2020 has already been off to an odd start. If you're reading this, more than likely, you fit a certain dynamic that dreams about your car at night - no shame in that. In the last few weeks, you've probably burned a ton of time spinning tires in your sim rig because that's the only way to scratch that racing itch when the country is on lock-down. You probably haven't had to give safety gear a second thought. But you have a real race car just sitting out in the garage missing you and you have all of this quarantine garage time - now is the time to buy!
“ ‘Cause this is thriller… thriller night….” When fog surrounds zombie MJ, it’s pretty spooky… but when the fog is in your helmet visor or on your windshield obstructing your view of the track, it surpasses thriller and becomes just plain scary for you and everyone on track with you. Thankfully, DiscoveryParts is about to hook you up with some tips to keep your visor crystal clear this Spooktober.
These days, cryptocurrency is all the rage and many people are predicting that it will soon become the new standard form of currency. But as of right now, unless you exchange your crypto for fiat currency, it's a little hard to find places accepting bitcoin for consumables - let alone racing gear.
DiscoveryParts is a firm believer in progress and is now accepting Bitcoin as payment. Yes, you read that right - you can use your bitcoin to get that Recaro seat you've had your eye on for so long.
"WEAR IT! It's a SCHUBERTH." Schuberth insist through its packaging that it is worthy of your attention. But why would I want to put this $4,795.00 helmet on my head when the safety experts have decided previously that the trusty Bell M.8 Carbon, the Roux Composite, or most commonly, the Stilo Carbon are just fine? Let's crack open this bossy, brightly decorated box and find out what's so special about the Schuberth SF2 Pro 8860 Carbon Fiber helmet.
You might often hear that auto racing just isn't in favor of tall folks - turn on your T.V. and see that F1 racers are small fellows who fit into all the best racing gear. But what about everyone else? Fear not! For the Sparco Evo II and the OMP WRC-R are here to fit your size and your budget. But these seats seem similar and sometimes their features are confused, so let's take a closer look at both of these popular FIA race seats and observe their differences to reveal they're not quite as similar as people might think.
Out with the old and in with the new! No more fuss over Racecom's Trac-Com vs Chatterbox's Tandem Pro II because the new 2MP-I Coaching Intercom by Speedcom has all of the benefits of both systems and few, if any, of the detriments. Let's get to know this new kid on the block and compare it to our older, more familiar systems.
(Title photo cred: Bryan Leonard, IMSA Driver - Race Division, Birmingham, AL)
Roux is a relatively new brand to us here at DiscoveryParts but in the short time we've been acquainted, we have grown to love them. With the company's style and safety state of mind, their helmets are quickly climbing to the top and competing with best selling brands like Stilo, Arai and Bell. In this review, we are going to delve into what makes Roux a great company and how their entry level helmet contrasts with the entry level helmet of a much more experienced brand, Bell.
DiscoveryParts US Market Exclusive:
BIG GLOVES. EVEN BIGGER GRIP.
An Introduction to the Alpinestars Tech 1-ZX Nomex Race Gloves 3X-Large
Balaclava exist for three reasons: keeping your helmet in pristine condition, protecting against heat in a fire, and keeping sweat from streaming into your eyes. So truth is, no matter the comfort level of that new M8, the balaclava you choose will ultimately determine the life of your helmet and your degree of comfort and visibility. It does a lot of nasty work for you, catching your filth and protecting your head and shiny helmet. Balaclava deserves a little more than a "just give me whatever's cheapest" attitude.
In this DiscoveryParts face-off - no pun intended - we are comparing our three most popular balaclavas: Alpinestars ZX Evo, OMP Nomex One, and Traqgear One Layer One Eye Black.
Now that we've established the importance of a good balaclava, let's do some research to find the best one on the market for your racing and tracking needs!
DiscoveryParts Product Duel - RaceCom's Trac-Com vs. Chatterbox's Tandem Pro 2
Here at DiscoveryParts, we back all of our products. But what sets us apart from other businesses is that we aim to offer you options and variety among products and help you find the best fit for your racing lifestyle. In the June newsletter, we explored the differences between the Stilo Composite and the Roux R-1 Composite helmets. In this episode of DP Product Duels, we introduce RaceCom's Trac-Com and Chatterbox's Tandem Pro 2. So if you've ever wondered "What are the pros and cons of each brand?" or "Which one is best for me?" - grab your popcorn and sit back because the battle is about to begin.