JoshBK
 
 
 
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    June 5, 2012
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    November 10, 2014
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REVIT Neutron Gloves Take the REVIT Neutron gloves on a summer tour and you'll immediately notice how lightweight and comfortable they are. Their climate-control characteristics ensure good ventilation and breathability. Hands are kept safe thanks to protection at knuckles, palm and fingers. Their stylish striped design in various colors distinguishes the gloves from anything else on the market, and pairs well with many other REV'IT! products. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, 2-way stretch Lining Tri-fleece liner Composition Outer shell 54 leather, 38 Nylon, 7 polyurethane, 6 polyester, 2 spandex. Lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected knuckle, PU injected finger knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, knuckle, thumb and palm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit Adjustability Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation Ventilation panels at fingers, palm and backhand Features Connect finger tip, short cuff Note The contact patches on the index finger and thumb of the glove look slightly different that shown in product images (strips, not a solid patch).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great fit, comfort, and style -- possibly lacking in protective qualities for the price point.
PostedNovember 10, 2014
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JoshBK
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For the price-point these gloves are very nice. The fit and finish are at the quality of more expensive gloves, but it's hard to expect any less from Rev'It. The touch screen functionality works very well, and the stitching in the thermostatic tip (which tends to fail on many gloves) seemed like it would hold up for a long time. Style-wise, these gloves are also on point. They're simply very nice looking, and the sizing guide gave me a proper fit.
I was really happy with this purchase, but unfortunately I got to crash test them. I can't say for sure if the damage was a result entirely of the intensity of the crash, or a lack of protection in this gloves design. It holds most of what you would expect in a high-end street glove -- injected knuckle protector, reinforced palms, and extra protection along the top of each finger.
I was taken out by a driver not paying attention. He accelerated hard, swung an illegal left turn and effectively T-boned me right off the bike. I tumbled about 20+ feet. when I came to a stop my hands were fairly well busted. both hands were swollen, one broken. abrasion resistance was fairly good, but on my right hand the external protection pad on the pinky had peeled up in the tumble, resulting with a big gouge in my flesh right above my nail... on my left hand my 5th metacarpal bone fractured in several places and rotated... And now after surgery I have a titanium plate and six screws holding it together.
Would my hands have been saved in $300+ premium racing gloves, or was the nature of the crash severe enough that these gloves did their job? All I know is I would have been far worse off not wearing them, but they failed to save me from injury hitting the pavement.
I hope my story helps
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet
Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet
Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmets The Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet comes in either a red/black or black/white color scheme. Regardless of the color you choose, the graphic on this lid has depth and detail and a high level of reflectivity. Part of the Bell RS-1 Helmet line, the Gearhead bridges the gap between the top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex with an amazing blend of mid-line price and high-end performance. The shell is a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite making this helmet lighter than both the Star and the Vortex. The fit is a race fit, so more snug but still very comfortable due to the Contour Cut Cheekpads and a plush, removable, washable liner. Packed with features, its one great helmet at a modest price. Features Contour Cut Cheekpads Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers Removable/Washable Liner Agion (R) Antibacterial Liner MagnaFusion Strap Keeper Snell M2010 Certification Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack ClickRelease Shield Mechanism NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell Comes with clear face shield only Five-year Warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Helmet --
PostedJune 5, 2012
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JoshBK
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I personally love this helmet. What fully sold me on the Bell over the Shoei RF1100 was the option of the SolFX transitions face shield. -- (that shield is awesome!!) -- However, I am very happy i went with the RS-1. Bell put a great attention to detail on this helmet; from the very comfortable shape, to the well placed air vents, to the material of the inner padding. The padding shows what buying a more expensive helmet brings, it's incredible soft and feels and works like temperpedic memory foam.
Little details are nice as well, such as the recessed portion of the lining by the ear to place a bluetooth speaker, and the magnet on the chin strap as opposed to the clip.
Also, the graphic on the GEARHEAD helmet looks incredible in person. the photos don't do it justice. it looks great, and i get complimented on it all the time.
It's relatively light, and everything about it says quality. I highly recommend this helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic Faceshield for Bell Qualifier, Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets) Resources How Transitions Photochromic Technology Works (video)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Transitions feature works very well
PostedJune 5, 2012
Customer avatar
JoshBK
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I love this product. When I was shopping around for a new helmet, I actually chose a Bell (chose the RS-1, love it) solely being that the SolFX was made exclusively for Bell helmets.
I was really excited to try this lens, and I have to say, it met all my expectations. I'm very happy with it. The anti-fog works well, and the transition feature works quickly and functions great. It's definitely pricey for a shield, but well worth it.
I can't imagine going back to carrying spare shields with me and swapping them out at the end of the day.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet
4.8 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
 
 
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