Smaug
 
 
 
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    August 11, 2012
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    June 27, 2014
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The word "air" in the name is well deserved
PostedJune 27, 2014
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Ive put about 150 miles on this shoe since I got them earler this week. I almost sent them back and even processed a RA for them because at first try they seemed too tight. After giving it another try and wearing them inside for awhile I realized my foot was simply not used to this type of footwear. Im used to leather workboots exclusively and these are far and away superior for riding then leather work boots. For warm weather riding I cant say enough about the air flow through these boots,it feels great and my usually very sweaty feet were mostly dry when I took them off after a 90 deg f ride for an hour. These boots would not be comfortable for me to do any real walking in however so its a good thing I prefer to sit at the places I ride to! If your looking for a boot to wear all year and your climate is cold in the winter then I cant recommend this boot. If you like to hike around at your riding destination and are used to quite a different boot,then I cant recommend this boot. If you are an active warm weather rider but a couch potato at your destination then I highly recommend this boot.Its a darn fine riding boot.
My description says I ride a Triumph America,that is my secondary ride,my primary is a Triumph Tiger 1050
Rides: 2006 Triumph America
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Cheekpads Replacement Cheek Pads for Schuberth C3 Helmets. Cheekpads may only be swapped within the same shell size. Shell sizes breakdown 2XS-SM MD-LG XL-2XL 3XL In other words, a size SM helmet can take the cheekpads from a 2XS helmet, but not from an XL. 2XS - 30mm XS - 20mm SM - 15mm MD - 20mm LG - 15mm XL - 20mm 2XL - 15mm 3XL - 15mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saved the day,helmet fits and functions.
PostedJuly 9, 2013
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I need a thinner cheekpad to accomadate my fat face. Bought an xl helmet and it fits great except for my face. It caused the cheek area to be spread to far apart and the chinbar would not close and lock securely. Customer service [Brian] recommended this remedy and Im glad they did. All is well and fits well now.
Rides: 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth C3 Helmet Crown Liner Replacement liner for Schuberth C3 Helmets. Helmet liners are interchangeable, but only within the groups listed below. In other words, a 2XS liner may not be used with an XL helmet. 2XS through SM size helmets MD through LG size helmets XL through 2XL size helmets 3XL size only Crown Liner thicknesses are listed below 2XS - 26mm XS - 21mm SM - 20mm MD - 30mm LG - 12mm XL - 20mm 2XL - 12mm 3XL - 20mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It made the C3 work for my FAT face.
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The chin bar would not close correctly so on the advice of Revzilla staff [Brian] I purchased a thinner set of cheak pads. Bingo,problem solved! Pain in the butt to install for my sausage fingers but its properly done. Im glad this option existed because I wouldn't have been using this lid as a modular if it didn't.
Rides: 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Check out our Schuberth Helmet Discussion and FAQ on ADVRider.com. Schuberth C3 Helmet The Schuberth C3 is the helmet of choice for the ultimate sporting adventure. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth has no serious rivals on the market. With its unique synthesis of sportiness and comfort, its previously unheard-of noise level of 84 dB(A) at 65 mph sets new benchmarks for the industry as a whole. The helmet is made of S.T.R.O.N.G fibre, a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix and is available in two helmet shell sizes High Performance Aerodynamics The C3 is the new generation of flip-up helmets. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics. The integrated features make it ahead of its time. C3 - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure. Aerodynamic shape Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Aeroacoustics of the Schuberth C3 Helmet All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimized under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the Schuberth C3 is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys. Extremely quiet (due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad) 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines) Safety principle the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness Pinlock Visor Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology Selectable city position Ventilation system The C3 has an innovative ventilation system to keep your head cool and comfortable A.R.O.S (Anti-Roll-Off-System) The Anti-Roll-Off-System especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimized due to small angle of tilt the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced. the helmet is fastened by a micro-lock ratchet lock Outer shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Helmet combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection. Material S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 6 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy. Inner Lining The innovative interior lining of the C3 is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimized ventilation system. COOLMAX pad system, removable and washable Optimized fit thanks to MaxFit concept fitting Skin friendly, warm and breathable Techskin material Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter) Allergen-free Antibacterial Hand washable at 30 C Removable cheek pads Chin guard The C3 is characterized by its strong and distortion-free chin guard. The extremely robust chin guard locking system resists very high drag loads. Other Features Sun Visor is tinted with anti-fog coating SRC-System (Schuberth-Rider-Communication-System) option available US DOT and ECE 22.05 certified Weight 1,570g including sun visor and acoustic collar (may vary depending on shell size) Made in Germany
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Buy this helmet if you want quality.
