fifthcircle
 
 
 
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    July 23, 2012
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    July 29, 2014
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Sena 20 S Bluetooth Headset The Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System is the latest communication device from Bluetooth leaders, Sena. The Sena 20S features a staggering 1.5 mile range, advanced Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in FM radio tuner. Stay in contact by calling hands-free on your Bluetooth phone, rock out to your favorite riding jams in stereo or listen to voice instructions of GPS navigators by Bluetooth wirelessly, all the while having conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. The unit provides a sleek and aerodynamic design that offers a versatile jog dial that maximizes the ease of use for riders. The Sena 20S features several industry firsts for the motorcycle Bluetooth communication headset market. Bluetooth 4.0 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules increases the performance and reliability of the headset while also allowing for increased high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience versus the traditional interruption based audio technology of other Bluetooth devices. The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently. With the 20S, users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. Features Bluetooth 4.0 Industry first dual Bluetooth module communication system Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio Advanced wind noise cancellation Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function All-in-one helmet clamp kit HD crystal clear and natural sound quality Quick Bluetooth Pairing Intuitive voice prompts and commands Water resistant for use in inclement weather Bluetooth protocol support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Bluetooth The 20S is the industrys first dual module Bluetooth communication system as well as the industrys first Bluetooth 4.0 technology Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently Intercom HD quality voice allows for communication with up to eight companions over a a distance up to 2.4 km or 1.5 miles Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group The intercom is universal allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades) Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation User Interface Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom Clamp Mount All in one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet The dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience Includes both wired and boom-style microphones Specifications Talk time 13 hours Stand-by time 10 days Dimensions (main module) 94.7 mm x 48.3 mm x 25.5 mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in) Speakers driver unit 36 mm thickness 6.5 mm Boom microphone length 190 mm Wire length between speakers 555 mm Weight(main module) 60 g (2.11 oz) Audio Specs Built-in SBC Codec Wide volume control Sample rate max. 48 kHz (DAC) Built-in wide band Codec (HFP) Sample rate max 16 kHz FM Radio Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies) Radio region worldwide Radio frequency specifications 64 108MHz 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function Radio on time 810 hours In the Box Sena 20S Headset Main Unit Universal Helmet Clamp Wired Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Micro USB Power Data Cable 2.5 to 3.5 mm Audio Cable Cigarette Charger Glued Surface Mounting Adapter Rubber Pads Speaker Pads Velcro Pads for Speakers Velcro Pad for Boom Microphone Velcro Pad for Wired Microphone Allen Wrench 20S-01D
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
At this time, stick with an SMH10
PostedJuly 29, 2014
Customer avatar
fifthcircle
From Lincoln
State:NE
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Crackling static with ear buds, and not enough volume to overcome ear plugs make this unit hard to like. If they can fix the static issue, and/or create a lot more speaker volume, it will be a great unit. For now though, its a DO NOT BUY from me!
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon Anthem Gloves A firm handshake and a steely gaze is how the ICON rider stares down obstacles. It all starts with a firm grip, and that is why we bring you the ICON Anthem Glove. Hi-flow backhand mesh, Battlehide goatskin palm to aid grip and abrasion resistance, and integrated knuckle armor. The ICON Anthem Glove is the equipment you need for dominance of the asphalt. Features ABRASION-RESISTANT PREMIUM GRADE BATTLEHIDE GOATSKIN PALM SYNTHETIC LEATHER FINGER GUSSETS HI-FLOW BACKHAND MESH SECURE WRIST CLOSURE KEEPS GLOVES IN PLACE PRE-CURVED PALM AND FINGER DESIGN
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for me!
PostedOctober 1, 2013
Customer avatar
fifthcircle
From Lincoln
State:NE
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I have had a lot of different gloves over the years. One of my favorites was a pair of Icon Pursuit gloves (perforated leather) that I wore for about 3years. Since then, I have searched for something that would work on both my DRZ and Monster. I wanted more protection than an MX style glove, and less restriction than a full leather street glove. The Anthem has fit the bill! I love the leather on the palm and fingers, and the top of the hand gets decent airflow through the fabric. The only thing I would like on this glove is better knuckle protection. It has a tiny bit of rubber, that's it.
I also usually order an XL (or even 2XL) with gloves, as I have pretty big hands. I used the fit chart, and ordered the size that I was just at the top of (L). They fit a bit snug on the first ride, but perfectly after about 10min. I am seriously thinking about stocking up on a few pairs so that I will have a glove that I really like for a few years to come.
So:
Bang for the Buck = 4 stars. Knuckle armor would make it 5.
Style and Comfort = 5 stars. Simple styling and perfect fit.
Protection = 4 stars. Again, knuckles!
Airflow = 4 stars. You get some airflow, but not as much as perf. leather.
Features = 4 stars. They are simple gloves, and I love that, but they are not "feature packed".
Yes, I recommend this product.
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GMAX GM11D Dual Sport Helmet - Solid GMAX is extremely excited to introduce the GM11D Dual Sport helmet. This GMAX dual sport helmet is truly an all season sport helmet. Features Lightweight thermo-plastic poly alloy shell Helmet can be quickly converted from a visor configuration to a visor-less configuration Helmet includes clear shield, visor and side plate covers for use when visor is removed to give the helmet a clean full face street look Clear shield is completely hidden under the visor and out of line-of-sight, when in the fully raised position. Large eye port that accepts even the largest goggles Visor is designed to allow airflow to pass uninterrupted across the helmet to virtually eliminate helmet-lift at highway speeds Shield can be fully raised or lowered when using goggles Maximum air flow is achieved thru shell/styro comfort liner vents Top, front, and jaw piece vents are a bold design that can be fully opened or closed with a gloved hand Plush removable washable interior Removable washable cheek pads Integrated speaker pockets in cheek pads will except most communication devices
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
No fly, no worries ;)
PostedJuly 23, 2012
Customer avatar
fifthcircle
From Lincoln
State:NE
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Originally I was out to get the Fly Trekker in solid white, but they were sold out everywhere I looked. Then I saw the Gmax had just come out, and it looked very similar. I figured for just over $100, I would give it a shot. It is still very new, and I only have a few rides with it, but so far I like it. The goggles I have fit fine and the face shield closes over them without issue. The shield also opens higher than the fly, totally out of sight and keeps airflow going to the forehead vents.
One feature that intrigued me was the speaker pockets on the cheek pads. I have a Sena SMH10 that I use in my street helmet with the optional ear bud attachment. (Speakers didn't cut it, especially with ear plugs) I decided to put the speaker base on and give it a try on the Gmax. Its great! The speakers sit VERY close to my ears. So close, in fact, that when I put on the helmet, I have to give it a little wiggle to get my ears to unfold into position. Sounds like a drawback, but the advantage is that with the close proximity of the speakers, there is plenty of volume. I use this helmet primarily on my DRZ400, so most rides aren't really
long or loud (wind noise), so I haven't tried it with earplugs yet.
I am taking a trip to Colorado this week, and will try to remember to give any worthy updates when I get back.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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