8ballRider
 
 
 
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    July 1, 2013
  • Last review
    September 30, 2013
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain are included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass-compatible interior Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately) Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately) The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Features Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Qwest Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
excellent helmet
PostedSeptember 30, 2013
Customer avatar
8ballRider
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weight
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Light
Heavy
Vision
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Wide
I looked at a lot if helmets before I chose the shoei quest. Fits snug but comfortable. Quite quiet. The aerodynamics are great. No head wobble. Would recommend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Pro
Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Pro
Cardo Systems Scala Rider Q2 Pro Following the global success of the scala rider Q2, Cardo has developed the scala rider Q2 PRO headset. The Q2 PRO offers even more value with Bike-to-Bike intercom communication for a distance of up to an impressive 700m/2,300 ft The scala rider Q2 PRO features technological advances for smooth and effortless communication. Embedded PLC (Packet Loss Concealment) technology allows real-time compensation of audio losses in challenging environments and makes your conversations sound clearer than ever. Thanks to MDC (Multiple Device Connection) technology, the scala rider Q2 PRO allows bikers to receive GPS voice instructions, communicate with other bikers or with a passenger on the back seat via intercom, conduct calls on their mobile phones and listen to music and radio. Entertainment features now include wireless A2DP stereo music or MP3 player connection via cable as well as built-in FM radio with RDS. Key Scala Rider Q2 Pro Features Bike-to-Bike Intercom Alternate between 2 other riders within a range of 700m / 2,300 ft Rider-to-Passenger communications Both Rider and Passenger using Q2 PRO headsets can communicate via intercom as well as independently conduct mobile phone calls, listen to MP3 music in stereo or to the built-in FM radio Full Duplex No longer the walkie-talkie syndrome where one party can only speak when the other is silent. The scala rider Q2 PRO allows bikers and passengers to talk and listen simultaneously Corded Mic The scala rider Q2 PRO is also available with a corded microphone to fit even the tightest full-faced helmets Thanks to MDC technology the scala rider Q2 PRO offers parallel connectivity as follows Alternate between two additional scala rider headsets on intercom mode and one of the following Bluetooth devices Mobile Phone (either directly or via a GPS device) GPS device A2DP enabled MP3 Player orAdapter Priority Management No need to manually disconnect from intercom or music to receive incoming phone calls or GPS instructions Built-In FM Radio with RDS Connection to an MP3 Player (cable included) Results may vary according to terrain Tech Specs Talk time up to 8 hours Standby time 7 days Charging time 3 hours Intercom Features(Full Duplex) Bike-to-Bike intercom communication up to 700 m /2,300 ft Rider-to-Passenger communications with all scala rider models (full compatibility) Audio Features Noise cancellation Microphone AGC technology Automatic Volume Control according to speed and ambient noise VOX technology Accept or Reject calls by voice commands Speaker Booster PLC (Packet Loss Concealment) Real-Time compensation of audio losses in challenging environments Functional Features Fits all full-faced and 3/4 Helmets Quick-release mechanism for headset Two ultra-slim speakers - 5.7 mm (less than ) thickness 4 large control buttons Headset and HandsFree Profiles support Voice dial Last-number redial Call reject A2DP/AVRCP profile for wireless streaming stereo from MP3 player or other A2DP device FM Radio Features 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz receiver RDS functionality (Automatic selection of strongestFM radio signal while on the go) 6 Station memory with Search and Store functions Automatic radio muting during incoming calls Radio On time typical on avg. 8-10 hours MP3 Wireless MP3 music (A2DP) or through cable connected MP3 player GPS GPS voice instructions override phone calls Charger 110/240V 50/60Hz Universal Travel Charger Environmental Specifications Waterproof and dustproof (certified as IP 67) Chip and Battery Bluetooth version 2.1, class 1 Chip manufacturer CSR Battery type Rechargeable Li-Po
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Scala Q2 Pro
PostedJuly 29, 2013
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8ballRider
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great product. Bluetooth with music / gps works flawlessly. Good Volume for music. Could be a touch louder for calls. Haven't tried pairing with a second headset yet. I'm still trying to be able to make a phone call from the headset but I think that it is my phone not the headset. Would recommend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots Outer side zipper closure system for easy entry and exit Plastic molded shin plate covered by a pressure stamped section of leather Internal support is provided by injection-molded plastic on the ankles Internal heel counter Internal toe counter is layered under the leather Alpinestars' exclusive vulcanized compound sole with unique side wrapping design Water-resistant full-grain oil leather upper Injected PU shifter area Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining Soft micro fiber instep flex zone Removable anatomic perforated foot bed Velcro calf adjustment Multi-density EVA padding Rear reflective insert for increased visibility Available in European sizes 34-50 Please Note Alpinestars changed the soles of the Web Gore-Tex Boots, they are slightly different than shown in the video.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boots
PostedJuly 1, 2013
Customer avatar
8ballRider
From New York
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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These are my first pair of waterproof boots. They are very comfortable and give great protection. I will say that they are a little hot riding in the summer but are going to be excellent for the other three seasons.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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