Icon Airmada Chainbrain Helmet
Again, a little too hot for the Florida sun.. lenses scratch pretty easy.. design is nice but glow in dark mostly useless. As far as safety, top notch. lots of vents but still hot.
May 21, 2015
Great style and aerodynamics. A little heavy for long rides
Pros: styling - I get compliments about the looks of the helmet everywhere I go
Aerodynamics - excellent, even when you I turn my head the wind doesn't bother me
Air flow - excellent and all the clips and sliders are easily opened even with gloves on
Cons: weight - for city riding the weight is not an issue, but I had some neck soreness when I road 300+ miles in one day
Shield seal - not horrendous or bothersome but some air does get in through the gasket. Seal could be improved if shield was spring loaded and pushed itself back as it came down
June 22, 2015
This helmet has great visibility and comfort and style
I really like the helmet feels lighter and more arodynamic than my scorpion Exo 750 and beter visibility
June 19, 2015
A little tight around the bottom.
I have a big head so I got the 3XL size. It is still a little squeeze every time I put the helmet on but once its on it fits perfectly. It lives up to its name as it has great ventilation. The visor lock is really annoying as it is a pain to move the visor around. Overall it is a great buy for the price.
June 18, 2015
Whistler! D-ring straps too short with race fit.
Sharp looking helmet. Lots of vents however like every helmet I've found little noticeable difference between open or closed. Helmet feels very light.
I like the pin lock to lock the visor down. The visor moves too easily and will shut on its own. Luckily the pin is there to keep it open for .
The d-ring straps are too short with the race fit. Most d-ring helmets you don't have to undo the d-rings to take the helmet off, just loosen the straps then push the d-rings forward and take the helmet off, takes about 3 seconds and works vice versa to put the helmet on(there's a video on it on you tube). Between the race fit and the straps for the d-rings being to short it is extremely hard to do with the Airmada.
Not to mention a friend pointed out that it could really be an issue taking the helmet off after a serious crash with any neck injury because the race fit is hard to remove. EMS may even have to cut the helmet off to prevent potential life threatening spinal damage.
3rd Problem with the race fit. There is very little room in front of my mouth and nose which causes more heat when stopped even with the shield open compared to other helmets.
Whistling! The helmet i received has a horrible double whistle. Two audible whistles from the top of the helmet between the top vents when the visor is locked down above 30 mph. The helmet does seem like it would be pretty quiet without the whistles.
I went with a small which my head measures a small with icons sizing. Fit is nice when on and comfortable.
June 16, 2015
Great product and awesome price
This is a light slick looking helmet. The skull graphics and ICON logo look great and are a crowd favorite. I bought the gold reflective shield for it and it really boosted the looks. Everyone loves this helmet.
Just a word to the wise it does fit narrow. I wear XXL in all other helmets without problems but ICON fit very snug. I bought the 3XL pads and it made a HUGE difference.
As far as performance I ride with a Sena 20 communicator all the time. It causes quite a lot of noise but I feel no pull from the wind at all. I have used an open face and modular but both caused a little pull and not nearly as well built as this bad boy.
My only gripes are the metal pin that locks the shield down is annoying. I usually just flap the shield down and don't lock it. It will add a touch of noise but no big difference. Also, when doing a shoulder check the side panels for the shield block my view a bit. You really have to turn a far way. None of these gripes are deal breakers at all.
Buy this helmet unless you are willing to spend the extra bucks for something like the carbon version.
June 10, 2015
First helmet of my own and have to say the fit is spot on from the sizing chart. Adjusting the vents is easy when gloved and only the slightest tiny bit of fogging at a standstill.
June 2, 2015
Top shelf helmet!
I'm gonna start from the unboxing. I couldn't wait to get this helmet on. At first I could barley get it on my head! Very tight in the beginning. Whatever you do don't let this scare you off and return it. I wore the helmet for a day and a half and now the helmet fits perfect! Trust me, it's very tight in beginning but will loosen up and fit perfect... I got the red para human. Pictures don't do it justce. This thing is a head turner! The metallic in the sun with the different color reds looks sweet! Of course you can spend 7 to 8 hundred dollars more and get a better helmet but Icon hit a home run with this one! I will definitely buy this helmet again. Very well made!
June 1, 2015