BruceBW
 
 
 
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    July 30, 2012
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    May 27, 2014
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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Solid The Shoei RF 1200 represents years of development and evolution of the Shoei RF Helmet series, distilled into one of the most advanced sport helmets available. The RF1200 has evolved through both wind tunnel testing and on-track rider feedback into a helmet that is light-weight, quiet and most of all extremely safe. Slim And Light Weight Design One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know its there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup. Shell Construction The new slim design of the Shoei RF-1200 , with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the RF-1200 on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell. Quietness Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example. Shield System The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the Shoei RF-1200 help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments. Ventilation A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner. Features Four shell sizes Dual density EPS liner Superior ventilation 3D Max-Dry System II Liner E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System Neatly secure chin strap Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert Includes breath guard and chin curtain Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Shoei RF-1200 and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent helmet - noisy with visor up
PostedMay 27, 2014
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BruceBW
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I upgraded from an Icon helmet. I love the Shoei helmet - lightweight with a huge area of vision. My only minor gripe is that it "whistles" kinda loudly when the visor is up and I'm going more than 30 mph. I like to ride with it up at slower speeds. On the flip side, it's very comfortable with the visor down and I'm liking that more too.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Steve Classic Gloves Designed from the original Held Steve patterns and dies, but updated with modern technologies. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm Pittards specially treated WR100 leather back Colorfast sweat-proof Unlined Pre-formed, crease-free palm Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand enhances feel Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe Suprotect shock-absorbing special foam on back of hand ball of thumb SuperFabric reinforcement on edge of hand Schoeller Dynatec reflectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top notch as usual
PostedOctober 21, 2012
Customer avatar
BruceBW
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Held gloves are the best crafted gloves I've ever held. Excellent materials and protection. Expensive and worth every penny. These are not lined & so offer little warmth in the fingers, even though they aren't vented either. I'm going to try a thin glove liner to see if that will make them work for me this fall in the cool weather. I don't need them but I love them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Held Sambia Gloves The Sambia is a dual/sport or ADV glove, featuring Kangaroo leather on the palm, hard knuckle protection, light breathable nylon material on back of hand. Outer Shell Highly abrasion-resistant tactile kangaroo leather palm Spandex (95 polyamide, 5 elastane) Colorfast sweat-proof Comfort/Features Velcro system on the cuff Mesh on top of glove and fingers Perforated finger layers Protection Knuckle protection by hard plastic shells Reinforcement on the edge of the hand with Superfabric
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gr8 summer gloves
PostedJuly 30, 2012
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BruceBW
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
The protection is superb - armor all over this glove. Perfect airflow for summer. With all the armor it's amazing how comfortable and cool my hands stay. Not a good cold weather or even cool weather glove. High quality Held construction and materials. Typically, Held gloves are sized small. I tried on another pair of Held gloves at the BMW shop before I bought these so I knew I was getting the right size. I got the gray ones and they are just as badazz as the black ones. I will be buying another pair of Held gloves, the rainstorms, for fall riding. Expensive but worth every last dime...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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