Cat-Ears, LLC - Reduce Cycling Wind Noise
   The Choice of Serious Cyclists:   

    =>  Unsurpassed Wind Noise Reduction

    =>  Wind Turbulence Absorbing / Quieting

    =>  Acoustically Transparent / Safe to Use

    =>  Don't Interere with Spacial Orientation

    =>  Soft + Breathable + Moisture Wicking

    =>  Recommended by Cycling Publications 

    =>  Don't Blox Critical Surrounding Sounds

With success comes immitation... when evaluating wind
noise reduction products (imported from China), be wary of
misleading information / claims - veryify everything thoroughly.
Classics I
The objective is to reduce the effect(s) of the wind  -  without blocking sound waves
Cat-Ears are based on Proven Wind Noise Reduction Techniques... visit our 'How They Work' page
Classics II
Pro
Strap Wraps
Ear Covers
   Dampen       Buffer       Deflect

 Performance and
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Recommended by
Cycling Professionals
Our products have been tested by major cycling publications and we have sold thousands of Cat-Ears since
we opened in 2012... our approach* has been proven to be the most effective solution for reducing Wind Noise.
 Our soft, sound permeable materials dampen, buffer and deflect without blocking the sounds you want to hear.
- Hear cyclists about to overtake you     - Hear approaching cars and trucks
   The Choice of Serious Cyclists:   

    =>  Unsurpassed Wind Noise Reduction

    =>  Dampen, Buffer and Deflect the Wind

    =>  Acoustically Transparent (not blocking)

    =>  Soft Materials (not hard rubber / plastic)

    =>  Easily Attached (Velcro) / Easily Washed

    =>  Extremely Lightweight and Aerodynamic

    =>  Microfiber... Moisture Wicking Materials

    =>  Optimize the Sound to Wind Noise Ratio
"Cat-Ears work, in fact, dramatically well. (They) deflect and dampen wind noise... while still letting other sounds like
  traffic or conversation pass (through).  With Cat-Ears, I found I was enjoying rides more, simply because I could hear
  more of what I wanted to (hear), and less of what I didn’t." Joe Lindsey -  Bicycling Magazine

"I cannot say enough good things about this product. Having said that, I will now attempt to summarize my elation at an
 ingenious solution to a heretofore unsolved dilemma. Wind Noise can inhibit one’s ability to distinguish traffic noise, often
 a first line of defense, particularly in an urban setting. Cat Ears don't restrict hearing while others I've tried do. Anytime that
 sightlines are restricted, audio cues can be the only warning to exercise caution." P. Finley - Adventure Cycling Association

"Cat-Ears work well at reducing wind noise, particularly at higher speeds.  Allowing improved awareness of surrounding
  traffic (and racers)” - “I heard little more than tires, gears, and birds on my am ride.” J. Huang, Tech Editor at BikeRadar 

"Wrap this half-inch pile of faux fur around your front helmet strap to reduce wind noise in your ears by 40 to 60 percent,
  so you can more easily hear cars coming and friends talking... For races, pick up some lower-profile Cat Ear Pros."
  Erin Beresini, (8 Triathlon Essentials for Racing Fast... Dominate the road with the help of this gear)  Outside Magazine

"With these (Cat-Ears)... now you can actually hear more of what's coming up behind you... if you are in a road race or
 mountain bike cross country race, you'll be able to better hear your opponent attacking you from behind and this will give
 you an advantage over the other racers." From the review by Robert Sandoval on Bike Sport Radio (Los Angeles, California)

"We tested various models for many months... yes, they work! Obviously they don't fully eliminate wind noise. However,
  the reduction proves significantTranslation from the review by Amal Donnet (correspondant-testeur) at Velo de Route (France)

"Do they work? Yes, as advertised, Cat-Ears reduce wind noise. We logged a handful of rides wearing the Classics Pro
 model and found it easier to hear traffic and carry on conversations with our riding friends"  J. Sumner (Road Bike Review)

"Getting around by bike is enjoyed by all the senses... the simple and ingenious Cat-Ears allow us to hear what is really
  important... without the distortion of the air (~ wind noise)...Translation from the review by Manel Ibars at Bicimag (Spain)

"With an effect similar to windshields that journalists put on microphones outside... Wind noise is not completely removed,
  but significantly attenuated... the other observation is that I feel like I am riding slower."  J. Fess (Bikin' Valais - Switzerland)

"Cat-Ears are made of acrylic faux fur material and mimic actual cat’s ears, a method that is commonly used in the recording
  industry to reduce wind noise. The 'ears' are fastened onto helmet straps with a Velcro..."   Krista Carlson - Urban Velo

* Turbulent (wind) velocity fluctuations, converted to pressure fluctuations, are a primary source of annoying ear wind noise.
And Turbulence is strongest at the point at which eddies shed from the downwind side of an obstacle...
Soft material works by absorbing turbulence energy and the efficiency is very high… since it absorbs energy, it contributes no noise itself.
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"I had the opportunity to try your products this weekend... About halfway through the ride, I suddenly realized
that I could hear EVERYTHING that was being said in my group of 5 riders! I could still hear some wind noise,
but I was very impressed with the fact that I could hear riders several bike lengths in front of me."
                                                                                                        League (of American Bicyclists) Cycling Instructor/Coach
- Carry on conversations with friends     - Hear potential bike / mechanical issues     - Protect your ears / hearing
Cycling Industry Reviews are Unanimous... Cat-Ears Significantly Reduce Wind Noise!
Made in the USA
Our Classics Products Provide Unsurpassed Wind Noise Reduction
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The solution to reduce Wind Noise while cycling
Our products are designed, tested, and made in Boulder, Colorado... allowing us to maintain the highest quality control... and rapidly prototype design concepts that would be difficult, if at all possible, if we had our products manufactured overseas. The materials we use are also made in the USA. We proudly support American jobs and American values. We don't import or outsource anything and domestic manufacturing creates a smaller environmental footprint. All of our products are 100% Performance/Satisfaction Guaranteed.  
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Cat-Ears don't block surrounding sounds... so they don't interfere with spacial orientation / situational awareness.

"Cat-Ears don't restrict hearing while others I've tried do..." (PF - Adventure Cycling Association)
Taking a cue from nature, we use soft sound permeable materials to significantly
reduce wind noise... similar to how audio professionals reduce microphone wind noise
Created by cyclists for cyclists
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Wind Noise (perceived and annoyance) varies considerably from cyclist to cyclist. It can, however,
easily exceed ~70* dB at moderate cycling speeds.

(*a threshold shift >40 dB is considered impairment)
 *Wind Noise can mask sounds like approaching vehicles (60-80 dB depending on speed / road surface) at similar frequencies (Hz). In addition,
levels of 55 decibels outdoors and 45 decibels indoors are identified as requisite for preventing activity interference and annoyance (EPA, 1974)

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