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Old 01-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #121
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Are most of you guys gettin the Air jacket/pants or the Waterproof?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #122
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Since I cant remember seeing anything about it...has anyone compared this helmet against the Joe Rocket Hybrid??

Ive got a Hybrid, not entirely happy with the fit. Am thinking of trying out the Bilt but its up to 200 now on the CG website.

Is it worth it for 200?? Few hundred more and I could get the Arai.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #123
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Are most of you guys gettin the Air jacket/pants or the Waterproof?
I have the Air jacket/pants. It's mostly warm wx here in Vegas.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #124
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Since I cant remember seeing anything about it...has anyone compared this helmet against the Joe Rocket Hybrid??

Ive got a Hybrid, not entirely happy with the fit. Am thinking of trying out the Bilt but its up to 200 now on the CG website.

Is it worth it for 200?? Few hundred more and I could get the Arai.
I had a JR. I gave it away. The Bilt really is a better helmet. But, not for $200. They're not on sale anymore?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #125
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I had a JR. I gave it away. The Bilt really is a better helmet. But, not for $200. They're not on sale anymore?
Not according to their website. Just checked it and its at $199.99.
http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...met/web1011511
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #126
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I think they just put the prices back up to Retail so it makes the deal look better. I think if you add up the normal price of everything it's like you're getting the gloves for free.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #127
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I think they just put the prices back up to Retail so it makes the deal look better. I think if you add up the normal price of everything it's like you're getting the gloves for free.
Yeah well not interested in all that other stuff. Just want the helmet.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #128
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the one w/o the tint glasses is $69
i bet the one with glasses will go back to $99 next month
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #129
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the one w/o the tint glasses is $69
i bet the one with glasses will go back to $99 next month
Think Ill just have to wait and see.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #130
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the one w/o the tint glasses is $69
i bet the one with glasses will go back to $99 next month
is ther any difference in the two helmets as far as build quality? is the 99 one built better with the sun visor?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #131
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is ther any difference in the two helmets as far as build quality? is the 99 one built better with the sun visor?
I have both now, and I don't think there is. If anything, there may be more protection in the area where the internal visor went. Of course that is just speculation on my part, but it seems reasonable.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #132
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I have both now, and I don't think there is. If anything, there may be more protection in the area where the internal visor went. Of course that is just speculation on my part, but it seems reasonable.
thanks for the info, cant believe they can sell for 69 bucks! i have the 99 dollar one and love it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #133
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i just sanded the visor with wet and dry 320 sandpaper then shot some automotive single stage paint with hardner on it. good and durable.
Real automotive paint ? or spray-can stuff ? I'd love to do the same, but I've never been too happy with rattle-can results.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #134
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Real automotive paint ? or spray-can stuff ? I'd love to do the same, but I've never been too happy with rattle-can results.
i used real automotive paint. im a automotive painter and have a lot of leftover paint to use lol!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #135
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I bought one of the Bilt ADV helmets when they first came out. Actually I stopped by my local Cycle Gear to pick up something else and they were just unpacking these. Sort of an impulse buy but I have been very happy with mine. The quality is much better than the usual Bilt helmet build. Fit was very good. I did notice some buffeting in cross winds due to the bill. Even with the air channels, it seems to catch the cross winds.

About 2 weeks later, it did it's job when I high sided my Vstorm after hitting glass beads left on the road by KDOT. Gave the helmet to my grand nephews to play "Star Wars" with but kept the bill. Bought a second Bilt ADV. I Dremeled a series of additional holes/slots in the bill and installed it on the new helmet. This really seems to have helped the cross wind buffeting. For the money, this is a good value.
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