Joseph
 
 
 
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    July 12, 2011
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Sena 20 S Bluetooth Headset The 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System is the latest communication device from Bluetooth leader Sena. The Sena 20S features a staggering 1.5 mile range, advanced Bluetooth 4.1 and a built-in FM radio tuner. Stay in contact by calling hands-free on your Bluetooth phone, rock out to your favorite riding jams in stereo or listen to voice instructions of GPS navigators by Bluetooth wirelessly, all the while having conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. The unit provides a sleek and aerodynamic design that offers a versatile jog dial that maximizes the ease of use for riders. The Sena 20S features several industry firsts for the motorcycle Bluetooth communication headset market. Bluetooth 4.1 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules increases the performance and reliability of the headset while also allowing for increased high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience versus the traditional interruption based audio technology of other Bluetooth devices. The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently. With the 20S, users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. Features: Bluetooth 4.1 Industry first dual Bluetooth module communication system Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio Advanced wind noise cancellation Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function All-in-one helmet clamp kit HD crystal clear and natural sound quality Quick Bluetooth Pairing Intuitive voice prompts and commands Water resistant for use in inclement weather Bluetooth protocol support: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP Remote control support Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind thanks to the two-year warranty Bluetooth 4.1 and Dual Bluetooth: The 20S is the industrys first dual module Bluetooth communication system as well as the industrys first Bluetooth 4.1 technology Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices Audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently Intercom: HD quality voice allows for communication with up to eight companions over a a distance up to 2.4 km or 1.5 miles Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group Intercom is universal, allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades) Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation User Interface: Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom Clamp Mount: All-in-one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet Dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience Includes both wired and boom-style microphones Earbud port built into each clamp mount Specifications: Talk time: 13 hours Stand-by time: 10 days Dimensions (main module): 94.7 mm x 48.3 mm x 25.5 mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in) Speakers: driver unit 36 mm thickness 6.5 mm Boom microphone length: 190 mm Wire length between speakers: 555 mm Weight (main module): 60 g (2.11 oz) Audio Specs: Built-in SBC Codec Wide volume control Sample rate: max. 48 kHz (DAC) Built-in wide band Codec (HFP) Sample rate: max 16 kHz FM Radio Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies) Radio region: worldwide Radio frequency specifications: 64 108MHz 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function Radio on time: 810 hours In the Box: Sena 20S headset main unit Universal helmet clamp Wired boom microphone Wired microphone Micro USB power and data cable 2.5 to 3.5 mm audio cable Cigarette charger Glued surface mounting adapter Rubber pads Speaker pads VELCRO brand fastener pads for speakers VELCRO brand fastener pad for boom microphone VELCRO brand fastener pad for wired microphone Allen wrench 20S-01D
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Expect to make use of the 2 year warranty
PostedAugust 7, 2016
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Joseph
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
We're a two rider household, and we each have a Sena 20s. They were purchased separately and our units have serial numbers wide apart from each other. Both units died roughly 1 year from their date of purchase in the exact same way. They will not power on, the reset button does nothing, and the charging LED will not illuminate when plugged into a USB charger - tried multiple chargers and cables - all of which work just fine on other USB devices. The units completely bricked. One was quickly replaced by Sena under warranty, the other is still waiting for Sena. Second defective unit was delivered to their San Jose office 2 weeks ago.
