Speed and Strength SS1500 Solid Speed Helmet
Loud Loud Loud
This helmet is so noisy its louder than me wearing my non dot half helmet you need ear plugs with it
October 12, 2014
Chose it over much "better" helmet
Picked up a Scorpion EXO-500 with all the bells and whistles, but the styling was just too cool on this one not to pass up, so I ordered it as well thinking I would have to return it once I got a chance to try it on and compare features.
This helmet was way more comfy, the head-shape fit me much better, I loved the chin-strap, and the styling was just *awesome* and didn't make me look like a bobble-head for once.
The EXO-500 had the drop-down visor that this didn't and a cool air-fit system, but between the two I preferred the Speed and Strength, so I returned the EXO-500.
September 23, 2014
great helmet great price
I got this helmet for around 150 on a close out because there replacing it with the ss1600 witch has a rounder shape for fit I think is a mistake to stop making this helmet because the ss1400 is the right shape but doesn't have as many features and the ss1600 doesn't fit everybody but who knows I don't make the helmets what do I know. All in all pay full price get it on a closeout doesn't matter its a bad butt helmet
September 19, 2014
Awesome helmet with great features!
When I first received the helmet I thought I had picked the wrong size (medium). I was going to return it the next day for a larger size. Glad I didn't. You will have to have break in the helmet - wear it often, even when you're not riding because the padding will be stiff. While breaking it in, you will experience (depending on head shape) pressure in the temple and cheek area. It was tight enough to where I did not need to use the air pump feature.
One feature I did use was the DVD drop down tinted visor. At the time I only used this, because I didn't have sunglasses that I could comfortably wear with my helmet. Now, depending on your riding style will depend on if you use the DVD feature. I believe this helmet is meant for street riders who ride hunched over with eyes turned slightly upward. If you ride a crusier and ride sitting up, you will be dissapointed. If your sitting up and looking straight ahead, the DVD comes down just far enough to be a distraction and obscure your vision. However, there is a solution for about $30 more. I recently purchased the tinted (smoked) replacement visor, and I LOVE IT! Highly recommend it. I no longer need the drop down DVD. I recently had PRK (similiar to Lasik) over a month ago, and it's perfect.
In regards to looks, the helmet is nice! I gave it 4 stars, but with the added smoked visor I would give it a 5. Oh, the quick release chin strap feature...AWESOME! It's easy use with gloves.
August 3, 2014
High-end features at a good price point.
I bought this helmet to replace a Shark Evoline 3 that I stopped trusting after it popped open in a tip over. It fit a little tight at first and then it kinda stretched(compressed) after a few long rides.
Great features for the money
DVD is always awesome!
It is a little loud, but doesn't whistle.
The anti-fog is iffy
My beard gets stuck in the pump
Its a great helmet for the price, I wish I had gotten this instead of the Shark.
September 15, 2014
great helmet for the right price
this is the first helmet i bought where i really have no complaints over. This helmet offers great style and fits comfortably on those longer rides. Airflow is great, my head doesn't sweat on those hot days (until i stop moving). probably my favorite thing about this helmet however is the quick strap, easy to put your helmet on and take it off with your gloves still on. This helmet is well worth the money. I am very pleased with this product.
September 11, 2014
Matte green helmet
Helmets a great fit! I love the style and color of it. Fitted great on my head and is very comfortable.
September 1, 2014
Good Inexpensive helmet
Bought two of these a few years ago, a large and a medium.
I wear a 7 1/4 size fitted cap. The large was a little to roomie and the medium was rather tight (maybe I just have a weird head). After wearing the medium enough I did break it in, however I wish it was a little bit looser.
The chin strap is great and easy to use and adjust. The inside of the helmet seems to be made of quality material and is comfortable. Also the helmet looks awesome.
The air vents are terrible. I don't think the top two do anything, and the chin piece is OK. That is probably my least favorite thing about this helmet. I ride in NC and on hot days the helmet does not keep me cool.
The face shield system is OK. It can be annoying to take off the shield because it does occasionally get stuck.
I did a low side going about 45mph and I hit the ground face first. I had a mild concussion after the accident but this guy did save my life. It did not crack the frame of the helmet or even the lens, I was impressed.
Over all I would say I am happy with this helmet for what I paid (i think around $150) if I had paid the full retail price I might have been more upset.
August 29, 2014