Schuberth SR1 Technology Helmet
Another QC Fail...From Germany of All Places!
I didn't get to ride test this helmet for reasons which shall become clear so the following comments are based on my findings after trying it on at home.
I was looking forward to experiencing the legendary German build quality in this helmet but was surprised to find a loose and wobbly vent switch on the top straight out of the box so never got to ride in it. Revzilla customer service were quick to take it back and refund it as usual - thanks guys. That aside it felt comfortable, well built and not too heavy. The shell size was about the same as my AGV Pista Carbon and it's just a smidge heavier which is no mean feat against the stripped down Italian. The chin bar seems to protrude more than other brands which makes it appear larger than it actually is.
The visor ratchet was quite notchy and the changing system a bit more fiddly than the AGV but it is definitely an improvement over the Arai visor replacement lottery. There is a visor lock slider which seems a bit of overkill and I found it to be too stiff to operate reliably. Good eye port and visibility but the Pista beats all comers in that respect for me, especially in the tuck position.
I really wanted to give it a try as my Pista Carbon is not designed for inclement or cold weather sports touring and I need something great for the fall and winter riding season. It just really puts me off when I find obvious manufacturing flaws being missed by quality control when it comes to a safety product (especially an expensive one).
August 8, 2014
Spend the money it's only your head
Helmets are such a subjective item. What works for one person won't for another. Try them on before you buy. I waited until I found an SR1 to try on and I am glad I did. There were none to be found here in MN. Only the SR2 and C3 which are good helmets in their own right, but this SR1 is an amazing helmet for me. The lack of weight, field of vision, ventilation and construction are superior to anything out there. I have owned Arai and Shoei which are nice helmets too. If you use the noise reduction piece that fits under the chin, it can make the helmet a little tight to get off. I tried it, didn't like it and use earplugs anyway. If you can swing the dough make the investment. The fact that you are reading this review and others shows you are concerned about your safety
May 28, 2014
Best Helmet Feature Wise, Painful After 30 Mins.
The hot spot ruined it for me. Did 2 track days and I assume the 20 minute sessions was not enough time to really feel the pressure point right in the middle of my forehead.
Decided to use the helmet on a street ride this last weekend and after 30-40 minutes I couldn't wait to get the thing off. Hot spot right in the middle of the forehead that becomes nagging and sore.
Helmet fits perfect otherwise. It really is a shame because this helmet is fantastic with ventilation, field of vision, weight and noise.
Hope I don't have to sell this at a huge loss now.
June 25, 2014
I'm glad I spent my money on a good helmet
I got to say this is one of the best helmets I've ever had. Like the view said it is a little tight on your cheeks but it's meant to be like that. But overall the BEST helmet I own!!! Btw I use it as an everyday rider
April 14, 2014
Disapointing & Overrated
After 5 years with my Shoei X-11 thought it was time for a new helmet. I guess it's my bald head but I'm getting the forehead hotspot just after a couple of hours. I can't wait to pull over & get this thing off and that's not fun. This thing is a Pain to put on and take off. I don't think the liner is anything special. Going back to my X-11 which I can wear all day in comfort.
PS: Shipping was poor. The box was all busted up & taped back together.
May 26, 2014
Nice helmet, but extremely tight.
I have used this helmet on a 200 mile run up the coast of California.
1. Once the helmet is on, it feels OK. Putting it on and off is a pain literally. Not an easy task to either put on or off.
2. I had purchased mainly for its reputation in low noise level. For the money paid, it is OK but overrated. Given the chance, I would have liked to try a Shoei or an Arai.
March 17, 2014
This is a very good product that meets my needs so far.
Andy at Revzilla is very helpful and was able to answer all my questions well and is a top drawer representative. People like Andy make the company!
I am very satisfied with my new helmet, however, my rides have been limited due to cold weather. The helmet is just as advertised, excellent quality and functionality colors are great.
So far so good. The Pinlock anti fog system is very effective.
Jim BMW K1200S
January 6, 2014
"Hot Spot" spoils enjoyment!
Beware the “Mark of Schuberth”! Google it! What you’ll find is people with a red line across their foreheads. Why? The helmet liner in the SR1 suffers the same problem as the original (early) C3. The liner in the SR1 creates the same hot spot.
To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. Ah you say, you should have bought the next size larger. Not so! My C3, which fits perfectly is the same size and leaves no mark and causes no hot spot. Schuberth went on to revise the C3 liner and sell it in the aftermarket.
To Schuberth’s credit, the SR1 is a fabulous helmet! It is light and remarkably quiet. It truly is a thing of beauty. I have ridden with the helmet and so it cannot be returned. I had hoped that time and use would cause it to loosen up. Perhaps Schuberth will revise the liner as they did with the C3.
Please understand, Revzilla is in no way to blame. I have made numerous purchases from Revzilla. The company never disappoints! They are extremely knowledgable and always helpful.
Bottom line, I should have worn the helmet in the house longer than I did.
December 21, 2013