Rides: 2004 Aprilia RST1000 Futura
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SP Air Gloves The Alpinestars SP Air Gloves give sport riders some warm weather relief with strategically perforated full grain leather and 3D mesh for maximum airflow. Protective features from Alpinestars' race gloves are integrated into the SP Air in the form of polymer hard knuckles, palm sliders and a reinforced landing area. Improved ergonomics give the SP Air Gloves all-day riding comfort. Construction: Supple, durable full-grain leather chassis incorporating strategically placed 3D mesh inserts for optimized airflow and comfort Ergonomically profiled synthetic suede reinforcements on the palm and outer hand landing zones provide maximum abrasion resistance in key impact zones Exceptional Cooling Localized perforations on palm and backhand surface and ventilated and mesh finger sidewalls offer exceptional all-round air flow TPR air intakes on fingers and knuckle protection prevent the build-up of sweat and heat while riding Performance Fit Alpinestars exclusive ergonomic stretch insert between palm and thumb offers improved range of hand movement and greater sensitivity while operating the bike controls Long gauntlet cuff construction offers extended coverage and comfort for the lower arm and can be tightly and securely closed over the jacket sleeve to form an excellent seal against the weather Pre-curved finger construction reduces rider fatigue while offering excellent comfort and fit Ergonomic injected TPU palm slider for superior impact and abrasion resistance in key area Race-proven, injected TPU knuckle protector to absorb and dissipate impact while providing air cooling thanks to its specifically engineered vents Alpinestars patented third and fourth finger bridge prevents protection rolling around the finger and roll separation in the event of a slide Palm, fingers and backhand padded with energy absorbing EVA foam for additional protection Velcro wrist adjuster and wide Velcro strap on the cuff provide a secure and adjusted closure Leather stretch accordion and Lycra gussets on fingers and thumb for superior fit and flexibility Touchscreen compatible index fingertip and thumb allow the use of smartphone and GPS systems Printed and embroidered logos and detailing
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not my traditional Alpinestars fit
PostedMay 6, 2016
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Joseph
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I have two problems with the SP-Air. First, they feel way too stiff and bulky for summer gloves. Second, and more significantly, the fit. Alpinestars have consistently been my go-to glove with perfect sizing and comfort. My unlined A-Star gloves (such as the SP-1 and GP-Pro) are all XXL. My lined A-Star gloves (such as the Gore-Tex Stormrider and Apex Drystar) are all XXXL. By following this sizing guideline, every Alpinestar glove I have ever tried on has fit me dead on perfect - until the SP-Air. This glove just fits me all wrong. Somehow, it's both too loose and too tight at the same time, at different parts of my hand. The pre-curve is too aggressive and stiff, yet there is material bunched up on the back. The thumbs are too short, yet there is somehow excess material uncomfortably bunched up in the thumb "crotch" (for lack of a better term). Coming from a worn-out 10 year old pair of original Held AirStreams, I thought I could save a few bucks by replacing them with the SP-Air, but I'll be exchanging these for the AirStream II.
Rides: 2004 Aprilia RST1000 Futura
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Arai Profile Helmet - Solid
Arai Profile Helmet - Solid
Arai Profile Solid Helmet Long-oval fit Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holesin critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Optically-correct pre-formed faceshieldsbetter vision, UV ray protection with less distortion De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightlyhelps clear fogging Removable Breathguardreduces fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shellfiberglass composite is stronger andlighterallows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort FFS (FreeFlow System)reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot airfrom the facial area Dual Intake/Dual Exhaust Ventilationdual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior Fully removable liner and cheek pads Enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly what I expected
PostedJuly 12, 2011
Customer avatar
Joseph
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
If you've got a "long oval" head shape, then your search is over. This is your helmet.
This is my second Profile - my first one was sacrificed to save my skull in a track-day high side. My older one was holding up brilliantly. Nothing had come loose or stopped working over the 5 years and many tens of thousands of miles of ownership. I was so happy with the fit, function, durability, and safety - I simply replaced my crashed Profile with a new one.
And don't let the Arai shield change system intimidate you. Once you get over the initial fear that you're going to break something on your expensive new helmet and just just give it a good tug, shield removal and re-installation is a breeze, and honestly takes me no longer than a Shoei. (If you want to see a pointlessly over-complicated and time consuming shield system - go try a Suomy Spec 1R Extreme.) And those little vents at the top of Arai's shields? This thing NEVER fogs up.
RevZilla was great. They quickly answered my only question prior to ordering, and delivery was lightening fast. No complaints.
For sizing reference I fit a Bell Star Medium, Shoei X-11 & Syncrotech Medium, Suomy Spec 1R Extreme Large, Schuberth C3 large, and the Arai Profile Large - which fits best of any helmet I've ever tried on - like it was custom molded to my head.
Rides: 2004 Aprilia RST1000 Futura
Yes, I recommend this product.
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