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SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARK’s expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED-R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders.

Double blade air spoiler: positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet.

Spoiler/stabilizer: at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed.

Note: The Speed-R runs slightly small.

Features:

  • Latest generation composite ‘long fiber’ construction
  • Integrated, drop down sun visor
  • Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with ‘naked’ road bikes
  • Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging 
  • Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting
  • Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated
  • Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining 
  • Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-fitted system to accommodate all types of glasses
  • ECE 2205 and DOT approved
  • Two shell sizes
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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Shark Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
White / XS 826670 HE4600DWHUXS/ Out of Stock

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Awesome style
I'll preface my review by saying I'm a bit of a riding newb and I ground-tested this helmet only (that is to say, I don't own it and haven't ridden with it), so take my review FWIW.

I live in Germany and this helmet just got in to the local shop this week so I thought I'd write a review since Revzilla hasn't gotten any yet for other people to review.

Style wise, this helmet looks awesome. The blade/spoiler/vents in the back look sweet and seem like they'd do a great job of pulling hot air out the back of the helmet. They are pretty durable feeling as well but probably wouldn't hold up if you dropped the helmet on them. The Sauer graphic was in stock as well and looks great. The vents looked good and opening and closing them felt very high quality.

Internally the liner seemed to have good ventilation as well and there was a channel at the top for air to flow into the front scoop and out the exhaust blades.

Weight and balance were great. I think the sticker said 1550g for a L. Felt light on the head.

Fit wise, I tried on the Speed-R, Vision-R, and S700 and a medium fit me very well in both the 700 and the Vision, but was too small in the Speed-R. I just felt a lot of pressure on all sides of my head in the medium. The large felt much better in the Speed-R but too large in the other models. I'm on the upper end of medium on Shark's size chart. I tried two different large Speed-R's just to rule out the lemon factor. So if you're close on the size chart, I'd recommend going up a size.

The sun visor has a lot of coverage. This is what drew my attention to begin with. The actuator is a slider on the top that stays via friction and can be left in full-close, full-open, and anywhere between. It was dark enough to probably be useful in a wide variety of lighting but not dark enough that I'd want to be staring at the sun very long. There's only a small crack between the bottom of the sun visor and the top of the top curtain. No visual distortion from it either.

The wind visor has no detents and uses only friction. There's no uplock detent. The downlock detent was a bit lacking in my opinion, being just a small tab on the left side that locks over a small metal nub. Should hold up to decent airflow but I wouldn't want to be going warp speed with it. Not sure if the visor friction is adjustable but that would mitigate this negative aspect. The other Shark models had a more confidence inspiring downlock.

So that's what I think. I spent over an hour messing with the Shark helmets on the shelf and mostly the Speed-R. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. Ride safe.
May 9, 2012
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Excellent helmet. Homerun Shark.
Excellent helmet. I'd recommend it AND buy another.

4/5 value because it isn't cheap so its not "a steal", but its definitely worth the money.

Definitely rounder than a Shoei RF-1100 if you're familiar with that helmet's fit, but true to size.

Shields great, like HD, no joke.
The adjustable tensioner seems to feel good, may loosen over time so I'll watch it.
The shield has no closed lock, but feels very securely closed with just the button detent on it.
I'd like a crack notch in the shield for stop and go/city venting, like on the Shoei, but with infinitely adjustable positions of the shield tensioner mechanism and the extensive coverage of the internal sun visor I suppose in traffic one can crack the shield and ride slowly enough to not have the visor ripped open by wind and still vent, and or ride with the visor up and the sunshield down again negating the need for a crack notch.
Shield change is easy and the thickness of the shield is impressive, the clarity is awe inspiring.

Seems to vent well. Just rode in 95* NYC weather (humid) with only the top vent open and the helmet pulling fresh air from under the chin the breeze was palpable. The chin vent was closed though I didn't realize it.

In the NE w/ constantly changing weather I find the sun visor feature a necessity and this one works very well, firm solid, balanced feel to the slider mechanism.

The D-Ring buckle is welcomed and because of the firm webbing used very easy to manipulate with gloves on, its firm but not hard or annoying.

Complimentary chin curtain is great to have without having to pay extra

Great field of view. Might not be the largest view port available but certainly not the smallest. Without the use of mirrors over shoulder checks are easily accomplished without driving the chin bar into the shoulder of my armored riding jacket. Looking directly behind is easy with almost no need to tweak the head as peripheral vision remains largely unencumbered.

