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Old 03-24-2014, 12:00 PM   #21
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #22
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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.
I've got the Sena, and while it is larger, its not that bad. Plus, I can use ear buds, boom, or wired mic. You have more options with the Sena. But, if you need a helmet with "it all", the BiLT seems to be a decent way to go. You can try out my Sena if you want. I've got 2.
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I've got the Sena, and while it is larger, its not that bad. Plus, I can use ear buds, boom, or wired mic. You have more options with the Sena. But, if you need a helmet with "it all", the BiLT seems to be a decent way to go. You can try out my Sena if you want. I've got 2.
Thanks Chris. More then likely, if I went to the trouble to mod my shoei and hide all of the wires etc etc, I'd just buy one.. You can find the SMH10r for $150..

Then I'd have to buy another helmet for my wife and rig hers up with a Sena as well...

Its worth looking at the Bilt, if its I can take it back.. Hopefully I don't crash in that egg shell tho...
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Thanks Chris. More then likely, if I went to the trouble to mod my shoei and hide all of the wires etc etc, I'd just buy one.. You can find the SMH10r for $150..

Then I'd have to buy another helmet for my wife and rig hers up with a Sena as well...

Its worth looking at the Bilt, if its I can take it back.. Hopefully I don't crash in that egg shell tho...
"Hiding the wires" Takes all of 5 seconds
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Thanks Chris. More then likely, if I went to the trouble to mod my shoei and hide all of the wires etc etc, I'd just buy one.. You can find the SMH10r for $150..

Then I'd have to buy another helmet for my wife and rig hers up with a Sena as well...

Its worth looking at the Bilt, if its I can take it back.. Hopefully I don't crash in that egg shell tho...
I got a 2pack of sena smh10's for 250.
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I got a 2pack of sena smh10's for 250.
where at? That's a pretty good price for two. They the smh10Rs?
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Dunno about their blue tooth helmets, but I bought one of their helmets. I wore it for about a half hour, then I went back to exchange it if that tells you anything...

maybe it'll fit your head better. Cycle gear is pretty laid back about returns on helmets. If you don't like it after one ride just take it back.
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I have one, and I don't necessarily swear by it but it's feels like a good helmet. The bluetooth works great, I would like the volume to be higher or less wind noise. It's awesome for long rides and you can change songs, up/down volume, answer calls, and even use Siri easily with the helmet controls. Definitely a good helmet for the price. I bought mine for $180 which was cheaper than most add on bluetooth kits. It also has the retractible tinted shield. I don't know about the modular one but, this one is pretty good for the price.
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I got one too for the street works just like jmebadass Says, ok helmet with good Bluetooth for a cheap price
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So I pulled the trigger on one of these after trying it on...
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PROS:
A good looking helmet, has a great working shield mechanism, pretty comfy inside, its shape fits my bean head pretty well (which is rare, normally I can ONLY wear Shoei for their oval shapes). The inner tinted shield works great, easy to do with gloves and is pretty cool. The bluetooth sync's up quick, and the speakers sound good and are VERY loud.. All in all, the quality is decent, much better then I thought. There is only one inner piece that I questioned the fitment on where it looks a little shabby... but honestly its much better then I figured it would be. The helmet is very aerodynamic, it was pretty windy today and had no buffeting whatsoever.... Even my trusty shoei RF1100 that I have had for 7 years would have shook a little today but the Bilt did not.. I was surprised by this.. The bluetooth controls were simple and easy to use with gloves.

CONS:
Sucker is heavy, it has to be atleast a half pound heavier then my shoei. Wearing it I didnt notice the difference in weight but holding both of them in my hands, its sure heavier.

Biggest con is the wind noise, this thing has more wind noise then any helmet I have ever had. I am not sure why. The shield seals well and I had the vents closed but I sure got some hellacious wind noise in there at 70+ mph, which required full volume on the tunes.... I could still hear them fine but... I would imagine I did some permanent ear drum damage on this ride. I would be interested in finding ways to reduce wind noise(besides ear plugs).

Another minor con is the inner tinted visor, it works fine but its very thin, if you ride with your shield open and the tinted visor down, you can see it distorting from wind. Its purpose is definitely only to block UV rays, not wind...So if youre riding with your shield up, you may still end up using your sun glasses instead of this tinted visor... No biggie.

I only rode with it for about 40 miles so I havent formed a full opinion yet but, I can say as long as stuff doesnt start crapping out on it or pieces dont start falling off of it, I'd say its a pretty decent helmet with a lot of features for the money.. OTD was $190... All in all, I think its a decent piece for the money and seems to be better quality then I thought... Will I get rid of my Shoei for it? NO... But for medium paced street rides and longer highway drones, I think it will work great... I am going to experiment with reducing wind noise some how or another... --If anyone has any tips for something like this, feel free to post...
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Just some stuff I had laying around from boxes that car parts came in.. I had done this on my shoei last year (just in the roof above the liner) with great success... So I thought I'd try it on the bilt. Not sure if it will help or now with noise.. sure made the helmet fit tight so... Surely it helped some.

I head to work at 3:30 so I'll see how it does then and post back.
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Just some stuff I had laying around from boxes that car parts came in.. I had done this on my shoei last year (just in the roof above the liner) with great success... So I thought I'd try it on the bilt. Not sure if it will help or now with noise.. sure made the helmet fit tight so... Surely it helped some.

I head to work at 3:30 so I'll see how it does then and post back.
Did it change the air flow inside the helmet when you did it to your shoei?
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I've gotten foam of that thickness just about anytime I've ordered something small and fragile, like computer parts.
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