Nolan N-Com B1 for Nolan N103/91/90 /86/85/43E Helmets
Good package with a minor issue
Just for reference, I am using this setup on a new Nolan N91 helmet.
The good: Very easy to install. Nolan has a couple of videos online on how to use the unit which have been helpful with learning the controls. Volume is outstanding, even with earplugs in and riding at highway speeds I don't need to max out the volume to hear music. Bluetooth teaming with my iPhone was easy and everything seems to work very well (gps, music, phone, etc)
The bad: nothing really bad about the unit other then that the microphone is in the way a lot. It's tough to find a comfortable location for it when the helmet is closed and it is in the way of the neck curtain on the visor so you have to mess around a bit to get the seal right to keep wind noise down.
Other then the issue with the mic, it's a nice setup and the flush mount on the controls is really a plus.
July 8, 2014
So far very impressed
I've only had the units for two days, so I couldn't comment on durability. I installed a twin pack in a Nolan N-103 and an N-93. Both installations were very simple. My wife and I rode for a few hours today, and we were very impressed with the quality of the sound through the intercom. I ride with a very minimal windshield, and even with my face-shield up at 60, and with it closed at 70+ with a strong wind today! I could hear her very easily. Oh, and we both wear ear plugs. Pretty amazing. If you have a Nolan helmet, and can't see what's not to like.
And as always, Revzilla's shipping and service was superb.
May 17, 2014
I was overall very impressed with this unit. For an NCom helmet, the fit is perfect, the install is a breeze. With an N43E Trilogy helmet without the shield, music and phone calls are clear, and the sound level can go plenty loud. This is with a windshield, but also with a loud exhaust. Calling someone is a very simple affair, and the person on the other end can hear you just fine. I also bought the multimedia cable, which allows you to be connected to your phone via bluetooth, and an MP3 player via the cord at the same time if you happen to have two separate devices instead of having everything on one device. Battery life seems to be adequate. At least enough for a weekend of riding with music playing. I can't speak for durability though since I haven't had it that long.
April 28, 2014
The N-COM system was easy to install and works great! Revzilla was also the only site I found a clear product description. They made it easy to buy exactly what I needed!
February 24, 2014
Great features for sound in your helmet
Was not hard to install in helmet and love the feature that you can answer your phone whille riding or play music.
February 24, 2014
Simple to install and operate
This Bluetooth setup was cheaper than expected and now links my cell phone with the headphones and mic for making calls. Updating the devices firmware was more difficult ( I am not a computer person) but Nolan has pretty detailed instructions for doing this. The ability to link an MP3 player isn’t as smooth as linking the phone portion of my cell phone, but I have an older phone that can play mp3s (the phone and mp3 connections are actually different). I would recommend this to other people with a compatible helmet.
February 17, 2014
I have no clue why I waited so long. Love the sound and listening to my music via blue tooth.
February 10, 2014
Awesome product but nothing to compare it to
First time buying/using a product like this. I've always just rode with the sounds of the wind, my bike and myself. After reading the reviews I went for it. Controls are easy to use. Wish there was a "replay" option to hear a song again. If there is someone let me know (I recycled the owners manual) . Calls come in clear on both ends. Battery lasts pretty long before I need to charge it. I actually have never had it die on me. After I few days I just figure I should probably charge it. Overall happy with this purchase.
February 3, 2014