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Offline James L

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So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« on: September 23, 2016, 05:40:34 PM »
My wife and I are going to modular helmets, and I think comms are in order. I really want Cardo pack talk duos, but I keep reading mixed comments.

I have heard the sena 20s are nice as well.

I would like opinions of people who have cardos or know people who have cardos

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Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 12:49:17 PM »
My wife and I use the UClear HBC200, sold at Cycle Gear.....no complaints after the latest "update", before we'd get some terrible feedback from time to time...but now it's just crystal clear.

These don't have a boom-mic, the mics are built into the speakers.... pull up YouTube and watch some reviews.

They offer newer models than the one we have as well.

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 07:23:51 PM »
Thanks for the info...I'll check them out.

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Offline Yankee Dog

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 09:21:38 PM »
2up or separate bikes.  For 2up the missus and I use the Cardo Scala Rider Teamset.  Works great.  Clear to the triple digits.  Outstanding battery life.  Short range however   Not so good if you are on separate bikes.

Offline James L

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 11:54:01 AM »
Will be riding 2up, but also would like comms with other bikes as well. That is why I was steering towards the Cardo Duo Packtalk.

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 11:26:26 PM »
Sena 20s I love it. Works great in groups of 4 or less half a mile or so of range and great clarity . Once you go past 4 the distance is cut in half but it's still around a 1/4 mile and quality suffers a bit with some digital distortion but everyone is still easily understood. More if you have a good line if sight. Also it will connect to other brands.

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Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 08:59:28 AM »
I believe you can link up to 9 of the UClear units together....and they act as repeaters to one another, so if 9 bikes were linked together they could be quite a distance apart. 

Just what I've read, I've not actually tried it.

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2016, 08:41:15 AM »
I own 2 sets of Cardo's... the Scala G9's and the Scala G9x's and both work well but are finiky to set up.  I also have used a buddys Sena 10's and if I had to buy new ones, I'd go with Sena route.

Since both my helmets are setup for the Scala's, I'm sticking with them for now.

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2016, 09:19:22 AM »
Here's a really good review on Sena communicator and video camera.

http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/video_review_sena_20s_bluetooth_and_prism_camera.aspx
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Offline James L

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Re: So I'm thinking about comms, want opinions.
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2016, 06:16:31 PM »
Thanks Chitza,

I decided to buy a SMH5 Sena for now, just to get through the winter. I will be upgrading to the Cardo Packtalk next summer, when the wife starts riding again (I'm riding through the winter).

I also upgraded to a HJC IS-Max 2, but will be upgrading again to a Schuberth when I get the funds.

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