Grim45
 
 
 
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    April 24, 2013
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Shark Evoline 3 ST Helmet - Solids Sharks masterpiece continues on its evolution. Never has a helmet given you such options between street/road riding, open or full face. Improvements to the Series 3 include Easier manipulation of the chinbar thanks to the Auto-Up system. The unique motion of the Evoline remains unchanged and has become even more natural with the Series3. The Auto-Up system has been simplified - chinbar and main shield are now united in a single movement. Fabrics, finish and style. The interior of the Evoline Series 3 has been totally redesigned and is softer, better and more comfortable. Brand new ventilation design fore and aft. Overall lower weight has been decreased by approximately 200 grams. Features Lexan Polycarbonate shell Shark Easy Fit system for comfortable use with glasses Sharktooth ready Integrated drop down sun shield Removable and washable CoolMax liner ECE 2205 approved with chinbar in both open and closed position ECE 2205 and DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All I'd hoped it would be!
PostedApril 24, 2013
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Grim45
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've had my sights set on getting a Shark Evoline 3 for almost a year. It took ages for anywhere to restock them in my size (small).
I've seen a few reviews that suggest that the rotating chin bar is "flimsy" or "cheap" but I think it is of the same quality as the shell and or the shells of my other helmets.
I've gotten quite a lot of compliments on the look of the helmet, which I didn't expect at all, and a few riders repeatedly mention how "jealous" they are that I can so easily and quickly change from a full face to an open face (or vice versa) and not worry about a tremendous amount of drag or the "grandpa/touring" look of most modular helmets.
My biggest complaint is that the chin strap is a little tight. When I first put the helmet on, I thought I might need to send it back for a larger helmet, but I hesitated because the rest of the helmet fit so well. After a little bit of riding, the chin strap started becoming less tight feeling and irritable and now I don't even notice it being tight anymore.
I only withhold the excellent rating for durability and protection because if you wear it in the 3/4 set up you will obviously not be as protected as when the chin bar is down in the full face configuration. It is not the materials.
The air flow is limited as the video points out, but the new channels in the foam allow a lot more heat to vent and air to flow as well as the option to simply open the mask for wind int he face if you're too hot.
Obviously this helmet is all about the convenience and functionality of having two helmets, on the fly, in one. I can only say, if you're looking for a full face or a 3/4 and you're on the fence, this is probably the solution you're looking for.
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River Road Brute Leather Vest Features This front-zip vest is fully lined for comfort Power stretch panels on the sides allow for greater mobility and a comfortable fit A smooth, one-piece back panel is great for displaying your favorite patches 2 front zip closure pockets and 4 inner pockets offer excellent storage, including a holster pocket on the left Includes 2-year manufacturer's warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product!
PostedApril 24, 2013
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Grim45
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you like the style of your typical cruiser attire or "Harley" look, this vest is a great buy. My only gripe is that the sides are not lace adjustable. The side paneling is ribbed and expands a fair bit however to allow for a good fit without being too tight if you wear the best over your normal riding jacket.
I think one of the best features River Road added to almost all of their vests is the zip out back in the liner so you can sew on patches directly to the leather, and not through the liner of the vest.
Not being a 1%'er myself, the need for a holster in my vest is a little dramatic, but I use it as an excuse to pack a tiny .99c squirt gun.
Overall, great quality leather, simple, yet stylish vest. I'd recommend it to others (just not my other riding buddies, I don't want them copying my style).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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