George
 
 
 
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    February 16, 2010
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    May 29, 2012
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 Scorpion Street Race Helmet Bag
Scorpion Street Race Helmet Bag
Scorpion Street Race Helmet Bag Sturdy shell for optimum protection. Soft interior won't harm your finishes. Exterior mesh pocket carries extra face shields. Stout carry-handle for convenience. Shoulder straps for back pack configuration. Universal design fits most street helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great case for protecting my helmet.
PostedMay 29, 2012
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George
From NL, Canada
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
My Bell RS-1 fit in the case without any issues. Initially I was concerned that my size medium helmet would bang around inside of the case because there is extra room inside, but there are elastic straps that criss-cross inside to keep the helmet from moving around. I'm glad I purchased the case.
Rides: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell RS-1 Helmet - Solid Colors The all-new Bell RS-1 Solid Helmet bridges the gap between the top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex with an amazing blend of mid-line price and high-end performance. Starting with a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite shell, the RS-1 brings it with Bells vaunted Velocity Flow Ventilation system providing cool comfort, a super stable aerodynamic profile keeping the helmet still at speed, and the versatile Click Release shield system for fast, easy shield swapsnot to mention an amazing variety of tint and coating choices. The Bell RS-1 Helmet should be a game changer in the mid-high end helmet assortment. The RS-1 Helmet will prove its worth on track and street alike. Contour Cut Cheekpads and a plush, removable, washable liner cradle the head in comfort while Bells exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper makes flapping strap ends a thing of the past. All told, its one great helmet at a modest price. Need help with the sizing Watch our sizing video or give our Gear Geeks a call! Features Snell M2010 Certification Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack ClickRelease Shield Mechanism NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating Contour Cut Cheekpads Removable/Washable Liner Agion (R) Antibacterial Liner Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell MagnaFusion Strap Keeper Five-year Warranty Comes with clear faceshield
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the money.
PostedMay 2, 2012
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George
From NL, Canada
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I went down at the end of last year's riding season, but only had to replace my Carbon Fiber HJC FS-15 helmet from the impact. The Bell RS-1 seemed to get rave reviews and the ability to install a Transitions shield made it an easy purchase decision. The Bell medium seams to have a nice, snug fit for my head compared to my previous HJC and looks downright mean with a dark shield. It also flows alot of air when you need it. Based upon its reviews and features, I couldn't justify passing over the RS-1 for the Bell Star. With the money I saved over the Star, it was like I got the Transitions shield for free.
Rides: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic Faceshield for Bell Qualifier, Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets) Resources How Transitions Photochromic Technology Works (video)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing product.
PostedMay 2, 2012
Customer avatar
George
From NL, Canada
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
When you first open the package you would never guess that this clear shield would get as dark as it does. When fully darkened, I cannot see my face in the mirror. Thankfully I now have one clear and one dark smoke visor sitting on a shelf at home gathering dust. The convenience of having to use just one shield and the ability to have it automatically adjust is worth the money. I can't comment on its scratch or fog resistance, but buy one anyway before they sell out.
Rides: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 GoPro Motorsports Hero HD Camera
GoPro Motorsports Hero HD Camera
Introducing the new GoPro HD Motorsports Hero wearable sports camera! Sporting full 1080P HD Resolution, a new 5mp sensor, improved low-light performance, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack, mega wide 170 degree lens... this is the highest performance GoPro Hero camera yet. The good'ole GoPro Hero with the versatile motorsports mount kit included, plus blow your mind video quality. 720p Slow-Motion Cinema While smooth 30 frames a second video is sure to please the eye ... 60 frames per second video played back in slow motion straight blows the mind. 720p at 60 frames per second will make you look so rad, you're only risk is spending way to much time watching yourself. 960p Offers the Widest Viewing Area Certain sports like motocross, mountain biking, and skiing require the maximum viewing area to really capture your speed and technique. Plus, iI's fun to watch the suspension getting hammered while you blast away. 1280x960 960p resolution gives you the largest field of view of any wearable camera. Only from GoPro. Maximum resolution, clarity and realism. 1920x1080 full HD resolution captures your most heroic moments with more delaillhan any other wearable camera available. Professional-grade HD, only from GoPro. Included 5 MegaPixel HD Motorsports HERO Cameta I Rechargable 1100 mAIl lithium-Ion Battery 1 Waterprool Quick-Release Housing (18(YI6O m) 3 Flat, 3M Adhesive Mounts 2 Curved, 3M Adhesive Mounts 2 Quick-Release Buckles 1 vertical and.face J-Hook Buckle 1 Suction Cop Mount 1 Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly 1 use Cable 1 Component Video (HOTV) Gable 1 Composite Video +- Audio OJt Cable Connectors PC Connection USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging) HDTV Out HD NTSC and PAL (component cable incl.) Audio Out Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out Power and Battery Battery Type Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Life Approx. 