Fly Paradigm Helmet - Solids
SON1C Synopsis Riding Gear Review
I picked up this Fly Paradigm helmet because I liked the styling, price point, and finish on the helmet. It's not snell certified and as an auto xer this is a bit annoying -- I was told (not by Revzilla) that it was snell certified. That is one of my two gripes with the product, my second is the noise. The noise is not terrible but definitely room for improvement there. Solution to the noise? I simply ride with ear buds in and I love it. But enough about the Con's lets talk about the positives. . Helmet is light weight, great styling, awesome finish, I'm a fan of Fly and even their logo. Visor was a defect from the factory, I contacted Revzilla and they had me taken care of --- Revzilla is top notch and I only buy through them now, but don't just take my word for it! Place an order with them yourself.
Weight - Light
Fit - Slightly round
Great bang for buck
Top notch customer service from revzilla
August 28, 2013
I got this after buying a pair of FOX touring boots. I like them and they have been more than expected. I hadn't heard of the brand before this, so for the introduction.
I have a lightbulbish shape head and am very hard to fit. It gets warm where I live so venting and comfort are a must, especially when spending multiple hours in the saddle.
Comfortable from the box, venting, well, a little on the sparse side but I ride behind a windshield and fairing. this may sum up some of the quiet I get. Very quiet for a MC helmet. No problems with my glasses either, what a treat.
Nice finish, great fit, good vision, and so far no complaints. I have had it since Spring and 5-6K of riding. Rain, hot, and not so hot, this one is a keeper.
I wear ear plugs on every ride and also have a bluetooth device for intercom and music. Works great with them.
August 10, 2013
Could be better
I've had this helmet for a few months and I must say that though its not the worst, its not the best either. The helmet is comfortable, stylish, and not too overly expensive. At the time of purchase I spent $250(not at RevZilla). I thought that wasn't a bad price until I started really researching helmets and the features that come with. My issues with the helmet is that there is no locking feature for when the faceshield is closed. You have to push down on the top of the faceshield to ensure a proper seal or else there's a space for a good amount of air flow to get in. I've actually had a bug find its way thru it and fly around inside the helmet. Shortly after purchase, the nose insert began falling apart. My last gripe with the helmet is that it's pretty loud on the inside. Though I am not looking for a complete noise cancellation helmet, I do expect one that won't cause me to blow out my speakers to drown out the excessive noise.
August 9, 2013
Stylish helmet for the buck!
Nice helmet that forfills you expectations.
Mine was just a bit to tight in the forehead but after some usage it now fits great.
May 20, 2013
Owned this helmet for about a year. It fits well (round) and is comfortable. The wind noise at speed is semi-loud at speed, but with earplugs its no big deal. Ventilation is adequate. The main selling point for me was the E.C.E. and Snell ratings at this price. Composite shell made from fiberglass and Kevlar and is safe, very durable and reassuring. Style of the helmet is slick, I added a mirrored face-shield, looks sharp! Removable liners are surprisingly high quality. Its as light as other much more expensive helmets. I would recommend this helmet. Bang for the buck!!!
April 21, 2013
Good product for the price.
This is a good all around helmet. I installed wireless intercom in the helmet which worked out ok. All the vents were ok. The wind shield could be a little tighter. Otherwise a nice helmet for the price.
December 31, 2012
Great value for the money
I have had the Matte Black version of this helmet for several months, and overall am pleased. This helmet fit me true to size and is quite comfortable. The airflow through the helmet is great, and I haven't had any issues with excessive heat, even in the Florida sun.
There are a few things I dislike. The helmet is fairly noisy, and when I ride on the highway, earplugs or headphones are a must. The chin curtain started to fray after several weeks of use. This helmet doesn't like to be turned sideways for lane checks at high speed.
Overall I am happy with the purchase. That being said, I will be purchasing a higher end helmet soon, and using this as my backup/passenger helmet.
October 20, 2012
I love my helmet!
I have had my helmet for about five months. I have installed a U-Clear headset inside. At regular highway speed it works rather well. But anything over 60 the wind noise is a bit loud. Not a big deal for me, but might be for some. It should also be said that the style and comfort of this helmet are second to none. The padding inside the helmet is as nice to look at as the outside. And I love the look of my helmet! I have a great shield selection at an even better price. I get several compliments on my helmet. If you don't have a ton to invest in a top of the line helmet, this is the way to go!!!
August 27, 2012