Speed and Strength SS1500 Solid Speed Helmet
I bought this helmet a while back, and I love the feel of it. Fits my head beautifully. Air flow is good, visor doesn't fog up, and It doesn't weigh heavy on my head. I would recommend this to anyone riding. Has a great style, and feel to it. Defiantly a good buy.
November 13, 2014
One of the better budget helmets
I like this helmet because the looks are great and it's quiet at "highway" speeds when I commute to work. My only two gripes about this helmet are that the visor is not the easiest to remove/replace and they don't make an amber/yellow visor for this model although it would look sick. I love the ratcheting chin strap. Although the visors are difficult to remove/install, they are extremely high quality and scratch resistant. Even the mirror visor has proven to be more resistant to fading spots and blemishes in the reflective coating than other brand helmets I have. I would buy again and have a new respect for the brand because of the quality of this helmet.
November 2, 2014
Bought the helmet because it wasn't to expensive and I really wanted a flat black helmet. At first the helmet was a tight fit but once it got worn in it was perfect and very comfortable.
It's a little loud but that really never bothered me. On the colder days my head never got cold.
The visor is very easy to put on and take off.
I would really recommend this helmet for the price and comfort.
October 20, 2014
Excellent features at excellent price
This was my first helmet so I don't have much to compare it to but the helmet offers excellent fit and features especially for the price. Fit was excellent and very comfortable and has a pump up cheek cushions for those who like their helmets just a little tighter. Easy to manipulate sun viser and low key high visibility reflective markings do not detract from the matte black look. My only complaint is that the quick release chin strap though very convenient can be slightly uncomfortable depending on your riding posture.
October 20, 2014
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