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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2015, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Bilt Techno Adventure Bluetooth Helmet

I got this helmet a couple days ago from Cycle Gear here in Knoxville. It was $199 and is a dual sport style helmet with a built in retractable sun visor and comes with a bluetooth setup already installed.

Seemed like a lot of features for 200 bucks and turns out it was. So far I really like this helmet a lot. The bluetooth works really well and the transition from music to phone calls is seamless. The bill doesn't catch much wind at all. You can tell a difference when turning your head to look behind you but nothing unbearable. Very comfortable liner and the Medium fits my head like it was made for it.

The only possible down side, and I still haven't decided yet, is the vent / exhaust configuration.

It was a main vent in the chin bar that is basically 4 mini vents all controlled by a switch inside the chin bar. It has two vents centered on top of the bill of the helmet with one switch that controls them both and then it has 2 exhaust ports in the back of the helmet. Most other helmets I've looked at have quite a bit more venting options than this.
It hasn't been that hot here yet in East Tennessee but I am a bit worried that it's not going to be as cool as I would like. However, so far it is fine and I love it. It has the option to run with the main visor open and run goggles or sunglasses if needed so I'll make due one way or the other.

Conclusion: A nice fitting well appointed dual sport helmet by itself for $200 is a pretty good deal but add in the nice bluetooth setup and it's a steal!
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-16-2015, 06:02 PM
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Curious how the wind noise is?
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-16-2015, 07:27 PM
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I have the Standard Techno helmet and I'm happy with It As well. Lots of bang for your buck
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Wind noise isn't bad. I didn't think it was that bad with my HJC cl-11 either though. I'm used to naked bikes so a little wind doesn't really bother me.

And I've been listening to music pretty much constantly since I got it so that really seems to help with buffeting as well.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 09:42 AM
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Not real familiar with the Bilt brand- went in the local Cycle Gear last week looking for a new helmet- pretty much a wall of Bilt with almost nothing else in stock.....

I'm happy with my HJC CL-11 but it is overdue for replacement. I emailed HJC asking if the size and shape of the newer helmets would match up, IOW if I order a XXL in the new ones will it fit like my old one?
Got a BS non-answer back to go to a dealer to try them on....gee thanks.

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 09:56 AM
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HJC helmets do run different. I have 4x that is tighter than my 3x
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 10:38 AM
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I love my HJC....issue is a M is too small and a L is too big, so i think i need another brand
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 11:38 AM
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Bilt is the Chinese made house brand for Cycle Gear. Some of it is good while some of the Bilt line is pure crap. YMMV
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 01:25 PM
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I'm not sure I could ever trust a Chinese helmet- they get caught circumventing way too many regulations.

Now that I think about it- I wonder where HJC's are made?

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post #10 of 11 Old 05-17-2015, 03:12 PM
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Where a helmet or anything else is made (as far as quality goes) isn't about what country it is made in anymore. It's about how much quality control and quality assurance the parent company is willing to exert over the manufacturing process. You can buy high quality products made in China and absolute crap that looks like the same product manufactured in a different manufacturing plant also in china. Knock offs of copies of copies of copies are available out there.

I like Cycle Gear, but just like Harbor Freight you need to carefully consider what your buying and how long you will need it. For example, I bought a pair of Cycle Gear gloves for a cross country trip. They lasted for that trip and one other cross country trip. I got money's worth, but I wish I would have spent more money for better longer lasting gloves.

Cycle gear is great in a pinch though.
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