We’ve been keeping our flexible plastic friend busy over the last few weeks. He’s been developing and making some exclusive new SLUK products that we’re confident will look good, last well and that road-going riders will want and find useful.
Scomadi SLUK Sports screen
The latest product to emerge from The Lab is this Scomadi Sports screen. Firstly have a look at the design, development and production video before reading high-mileage Scomadi rider, Bill Mac’s review.
Santa came early to me in deepest darkest Devon, well the postman did when he dropped of this new SLUK screen for Poppy, my 200 Scomadi. I already had the standard Scomadi screen on my scoot but I thought it could be trimmed down and a bit more curved to make it more aerodynamic (it’s ok I can say ‘aerodynamic’ as I fix aeroplanes for a living). Anyway no sooner had I thought it when SLUK only went and made one and asked if I’d test it.
The black screen arrived the next day and I was eager to try it out. This one is fixed by using two screws that fix into either side of the headset; you have to get two longer ones though which is no biggy (the Scomadi screen now comes supplied with two stainless steel screws). As advised I did stick a length of black insulation tape around my headset edge to protect its finish from getting scratched and the screen slid on snugly. The holes for the screws lined up easily and I just put a large washer under the head of the screw to spread the load and protect the plastic. It was a good tight, snug fit.
Then I headed out and was pleased that there was no vibration from the screen and compared to having no screen on it took a lot of the wind blast off my chest, which once your going a genuine 70+mph becomes rapidly tiresome so that was good. The difference on this day, (which was blustery) between screen and no screen was about 3mph with advantage to the screen but that was when you leaned down and forward. The best benefit for me was that it reduced the wind trying to push me back and it also looks good. As an easy fitting accessory I think it’s a nice Xmas pressie for someone and I hear there could be a taller, wider touring version coming later.
Words and photos: Bill Mac
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