JStro
 
 
 
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    April 29, 2013
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    June 24, 2013
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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 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 Approximate eight 900g Five-year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Helmet!
PostedJune 24, 2013
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JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
After considering the Scorpion EXO-100 and EXO-110, I finally pulled the trigger on the Bell Pit Boss. I really liked the design of the EXO-100, but the shell is a bit heavier than the Bell and some complained about airflow issues. I thought that the EXO-110 was the answer, but was frustrated to learn that helmet comes without a neck curtain.
I really like the light weight and the ability to dial in the adjuster to make for a really snug fit with the Pit Boss. While the dial adjuster doesn't work as slick as my Smith Ski helmet, it does the trick well enough and probably has more of a custom fit than any of the current competitors. The visor system on the Scorpion is a bit more refined (the Bell slams down with a clunk), however that isn't a deal breaker either. The jury is still out on the optics of the visor, I may experiment with different tints or just go with sunglasses and a clear visor...
All in all, I have no regrets. The fit, comfort and style are great, and the wind buffeting is minimal for a half helmet. While it could use a few tweaks and refinement to make it perfect, you won't be disappointed given the price and feature set.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Navigator Gloves Goat skin palm and back lighter and more flexible than cowhide Gel padded palm patch with silicone grip design Faceshield wiper blade on left thumb Waterproof/breathable using Hipora membrane Bemberg cool lining for comfort Palm side Thermolite insulation for warmth Adjustable wrist strap for a custom fit Reflective piping for night visibility Box-construction with tapered finger for a comfortable fit 2-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent Gloves
PostedApril 29, 2013
Customer avatar
JStro
From Nottingham
State:NH
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These gloves have some decent features (gauntlet extensions, visor wiper, zipper and Velcro cuff closure, gel pads on the palm) but that they aren't too bulky and don't cost $150. Many of the more armored gloves that I have tried are big bucks and have significantly reduced dexterity. On the flip side, I wouldn't expect these gloves to offer a whole lot of protection in the event that hand meets gravel. I would like to see some additional scuff resistant material (plastic or even some thicker leather) over the knuckles. The gauntlets are nice for keeping wind from blowing up your sleeves, however. These gloves are a good choice if dexterity and feature set is your priority over ham-handed armor.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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