Icon Airmada Rubatone Helmet
Rubatone stays True
I purchase the Rubatone on 07/03/2015; it is replacing my 2014 Bilt Apollo modular helmet, yep it was my first helmet. Somebody says "$99 helmet for a $99 head". Well I upgraded to $190. Two thing I love, the feel and the wicking microfiber inside the helmet. Icon has done well with this iteration
July 3, 2015
Awesome helmet and design!
This helmet is great and looks awesome. I always get compliments on it. The air flow is great with all the vents it has. The quick release makes it super easy to take on and off the visor. Only issue I had which was mainly my fault. The check pads on a large were too tight to my cheeks. I had to get 15mm cheek pads to acomadate my chubby cheeks aside from that I would deffenitly recommend an Icon Airmada. Great helmet!
June 29, 2015
Stylish protection at entry level cost
I bought this helmet primarily because it looked pretty sleek and was priced really well for someone just getting into riding. When it comes time for a new helmet, I will be tempted to buy another one of these. It does not seem much heavier than my friends all carbon fiber helmet. You have good control over the airflow in this helmet. There are plenty of other colored visors available - I made sure to have both a clear and a dark smoke. One important thing to note about this helmet: it requires a break in period. I bought the appropriate size for my head. It fits perfect now, and has a serious amount of neck support. But the first time I put it on, I thought I might need to have it cut off my head. It probably took a solid minute to get it off, and my face and ears were bright red. Definitely check out the video reviews on this helmet. Two other minor complaints / things to be aware of. First, the gloss scratches easily, so if you care about how the helmet looks you'll have to be careful handling it. Second, changing the lens can be difficult, with the plastic side panels on the lens. They don't feel like they were meant to be popped on and off a lot. I feel like the plastic retainers will snap off eventually. You can buy a separate set on revzilla for your second lens, but it's more difficult to attach the lens to the helmet when the plastic panels are on and you can't really see what you are doing. Not a deal breaker with this helmet for me though. Overall really good comfort and protection at a reasonable price.
June 29, 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