2.5 hrs Charging via USB to computer or optional power adapter Charge Time 80 capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter or 2 hours with a computer's USB Waterproof Housing Depth Rating Up to 180 feet / 60 meters Construction PoIycarbonate and stainless steel Hardware Stainless steel Optics Lens Type Fixed Focus (2ft /.6 - infinity), glass Aperture 112.8 (high per10rmance in low-light situations) Angle of View 170 ultra wide angle in 720p Angle of View 127 wide angle in 1080p Video HD Resolution Settings l060p 1920xl080 pixels, 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate 960p 1280x960 pixels. 30 fps. 10 Mbit/s data rate 720p 1280x720 pixels. 30 fps with 7.5 Mbit/s data rate. or 60 fps with 15 Mbit/s data rate Sensor Type 1/2.5 HD CMOS, 2.2um pixels Video Format H.264 compressiOfl. saved as MP4 (.mp4) file Light Sensitivity Super low-light sensitivity (1.4 V/lux-sec) Exposure Control Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings White Balance Auto Audio Microphone Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control) Audio Format 48 kHz, AAC audio compression Photo Resolution 5 megapixel Capture Modes Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10,30 or 60 secs 3 photo burst sell-timer Storage / Memory SD card (not included) Up to 32GB capacity (SDHC) Average recording times 1080p (12min/GB) 960p (14min/GB) 720p (16min/GB) (30FPS), 11min/GB (60FPS) Additional Information PC Compatibility Windows ME, 2000. XP, and Vista Mac OS X 10.2 and later Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.6 x 2.4 x 1.2 (42mm x60mmx 3Omm) Weight 5.30oz/l150g incl. battery. 6.30oz/179g incl. housing Manufacturer Warranty One Year Image flip in hardware (some units may need to upgrade firmware to use this feature. See manual for more information) See the Full GoPro HD Camera Data Sheet
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Video
PostedJune 8, 2010
Customer avatar
George
From NL, Canada
I didn't want to have the camera sticking up from the gas tank, so I also purchased the handlebar mount. Having it mounted on the clutch side handlebar means that most people don't even notice it (it almost matches the radial brake reservoir on the opposite handlebar). It’s very easy to put on / take off the bike. Because the field of view is so good, not having the ability to instantly see what I was recording was never a problem after the first couple of recordings – you quickly get used to where you need to aim it. I’m able to see my entire instrument panel and more than enough of the road to have a lifelike recording on playback.

I never leave the house without the video recording (hopefully I won't have to use it for crash / insurance purposes). The PS3 version I have allows me to easily plug in the SDHC card after the ride and download it for future review. Playback on a 96" screen is amazing. The field of view options and day time picture quality is excellent. I've tried a number of set up options, but the quality of video recording at night continues to be poor. Read the manual, choose your set up and recording is a snap when you’re ready to ride.
There is absolutely no wind noise when using the waterproof back and you can still hear the sound of your bike. I prefer using the open back because I feel it captures my bike’s sound more accurately and the wind noise is almost unnoticeable for most of my riding – no need to have music added to cover up the wind.
I’ve cracked the top latching mechanism after two months of use, so make sure you squeeze shut the case before you try to lock it. GoPro were good about it though and are sending me another latch. Because of the cracked latch I had the camera pop out of its case a few rides ago and go flying into an intersection at about 40-50 km/h (I had been taping the case shut until the new latch arrived). After circling around and picking up the camera, battery and battery cover it was good to go – a few small dents in the battery and a few scrapes on the corners. I was hoping the downloaded video would show it popping out of the case and onto the road, but the camera stopped recording about 15 seconds before it came out of the case (coincidence or caused by the impact?). It continues to record video without noticeable issues.
I have yet to accurately time it, but recording two hour runs in 1080 haven’t been a problem with a 16GB SDHC card and one battery. I will be purchasing a second battery however, so I can record longer trips and experiment with the various video settings.
I am very, very happy with the camera – I would have given it 5 stars, but the quality of the night recording just needs to be better.
Pros Rugged, Video Quality
Cons Night video recording
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good glove
PostedApril 7, 2010
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George
From NL, Canada
I have an 8 1/2" palm circumference and based solely upon the size chart I should have ordered a medium. After reading the note above the chart however, that "Fieldsheer gloves from 08 and prior will fit one size smaller then the size chart below indicates. So order one size larger then the size chart indicates" I ordered a large just in case. I don't know if the Circuit is a 2008 or earlier model, but a large fits perfectly snug on my hand before break in. I believe a medium would have been too small for my hand. The gloves appear to offer great protection and are very comfortable except for an irritating seam that only makes contact with my right thumb nail. I’m hoping that with a little more break in that the seam will no longer contact my right thumb nail as I really like the look and feel of these gloves.
