Schuberth S2 Hi-Viz Helmet
Great Hi-Viz Helmet
I got this to replace my five year old Bell RS1. The Hi-Viz color more of a yellow and is not as orange as in some cases. Great visibility and comfort. Noise level is good. However, I got it to whistle when I looked down at my instruments while going around 60 mph. No weather vane issues. Internal air flow is great. The extra anti-fog pin insert works really well. I really enjoy the fighter pilot lens. I previously had to wear sunglasses along with my Bell RS1 in the daylight. Rode with it a couple of times in the rain with no issues. I added my Sena Bluetooth device which fits nicely inside.
July 9, 2015
Solid helmet with features that don't feel gimmicky
My fourth helmet. This is the best helmet I've owned. A simple design but packed with features that have obviously been tested. Nothing feels gimmicky and everything serves its purpose with great build quality. I thought the spoiler around the base looked great but then I hit the highway at 90 mph and realized how much it really helped. The vents work great for how simple they are. The cable system in the drop down shade is very solid. It's the quietest helmet I've owned but, please people, stop acting like you don't need ear plugs on the highway. 85db is still damaging to your ears. There is a whistle on my left side when I turn my head right which is the only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 but that's an easy fix for me.
The S2 doesn't have a breath deflector/ sneeze guard but oddly the Shark Speed-R deflector fits neatly. So definitely grab one cuz the drop down shade doesn't come down all that far.
July 27, 2015
Snug for a 3xl, but once you get it on , very quite, good airflow. Weight is a little heavy for all day riding, but not unbearable.
July 16, 2015
very quiet if sized correctly
I‘m very pleased with this helmet. I’m currently riding a BMW R1200R (naked bike) and the helmet is very quiet at speed. i suspect that any noise complaints are due to not fitting the helmet tight enough. Compared to the S3 this is a narrower helmet - I’m a long oval and fit well into a Arai Signet Q. I fitted my S3 in person at Revzilla in Philly but they did not have the Hi-Viz in stock so shipped it to me. When the helmet arrived i thought they'd made a mistake on the shipping but checked the sales ticket and confirmed the size was as ordered. Called a gear geek who suggested I allow some time for break in. That was perfect advice. I ride with a Sena 10R and the quiet factor is exceptional allowing me to enjoy music, podcast or audio books on the way to work. if you are a long oval and like me have suffered with helmets that don’t fit closely in the temples you’ll notice the difference in wind noise. Last thought, i commute daily when its not snowing and the Hi-Viz is great additional defense against those drivers who are still groggy in the morning. This helmet is the most professional one in that color that I’ve seen - its an adult’s helmet. Lessons learned: First if you try on a helmet in person allow for the fact that its been broken in and therefore have a knowledgeable sales person on hand to help. Second, trust your Gear Geek in person and on the phone. One negative. The spoiler while great for naked bikes, prevents the use of a clamp-on comms system. My other unit is a Sena 20S which while not huge is larger that the 10R so I’m not sure about trusting a sticky mount. If anyone has thoughts on this please speak up.
May 10, 2015
I really like this helmet but the first time I used it the small retaining rings that holds the front spoiler on poped off.
I was unable to find them because I was riding on the bike. The Small plastic retainer that went through the side of the spoiler popped off also but I was able to find it and replace it. I hope this isn't an indication of how the life of this is going to be.
I like everything else about the helmet. I also purchased the Bluetooth system for this helmet and it works perfectly and I like it.
June 22, 2015
So my old AGV Chicken lid was getting tired and smelly, so I spent a little time trying on other helmets - since AGV doesn't make any helmets that aren't $900 or $250 and are widely available...
Two choices were Shoei RF1200 and Schuberth S2.
Since I like stuff I haven't tried and need a light helmet, I chose the Schuberth, in a tasteful "hi-viz' color.
I've now got about five or six hours in the helmet & here are my early thoughts -
1) It's light. I mean notably lighter than the AGV GP-Tech, which I thought was pretty light. That's good.
2) It is, in fact, quiet. There's a "woosh" sound, but it's very minor - and to be honest I think my other helmets had it too, but it was covered up by the other noises.
3) It's really comfy, except that the neck strap is pretty far back. If it was any further back, I couldn't wear the helmet without choking. And the cheeks are really tight...but comfy!!
4) Visibility is AWESOME, high, side to side, etc, LOVE the viewport. The shield distorts when it's partway up, but it's not terrible.
5) The slide-down sunshield is a neat idea - not super well executed. The shield itself doesn't come down far enough - another 5mm would make a ton of difference, and probably not interfere with most people's faces. Plus it's not dark enough - it should be DARK, as opposed to kinda dark.
It's still useful.
- overall, a full win. Even I'm not sure about the hi-viz color, but maybe it'll grow on me. Like a fungus.
June 12, 2015
Good Helmet But...
Well constructed helmet. fit is bit tight at first but once you break it in...it's actually very comfortable.
Don't find that it's quieter or louder than the next helmet. Up to 60 MPH it's fairly quiet...over that it's no different than any other helmet I've had.
The Not So Good:
Air flow is good but somehow i get more air to my right ear...Need to wear earplug otherwise after the right my ear is stuffy (as if i had been on air plane taking off during the entire ride). At first I thought i was going deaf on one side and even checked in with a doctor...
I would definitely NOT buy this helmet again due to the nuisance to my right ear.
June 5, 2015
Quiet and comfortable
I am in the middle of a thousand mile trip ,I just purchased this helmet it is very quiet and very comfortable.well worth the money.
May 25, 2015