Joe Rocket Speedmaster Carbon Helmet
First off, I was quite impressed with how quickly it shipped to me. I ordered my helmet at 1pm Tuesday, and it arrived at my door by 10am Wednesday, and I live in Maine where everything is always a few days behind.
I've been needing a new helmet, and decided to treat myself with a fancy carbon fiber one. I've been reading all of the reviews, and I'm partial to Joe Rocket brand (everything I own), so I decided to give this helmet a shot.
Everyone kept saying that it ran large, so I ordered the next size smaller. I normally wear a small, so all I had left was X-small. It's just a hair too tight, but I'm hoping after a few wears it'll fit just right. I didn't know that Joe Rocket was basically an HJC helmet, which is good to know as far as sizing and needing extra parts.
I like it so far, then again, it's only been 24 hours :p
April 9, 2015
Many complements on looks
I've owned an RKT101 Carbon for several years. Loved it. Just bought a bike for my son and he took my RKT101 so I decided to order the Speedmaster for myself.
As always, Revzilla got it to me very quickly. Thanks to the staff. I ordered a medium, same as my previous helmet. When I first tried it on, it was a good snug fit. Then I removed the pads to inspect the helmet and tried the helmet back on and it was less sung. I actually liked it better in the first try. I think because snapping the cheek pads back on was fairly difficult, I squeezed the pads too much to snap them on so the helmet now fits larger. You can use this as a tip if your helmet fits too snug for your taste lol.
I took it for a ride and I felt it was a bit nosy at higher speed. The RKT101 had a whistle noise with the visor open but would go away when I close it. It was a bit quieter though than the Speedmaster. This helmet gets quite loud at the freeway speed, no whistle at all but more overall wind noise. I use my UClear to play music from my phone so I had to raise the volume up to mask some of the noise. I think I will try using ear plugs the next time, which I never had to use with my old helmet.
Of course you can't beat the light weight of this helmet. This is one of the best features. Also the looks are great. I get complements even from guys who sells motorcycle accessories all day at the Cycle Gear store.
I'm certainly keeping this helmet but will shop for a second helmet that is a bit quieter to use on longer rides.
April 6, 2015
Looks great. Get tons of compliments
Helmet looks great and is nice to wear. Bought it for using on my Yamaha Raider as well as when I go car racing. Very lightweight. It is kind of noisy but it not horrible. For the price, it's a great carbon fiber helmet.
March 23, 2015
The helmet is extremely light compared to my old one. The clear coat carbon fibre looks amazing!
January 8, 2015
I was trying to decide between this and the LaZer Kestrel Carbon Light Helmet. Ordered both in small and couldn't squeeze my head into the Lazer helmet. The Speedmaster fit like a glove. I'm super happy with it.
It would be nice if it came with an internal sun visor and slightly better airflow but for the price its hard to complain about anything. Its light, it looks great and fits my head.
Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a mid price carbon helmet.
December 18, 2014
Great product for the amount you pay
Best online buying experience, I love the darker coating over the carbon fiber it looks sharp. The fit is definitely tight but not uncomfortable in anyway. Ventilation is great especially on a hot day, I was impressed. Overall it is a great product for the amount you pay.
December 8, 2014
I just received this helmet and want to give update on the size for potential buyers. It does run somewhat big comparing to Shoei (even sizing charts are almost the same). I tried Shoei X-Twelve and RF-1200 few times in large size, medium was way too small. However I read one review stating that this helmet runs large, so I ordered medium. I think after it brakes in it will fit just great. Overall fit and finish are great. First thing you'll notice is how light it is and wide vision.
October 15, 2014
This helmet literally saved my life.
A deer ran out in front of me on 9/21/2014 at around 5:30am on my way to work.
I tried to manuever around and speed up to get around it since I had no option to make an emergency stop.
It turned around and bolted in my direction.
I hit the deer at about 70mph, I did a front flip off my bike, and landed on my backpack and smashed my helmet into the ground when I landed, I continued to flip and slide and all that for about 200ft.
That helmet literally has only minor chips to it, my neck and top of my spine are completely untouched.
The only thing that broke off my helmet was my GZ bluetooth.
This thing is beyond safe and without this helmet, if I was using one of my cheap helmets, I would not have survived.
I definitely thank joe rocket for making a helmet built so finely.
I owe them my life.
September 22, 2014