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Old 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Bilt Bluetooth helmets....

Anyone tried one of these yet?

Yes I know all Bilt stuff is Chinese junk, and helmets are never good to cheap out on.... However I am curious about these Bilt Bluetooth audio helmets with everything built in....


Its time for my wife to get a new helmet and I thought about picking up a pair of these so we can listen to tunes or talk on longer rides.... I would not be racing in this thing...

Anyone tested these yet? Typical Chinese junk?

I'm sure it would be better to buy a sena system and mod my current shoei helmet but.... For $400 for two helmets, doesn't seem like a bad idea unless they are just straight up terrible... Not expecting home theater sound quality... But it seems like a reasonable deal, with built in sun visor as well...Just thinking out loud here..

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Old 03-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Interested as well..
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The oneal ones are better.
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not too bad, had one for about 6 months, can hear good on all except the worst days. can use the phone and hear tunes charge lasts about 2 weeks during normal commuter use
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not too bad, had one for about 6 months, can hear good on all except the worst days. can use the phone and hear tunes charge lasts about 2 weeks during normal commuter use
What was considered "a worse day"?
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The oneal ones are better.
CG lists them on the website but they are never in stock. Who carries Oneal in Houston where I could try one on?
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worst day would be 35 MPH winds against your direction as 70 mph, and CG South has them, I walked in and bought mine, I have the Tech Modular. You can still hear even on the worst days just not really good
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CG lists them on the website but they are never in stock. Who carries Oneal in Houston where I could try one on?
To be honest i don't know who stocks them in town other than the distributor. If you want to try them on I can pick a couple of sizes up and have em at my shop for you.
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I had one. Couldn't get the fit just right (I have a weird shaped head or something).

Audio quality was fine. I could hear music at 70mph while also wearing 33db NR earplugs. Not loud enough for classical (which was a problem for me), but EDM came through np. Mic worked well, too. Battery life is good - maybe 6-7 hours per charge.

The only problem I had was weight. They are polycarbonate, plus retractable dark shield under the visor, plus all the electronics... It adds up. Especially if it doesn't fit perfectly (which mine didn't).

Go try it on and walk around the store (like an idiot) for 20-30 minutes. You'll probably find out if it's something you can wear.

EDIT: I never had a problem with the Bluetooth pairing. I used it with a few different phones (SGSIII, Nexus4, and Nexus5) and it never dropped sync, skipped, or anything. The electronics seemed, for me at least, to be the best part of the helmet. Fit was the worst part.

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I had one. Couldn't get the fit just right (I have a weird shaped head or something).

Audio quality was fine. I could hear music at 70mph while also wearing 33db NR earplugs. Not loud enough for classical (which was a problem for me), but EDM came through np. Mic worked well, too. Battery life is good - maybe 6-7 hours per charge.

The only problem I had was weight. They are polycarbonate, plus retractable dark shield under the visor, plus all the electronics... It adds up. Especially if it doesn't fit perfectly (which mine didn't).

Go try it on and walk around the store (like an idiot) for 20-30 minutes. You'll probably find out if it's something you can wear.

EDIT: I never had a problem with the Bluetooth pairing. I used it with a few different phones (SGSIII, Nexus4, and Nexus5) and it never dropped sync, skipped, or anything. The electronics seemed, for me at least, to be the best part of the helmet. Fit was the worst part.
Great review my friend, I'll just say forget it and go schubert..
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To be honest i don't know who stocks them in town other than the distributor. If you want to try them on I can pick a couple of sizes up and have em at my shop for you.
Thanks for the offer .. I will let ya know when I am looking to purchase. Where ya located?
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Tmax closes deals while doing 70 two abreast.


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tried one. i prefer the uclear 200. much easier for me to put it on my existing helmets.
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why do you want to talk? lol
Really more about being able to listen to tunes on long rides without having cords/cables hanging out every where. Plus I like the idea of the visor so you're not always worried about dark shields at night or needing sunglasses during the day.

The theory and gadgets in Bilt helmet are great.. If they could actually build a quality helmet with the same design/goodies they would be on to something..

Sure I could put a Sena in my Shoei... And have a big box hanging off the side, wires everywhere and still no cool hidden visor..

I've been researching all of them.. The O Neal, Bilt, HJC etc etc.. All of them are just cheap helmets with systems in them.. the HJC doesn't even come with the system and it costs more then the Bilt.

I may go try one in a couple weeks just to satisfy my curiosity.
I just figured since Lorie is a due for a new helmet, I could kill a couple birds with one stone.
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