Ed S.
 
 
 
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    September 14, 2009
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Shoei Neotec Cheekpads Replacement cheek pads for Shoei Neotec Helmets. All cheek pads are interchangeable in all helmet sizes. 35mm is stock size for XS-XL helmets 31mm is stock size for 2XL helmets Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Much better now
PostedJune 3, 2013
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Ed S.
From CHAPEL HILL, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought a shiny new, expensive Neotec helmet. This shiny new, expensive helmet crushed my cheeks terribly. There was no way these cheek pads were going to break in enough. So unfortunately, I had to spend more money on my shiny new, expensive helmet. These cheek pads made the helmet wearable. I had a Multitec before and did not have the cheek pads crush me like the Neotec did. Hate having to spend the extra money, but it fixed the problem and now I move on.
Rides: 2010 Yamaha XVS650A V Star Classic
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Borealis Modular Helmet The Neotec Borealis graphic offers a high-vis option to the Neotec lineup. Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet's chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Note Helmet is gloss finish. Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice helmet!
PostedMay 21, 2013
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Ed S.
From CHAPEL HILL, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I really like this helmet. I am coming from a Multitec. The fit was the same. However, the cheek pads on the Neotec were crushing my cheeks. This is not something I experienced with the Multitec. It was so bad, I realized they were not going to break in enough for comfort. So I had to spring for a thinner set of cheek pads, also sold by Revzilla. I did not like having to fork over more cash on top of what was a very expensive helmet. But with the smaller cheek pads, its a keeper. As always, service from Revzilla was top shelf.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior 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 wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper forjackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pants. Won't bother with any others.
PostedFebruary 15, 2012
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Ed S.
From CHAPEL HILL, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I'm on my second set. I had to *ahem* upgrade the size. When I did this, they were too long so I needed them tailored a bit. Thirty bucks for tailoring and now I have some great fitting pants. I wear these year round. Even in hot and humid North Carolina they are comfortable. Air flow is superb. On the other end of the spectrum, with the liner in I can ride comfortably down into the low 30 degree temps (I don't ride much below 32 degrees). Very satisfied with the Airglide 3 pants. I did have the silver, which showed some dirt pretty easily. This time I went with the pewter.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet Designed to minimize wind noise and drag Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) shell Single button release allows chin bar/face shield to be opened with one hand Central locking mechanism can easily be operated with either hand Flipup chin bar makes communicating with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable Upper AirScoop ensures maximum air intake and excellent aerodynamics Lower vent directs airflow upward across the inside of the face shield reducing fogging and turbulence Removable interior cheek pads and chin strap cover Interior design reduces wind noise and provides a comfortable fit Communication system compatible The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging Q.R.B.P. (QuickRelease Base Plate) allows tool less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit 3Dimensionally curved face shield for optical clarity Scratch resistant coating Adjustable Base Plates ensure an AirTight fit 100 protection from harmful UV A B Rays One piece injection molded for consistent fit Optional (CF1V) racing shield with tearoff posts Standards DOT 218 Construction AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials Weight 3.73 lbs/1690 grams (approx. for Size Medium Solid Color) Packaging Individually wrapped, bagged and boxed Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great lid
PostedAugust 8, 2011
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Ed S.
From CHAPEL HILL, NC
State:NC
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Great lid. Flip mechanism is easy to use. Slightly higher noise level but not overwhelming. Air flow is decent. Tilt your head down a bit and you can really feel a breeze on the top of your head. Little pricey but I love the quality and comfort. I hate that such a good helmet manufacturer cannot, or will not, solve the issue of the shield fogging up. Other manufacturers don't really have this issue anymore. Maybe Shoei just wants to sell $80 pinlock upgrades along with the expensive helmet.
Rides: 2010 Honda NT700 (ABS)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket
Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket
Olympia Mens Viper Mesh Tech Jacket This multi function, cutting edge style takes the safety aspect of mesh based riding gear to a whole new level. Constructed in rugged Dupont Cordura with ballistic mesh panels it offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Its also reinforced with super strength 2000 denier Cordura at all major strike points. Also equipped with a removable, two stage wind and waterproof / breathable liner jacket, Viper delivers multi season riding comfort and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura 2000 denier Dupont Cordura at shoulder, elbows and back. Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders. Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back. 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Jacket
PostedSeptember 14, 2009
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Ed S.
From CHAPEL HILL, NC
Great jacket. This isn't as supple as other jackets, but that is because it is a more durable, heavier quality fabric jacket. The two additional liners look great and the way they fit in the jacket is nice. This is a great three season jacket. Warmer weather airflow is adequate. I have breezier summer weight jackets with more airflow but don't offer the same level of protection. It's a give and take thing. And I am moving toward safer products, giving up some comfort along the way. This is a great jacket. Highly recommend.
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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