PostedJuly 4, 2013
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I have been helmet shopping for quite a few months. What prompted this what the acquisition of a Bluetooth system last year and my realization that it isn't gonna work in my noisy sub quality modular. My "shopping" is limited to online as there are no quality motorcycle gear shops close by,everything caters to the harly pirate look and there helmet selections are pretty cheesy. I was considering 2 different helmets ,the Shoei Neotec [which I actually tried on at a show] and a Shoei GT Air,both have very good reviews especially the GT Air. Both are in the md to high 500s usd price wise. The GT Air had my eye the closest and I was ready to pull the trigger on it til I saw the Shuberth C3 on sale.
Im setting here right now with it on. My first impressions of it when I picked it up was that its certainly a better made lid then the pirate shop offerings I have been wearing. Upon installing it to my grape it fits the way a new helmet should,its snug all the way around with no real pressure points. I am having difficult getting the chin bar to snap into battery without pushing on the back of lid so I can push harder with the front. Its due to my fat face which is keeping the cheek area spread open far enough so the contact posts are binding. The wind deflector and optional anti noise pad take some manipulating to get over my chin as well and if I take care doing that correctly then getting the chinbar locked comes easier. compared to the chinbar on my other modular the shub will take some getting used to. The chin strap though much more engineered then a common double d ring is also a bit of a pain and the pads under it aren't long enough to fully protect my neck but its not bad. With the much tighter neck roll I wont be getting an insulated balaclava under this helmet for cool weather riding but the shub feels much better insulated then my other modular did so I may not need it. Next step is to go for a ride with it on later and see how that feels.
That was before I rode with it a few minutes ago. The ride consisted of a half hr sprint and rip through my local countryside,speeds varied up to about 100 mph or so just to get a feel for the way the lid took all the conditions.
Venitilation was very good and compared to my hjc mod and fulmer 3/4 lid it was like having a little fan across the top of my scalp,the vents worked well and also closed well and allowed no breeze at all when closed. The chin vent directed air properly and kept any fogging off the inside lens without having a major eye drying blast to do so.
Fogging,I didn't get any even with the pinlock shield not in place. I will see how it goes tomorrow on way to work in the early damp AM and update this later.
Buffeting and aerodynamics. Brilliant! I had no buffeting of any sort no matter how I positioned my head behind my stock Tiger screen. When I stood up in clean air the wind tunnel work they did on this lid was apparent. The air flow was very smooth even when head checking with no whistling or chatter at all.
Noise. This is the one area I feel let down,its no quieter then my other modular . It is mechanically quieter though, and by that I mean no creaking,squeaking or crackling from the actual helmet itself. The C3's better engineering is again obvious in that aspect.
Visual clarity. the screen is also brilliant,much clearer then any visor Ive used,the inner sliding visor is also very clear but to a lesser degree of clarity.
outer and inner visor mechanics. The outer visor has a few settings that I did not bother counting but the one I think that will get the most use is the "city setting" which is just one click away from being closed and lets just enough air in for comfort and defogging if needed. One hard click down and its fully closed and secure. There are finger tabs on both sides of center to allow either hand opening or closing. The inner dark visor works very well and locks securely in the up and out of the way setting despite some complaints I have heard to the contrary.It comes down far enough to be effective and I like it.
Chin strap. I don't like it,its bulky and has a choking affect when looking down but it is secure and like all things German,its overbuilt. I rather like my chinstraps simple double d rings but I will get used to this one.It sort of reminds me of a big zip tie to be honest.
Chin strap revision after a few hundred miles.
I like it,the initial bulkiness of it has disappeared and I love the quick disconnect to take the helmet off.