No whistling noticed so at least average noise reduction and no annoying nuance sounds noticed at all.

For all of the features and protection this helmet provides it's surprisingly light and well balanced, its neutrally weighted once on the head and extremely comfortable for that reason.

This helmet would be a Grand Slam with 1 or 2 extra features; The shield lock (I don't race so for me it'd be "just cause" but it may annoy some)
and a City/Traffic crack notch/lock that can hold the shield locked in a slightly opened position.
Also if it fit more like it was made specifically for my head... but thats an unreasonable request I know. This helmets slightly rounder than I'd like. Its got room on the sides of the crown where the front and back of my head are spot on. It's comfortable, but just not 100% to me.
I'd give this helmet a strong 8 possibly a 9 out of 10
July 5, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Saved my head!
I was in a highside crash going about 60 mph with my Buell 1125R, as I fell I landed on my head. Good thing I was wearing this helmet, not a single scratch on my head. It protected me well, fully recommended.
June 16, 2013
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Quality piece but some minor annoyances
I replaced an Arai Quantum/e with this. I have reached an age where I need reading glasses with me all the time. I don't want to carry both reading glasses and sunglasses. Changing out dark face shields is a hassle when I leave work at night. The built-in dark shield in the Shark is a very handy thing to have.

However, nothing's free. The extra hardware adds weight and size. I wear a size S in both Arai and Shark. The Arai weighs 1488g with clear shield, 1500g with dark shield. The Shark weighs 1663g. To be fair, while riding, the extra weight isn't noticeable -- in fact it may only be noticeable when I walk up the stairs to my office. But the extra girth is quite obvious. Two small Quantum's will fit in a Givi E360 easily (my wife wears the same size.) One small Quantum and one small Speed-R will just barely fit in a Givi E460.

Compared to the Arai, the Shark is noticeably more stable in cross winds and in the wake of large trucks. I no longer feel like somebody is cupping my cheeks and shaking my head vigorously. All the aero doodads look a little froufrou to old-skool me, but I guess they must work.

The Shark's wind noise is about the same as the Arai's, but it doesn't have as much of the low-frequency thrumming sound, so it's not as annoying. Yes, I do wear earplugs everywhere -- 3M E-A-R yellow neons.

The chin strap on the Arai is a little softer and just better positioned for my head and neck shape. It's so "not there" that I usually don't even wear a bandana around my neck. The chin strap on the Shark is chafing enough that I have to re-learn to tie on a bandana before every ride. This is the kind of thing that I would have noticed in 5 seconds if I had tried on the helmet in a store. But no stores around here carried the Speed-R. I know RevZilla has a return policy etc, but this isn't enough to warrant a return, just enough to annoy.

The airflow is mostly inconsequential. I only notice any cooling when it's below 40 degrees and I had accidentally opened a vent. Which is about the same as every other vented helmet I had ever owned (Arai Quantum, Shoei RF100, ...)

The eyeport isn't small, but the shape is different enough from Arai's that there is less visibility to the rear when I turn my head to check my blind spots. It maybe better or worse with different riding positions / riders / bikes, but for a 5'6" rider on a naked SV650, it's bad enough that if traffic allows, I usually pivot my whole upper body to look. This is my biggest complaint with the Speed-R.

The face shield change requires no tools, and is straightforward and quite secure, once you're used to it. But the method is almost as non-obvious as Arai's. I just scanned a PDF of the user's manual and put it on my phone.

The face shield opening angle is infinitely adjustable, with no detents, just friction, like Arai's. But unlike Arai's, the friction setting has to be periodically tweaked with a tiny hex wrench because it keeps loosening.

Otherwise all the controls feel solid and well made. The top vent is if anything a little too solid -- it's hard to open or close with gloves while riding. The face shield snap is satisfyingly tactile, but the thumb recess is a little hard to find with winter gloves.

