Social distancing has become our new normal for the time being. This includes cycling, where solo rides are encouraged. Mitch and I have been testing Sena’s R1-EVO helmets with built in speakers and microphone. It allows us to ride apart, up to half-mile but still communicate. To date we’ve tested it on three trail rides and have become fans. Actually, we chat more when wearing the helmets since the speakers are really clear, eliminating the constant “what?” or replying to what you thought the other person said. On single track it’s even harder to hear each another, but now we can prepare the person behind of an approaching technical area, or which direction to go when the trail forks.
We still have some more testing to do before I can write a full review, but wanted to share this as an option since keeping a safe distance from one another is so important right now.
Price: $159 MSRP
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio.