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Shoei J Cruise Helmet The Shoei J-Cruise is the Cadillac of open-face helmets. The classic design has been upgrade with features that make the J-Cruise a world class touring helmet. An internal drop-down sun visor, distortion-free Pinlock-ready face shield, adjustable ventilation system and 3D Max-Dry liner provide all day riding comfort. The face shield even has an integrated air dam that helps stabilize the helmet at speed and mitigate buffeting. If you like the freedom of a helmet, the Shoei J-Cruise is your ticket to ride. Features: Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents Multi-Piece EPS liner allows for smooth passage of air, improving cooling performance Easily removable shield secured by the shield stopper to prevent unexpected opening at speed Five layer construction in cheek pad 3D Max-Dry removable and washable interior liner Padded chin strap Sun Shield Visor System: Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact CJ-2 Face Shield System: QRSA allows tool-less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit Wide, three dimensionally curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity Scratch-resistant coating 99 protection from harmful UV A & B rays One-piece injection-molded for consistent fit 10mm longer than the CJ-1 it replaces Pinlock-ready race shield Safety Certification: DOT Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Cream of the crop in 3/4 open-faced helmets
PostedJuly 2, 2013
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From Oklahoma City
Rider Type:Road Warrior
If you've got a Shoei-shaped head (you know who you are) and if you're looking for a 3/4 open-faced helmet, this is the one for you. I wanted an open face helmet that would, 1) fit me, 2) provide a clear shield for those inevitable rain showers, and 3) provide an internal shaded eye shield. The J-Cruise has all three.
• The Shoei fit is legendary and this helmet is no exception. Removable interior lining is typically Shoei-plush too.
• The vents on this helmet REALLY flow some air! The only downside to this is that, with the front vent open there is noticeably more noise.
• The oversized clear shield can be used open or closed. The seems to come down a bit lower than most open-face shields and terminates at the bottom with a spoiler lip, which does an excellent job of keeping rain at bay. The shield is also a compact, streamlined design, which doesn't protrude outward from the helmet. It is designed to accommodate a Pinlock inner shield to combat fogging, but I doubt this open face helmet will ever present a fogging issue. My only complaint is that I wish it had multiple intermediate position detents, but alas, it's there's only full open or full closed.
• Fitting a J&M Elite 629 headset was a bit of a chore, as the molded-in pockets were not deep enough to accommodate the speakers without some judicious trimming. Once installed however they sounded marvelous. CAUTION: J&M offers two different 629 speaker designs; one utilizes hollow rubber stalks that surround the wires that come out of the speaker, which are actually supposed to enhance the bass sound. The other has vents in the back of the speaker and no stalks. On this particular helmet, the version with the stalks will NOT work properly. They will sound completely void of bass response. A call to J&M sorted this out and now they sound great with the vented models.
Overall, this is a premium open-faced helmet (at a premium price). Although it will not provide the protection of a full-face helmet, it is as good as it gets in an open face, and light years ahead of any other open-face on the market in my opinion. If you're looking for the freedom that comes with an open face then look no further. I use it for touring on the Goldwing and don't believe I could have made a better choice.
Rides: 2012 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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