The face shield is supposed to be extra-thick F1-quality stuff. The best thing I can say about it is that I never notice it when I'm wearing the helmet. The anti-fog treatment on the clear shield is, ahem, "clearly" effective, which makes the lack of it on the dark shield noticeably grating! Does the sun not shine in France in the winter?! Oh wait, it's Northern Europe, there is no sun between September and June -- per EU Directive 3.14159. :-)

Speaking of EU, the Shark Speed-R did well on the SHARP tests:
http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/

Overall, a solid quality piece with some very useful features, but it's not perfect. Recommended nonetheless.
February 5, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Would recommend helmet to friends
Helmet looks really nice in person feels nice and snug.
I Love the inside visor option as this allows me to drive around without having to worry about carrying around a second set of visor to go from bright sunny riding to dark night time riding.
Noise level does get semi loud around 45+ mph mark but nothing unbearable. If you do a lot of highway riding, you might want to invest in a pair of earplugs.
For the airflow, it does a decent job but not nearly enough as I had hoped. I get a little bit of ventilation from the vent in front of the mouth only if i tip my head slightly downward. You can feel the air flowing through the top vent but only at a decent speeds.

A huge negative for me with this helmet is that the "shark" lettering infront of the forehead has started to peel on the corner of the letter "K". I feel as though for a helmet that costs 400 dollars, even something small as that should not be made so cheaply. I do feel that if they had perhaps rounded out the edges of the letterings, it might not catch so often and peel but it is what it is.

If you get this helmet, just make sure you are aware of where the letters are while carrying it around and it should not give you a problem.
August 5, 2013
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
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Not worth the coin, don't spend it on Shark.
I've used this helmet daily since Nov. '13 and I'm not happy with it at all! I mean, it gets used A LOT in all weather conditions! Probably 4K miles since purchase.

- The neck roll doesn't stay in place, the chin spoiler always wants to pop out when taking the helmet on and off, the external visor won't stay up on its own weight (detents are a GOOD idea!) and quickly accumulates condensation on the inside (No, I'm not a slack-jawed-mouth-breather).

- The chin vent is garbage. It only works if your head is at the prefect angle. The internal visor was getting stuck for the first few weeks. I had to man-handle the slider to get it to move up and down. External visor seals really well but difficult to fully close or open. The internal visor blocks the air flow of the chin vent when down.

- The visor tab points downward and I hard to grab with gloves. I have to grab and pull the visor down from the top to close is properly. (Nothing like having to your hand over your face while riding...)

- This helmet is LOUD! From my experience the wind hits my shoulders and deflects up to my ears. There must be an open space in the helmet padding because all the wind goes there. Above 50mph it is a noisy racket without ear plugs. I've had helmets that cost substantially less *cough Scorpion EXO500* that make less noise and have similar fit and finish.

- The fit is pretty good for my head shape, but I've had other helmets fit just a little better. Material feels good on skin though. Cool looking helmet.

Your results may vary.
February 27, 2014
Ride:
2009 Yamaha FZ6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Very well made.
This helmet is everything I wanted. Coming off of using an Arai Profile (slightly too big), this helmet is miles ahead of it in terms of weight. Side to side at speeds does not jerk your head, the drop down visor has great vision and covers almost all of your sight. 4 stars for cost because it is expensive, not because its not worth it...

The ONLY problem I have with this helmet is that it tends to whistle when the regular visor is open at low speeds. Normally, at high speeds I understand, but at low speeds it bothers me a bit. I live in South Florida, and often like to ride with visor up to about 55-60mph, at 35 it whistles. Not wind noise, full blown whistles. Putting the visor down a little or tipping my head down gets rid of it. None the less, best helmet I have ever bought.
February 19, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Highly Functional and Stylish
This product (the Shark Speed-R helmet) is exceptional. First, the helmet comes in it's own individual box from the manufacturer, as opposed to being exposed. Upon seeing the helmet in person, I noticed that the visor sent with the helmet was pinlock-ready. Then, after closer examination of the box, I noticed that a pinlock shield is actually included with the helmet. The fitment is true to size, and fits my head perfectly. The cheekpads, although initially tight, have broken in well and wick moisture in a comfortable manner. The shell is light (almost unrealistically light in comparison to my older scorpion helmet) and rigid.

The Chimney vent is functional in almost all riding positions, and extremely easy to operate. The chin vent is most effective in the 3/4 position, but will work in others (it is also just as easy to operate). The integrated sun visor is easy to find with a glove, and has more than adequate coverage. There is also a chin curtain included that reduces wind noise substantially for longer rides, although I would not recommend it for a blast down a back-road as it can inhibit ventilation slightly (not a huge amount though, almost so little I didn't mention it).

