Cottonsurfer
 
 
 
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    July 25, 2011
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    January 20, 2014
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders. Features Universal Intercom Allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Ultra slim feather light Four-way conference intercom Conference phone call with intercom participant Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS Voice prompts Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP Play, pause, track forward and track back Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Can be used while charging on road trip Individual volume control for each audio source Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty General Specifications Talk time 8 hours Stand-by time 7 days Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature -10C 55C (14F 131F) Dimensions 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in) Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Audio Specifications Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Bluetooth Specifications Profiles Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth 3.0 CE, FCC and IC Certificates Includes Headset Main Unit Speakers Attachable Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Replaceable Battery Pack USB Power Data Cable Cigarette Charger Users Guide Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v5.0. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10R-01
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty Awsome so far
PostedJanuary 20, 2014
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Cottonsurfer
From Corpus Christi
State:TX
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I had wanted to switch from the Cardo Scala G4 to this unit for a while and finally took the plunge a few weeks back. I can only compare those two units from experience.
I found the install on both units to be very simple and straight forward. I bought the Sena unit for the simple fact that it removes the Frankenstein knob from the helmet. Also given the fact that I wired the battery pack inside the helmet makes it look so much more streamlined. Everything else I have learned is just a plus with me.
Both units are easy to operate, however, I give the edge to Sena with the large buttons. Operation of the unit is where the Sena shines. There was always a delayed lag between the Cardo connecting to my Samsung Note 2. Not so with the Sena. It is almost immediate as soon as you turn it on. Toggling between your play list forward or backwards is not as much of hassle and the mute function on the Sena is a plus. Also would like to point out on the Cardo that you would always hear music - you never could lower the volume to the point that the music was mute to listen to someone talk.
Connection - the Sena sync's with the phone different than the Cardo unit. With the Sena I had to sync once as a phone device then again as a media device. I am unsure what this will cost me later down the road but I found it worth mentioning.
The Cardo unit has radio capabilities which is alright, but hardly needed with a smartphone. I did not think of this as a major loss. I usually listen to internet radio which comes through the smartphone.
Pairing with other riders I have not done yet, however, I feel the Cardo is far superior in this regard. I was able to pair with other riders without Cardo units (sometimes).
Speakers and the unit itself has to go to the Sena unit. Both company speakers are not the best in the world, however, if you are wanting high music quality on a helmet communication, you got to be kidding yourself. I have found that regulating the equalizer on the phone that some quality comes out. Voice is a small bit clearer when talking on the Sena, but same clarity in listening.
Also worth mentioning that you have more control over volume with the Sena unit. There are more selection in volume levels compared to the Cardo. I have not noticed volume or quality issues with the unit as the battery is drained with either unit. Battery life has to go to Cardo, but it is super simple to change out battery packs which are cheap, rather than buy a whole new unit which cost lots more with the Cardo.
Also have to give kudo's to Shoei Air. The removable lining on the helmet made installation so much easier than tucking wires between the solid helmet and cushion.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei GT Air Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI introduces the Shoei GT Air , a lightweight full-face helmet with improved ventilation, a fully removable noise-reducing interior, a built-in sun visor and a distinctively stylish shell that is as good looking as it is integral to its performance while on the road. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed 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 GT-Air helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes new redesigned Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the GT-Air Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Nice
PostedOctober 24, 2013
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Cottonsurfer
From Corpus Christi
State:TX
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Purchased this helmet a while back. I can only compare it with the Multitec Shoei. Airflow is better in the helmet except in the chin area where is seems non-existent, however, the upper forehead you receive much flow. The fit is tight, but gets better as it breaks in. The visor I love and there is room for prescription glasses.
If you have a Cardo like I do . . . good luck. Still trying to fit the sucker in the helmet. Someday, the helmet world will catch up with internal blue tooth that really works.
I love the field of view compared to the multitec plus it comes with the pinlock system that does come in handy.
With the shield down at a stop your glasses fog up particular for me in a costal environment.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Truant Boots Built on an exclusive ICON bottom unit, the athletic profile of the Truant belies its brute nature. A reinforced toe box and axialmetric steel shank provide the foundation for true riding legitimacy. Full grain leather chassis, semi-covered laces, and midfoot retention strap combine to round out the Truants moto performance pedigree. The Icon Truant, a modern motorcycle boot cloaked in a street-savvy silhouette. Features FULL GRAIN LEATHER UPPER AXIALMETRIC STEEL SHANK SLIP-RESISTANT RUBBER SOLE INTERNAL ANKLE PROTECTION ADJUSTABLE MIDFOOT STABILIZER STRAP LOW-PROFILE LACING SYSTEM
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than Expected
PostedOctober 8, 2013
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Cottonsurfer
From Corpus Christi
State:TX
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
Purchased these boots after looking at other options prior to a long ride into the hill country. The boot breaths very well and you will feel it along the perforations. It runs about a half size large, however, I welcomed the extra room in the event I travel in colder weather.
I like wearing jeans and was surprised at how well they went with them. I am not a fashion guru by any means but also received compliments on the styling. I am not a cowboy boot kind of guy and would prefer tennis shoes but realize the risks.
The buckle is an added safety feature I enjoy, however it tends to dig into the ankle if strapped to tight. I am hoping once the leather becomes more weathered it will become more flexible. Consider this depending on the position of your feet on the bike.
Overall the boot is great, but a bit expensive.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese X-ILE Gloves
Dainese X-ILE Gloves
Dainese X-ILE Gloves Cowhide Spandex Fabric Leather palm reinforcement Perforated leather Adjustable cuff strap Elasticated inserts Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Riding Gloves in the Texas Heat!
PostedJuly 25, 2011
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Cottonsurfer
From Corpus Christi
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased these gloves to have more ventilation when riding around in the Texas summer. I find the gloves well made without issue. They do keep my hands cooler than the leather however some protection is given up (which I understand). They are nicely made and look great. They are easily the most comfortable pair that I have owned with natural curve of the fingers and the way they fit my caveman hands. I normally wear a size XL but had to move to a size XXL. This was a good move and Revzilla had no problems with the exchange.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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