Pros - Fits well
Cons - Only 30% kangaroo skin
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very happy with purchase
PostedApril 7, 2010
Customer avatar
George
From NL, Canada
I'm 5'8", 200lbs, with a 28" inseam (to ankle), a 34" belt line and a 38" waist. I ordered a size 44 and after wearing the suit a few times I really like the fit (not too snug). It might have been possible to fit into a size 42 if I liked it snug all over (and I extended the side straps for the pants and jacket). The jacket has enough room in the back for me to fit a separate 2” thick back protector and the pants have enough room in the waist to allow the bottom of the longer type back protectors to extend down to the tail bone. The pants go to the top of my ankle bone, so the length could accommodate someone inches longer in the inseam. I have average sized biceps and the suit has extra room in that area. If I had to go only by the weight guidelines of the sizing chart, I would have ordered a size 50 and it would have been way too big / long for me. The four vents (two in the front / two in the back) flow a lot of air when opened during warmer temperatures and allow me to stay warm when the temperatures drop. The suit feels very substantial and it should offer a lot of protection if you have the misfortune to come off your bike. I am very happy with it.
Pros - Offers great protection, - Comfortable
Cons - weight guidelines in sizing chart are not accurate
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The Vertigo was created after an arduous 2+ year development period with lofty goals in mind. The boot had to push the technology of the sport road boot segment to an even higher level than the legendary Vertebra series. They are designed to be the best, no matter the cost. The Vertigo series of boots has achieved all that and much more! Shock Absorbing Heel Cup Three stage, shock absorbing heel cup molded in three different densities of plastic is one element that sets the Vertigo series apart from all other sport boots. This system offers a built in shock absorbing range of 3mm. The heel cups internal area is also fully lined with impact resistant thousand-air cell memory foam for and extra level of comfort and protection. Lining Each Vertigo series boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Vertigo series boots are flly lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Tecno VR System The Vertigo series of boots are the only race boots to offer a patented Tecno VR adjustable calf system designed to accommodate calves of virtually any size in a clean, supportive and protective design. With a simple adjustment of the Tecno knob the internal onofilament line will evenly close and wrap the boot around the riders calf in micro adjustments for a perfect fit. A maximum adjustment of 5cm is provided. Replaceable Scuff Pad Option of either a ceramic or nylon toe scuff. Air Vent System Both the Vertigo Corsa and Vertigo employ an air ventilation system that can be opened or closed with a touch of a button depending upon a riders needs. This Malleolus guard on the outer edge of each boot also protects the small and vulnerable foot bones. Composite Inner Sole The composite inner sole of Sidi boots resists side to side compression offering greater protection compared to the leather inner soles that our competitors use. The insole features a removable arch support and will never lose its dynamic characteristics, even after months of intense use it is water resistant and is designed to withstand high footpeg pressures. Replaceable Parts Every bolt on component of each Vertigo boot is available separately. Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash. Lorica reg Boots outer is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion yet it still breathes with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Please Note The Vertigo boots no longer offer a replaceable shin plate.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot
PostedApril 7, 2010
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George
From NL, Canada
I was initially concerned about ordering the correct size, but I went to motonation.com (Sidi's Distributer) and used their sizing chart as a guide. Based upon their sizing chart I ordered a size 43 - they fit me perfectly. The boots are very light and feel comfortable right out of the box. They just feel stiff / protective in all the right places and flexible where needed. I also appreciated being able to tighten / loosen the calf area as I wear the boots over my leathers. Once I started riding I forgot they were on my feet. I was initially going to purchase the B2s, but I’m happy I spent a bit more and went with the Vertigo.
Pros - Very Protective, - Very Comfortable, - Looks Great
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HJC FS-15 Helmet - Solid
HJC FS-15 Helmet - Solid
Fiberglass and Spectra Composite Weave Shell Lightweight, with superior fit and comfort by using advanced CAD technology Wind tunnel tested aerodynamic shell shape with an extra large eye port for greater visibility Channeled, Dual Density EPS liner Third Generation ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity out the rear of the helmet Anti-Fog System Adjustable side chin bar mounted vortex vents create a low-pressure vacuum effect drawing heat and moisture out of the face shield area Adjustable chin vent redirects air upward and across shield interior Removable / Washable SilverCool Interior Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver antibacterial fabric Comfortable, removable and washable HJ-09 Two-Stage Shield Closure Mechanism A two-stage pivot mechanism compresses the shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal Includes built-in pins for Pinlock anti-fog lenses Improved, no guess work, tool-less shield removal and installation Aerodynamic flush mounted fit for reduced turbulence Scratch resistant hard coated shield Optically superior 3D design Rated at 95 UV resistant Nylon Strap Retention Snap Neatly secures excess chin strap Soft Helmet Storage Bag Included Meets or exceeds SNELL DOT standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love the FS-15 Carbon
PostedFebruary 16, 2010
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George
From St. John's
I felt that the shipping cost to eastern Canada was a little pricey (approx. $45), but the sale price more than made up for it. Even after the brokerage fee (approx $10) and the provincial sales tax, it was a super deal. Canadian Customs slowed down the delivery as expected, but the link that revzilla provided allowed me know exactly where it was in shipment. When it arrived, the box was well packaged and the helmet had no visible damage.
You can’t fully appreciate how good the carbon fiber looks until you see it in person – I can’t stop looking at it. The lining is also very comfortable and the medium fits me perfectly. Unfortunately I cannot comment on noise or air flow because my bike is hibernating for the winter.
Pros Great Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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