Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmets chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
Although I haven't had it long enough to know how it's going to function over the long haul, my initial impressions of the Neotec are very favorable. I got it as a replacement for a Shoei Multitec.
Three things really stand out for me: the ventilation is fantastic, it is VERY quiet, and the internal sun visor works beautifully. It's also a plus that it comes with a Pinlock shield, has a wide field of vision and is a good looking helmet.
I got the same size as my Multitec and was surprised that it was a tighter fit. Then I remembered I thought the same thing about the Multitec when it was new and that it doesn't take long for it to break in. In particular, the cheek pads on the Neotec are quite snug (I'd guess I'm not alone on this since the narrower replacement pads are out of stock). Assuming that it's going to wear in about the same as the Multitec, this shouldn't be a problem for long.
The only downside to this helmet is the price but you really do get what you pay for. I'm not going to compromise on protecting my head. I want something that is both high quality and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and I think I've found those things in this helmet.
Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset The newest addition to the Cardo headset lineup and touting major upgrades over the G4 system, the brand new Cardo Systems Scala Rider G9 powerset is utilizing the most advanced technology and represents one of the most innovative bluetooth communicators we've seen to date. Some of the new features are as follows One + 8 Pairing Communicate with up to eight other riders in full-duplex toggling mode Voice Recognition Allows communication with all eight riders by simply speaking their names Full Duplex Full Duplex communication with up to 4 riders Group Signaling Allows you to send a signal to everyone in your group at once as an alert Social Networking Set up a social group based on physical location, riding groups and find other G9 users Flash Pairing Quick pairing of devices, simply touch the two G9 units and in less than 1 second they are paired Mobile Phone Conference Calls Full duplex telephone calls between a caller and both the rider and passenger Larger Buttons Easier to navigate the device with gloves Two microphone options Includes both boom mic and wired microphone The G9 headset retains all the features of the very popular G4 including A2DP and MP3 connectivity to stream stereo music Built in FM radio with RDS smart scan Noise cancelling microphone Weather and dust resistant design Up to 1.6km range in ideal terrain Upgradeable firmware Download the latest version Cardo G9 firmware here .