models available are... Speed R Vision R GT Carbon Vision R S900C S700S S600
Thanks. Useful link. I've no idea what CE level 2 or TUV are the reviewer seems to think them worthwhile. The thing that he did mention that I hadn't thought about was if you are carry valuable items in your pack. My ordinary backpack wouldn't provide much protection for valuables - particularly in the case of a motorbike accident - so yes the product does have something special. I can't see that I will be using one anytime soon but it would be good for some people and the price is good - so heat added. :)
Yes a motorbike. It is CE level 2 approved. http://road.cc/content/review/2886-boblbee-megalopolis-aero
Are you talking about coming off a motorbike? I was talking about coming off a bicycle which will generally be a lot slower than a motorbike accident and involve a much less energy.
???? In car v cyclist who gets hurt - the motorist or the cyclist? As a cyclist I'm still unconvinced about the merits of this product. For one thing the main danger is to your head in an accident (how often do cyclists land on their backs where this product is meant to give protection)? Also, given the choice of landing on a rigid box (albeit with backpadding) and landing on a soft rucksack that will squash and absorb energy - the latter sounds the better option to me. Has anyone actually done any proper tests on these?
Motorcyclists and cyclists are a reckless bunch at the best of times. Surely having the false security of this on your back would make them even more reckless- thus endangering motorists up and down the country. Had to vote cold on principle