Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet
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
Ótimo capacete, bonito, confortável e com sua lentes internas muito práticas. Único detalhe que se usar balaclava ele fica um pouco folgado. Vai ter de usar sempre, Mas tirando isso, e um ótimo capacete. Recomendo!
May 10, 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
Quality Control = BAD
Had my Speed-R Sauer helmet for about 3 weeks before the pin that holds the hub in for the visor snapped. Had to return it to RevZilla since they handle Shark's warranty.
Even though Shark has a 5 year guarantee, their website is terrible and is mostly written in French. Warranty is handled through RevZilla, which is fine, but I'm out of a helmet for about 5-9 weeks (including a week to ship it to RevZilla - I'm guessing it takes another week for them to ship it to Shark).
I bought a reflective smoke visor for another $80 and it just sits around now since there's no helmet for it. Not sure what to do with it as I'd probably not buy another Shark helmet.
The front chin vent was cheaply made and was on the verge of snapping off.
The chin sock to keep the air out is cheaply made as well and fit on my some slight friction between the liner and the helmet. It always came loose and I was always afraid it was going to go flying off while on the highway.
The helmet is not as quiet as I thought it would be. Also the cheek pads are crazy tight. Not sure if you can adjust the size either.
And the VISOR. It's finicky to adjust the tightness. It doesn't stay in place. It kinda sucks. Really bad. The hub ended up snapping off in mine.
Would not recommend this helmet.
April 22, 2015
Awesome looks, c&$p quality
Ive had this helmet for 2 years and done 10,000kms with it.
Love the looks, love the fit just the quality let it down.
After 3-4 months the visor could not stay up, after a year the pivot snapped off meaning I could not ride with a visor. Under the large looking plastic cover there is a tiny aluminium screw maybe 1-2mm wide. I continued to use as a summer lid with sunglasses, the final straw was the hinges for the front vent snapping causing it to flap around.
It's also worth mentioning this helmet fouls on Alpinestars Tech 1-R jacket hump. Helmet size XL jacket USA 40.
It's a real shame as its a cool looking comfy lid.
Riding was 90% canyon carving, 10% commuting. '08 CBR600 RR
April 16, 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
Had this helmet for a little over a year and have no complaints. Vents well and the internal visor works great. With the exterior visor down (but not locked) it provides additional airflow to the face. When riding the rear spoiler prevents buffeting at speed (in the 3/4 tuck position). DOT and ECE rated, and 4/5 stars from SHARP.
Visually the Speed R looks bigger than I'd like (see photo with my Shoei X11), but I attribute that to the internal visor and the extra space required (or the "Shark Fin" interior foam shape). The graphic is painted on (as opposed to stickers on my X11) which I do like. However it lacks a clear coat, and is easily scratched (see photos). Also I dropped it on the crown when carrying it (dangling from the chin strap) and the top vent cover popped off. Nothing super glue can't fix.
April 9, 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