Chin bar. It locks on 2 metallic studs right in the vicinity of your rearward jaw area.It operates much like a car door latch and seems very sturdy. Because my face is rather fat the studs tend to get pushed further apart then the engagement mechanism in the chin bar and that cause latch up to not be as smooth as it should in my case.When I first had the helmet on in the house I was ready to send it back just for that but I learned I need to finesse it a bit so tried it on a ride. Out on the road I tried using the lift up chin bar several times and it closed up well and sure all half dozen times. I think it will break in fine.
Update for chinbar. its still iffy its gonna close correctly. I have thinner cheekpads on the way to alleviate the locking pins from spreading so far apart.
paint and cosmetic finish. I bought the anthracite model thinking that would be a matte finish but its a glossy greyish blue. The finish is very nice and the paint seems durable enough. The fitment of everything is very clean and sharp as it should be for a lid of this cost.
Interior. the comfort liner is well made and fairly plush but not as thick and cushiony as some other lids I have seen including the Chinese stuff Im used to. I get the impression that the liner is far better made and of better material then others I have experience with even if its less plush.
I love this lid,I do not foresee ever going back to the subquality helms I used in the past.
Rides: 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC HJ-S2 SyMax II RST Faceshield Replacement RST HJ-S2 face shield for HJC SyMax II helmets only. Note Item may vary from image
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
the tints are cool looking but be CAREFULL!
PostedFebruary 25, 2013
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I had one of these last year in gold color. It looked awesome and the tinting was a good compromise and even light enough to use at night. I destroyed it by having to clean it so much during bug season as I rubbed through the tint. Ill try one more and be more careful this time.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
UClear HBC 100 Bluetooth Communicator The World's 1st Boomless mic Helmet Communicator. UClear HBC100 is developed with patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology to filter out wind noise and ambient noise from the sound that motorcycles produce. Equipped with Class 2 Bluetooth V2.1 technology, UClear allows riders to enjoy Hifi Stereo music with Audio/ Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) . Using Array microphones technology embedded into the earphones, It eliminates the need of a boom mic which has to be placed near or close to the lips for good communication. UClear HBC 100 Intercom Features Make mobile phone calls Listen and wirelessly control your music Voice Command call pickup (Say Pickup or Hello) Helmet to helmet intercom Auto loudness adjustment Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology Unique wind filtering technique effective up to 238KM/h Concealed microphones, does not require boom microphones Ruggedized weather resistant design Powerful speakers ensure clarity under noisy conditions UClear is designed to be splash, rain, dust and snow resistant Hassle free installation DSP Algorithm Features Adaptive beam forming technology, noise suppression and echo cancellation Intelligent sweet spot, directed towards speaker's voice Detected speech signal enhancement Environment and background noise cancellation Bluetooth profiles supported Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Intercom Profile Kit includes Kit includes HBC 100 Control Unit 2 Velcro mounted stereo headset speakers with embedded microphones Clip style and double sided tape metal mounting brackets 100 volt AC charger and USB charging cable Optional Audio Kit includes all parts needed to mount the HBC 100 control unit to another helmet (speakers and helmet mounts) General Specifications Talk time up to 10 hours Standby time Up to 2 weeks Battery type Rechargeable Li-Po Charging time 2 hours Bluetooth design Version 2.1, class 2 (EDR) Design type Rain and snow resistant Operating temperature 14F (-10C) to 140F (60C)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The small size and lack of boom mic makes this a very attractive device but some of its flaws take away from its enjoyment.
PostedAugust 11, 2012
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Smaug
From Gettysburg Pa
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sound clarity during calls was understandable from both ends. Using voice commands proves difficult due to the small hard to push buttons and takes good dexterity and practice. Getting the thing to understand your voice at 50 mph was a different story! After much experimenting I found that I could voice dial better with the chin bar of my hjc symax 2 up then in the down position.Music is only just so so up to about 40 mph,after that its like listening to your sisters headphones through a wall! Useless. I havnt tried gps voice instructions yet but I know it would be inaudible. The unit mounted easily and is very unobtrusive. QAll in all,I wish I would have bought the Sena.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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