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Thank you for your interest in the new Cat-Ears / AirStreamz local bike store / reseller program. We offer:
"Cycling safety improvements have an aggregate elasticity value that is greater than one.
This means that safety improvements attract proportionately more people to bicycling
(i.e. a 10% increase in safety results in a greater than 10% increase in bicycling)."
Noland R., Perceived Risk and Modal Choice. Dept. of Economics, University of California, Irvine, CA
Cat-Ears have been tested and recommended by highly respected publications.
Our Favorite Cycling Wind Gear
"With Cat-Ears, I found I was enjoying rides more... Simply because I could hear more of what I wanted and less of what I didn't."
Joe Lindsey, Bicycling Magazine
"Wrap this half inch pile material around your helmet strap to reduce wind noise in your ears... so can more easily hear cars coming and friends talking."
Erin Beresini, Outside Magazine
Our products are guaranteed to reduce the most wind noise. We perform extensive performance testing at our facilities in Colorado and New Jersey. We also perform comparative (competitor) product performance testing. So when we say that our products provide Unsurpassed Wind Noise Reduction, we have the data to prove it. Please visit our How We Test page to learn more about our testing capabilities. In addition, we have included an example (below) of how we tested the performance claim for another product - using their own demonstration audio files.
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Analysis of a wind noise reduction claim made by another company
A company by the name of Wind-Blox makes a wind noise reduction product that attaches to the leading straps on a cycling helmet and, as the name suggests, blocks wind. According to a recent Wind-Blox press release... '"At 80.2% noise reduction, Wind-Blox reduces the most wind noise," Since this is a very high (i.e. 'too good to be true') percentage and surprisingly 'accurate' measurement, we decided to evaluate the 'With Wind-Blox' and 'Without Wind-Blox' audio files on the Wind-Blox website. We sampled each audio file several times and produced 1/3 octave FFT's. We then converted the dB's to dB(A) values and calculated the correct perceived loudness percent reduction.
Audio files courtesy of the Wind-Blox website
Our analysis of the Wind-Blox audio files indicates that the correct wind noise reduction is below 60%. In addition, it appears that the microphone they used has less than the desired full 20 - 20,000 Hz range. It also looks like the microphone captured a significant amount of false wind noise or 'pseudosound'. In addition, any qualified engineer who has measured wind noise knows that tenth of percent accuracy is nonsense. So it goes.
Posted 'before and after' audio files are easy to test / analyze for claimed wind noise reduction accuracy.
Exaggerated claims lead to customer dis-satisfaction. Accoring to Amazon, Cat-Ears have the lowest return rate.
Innovative wind noise reduction solutions since 2012.
We stand behind our products as the most effective devices of their kind on the market.