Joe Rocket Speedmaster Carbon Helmet
Most bang for your buck. Under $400. Real carbon fiber. I get so many compliments.
June 7, 2016
Nice, but loud and windy
This helmet is actually made for Joe Rocket in an HJC factory. It started out as the XSpeed XCF3000 (I own the XSpeed version) before Joe Rocket started selling it as the Speedmaster. It uses the same shields and every feature is the same. They are the same helmet. The helmet is loud due to the great ventilation. Problem with the ventilation is that even with all of the vents closed it still flows a lot of air. Bad if you are riding in colder weather. I ride with ear plugs on longer rides so I'd rather it be loud than not flow enough air as Texas is really hot in the summer. Overall, I like the helmet and have been riding in it for almost 2 years. It has held up really well. The guts have been washed multiple times and still look good. I wish the strap pads and chin curtain were removable so I could wash them also. The finish is still excellent after 2 years. No quality control issues with it. The visor gasket is not sealing as good as it used to and I wish it had a shield venting feature like the Bell RS-1. The little silver spoiler thing on the back is loose on mine too, but it's never fallen off.
September 11, 2015
Nice, but noisy
I like this helmet because it looks pretty good. I got a black one and the carbon finish looks sweet. The entire thing is the carbon weave, except for the plastics for the vents. This is a noisy helmet and I've started wearing earbuds to make it bearable. Even when I got down behind my windshield, I could hear the afterburners like I was on a rocketship. The ventilation is not great. I've tried adjusting while driving and I don't notice a difference. The shield does not fog and it feels like a wider FOV than my Arai, which was important to me. I probably could have gone with another Arai in a bigger size, but I wanted a carbon finish. Not a bad helmet, just loud. I commute 50 miles each way on the highway and it's nice to hear the bike, but it's ALMOST too much. You get what you pay for! The carbon arai is expensive!
July 22, 2015
One of the best carbon fiber helmets that doesn't dent your wallet
I have been using this helmet for last 4 months now. I am 5'5" and I ordered a small size. It seemed to fix a little too tight initially but as I started using it, the fit seemed correct.
-Very light weight
-Moderate price range
-Wide vision, no need turn around too much to look over your shoulder
-Looks like it will withstand moderate to high impact. Thankfully, I have not tested that aspect yet and I hope not to
-No sun visor
-Wind/engine noise is noticeable (but can be significantly reduced with foam earplugs)
Overall a good helmet in entry category for carbon fiber helmets. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light weight, durable and moderately priced helmet.
July 20, 2015
i am way stoked on how good it fit.
I wear a 7 3\8 to 7 1\2 fitted hat. The large size helmet fits perfect. Very happy on how light it is. I don't feel like a bobble head doll. Kind of noisy, but I don't care about the noise. I definitely recommend this helmet.
June 10, 2015
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