In all, this is a spectacular piece of engineering. It contains every function and feature I was searching for in a sport helmet, and does so far more seamlessly than other manufacturers have yet managed.
July 18, 2014
Bang For The Buck
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great Summer/Hot Weather helmet
This helmet is fantastic for Hot weather riding. There is a large amount of air flow. I can not express that enough. It is super breezy in there but on the average noise level. I look forward to the summer and not being suffocated. The sun visor is an excellent feature and it nearly goes all the way down to my nose. Very little bright light gets through. The impact foam is formed so that I could put in my com system and it not be squished against my ears. It seems to come on the large side so if you are on the edge of two sizes with most helmets, you might want to go with the smaller.
April 8, 2013
Ride:
2005 BMW K1200R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome helmet
I upgraded from an HJC CL-16 that I had for a while. This helmet was a huge step up for me. Much quieter, a lot less air turbulence on my face, which is extremely important during winter.
Before I bought it, I wasn't sure if it came with a chin curtain, and I was extremely pleased to find that it does. Again, very handy for winter riding.
It's very comfortable, and very light. I feel a lot better turning my head around while riding, I don't feel like there's a lot of inertia on my head when I look around. This actually had a profound effect on my comfort and ability while riding.

All in all a great helmet, perfect for my needs. I hardly use the sun visor. It was pretty cool when I tried it out though.
May 23, 2013
Ride:
2012 Triumph Street Triple R
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Why did you choose this?
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Really nice helment, good vents but a even that i have a narow face a little tight at the front.
juan s on Nov 30, 2015
had the best flip down sun visor(most coverage) that I could find
Raw7s on Aug 31, 2015
Really nice helment, good vents but a even that i have a narow face a little tight at the front.
juan s on Nov 30, 2015
Have tried this helmet on elsewhere in another country and when I tried to locate one in my country to buy I had no success as no-one stocks it so after browsing the internet I settled on Revzilla as their website marketing seemed very professional and the pricing seemed reasonable. I intend to purchase more from Revzilla if this first purchase gets top marks.
Robert K on Nov 2, 2015
had the best flip down sun visor(most coverage) that I could find
Raw7s on Aug 31, 2015
Great value in my opinion. Between the weight and the sun shield, looks and everything I consider it a well priced helmet.

Unfortunately I crashed, and my head hit the ground twice. I suffered no injuries aside from some scrapes on my hands and wrists. The helmet did what it was supposed to do. Nothing broke off of it, it still looks like it is in decent shape. I would have got another one, but I saw a deal on the NEXX XR1R model which was lighter weight so I got that.

Would highly recommend
Daniel P on Jun 10, 2014
Styling and its design propose.
Lucas F on May 3, 2014
Beautiful helmet, great protection, drop down sunvisor, sick looks, real stable at speed, pretty quiet. Pretty much everything I want in a helmet.
Samuel F on Mar 30, 2014
I choose this because I wanted a newer helmet that would provide less buffeting (I ride a naked bike) and an internal visor that was still ECE2205 rated.
Robert K on Jan 31, 2014
The looks and the quality for the money. I though that it would work great for my two bike since I have a sport one and a more up right seating position. I was right! great helmet.
Manuel C on Oct 14, 2013
Have tried this helmet on elsewhere in another country and when I tried to locate one in my country to buy I had no success as no-one stocks it so after browsing the internet I settled on Revzilla as their website marketing seemed very professional and the pricing seemed reasonable. I intend to purchase more from Revzilla if this first purchase gets top marks.
Robert K on Nov 2, 2015
Great value in my opinion. Between the weight and the sun shield, looks and everything I consider it a well priced helmet.

Unfortunately I crashed, and my head hit the ground twice. I suffered no injuries aside from some scrapes on my hands and wrists. The helmet did what it was supposed to do. Nothing broke off of it, it still looks like it is in decent shape. I would have got another one, but I saw a deal on the NEXX XR1R model which was lighter weight so I got that.

Would highly recommend
Daniel P on Jun 10, 2014
I'm riding a ducati streetfighter and thinking about buying either the Race-R, or the Speed-R. Which one do you think would be the best choice for me? I'm most concerned about noise level and airflow.
A S on Feb 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have never used a race-r but I can assure you that the speed r is very comfortable in regards to airflow, weight, and aerodynamic design. Noise level is acceptable, and buffeting is minimal. When you first get it, it will be uncomfortably snug if you sized it correctly. Do not despair, give it a couple hours to pack out and it will be brilliant. My favorite part of this helmet is the aerodynamic design features that reduce buffeting you will be happy with how little it throws you around at high speeds 150+ I could not hold my head up with my old helmet, this one cuts right through and the clarity of the optically correct face shield will make you hate any other helmet, the first day I wore it I kept thinking the shield was up because it is so clear.

