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Bluetooth Helmets

Hey everyone,

I currently wear an HJC IS-33, but am looking to get a full face or modular that has bluetooth capabilities.  Anyone have any experience with bluetooth systems in-helmet (or does all bluetooth require a separate device)? Recommendations, comments?

 

ps - I'm a newbie. :)

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Pretty much any helmet can be

Pretty much any helmet can be outfitted with a bluetooth device.  I would actually recommend going with an aftermarket system rather than an integrated device.  With an integrated helmet/BT if you ever get a new helmet you either have to get the same helmet or get a new one and the BT will no longer fit.

If you get a scala rider or UClear system you can stick in cleanly on any helmet.

http://pinkgorillacycles.com/accessories/communication-devices/headsets-0?stock=&field_manufacturer_value_many_to_one%5B%5D=Cardo+Systems&field_manufacturer_value_many_to_one%5B%5D=UClear&price%5Bmin%5D=&price%5Bmax%5D=999999

Now you are free to choose the best fitting helmet regardless of BT integration!

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Oh, great!  I'm looking at

Oh, great!  I'm looking at the Icon Airmada helmets and was worried about not having communication with other riders and other bluetooth capabilities.  Just learning as I go! Thanks for the link.

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Stephig wrote:

Stephig wrote:

<p>Oh, great!&nbsp; I&#39;m looking at the Icon Airmada helmets and was worried about not having communication with other riders and other bluetooth capabilities.&nbsp; Just learning as I go! Thanks for the link.</p>

one thing i noticed when shopping for helmets.  the icon is not snell rated.  i was able to find cheaper helmets that were snell.  and they seemed better quality.  ...just my humble opinion  hope it help!

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One thing to remember ,

One thing to remember , Different brands of Bluetooth will not work together. Sena works with Sena, Scala with Scala & so on. If your friends already have Bluetooth & you want to talk to them you will need the same brand. Most of my friends & I use Scala and they work very well.

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Thanks again for all the advice.

@Whacko Jacko - I have been looking at the Icon because it's supposed to allow a lot of airflow and be lightweight, but I haven't been able to try one on.  I'm still looking around - but thanks for mentioning the lack of SNELL rating.  I tend to get sucked in by their marketing, but I often wonder how great their stuff really is since I've never owned any Icon gear.

@ASAP - I decided to go with the Scala since that's what most of the riders in my group use.  I'll be using an old Scala Rider G4 that my dad gave to me for now (it works with the newer G9 system).  I'll probably upgrade to the G9 soon though!

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I have the G4 & Most of my

I have the G4 & Most of my friends have the G9. They all work great together. I can have up to 4 people talking together on my set up. Most of the time I do not ride with more then that many people anyway so it works for me.

 

 As for the helmet My wife has a HJC full face & loves it. Very light with good air flow.

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Here are 3 helmets that are

Here are 3 helmets that are an amazing value.

Bell Vortex

Scorpion EXO-R410

HJC FG-17

Fit should be #1.  The Bell has the best venting of the mid priced helmets.  Drawback is that it is a little noisy.  I have a bell, but wear earplugs everytime I ride.  The other advantage is that you can add a photochromatic shield which tints according to the sun.  

The scorpion and HJC are great lightweight helmets with great airflow.  They are newere models that came out this year and have great features.  These are $150-170 and are much better than most $300+ helmets on the market.  

All three helmets are Snell 2010 approved.  

 

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I have a long oval head shape

I have a long oval head shape which is one of the reasons I was interested in the Icon Airmada, but I've also read that they aren't the best quality.  Either way, I'm helmet shopping and just need to go try on a bunch of different ones!

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Scala Rider

Decided to go with the Scala set up.  My group uses Scala Rider G4's and G9's and they work well together.

As for the helmet, I'll probably be buying another HJC for their affordability and comfort.  I'm hoping a full face or modular will have less noise than with the open face helmet I currently have.

BTW, thanks for the recommendations.

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Full face are usually the

Full face are usually the quietest  helmets. I have a Shoei Modular that is much quieter then the Nolan N102 I had before. The Shoei also cost me less the the Nolan. I bought the last years model at a discounted price online.  My Wifes HJC full face is very quiet she says.

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