Schuberth S2 Hi-Viz Helmet
Good Helmet, not as quiet as advertised
I've worn ARAI, and SHOEI helmets for the last 25 years. My main criteria has always been fit and silence. While on a trip to Munich in 98 I bought a Shuberth C3 'flipup' helmet before they had the SNELL stamp of approval. I was impressed by the high degree of fit and finish, but it turned out to be too heavy and complicated as a daily skid-lid.
So when my criteria for a new helmet switched to silence being the highest priority I read how the Shuberth S2 was the best rated for my kind of riding.
When I got the S2 I still had an ARAI Quantum and a SHOEI Qwest in my closet and I compared all three. I must have had too high expectations for the expensive Shuberth because the S2 was not that quiet. It is a clever design and because of the cost you won't see many others on the street. But if you buy this helmet to protect your hearing, over and above wearing earplugs, I'd suggest really testing it first. If your experience is anything like mine, you will notice it fits OK, and all the mechanics of the padding, chin straps, integrated sun visor work as advertised. But the acoustics of the roar of wind and other high decibel activity are essentially the same as the other fine brands I've mentioned here.
January 26, 2015
I can hear my music and phone at highway speeds.
I use the SR2 with the integrated SRC comm system (essentially the Cardo G4). I bluetooth connect my GPS (with built in MP3 player and satellite radio) to the SRC system and my phone to the GPS. It works well. The S2 reduces the wind noise enough to carry on a conversation (by phone or intercom) or listen to music while driving at highway speeds. The people on the other end of a phone call do not hear wind noise if your face shield is closed. I made the change from another helmet with an external comm unit due to excessive wind noise that interfered with my ability to hear the comm system. One beef, the SRC software does not work with a Mac. The helmet plus SRC comm system cost a lot but I'm wiling to spend top dollar to improve my ride experience and I am happy with my purchase.
December 28, 2014
Built to last
I tried most of the high end helmets on, this was the most comfortable helmet for me. In addition Revzilla had done a good job packing/shipping the helmet.
November 17, 2014
Great product overall, just a bit expensive
Great product, very light and very comfortable. I do think it is a bit expensive, lets hope I never have to find out if this really works the way it is supposed, but specially for my helmet I did my research. Schubert is one of the best brands out there. I have used other helmets and definitively my favorite.
November 3, 2014
This is an expensive outlay, but it is for your head. You can break an arm and end up fine, but your head is another story.
The cheek pads are a little too tight, but I figure it will wear in with time.
October 15, 2014
Excellent features with crazy loud wind noise!
I was enticed by the sun visor and the pin-lock visor. Both are AWESOME in Seattle. Unfortunately, the howl of wind at any speed above 35 is pretty harsh and after a year commuting with that, I'm sick of it. It gets louder with speed. If I put my hand under my chin, it goes away. I understand this might be a product of the airflow around my bike so I'll include that detail: I'm really tall riding a 2005 BMW F650 GS with the stock windshield.
August 12, 2014
Mobility Program worth it
I recently had a crash while in the Czech Republic (old Chekoslovakia). My S2 was damaged though I walked away unscathed. For 3 years after purchase, Schuberth will replace a damaged helmet for 1/3 the price if you have registered the product on the web site. You need to send them several documents including the purchase receipt and a police report. Since this was overseas and there were no other vehicles involved, we did not call the police. I could prove there was an accident with photos and the helmet in the photos. I fully expected that they would find any reason to not honor their commitment. Instead I got my new helmet through the original dealer with no fuss. This is a great helmet and great service worth the premium. If you buy one, REGISTER it when you buy it.
June 26, 2014
Great helmet with lots of features.
Took this helmet immediately on a 1,600 mile trip. Quiet, well- made with lots of aero features. Only had 2 problems. Was caught in 3 downpours with nowhere to pull over on I-95 in the Carolina's-helmet did fog on the inside and had to open the shield to the first detent to clear. Also, after app. 90 minutes a pain developed in the back of my head. I attribute this to a new tight helmet although according to Schuberth's size chart I was right on. My suggestion is to get the next larger size if you are on the borderline. 1st class build quality.
August 3, 2014