Schuberth S2 Lines Helmet
Keep in mind i have no windshield on my ride, this review is based on ride 09 Can-Am Phantom Spyder and i always ride with ear plugs. I upgrade from the Shoei X-11 and i have to say that the difference was blazingly apparent on the first ride. As far as noise, yes it is much quieter than the Shoei, but, it is a helmet it's not silent, but after riding the Shoei for a year i noticed a huge difference in noise disturbance and especially stability at speed. When i drive down the thruway at 70 plus mph in the Shoei my head would get tossed around and blind spot check required a great deal of effort. i would usually have a sore neck after 40 miles or so, not the case with the S2. At 70 plus mph i was able to just relax on the bike, in all riding position tucked, 3/4 and straight up, the helmet remains stable and checking left and right is much easier and stable as well. I found the construction to be excellent, the drop down visor is adequate. However, i still had to buy the dark smoke shield as I like it darker. Air flow is fantastic, from the top and front of the helmet. The chin strap is easier that the D-ring setup to operate, but can some time b a bit uncomfortable. I recently rode it in 27 degree weather in buffalo NY and my head stayed nice and warm. Overall, for $500.00, it is a lot of bang for the buck.
April 27, 2015
An embarrassment to German made products
Wow! This is a true embarrassment to German made products. I've used German made products all my life include 6 German cars (3 BMW's and 3 Benz) and I'm writing this review because I'm furious about the package I received last night.
I've owned Joe Rocket RKT101 which I gave to my son and just bought the Speedmaster from Revzilla for myself. The Speedmaster is a bit on the noisy side and I decided to keep it as a second helmet and find another with better noise protection to use as my primary helmet. I was also interested in something with an integrated sun shield and communication system mainly to listen to music and receive calls. I currently use UClear with my RKT helmet. I read and watched almost every information about the Schuberth helmet and compared it to Shoei and Arai because they claim to be the quietest helmet available. I was so exited when I looked at my tracking and the helmet was delivered. I took the package home, opened it and was extremely disappointed.
BTW, I ordered the helmet and the SCR-S and they both came in the same box. The package was nice and I picked up the helmet to fit it on my head. First I noticed that the sun visor was disconnected from one side, I connected that but noticed the poor quality of that visor and pretty much everything I touched on that helmet. The main liner was loose inside the helmet and when I tried to connect it, I noticed that the plastic mount in the front of the helmet, where the liner normally snaps in, was unglued from the helmet. This is not suppose to happen for the life of the helmet. Simply, the helmet looked like something you bought from a defective products store that didn't pass through any sort of quality inspection/control and was setting in a store shelf as a floor model for a couple of years.
Finally, I put every thing together, decided to try the fit of the helmet anyway and thought to myself maybe this is just a faulty product and if it fits nicely, I may just replace it for a new one (thats what I though I paid for in the first place...ugg!). Also, kept trying to convince myself that its light weight (which it is), and had the integrated communication system (which I think is better than having a device sticking out of your helmet that my interfere with the air flow and the performance of the helmet).
Once the helmet was on my head I was disappointed again. I 'm size 71/4 in hats, ordered a medium. the sides of the helmet fits nice and snug but the section in front of my mouth is protruding so far to the front and looks funny. I can easily fit my fist underneath the helmet in front of my chin.
Anyhow, writing this review is making me even more frustrated just thinking about the poor design and quality of this helmet.
Off course I put the helmet immediately back in the box, and now its setting waiting to be returned back. Therefore, I can't comment on anything related to riding with this helmet, air flow, noise....etc.
April 21, 2015
Great fit, quite and comfortable! Right size on first try.
April 13, 2015
Head shape and opinion has something in common....every one has one of their own
As I mentioned before everyone has its own head shape and his own opinion so here is mine:
Looks cool, aggressive
Very light in paper
Pin lock and internal sun visor
Very loud for the price
The hot spot on the center of forehead common on the c3 is not solved with this helmet.
It just feels heavier than it actually is
Even though feels very snug for me and the forehead hot spot is killing me it shakes as is it was to big for me, this may be because of shape and weight distribution
April 9, 2015
Sweet helmet. Comes with pinlock!
I just upgraded from my 8 year old Shoei RF1000 (yes, that's 1000, not 1200 folks) and couldn't be happier. I always loved my Shoei but wanted something different for my next helmet so was stuck between an Arai or the Schuberth. The price on this helmet dropped to $500 so that made my decision easy! The helmet feels amazingly more stable at highway speeds when in the tuck, as it was getting thrown around all over the place with that old Shoei. Head checks are easier now too.
The lining and neck collar ring padding is all quality. Defiantly a step up. The entire helmet looks and feels like a premium product. It comes with a really nice lightly padded bag and the pinlock antifog system. This helmet is a great value at $500.
March 29, 2015
I tried a few different helms the first time around and found i liked the Shu the best. Rode with it for about 8 months before my accident. Great protection. The helmet was pretty damaged after the accident. Not so much as a headache for me afterwards.
Just bought another after trying on a few more. I don't think i can get away from this helmet if i tried.
March 16, 2015
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