Schuberth S2 Helmet
Lives up to expectations
If you are going to commit some serious money to protecting your head, this is the product to get. I have many helmets including all of the high end lids. The Schuberth is better designed, lighter, and more comfortable. I will say it is not noticeably quieter, but I have an electronically adjustable windshield on my FJR and wind noise can vary considerably with adjustments. Recommended.
June 21, 2016
Great value. Purchased on closeout 50% off
Snug fit to get on & off have to wear my silkie skull cap. fits great when on. paid close attn: to other reviews and size chart which meant ordering an XXL where I usually wear XL
very well thought out design features.
May 4, 2016
The first really good helmet i have ever had!
The first thing is it was on sale. The first day i rode to work i did not put the pin lock visor on bad mistake fog all the way to work.Second day install the pin lock visor no fog work very good. The seal on the shield is very good. All i can say it is like night day with those other helmets the $100 and $200 kind. If you buy one you will love it.
April 28, 2016
Schuberth, I want to give you five stars. But I just can't.
I wanted a quiet, comfortable commuter that had a drop down sun-visor, pinlock system, micro-ratchet strap, and decent aerodynamics. I came from using a Nolan N86, a $270 helmet.
Right off the bat the quality in terms of fit and finish/comfort were leagues above what I was used to. When you put it on and close the visor, it's like closing a car door, the sound just goes away. It's insane. I still recommend ear plugs, but wow this is as quiet as it gets. It's also very comfortable (well, mostly, more on that later). It also cuts through the wind a bit nicer I've noticed too, putting less strain on my head during longer windy rides.
So when you are making the quietest helmet imaginable, you have to have a trade off. It's understandable that air flow has to be limited. But this is extremely limited. Sometimes I'm not even sure if I have my vent open or closed. If you live in a very hot state I imagine you'll trade the quiet for airflow, because I can't even pretend to imagine using this in Florida. It feels sturdier, but it's also a bit heavier. But honestly these cons are more like engineering trade-offs, you understand that they are the costs to other attributes.
The Really Stupid Cons:
Oh boy here we go, the things that really killed it that could have easily been fixed. First the pinlock. It's blurry/distorted in some way, and for reasons not told to me, it's yellow? Which doesn't help when it comes to seeing things clearly. It was so bad that I honestly have been riding without it. Why include it if it's that awful? Please, I would love an answer. Next, in their quest to make the world's quietest helmet, they have high neckrolls and a chin strap that's nearly choking you. It is significantly harder to turn my head in this helmet than any I've ever worn. That being said you can adapt to this over time well enough. But a slightly less limited FOV and harder ability to headcheck makes this not confident inspiring. Oh, and about that chin strap. My Nolan had a ratchet system too, but it had enough fabric to cover the ratchet completely. In some deluded sense of cost saving, Schuberth made it so the cloth does not completely cover the ratchet. I promise you, you will feel the ratchet up on your neck all. the. time. I tend to wear my helmet with the strap a little bit looser as a result, but that's compromising my safety. Lastly, no support for third party communicators, only theirs which is really expensive.
It's a great helmet. It's as quiet as it gets and overall is super comfy. But it's littered with dumb problems, and for $629, it shouldn't have any of them, especially since it is not a track oriented helmet where some trade-offs are expected.
June 12, 2016
extremely noisy compared to my old AGV helmet evo. but I can not deny that it feels very good at high speed on a naked bike, the only thing is that it is noisy. Would not recommend if you are looking for tranquility, but if you have a naked bike and do not want to feel discomfort in the neck recommend
April 25, 2016
I ordered this helmet for it's rated quietness and, well, because I wanted one.
There is no questioning the quality of design or build. It's everything I would expect from Germany. As for the noise level I was not blown away. It is quieter than the Bell Vortex I was using but not when one considers the price. The Vortex is around $180 and the Schuberth even at a discount is almost twice that. In a crosswind it's still howls. The Vortex meets The DOT ( as most helmets and a rather dubious distinction in my opinion) and also the Snell 2010. I bought the Bell because of it's price and rating which I considered a great value. I was expecting a staggering difference with the Schuberth and I'm not so sure it delivers. I guess time will tell. I don't know how the ECE rating compares to the Snell and I hope I never have to find out.
The Schuberth is a bit narrower than the Bell but still comfortable. I'll update after a summers use.
April 13, 2016
Love airflow and its adjustability, the drop down sun shield, wide view.
Size chart indicated an XL for me at 23.5" but it was snug. I swapped it for an XXL and love it. Am not crazy about the ratcheting latch chin strap - may take getting used to. Being an older rider I'm more used to D rings. I love the helmet though.
April 5, 2016
Very quiet, but poor airflow.
Great features like the ability to integrate their audio system. The shaded visor flips down very easily and with authority. The pinlock system is great. I don't know how I survived in Portland so long without it. Normal complaint for this helmet is lack of good venting, but maybe that goes along with it being so quiet. Check the size chart before ordering. They run small but say the correct circumferences right there on the size chart.
April 5, 2016