Only downside is the decals are terrible On the flat black model. I took them off of mine and it looks absolutely sinister.

As always revzilla was great, fast shipping and answered every annoying question that I had about it before I bought it.

It's a lot of money but worth every penny!!
Between the two shell sizes, is the medium size on the larger or smaller shell?
A S on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, I have no idea. I boght the medium size
I have an oval shape head and 58 cm measurement.
It fitted perfectly
Does the lack of a chin windstopper cause any noise, buffeting or let a little too much airflow inside the helmet in colder weather?
A S on Jan 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The lack of a windstopper doesn't cause noise,and you can expect some air to come up through the opening.I've noticed very little to no buffeting riding a Moto Guzzi 750 Breva.This is the second Shark helmet I've owned and feel they are of very high quality and a good value.
I'm looking at purchasing a Speed-R Duke later this month when they are released. My head measure 23.75" , Shark's Large ends at 23.6" and XL begins at 24.0". What size, a L or XL, would you recommend based on how your helmet fits? For fit do they seem to run small or large? Thanks.
Vernon L on Mar 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a rather large dome piece myself. If I were you, as you are on the cusp, I would still opt to just the Large. If you have to much wiggle room, you will find your helmet being buffeted up from wind gust or improper leg placement. When it comes to your noggin, play it safe, and keep it snug.
I'm riding a ducati streetfighter and thinking about buying either the Race-R, or the Speed-R. Which one do you think would be the best choice for me? I'm most concerned about noise level and airflow.
A shopper on Feb 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have virtually nothing bad to say about the helmet.
I ride with plugs in. So noise levels are negligible. That's not to say that's the ONLY reason I don't have issues with the noise. I have ridden without plugs in my R but never noticed that it's PARTICULARLY loud. So no complaints there. In terms of buffeting I ride a Speed Triple it's naked like your Street-fighter and I notice no more buffeting OR lift (also very important in a naked helmet) than my Shoei RF-1100.
The only complaint if it can be called that is that it doesn't fit MY head like my 1100. But it does fit. Just not as well as my 1100. So is that a knock against my R? No not really just an observation. Your head may differ.
Of note; I bought Shoei's full face helmet with internal sun visor and wore it. I stopped and continue to ride with my R. It's the only helmet I need.
Looking to see if it will keep cold air out in the winter / wind turbulence off my Sena microphone.
A shopper on Apr 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Just got mine, comes with an optional/removable chin curtain that is very comfortable. Although it is mesh, so maybe not enough for cold winter riding (When I say cold, I'm from Canada so cold is close to freezing). Works great for reducing wind noise and it's very comfortable on your skin. Kind of makes getting the helmet on and off a bit more of a pain though - it gets all up in your nose while you pry out your head
i look on the internet and found that the 1450gr +or- 50gr is far from the reality. People told they weight 1600 to 1700 gr ??? Do you guy weight this helmet ? Thank's for your help and knowledge
A shopper on Aug 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: What size? Better helmets come in 2 or 3 shell sizes. I went by the same 1450g claim when I chose the Speed-R sight unseen. My small Arai Quantum/e is just a smidge more than than that on our kitchen scale. My small Speed-R is 1663g, same scale. That said, I agree with the guys on WebBikeWorld, a little more weight is not as noticeable on-bike as things like fit, buffeting, wind noise, etc.
I've checked out the Shark website and their wording is very..... nondescript. I just want to know what materials go into the shell of the helmet. Anthony said it is a Fiber-composite I believe (Could be wrong) and Shark just states that they used a "Long Fibre Technology Construction". So does that mean it's a fiberglass composite? or what?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Shark Speed-R Helmet has a shell that is a Fiberglass composite construction. A fiberglass composite construction is made by taking long fibers of glass and bonding them together. The glass fibers are created under laboratory conditions, to ensure that they have zero imperfections (unlike the glass fiber found in house hold insulation, which does have imperfections and explains why it is so soft and easy to tear). The result is a glass fiber that is extremely flexible, strong, and light weight. It is very similar to carbon fiber, but much less expensive to produce.
My head's circunference is between 58cm and 59cm (22 3/4 and 23 1/4 in), boundary between the medium and large sizes. Wich one do you recomend that I buy?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I was on the boundary of medium and large myself. I got the large and it fits like a glove. I would get the large if you are on the boundary. Great helmet by the way.
Does this helmet come with a pinlock lense?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No