Shark Speed-R Duke Helmet
Easy to find/use sun visor
Built in sun visor is great. The slider on top of the helmet makes it easy to find while riding. I get lots of looks riding in the city.
My head was actually between a large and medium so I went down to a medium. The only problem I have with this helmet has to do with me having high cheek bones. It sucks to wear until it breaks in. Once broke in its amazing. I use it on all my long trips because of the slide down visor.
One of the other reviews mentioned they dropped theirs and some pieces broke. First off yes I think the pieces on the back feel like they would if dropped. Secondly, you shouldn't be dropping your helmet since even that can compromise the safety of any helmet
It is true that the visor is a pain to open. Just open and close it 20 times before wearing and you should be fine. Just remember they designed this particular helmet to either be open or closed not in between. It feels great in a full tuck.
Watch the video revzilla has, they're pretty spot on with their analysis of this helmet series.
Love that you can use eye glasses with it.
June 25, 2015
Helmet is worth the price
I have owned this helmet for 8 months and it is by far the best helmet I have owned. The padding is very soft and comfortable over long rides. One issue is that the padding is very thick, so the shell appears larger than many helmets and some downward vision is cut off because the shield is far from your face. This has never caused me any real issues. The visibility through the shield is amazing, it hardly fogs at all. When I first purchased the helmet I tried to put the shield down a few times because didn't think it was there. The added features are great; the internal sun visor is my favorite feature but the ear cut outs for speakers are awesome too. They completely alleviate the pressure my bluetooth speakers caused in my last helmet. I would 100% recommend this helmet.
August 2, 2015
From a quality stand point this is a great product, aesthetically I'd prefer a smaller more sleek helmet.
So this is a really nice, really comfortable, high quality helmet. There are three things I didn't like too much.
First was the size and shape (externally), not the fit. The helmet looks unnecessarily big compared to my two other AGV helmets. I'm really picky about the aesthetics and maybe it's just me but I'd prefer not to look like a bobble-head if I can help it.
The second is the inside visor that drops down. It's a really cool feature but when it is in the down position there is about a 1 inch gap around the cheek area. I wish the visor pulled down all the way to the nose guard, leaving no gap.
Third was the external clear visor. I wanted the visor cracked (semi-up position) to allow air flow in but the visor would shut with very little force- meaning it wouldn't stay cracked open like I wanted. Maybe I didn't no how to work the visor properly and maybe it was user error.
Aside from these few details, which are mostly aesthetic preferences on my part, this is an excellent helmet. I definitely feel safer riding in this helmet than any of my others.
I took pictures of the helmet, to compare along side of another. Please consider that I'm all about the looks and so the things I pointed out may not be a problem for others.
June 4, 2015
Great Helmet with a couple of problems
Overall I love this helmet. Really good design and look. It's comfortable with average noise level. The Pinlock visor is outstanding. I could not fog it up no matter how hard I tried. I also love having an integrated sun visor that's easy to put up and down. My only real complaints about this helmet are the face sheild is all but impossible to open with gloved hands due to the mechanism used to hold it closed. Very weird design and frustrating when trying to allow more air in by opening the face sheild. Also the sunvisor keep coming disconected from the small plastic lever that lowers and raises it via the top of the helmet. Poor execution on this piece. But it's still a very aerodynamic, well fitting helmet. Installing the Shark tooth system was a pain due to my difficulty reinstalling the helmet liner once the Shark tooth was in place. If they fix the 2 issues with the visor lock and sunvisor opening/closing mechanism and maybe decrease the wind noise (that 1 is asking a lot); it would be just about perfect.
June 8, 2015
Excellent product, even better Revzilla service.
I recieved my helmet in two days. Very quick! This one has sticker like material for the graphics, not paint as I expected most of it to be. However it appears to be qualtity material and I do not expect it to wear out easily. The ventilation works very well and it's been hot & humid here. Not as much noise as other brands I've had. The sun shade feature hides well and appears to function flawlessly. I sometimes wear glasses when riding and with the removable pieces it's easy. No comment about protection and durability as I've only ridden with it roughly 50 miles. Overall, a very nice, quality helmet.
June 1, 2015
No pressure points anywhere on my head or jaw. The noise level is actually far quieter than my previous helmet: a pleasant surprise. The vents are great as is the visibility. Some other helmets don't have a great variety of open positions. I am very pleased with this purchase and look forward to years of adventure with it.
April 14, 2015
I bought this helmet to replace my shark evo 2 ST and its so much lighter i hardly notice that i have it on my head sometimes. its also a lot more aerodynamic lane checks at 80 are a breeze.
May 25, 2015
This Helmet is the worst .. but it looks good ..
Had the helmet for three weeks and it has fallen completely apart. Im sending this helmet back to Shark soaked in urine... lol ... no I wont do that but I am sending this helmet back to shark ....
The helmet looks awesome ...
There is no air flow
The paint is like nail polish...
and it falls apart..within 2 weeks... the first part to go is the spoiler on the back then the front vent.. the visor will fail... the de-clicked shield will not stay up after you take it off the helmet ... it just falls down with ease now ...
but the helmet is so stylish and rare to see in the US.. I'm going to buy another shark .. just not this piece - o - shiz
It looks so good ..
Its fits like a glove
its light ... really light ...
Good wide vision
visor/shield tab placement is great on the side..
May 19, 2015