Shark S700 Prime Helmet
appears to be a nice helmet but runs large
Owned an RSI Shark medium sized helmet until it was stolen. Really liked the helmet and was impressed with the comfort, style and features so wanted another.
I was previously a Shoei user. Both helmets fit me in a size medium. I also measured my head per the Revzilla instructions before I ordered to confirm I was ordering the right size.
Suspect that Shark has changed the shape or sizing of their helmets. Because the medium I ordered was so large that if i pulled on the chin I could pull the entire helmet forward over my face.
The small I ordered fits me perfectly now. Otherwise a nice helmet just runs large. Can't comment on this helmet's durability just yet but if anything like my last one it will be great. Shark makes a really nice product at a good price. Added bonus is you won't see very many around.
January 29, 2014
good helmet for the price.
It is a nice product, good quality, quiet and useful drop down sun visor.
January 27, 2014
The best way to spend $200 on a bucket?
What a helmet! Everyone says "You get what you pay for"...what I paid for likely wasn't enough. I fit on the larger side of the line between medium and large and opted for the L planning on thicker cheekpads if the need arose. Several months of heavy daily use and the helmet is nicely broken in and feels perfect. Had I gone the M route I'm sure it wouldve been too uncomfortable for more than short rides. The guts are very high quality. The shape is just gorgeous...I find myself staring at my shadow in profile view because it just looks that sinister. The detents are still tight, the sun visor gets used constantly (I doubted the 'importance' of this feature but now that I have it I can say that any helmet I wear on the street will have to have it) and works better than expected, and within just a couple days worth of use I nailed the top vents with the glove on. I expected to need earplugs but even at 'excessive highway speeds' I don't feel I need them. Not to say it isn't loud when you're really getting up there but it isn't oppressive.
Most importantly I trust the company name. They aren't as well known or recognizable as some of the big Japanese helmet manufactures but Shark is no stranger to high level racing competition either. The helmet arrived nicely packaged with a great little helmet bag in very short order. Are there better helmets out there? Yeah sure.
December 24, 2013
get yourself an exo-500
I was torn between the shark s700 and the scorpion exo-500. I chose the shark and kind of regret it. The shark isn't bad , but the scorpion has better features and cost less to boot.
August 5, 2013
Good quality with a couple issues
Bought this helmet because I thought it would be a good fit for my prominent jaw and ovalish head. The clearance between my mouth and chin bar was great, but the size MEDIUM dug into the forehead on my 23" melon. The top area is rounder than the Shoeis I've tried on, and even some of the HJCs. The mechanism on the flip down shades works extremely well, and the shade extends low enough to cover my entire view. It even bumps my nose on the way down, but sits in a good position. However, the view through it is distorted. It's not nearly as optically correct as the shade on the Shoei GT-Air. So, this helmet was not right for me.
July 31, 2013
Good helmet for a reasonable price
I've had no issues with this helmet. The drop down sun visor is an excellent feature for sudden glare, or when you need to look just a little bit cooler in any situation. I haven't noticed much difference in having the vents open or closed, but I'm mostly traveling about 60, so there's significant wind either way. Same with the noise. It's loud, but I doubt any helmet could fix that.
July 29, 2013
Great product for the price.
This is the first helmet I have bought without previously trying it on. Great product. I love the integrated visor and I hope Shark comes out with more screens. I think this is one of the best products at its price point.
July 15, 2013
Overall a great helmet
Bought this and then went for a 850 mile ride over the holiday weekend. So far has been a very comfortable helmet. I love having the sun visor saving me from having multiple shields or sunglasses handy. I was in weather ranging from 70-105 and didn't find myself ever getting too hot, but I can't say I ever really felt the ventilation doing much either. All in all I'm happy I picked this up and have gotten a lot of compliments on it.
July 9, 2013