Cardo Scala Rider Teamset Pro The Cardo Sala Rider TeamSet PRO Bluetooth headset is a great Motorcycle intercom solution to a real need Now motorcyclists and their passengers too can benefit from wireless handsfree communication without compromising security or comfort, thus opening a whole new realm fcommunication and entertainment on the go. The Sala Rider TeamSet PRO for motorcycle intercom offers Bluetooth handsfree wireless communication both via intercom with your Passenger and your mobile phone. The Sala Rider TeamSet PRO automatically adjusts its sound level as your riding conditions change. Both Bluetooth Motorcycle intercom headsets can recieve GPS navigation instructions from a GPS device. Each headset has the ability to independently initiate, accept or reject incoming calls by voice control. Each Motorcycle Intercom headset includes an MP3 jack so that Driver and Passenger can listen to their favorite tunes from their own MP3 player by just plugging it into the unit. Cardo Scala Rider TeamSet PRO key features VOX Technology Each headset can receive, initiate, and reject mobile calls by voice control Motorcycle Intercom in Full Duplex Driver and Passenger can talk and listen to each other simultaneously GPS transmit navigation instructions from your GPS Listen to your MP3 player (cable included) Weather protected headset fits virtually all full-faced and helmets Easy installation within minutes AGC Technology automatically self adjusts speakers volume according to speed and ambient noise Dual Ultra-slim Speakers for superb audio Up to 10 hrs. Talk-time / 1 Week standby Tech Specs Talk time up to 10 hours Standby time one week Weight 1.18 oz (33.5 gr) Battery type rechargeable Li-Po Charging time 3 hours Rugged Design Waterproff and Dustproof Certificates FCC, IC,CE, Bluetooth Bluetooth version 2.0 class 2 Chip manufacturer Cambridge Silicone Radio (CSR) Audio Features Noise cancellation AGC technology Automatic Volume Control according to speed and ambient noise VOX technology Accept or Reject calls by voice commands Speaker Booster Functions and Profiles Voice dial Last-number redial Call reject MP3 connectivity Connect your MP3 player with the provided cable Functional Features Fits all full-face and 3/4 Helmets Quick-release mechanism for headset Two ultra-slim speakers 4.7 mm / 0.18 in. 4 large control buttons Intercom Features Rider-to-Passenger Motorcycle Intercom communication
Bought this for a recent "two up" ride to Nova Scotia. It was easy to install in the helmets and set-up. Don't let the very small size of the speakers fool you, both they and the microphone worked very well and voice clarity was very good.
The voice activation feature is nice, but took a little time to sort out. Once working, you almost forget you have helmets on, it just feels like you are talking to each other.
PLENTY of talk time. We were riding for 6 - 8 hours every day,had plenty of conversation and never ran out of battery.
After the trip I tried using the cord to connect to my I-Phone and listen to music. I found it to be different from the bluetooth in my Chatterbox and less fussy to use ( as long as you don't mind a cord ).
The music sounds ok, again, at least as good as the Chatterbox. I never tried syncing my GPS or Phone, so I can't comment on those features, but the real strength of this setup is communication between the two people on the bike.
If you want a shield for your Arai other than a clear one and want it to fit right, etc, there really isn't much of a choice other than "pay the piper". That being said, the "built in" vents are nice and it seems to be a quality product, like the helmet itself.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Fusion Rain Boots
SIDI Fusion Rain Boots Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining. Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet. Black only
Nice boot, but needs better zippers
PostedMay 2, 2011
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
Like the boots, they fit well and look good. The velcro closing is heavy duty, which is good, because in less than 1 year of use, both zippers have broken and I have relied on the velcro to keep everything closed up. Looking at getting the zippers replaced because the rest of the boot seems to be of good quality and is holding up well.
I ride several bikes, but primarily a GS Adventure. The sole is semi-stiff and provides decent support when I ride standing up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Strada Evo Rain Boots
Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the Strada Evo Rain boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Composite Inner Sole 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 Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash or to make a custom colored boot to match his/her personal taste. Lorica Boot's 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 doesn' stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Lining Each Strada 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 Strada series boots are fully lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Features Double stitched in all high stress areas Fully encapsulated heel cup Zipper and Velcro closure system Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad DuPont polymer ankle cup Rain membrane to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Lorica outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support
Very happy with these boots.
PostedApril 19, 2010
I have been very happy with these boots. I have a somewhat narrow foot and a high arch and these boots fit perfect! I wear a 10 1/2 and bought size 45 and it is an exact fit. I really like the adjustability of the top, which allows me to wear pants either inside or outside the boot. I haven't ridden in much rain, but went through a few deep puddles and the boots performed fine. I have ridden in temps down to the 20's and the boots have kept my feet comfortable. I haven't ridden in the hot summer weather yet, but if they get to hot on the nice days, I may order another ( non-rain ) pair I like these so much.
Pros Rugged, Great fit, Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet
Designed for the adventure touring and dual sport market, the Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet can be used in three configurations with visor and shield, with just shield, or with just visor A wide, 3-dimensionally curved shield completely seals against the eyeport beading Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) shell Visor includes a front air intake to channel air into top of helmet Shutter behind nose cover directs air flow to clear shield fogging Fully removable 3-D interior, with 5-layer cheekpads that are channeled for eyeglasses Breath guard and chin curtain included DOT and Snell 2005 Approved Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 6-3/8 oz. (1549g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
Nice helmet, but not communicator friendly
PostedApril 12, 2010
Overall, happy with the helmet. It is comfortable, but, at least for my head shape, the Arai XD3 would be a step higher in comfort ( but also more expensive ).
Main complaint, which I guess is somewhat common with Shoei helmets, there is not enough room in the ear pockets for even thin speakers. I installed a Chatterbox XBi2 and just the width of the velcro on the back of the speakers made the speaker " too wide" to install. I removed the velcro. replaces it with thin double-sided tape and was able to make what I consider a "marginal" installation.