Schuberth SR-1 Technology Helmet
Outstanding! (But not perfect)
Right off I'll say this helmet is really extremely good. It's comfortable, very lightweight, and doesn't drag or buffet at any speed. The workmanship and finish is spotless, and it looks fantastic. All the moving parts (vent dampers, shield pods, spoiler) work smoothly and feel sturdy, well-engineered, and satisfyingly German. As helmets go, this one is top notch.
That said, there are some things I'd improve. There are certainly no dealbreakers for me, but I think if I've dropped this much coin on a helmet, I'm allowed to nitpick a bit, and it might be a dealbreaker for someone else.
Fit: I've always been an Arai guy, and I think if you're like me and are comfortable in an Arai intermediate oval, you're going to find this one to be slightly more round, and run slightly small. The first one I got (per measurements and the size chart) was size L, and I had to exchange up to an XL to get rid of a hotspot on my forehead. This fixed up the fit nicely, but not *perfectly*, which is my second nit...
No changeable sizes of cheekpads. I really like this perk of Arai's, and the Schuberth's fit for me could step up from a solid 9.5 to a 10 with a few more millimeters of cheekpad. As it is, the XL leaves the chin bar and neck roll just a tiny bit looser than I like, and it makes the helmet want to pitch forward ever so slightly on my head when I tuck, especially if I'm wearing my two-piece leathers with it's slightly bulkier jacket collar.
When it does this, it also puts the top of the viewport into my vision a tiny bit, which is the other thing I'd improve--better upward visibility. In every other axis, this helmet has excellent visibility, but once in awhile I find myself having to crane my head back a bit, to see up an approaching incline, for example.
The rest of this review is more personal preference.
The shield change system: It's sturdy and effective, but has a slightly annoying quirk (don't they all). It has two buttons which you push in and hold while raising the shield past the upper stop to release it. The bit that's not obvious, though, is that you have to have the shield almost completely closed when you begin, or the buttons won't "catch" and the shield will not release. This makes it seem kinda fiddly compared to Arai's "Super AdSis" system (yes I am a weirdo who likes AdSis).
- It's quiet for a racing helmet, which means it's just sorta noisy, instead of really very noisy. To be expected for this class of helmet. Just a dull white noise though, no rumbling or annoying air pressure weirdness whatsoever, which is impressive considering the next point:
- It flows a surprising--nee *ridiculous*--amount of air. I got it at the beginning of summer, and I've kept the included chin curtain installed on it since the first week just to tone it down a bit in the lower part of the face and eyes. The top vents look like ram-air scoops and they freakin work like them too. Only downside, I suppose, is all that air might suck come fall/winter.
- The coated/tinted shield is *dark*. I can ride home past dusk with the tinted shield on my Arai's if I absolutely have to, but that was a huge a mistake with the Schuberth. If there's any chance at all I'll be late, I carry the clear shield.
- The chinstrap is silly long. I have to loop the tail end over itself before snapping it into the little keeper, or it grabs at the velcro on my jacket collar.
So yes, if you want a top notch lid, then either get this helmet, or get a Corsair V.
August 27, 2013
Great sport helmet
It's my first racing helmet; hence, can't camper it to other racing helmets. However, base on comparing it to other quality sport helmets it is an exceptional helmet. It extremely light which feels somewhat counterintuitive to what a head protection should feel like. The wide vision is a great perk, I try using my Shoei RF 1100 while waiting for my tinted shield on my SR-1, but felt as when you slide the drivers seat too far back in a car to see properly through the windshield.
It's a great helmet but keep in mind the extra price tag compare to other Schuberth or other good helmets has to do more with perks such a weigh, and not so much better protection. Meaning, other less expensive Schuberth likely offer similar protection.
August 1, 2013
Just the best
I have waited over a year to get this helmet since it didn't come here to the states as fast as it did in Europe. I have gone trough a hand full of "good" helmets like Icon, KBC, HJC and even had two track day wrecks with the Icon and in my opinion the are a great helmet :) But this SR1 is by far the best helmet I have ever had and I wanted to wait and write this review so I can really get to know the helmet. I have put plenty of road miles on it so far and Two track days, the first thing you will notice is that this thing has AIR FLOW (at one of the track days the morning was a little cold so I had to close the vents because of all the air flow). Second thing I noticed is the VIEW you can actually use your peripherals and see above and below you with out moving your head. It is a very light helmet and your neck doesn't hurt at the end of the track day, I have also noticed that this helmet actually looks like a professional racing helmet compared to all the AGV, ARAI, SHOEI ect. That I see on track days. As far as fit Anthony is right if your measurements fall between the sizes go with the bigger size and if you fall in the size get that because this is also the best fitting helmet I have ever had and are actually true to their size charts. GET THE SCHUBERTH SR1 you will not be disappointed!
June 2, 2013
Best helmet ever?
I just picked up a SR1 and holy S#%T! This helmet is awesome! It's incredibly light, quiet and comfortable. I vents are great and the optics are perfect. I mainly commute, don't shy away because of it's race only connotations. I've had every nice helmet out there and IMHO this is the best.
May 27, 2013
I LOVE this helmet!
I absolutely LOVE this helmet. Was obviously concerned about spending $960 but I couldn't be happier. Air flow is amazing, fit is spot on and the weight is fantastic.
Went to Revzilla in person and the service was great.
May 20, 2013
It's everything Schuberth claimed it to be!
I bought this (expensive) helmet to wear in the wet but it's quickly become my favourite all-rounder. The vents are easy to open and close while riding and the helmet is amazingly light and doesn't wobble or get easily buffeted. The visibility is great and having used a number of helmets this one is hard to fault, in fact I can't.
April 3, 2013
Love the race fit. Everything seems to be as advertised.
March 18, 2013
This product is awesome, no vibration in high speed
the good thing abut this product is the ventilation, i never used a helmet same like that.
March 11, 2013