and more. The G4 is truly the most biker friendly headset on the market! Download the Scala Rider G4 Manual (pdf) FEATURES Bike-to-bike intercom communication with 3 other headsets, with a remarkable range of up to 1mile Link together for 4-way intercom conference calling between 2 couples riding on 2 motorcycles VOX activation intercom calls, answer, voice dial, redial, and call reject functions Includes an embedded FM radio with scan/seek features and 6 station channel memory Individual audio sources - each G4 headset can conduct mobile phone calls or listen to Fm radio or MP3 audio independently Full Duplex allows simultaneous talking and listening when using intercom connections Talk time up to 10 hours, standby time up to 10 days AGC Technology - headset automatically adjusts its own volume based on ambient noise anhd driving speed Noise cancelling microphone Weather resistant design Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (for use in North American style Type A electrical outlets) Fits virtually all 3/4 and full face helmets Note Range may vary according to terrain Scala Rider G4 Headset is compatible with the following Bluetooth enabled mobile phone Both Stereo and non-stereo Bluetooth enabled mp3 player, adapter, or mobile phone Bluetooth enabled GPS unit Scala Rider Q2 headset Scala Rider Solo/FM/Teamset
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Great idea, lousy execution
PostedJune 27, 2012
Customer avatar
jbod
From Tacoma
State:WA
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
To start, I consider myself very tech capable. I am an airline pilot and have been using motorcycle comm. equip from different manufacturers for years.
The pairing process worked initially, but no thanks to the manual. After awhile, the pairing process quits, and off we go with the typical reboot, restart etc. After a call to tech support I was told my first problem was following the manual, here's how you really should do it. Great.
Still no luck. I have a Mac, and there is nothing on the box that says you can't use the software with a Mac yet. Great. Using windows on my mac (Parallels software) was troublesome. Finally getting that working I turned of VOX (voice activation) mode as it's very difficult to carry on a conversation impromptu that way. No go. You have to use the buttons to turn off VOX, and the manual is very difficult to follow.
A second call to tech support. Again, disregard the manual, it's no good, again: "here's how you really do it", the first guy gave you wrong info. Getting the settings right requires a complex set of steps and lights that the manual absolutely doesn't explain.
Oh, and yah, I have a Nolan flip face and you have to use the glue pad to mount it. Of course, the glue pad came lose and on a 9 day trip I had to duct tape my wife's headset cradle to the helmet.
The unit mounts very UNfirmly into the cradle. Put the helmet down on the bike seat and it comes off. Now I just came home and it fell off again as it's mounted so insecurely it fell off on the ride!
This is a very frustrating piece of equipment and way too expensive. It it did what it's supposed to do without all the hassle then OK on the price, but like most bluetooth products, pairing and trustworthy usage is still pretty much a disaster.
Can you tell I'm not happy?
Hopefully, after my third call today they will replace the lost unit. Oh yah, and after two calls giving me ridiculously detailed reset instructions and telling me the manual is no good, I heard the tech support guy "dissing" me in the background when he thought I couldn't hear. Nice.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Olympia X-Moto Pants Designed to coordinate with Olympia's X-Moto and GT jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Its Mega Vent Panel System allows it to transition from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds, while front thigh vent panels lay flat when placed into self storage pockets. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a waterproof / breathable liner that can be worn as wearable stand alone pants. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel system transitions the X Moto pant from solid body to adjustable airflow Waterproof liner pant Full side leg to waist zippers Removable and adjustable height CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compression foam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waist and bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets Leather reinforcement panels from inside thigh to hem bottom Comfort stretch knit at back of knees. Bottom hem cut to fit over street or off road boots
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Knee pad issues
PostedApril 15, 2012
Customer avatar
jbod
From Fox Island
State:WA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Had to return soon as I tried them on and sat on the bike. The knee pads are positioned too far inwards leaving the outside of my kneecaps unprotected. The knee armor is not repositionable. Also, the hip padding is very thin foam (not CE armor as in the knees) and would not make much if any difference in a getoff.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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