Schuberth S2 Lines Helmet (Size 3XL Only)
As someone stole my less expensive AFX FX-140 helmet. I decided to splurge on a more expensive helmet as an act of defiance.
I bought this helmet on sale XXL, knowing that I would have to buy the XL liner and cheek pads ($100) extra.
Within the first week, the exterior vent toggle broke off. I just left it off because I'm leaving the vent open for the duration of the summer. I'll put it back on to close the vent in the winter.
I bought the helmet because of the reviews of the noise dampening characteristics. Why is my helmet so loud? I read on their website that they solved the noise problem, by not allowing air into the helmet. I don't thinks that's the problem, the noise seems to be coming from air passing around the exterior of the helmet, especially the sides/ears. I never had to wear ear plugs before, but I do now.
I've always preferred the ratchet chin strap vice the D-ring. They both do the same thing and I feel that's just personal preference.
I also find the airflow used to be a problem when shoulder checking at highway speeds, but I learned that I have to keep my chin down when shoulder checking or else the wind pulls my head away.
I bought a snowmobile face shield for my last helmet. Comparatively, the Pinlock anti fog face shield system is thoroughly Inferior. All the major brands seem to adopting the Pinlock system and I don't understand why. The insulated double pane of the snowmobile face shield is amazing - if only they could combine it with the anitscratch properties of Schuberth faceshield - they would have a vastly superior product.
The interior drop down visor is also disappointing. It doesn't come down far enough and isn't dark enough. Again, this problem is solved by tucking my chin down to create a shade with the brim of the helmet.
The neck roll pad has already started to breakaway from daily use after four months.
Even though I bought this product 50% off, I definitely did not get my money's worth.
July 12, 2016
I love to wear this helmet. It's so quite.
I love my schuberth helmet. I don't have to listen to the wind fly by my ears anymore. It is so enjoyable to ride, and feel protected, and also see everything so well. I will recommend everyone to purchase this helmet. Larry.
June 28, 2016
Secure, strong, good-looking, but expensive, helmet
After one more in a long line of too-close calls in today's highway traffic where driver cell phones and gps's too often get more attention than other drivers on the road, I decided to upgrade my protection, and checking out the options led me right away to a Schuberth.
In the past I have usually just looked for the cheapest, least annoying helmets I could find witih a main goal of avoiding tickets for hot having one, rather than protection. So this is the first time I've spent over $100 on a helmet. I used to ride with open face helmets, but for the last 8 years I've been using modular helmets since I've been putting more high-speed highway miles on my bikes than I used to. Since the C3 is more expensive and the S2's were on sale I decided to see if I could stand to ride with a standard full-face helmet for a change, at least on highway rides. Unfortunately, it wasn't my cup of tea with this helmet -- though to be fair it probably wouldn't have been with most other brands as well. Still, I tried this out and found that (1) it tends to fit rather tightly, and runs a little smaller than other helmets (the XL I bought fits tighter on my head than most Large helmets I've ever acquired) and (2) it does appear to be well-designed and very capably put together, which did make me feel more secure when I wore it (and part of that is definitely the tighter fit that gives a definite impression of a lot more-than-usual strength and support if the helmet ever would make contact somewhere). Also, (3) the optics of the face shield are amazing! However, even on sale this is a pricey helmet, and in the end I couldn't take the discomfort of repeatedly putting-on and taking-off a full-face helmet, so I sold this off pretty quickly for most of what I paid, and picked up a C3 instead, when it went on sale and I'm much happier now. For those more used to full-face style helmets the S2 might be easier to deal with. For me the modular helmets are much less claustrophobia-inducing, and far easier to put on and take off, especially since I have now started to wear glasses most of the time when I ride. But I would still recomment the S2 for those used to this style of helmet, who can afford the stiff cost and don't mind a tight fit.
July 29, 2016
Great helmet. Very light and comfortable.
The most quiet and comfortable helmet I have owned so far. I still use ear plugs but I wear ear plugs with all my helmets. I find myself able to enjoy the sound of the engine and exhaust without all the added wind noise. My only grip is the price. I guess quality cost a little more though. Overall I would say it is worth it. Airflow inside the helmet is average in comparison to other helmets. One more thing. This helmet looks cool... I get plenty of compliments on the cool look.
July 23, 2016
This Schuberth size XS is great at high speeds and I love the drop down sun visor! It is quieter and cooler than my helmet before this. The only downside for me is that I feel like I'm eating the inside of my cheeks sometimes. I'm hoping that eventually that'll lessen but it could also be why it doesn't tend to pull back > 80 mph. I would also like it if the sun visor went down a little further however, it's not that big of a deal.
July 12, 2016
Nice dome comb, if you have the cash!
I was happy to pick this up on sale. It's a great helmet, but very expensive. The features are great, sun visor works well, ease to manipulate, air flow clearly present, but quite mild. Not sure if the 'moisture absorbing' plastic visor insert does anything, but it's there. I was being dumb and dropped it. Minimal scarring on a 4' fall to the asphalt. But, one of the tabs on the visor broke, leading me to discover replacements are not too shy of $100, ouch! I have a big head, with my old helmet needing replacement because of pressure points on my center upper forehead and upper outside back (L/R). This helmet has no pressure points and zero uplift, down pressure if anything. The long nose catches the wind more than most helmets will in a turn of the head, but it's worth the added benefits.
June 30, 2016
It's a nice helmet. First so I don't have much to compare it to. XXL was tight at first but seems loose now. Next one I'll try an XL.
June 28, 2016
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