Icon Airframe Carbon RR Helmet
It's an excellent helmet. I got mine on sale for about half on Revzilla. So I'm not complaining but for the regular price this normally goes for. There are others that are just as good. The airflow is probably the best I've had and noise isn't too bad. Although I do wear earplugs all the time riding so it's a moot point. It is a tight fit putting it on but once it's on its comfortable. The carbon fiber is just sweet. It's a great looking helmet and great for narrow or long oval heads but it also worked for my round noggin too. The detachable chin spoiler great once on but kinda flimsy the way it's put on
December 15, 2014
Great helmet for speed
Ive had this helmet for two months now and I love everything about it. From the weight and size to its comforting shape, it cuts through the wind like a hot knife through butter with no head shakes. Personally I don't think the helmet is loud at all but thats just me, it keeps my head cool and I'm happy with this purchase. Only thing i didn't like it when I got it, putting on the new visor was extremely difficult so if you switch out visors a lot I would not recommend this helmet but maybe it was just me.
December 9, 2014
I wanted a carbon fiber helmet so I purchased the RR. It's light, good venting system better than my last helmet. I seen the reviews where ppl talked about the noise level. I'm not sure what noise they were referring to but the only noise I hear is the same noise you would if you rode with the car window down. Your outside so of course it isn't going to be quiet in that aspect.
September 25, 2014
The icon airframe carbon rr is worth every penny. It's lighter, looks slick, and overall is a great helmet.
June 30, 2014
Very good helmet. This helmet is quite loud when i compare it to the other helmet I have which is the HJC RPHA 10. I personally do not think its worth the full $515.
June 6, 2014
was hesitant to order, but very happy
Wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money without trying it on first, but I am very happy that I did. Nice light and quiet helmet with great ventilation.
July 21, 2013
Carbon Airframe by comparison
I recently received an IICON Carbon Airframe RR for my birthday. I had asked for it based on specs, reviews and the fact that my Arai Quantum /f had received some lining damage in a freak earring accident. And I use a lot of other IICON products that I really like. I've included a photo comparison of the RR against my Arai and Shoei helmets. The Shoei was my first sportbike helmet. The RR is about 3.5 ounces lighter than the old Shoei (just enough to be noticeable) and only 1 oz lighter than the Arai. Fit is about the same but much tighter on temples and cheeks which would normally be ok, but I wear glasses and that a bit of a problem with this much padding. But the lining is easily replaced since they use a snap-in attachment. The RR is noticeably larger than the Arai and only marginally larger than the Shoei, but it is not what I would call a "big" helmet (compared to a Bell for example). The airflow is good, but still insufficient at low speeds to prevent some fogging. They claim the shield is anti-fog, but I don't think so - the only anti-fog I've ever seen truly work is where there is an additional shield that creates and air gap (I have such a shield on my Arai) - they are not inexpensive, so adding that feature increases the cost a good bit. The RR also has a shield lock pin.. works a bit too well - it definitely will keep the shield closed, but it's really difficult to open, especially if you just want to pop open a bit for some fresh air at a stoplight. So I seldom lock it all the way down.
I like the RR, but all things considered (not knowing anything about how well it would actually protect my noggin), my next helmet in the $500 price range will probably be a Shoei 1100 or another Arai (arguably the best brands, but based on my experience I'd say that perception is correct). At this price there are a lot of good choices. I am going to try to modify the temple pads to allow room for comfortable wearing of glasses. IOW, I'm going certainly going to be using the RR as much as my Arai.
May 20, 2013
After multiple neck injuries due to car accidents, I knew I needed a very light weight helmet and this one takes the cake. When I purchased it, it was the only manufacturer that published how much their carbon fiber helmet weighed so I went with the Airframe. I ride 30-45 mins every day to and then from work and never has it felt heavy. Everyone who gets up close to it, is really impressed with the design. LOTS of airflow and vents, had it for 3 years now, never a problem.
June 19, 2013