NineOhSevenRon
 
 
 
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    May 9, 2012
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Bell Pit Boss Helmet - Solid Colors From the first time you put the Pit Boss helmet on, you can feel the difference. The ultra-light TriMatrix construction keeps weight to a minimum while still passing tough DOT standards. The Bell Pit Boss also features Bells innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system which provides unmatched levels of comfort while drastically reducing the tendency for open face helmets to lift off of the head. And with additional features like a removable neck curtain and drop down sunshield, the Pit Boss truly reigns supreme on the wide open road. Features Lightweight, TriMatrix composite shellKevlar/Carbon/Fiberglass blend Innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system Internal Sun Shade offers on the fly protection from the sun Removable neck curtain for cold weather riding Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Pit Boss with communication devices Shield offers 100 UVA and UVB protection Approximate weight 900g Five-year warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks great, feels great
PostedJuly 24, 2012
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NineOhSevenRon
From Anchorage
State:AK
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've been shopping around for a half helmet that looked good and felt good. This helmet does that and more. The fit can be adjusted using the dial in the back of the helmet (I ride with it a little loose when I'm under 35mph, I tighten it up before I hit highway speeds). The visor blocks a lot of debris from hitting my sunglasses and offers superb wind deflection.
The only con I have is that the chin strap is uncomfortable. If they included just a small patch of padding that slid along the strap for adjustment it would be perfect.
All in all, a 4.5/5 in my book.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass-compatible interior Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable
PostedMay 9, 2012
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NineOhSevenRon
From Anchorage
State:AK
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Looks okay, feels good. My head is 7 5/8" and I bought a Large. I have no windshield on my cruiser.
Pros: Very rigid construction. Light by my standards. When I close my chin vent and lock the visor my ride is very quiet, even at around 80mph. Head checks are still easy to do at highway speeds with no windshield. Seems to cool the top of my head very well at around 55mph with all vents open. I found a little baggy in the box with a breath deflector and chin curtain.
Cons: Air gets in under my chin at speeds over 60mph and lifts the helmet quite a bit (I just hunker down and tuck in my chin to avoid this discomfort). At about 80mph with no windshield my head begins to vibrate from wind buffeting. With the chin vent closed and visor locked the visor fogs up QUICKLY. Visor lift tab only on the left make it difficult to lift the visor at a stop light with my right hand to deal with fogging. No microfiber wipe included for the visor.
I find myself opening and closing my visor way too much to get rid of the fog. This is the most annoying thing for me to deal with when I ride.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Avro Textile Jacket Focus Self-assertion and sports passion come together in this jacket designed with an eye to the new Dainese suits and dedicated to riders in search of lightweight, technical gear with a close eye on price as well. Safety is guaranteed by homologated composite protectors, a pocket for the type-G back protector, and reflective inserts. The ergonomic cut, elasticated inserts, side, collar, and cuff adjustment possibilities, and the jacket-pants fastening zip on the Dainese Avro Textile all permit the widest range of fit and freedom of movement combined with a removable thermal lining and ventilation zips to offer remarkable riding comfort. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Neck adjustment Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Inserts in elasticated fabric Sanitized lining Removable thermal liner Air vents Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pocket on removable liner
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Looks good.
PostedMay 9, 2012
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NineOhSevenRon
From Anchorage
State:AK
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I'm 5'6", 210 lbs, and 46R. I bought a 58 and it fits my chest and arms PERFECT. This is my first motorcycle jacket and I hit the sizing on the nose. The only complaint I have in the fit is that the waist tabs only cinch in so far before you run out of the hook & loop field. The result is that I have a lot of loose fabric around my waist, but it doesn't flap around in the wind too much.
Pros: This jacket looks great. The armor in the forearm, elbows, and shoulders is excellent. The reflective areas are very bright. The thermal liner is extremely warm. The sleeves reach right to the heel of my palms.
Cons: Not enough pockets: Only 2 hand pockets and 1 inside pocket. Not enough reflective areas: Only the logo on the back (which is covered if wearing a backpack) and thin strips on the back of your forearms. No built-in back protection. Spacing between the buttons on the collar could be tighter.
I high-sided at about 18mph with this jacket on. I made sure to tuck in my head (mostly to protect my helmet -_-) and land in a roll to break my fall as much as possible. I landed right shoulder first, then progressively rolled to my upper right arm, right elbow, right forearm, right palm, right hip, and then skidded a bit on the asphalt and my right HD leather boot before my bike landed on my right foot and stopped my skid. Luckily, nothing was broken on my body. As for my gear: my helmet wasn't even scratched, my right palm was protected with some Oakley Assault gloves and the leather was scuffed up a bit, my right boot toe and outer edge was scuffed up pretty bad (it has character now), but my Dainese Avro jacket actually ripped on the shoulder. I was happy that the armor did as well as it did. I didn't even feel the fall on my shoulder and arm, but I was really bummed out about the rip. I thought it would hold up better as a textile made for biking, but I'm going to go with leather from now on.
If you like the look of this jacket and don't need a lot of pockets or don't ride without a lot of other high vis gear on in low light, this jacket may be good for you. I kind of wished I went with something leather and with more options as far as pockets and reflective areas.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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