Speed and Strength SS1600 American Beauty Helmet
Edgy but still sexy SS1600
Great helmet if you're looking to keep a sleek but sexy look to your helmet. Diffenently sticks out from the other helmets I have owned in the past as far as looks go. Only down size is the sizing. I did read reviews before buying and noticed a lot of peoples were fitting small and they recommended buying a size larger than you needed. Even doing that it still fit rather snug but I'm hoping after some time wearing the helmet it will start to fit better.
Besides that I have no complaints other than it didn't come with a clear windscreen like the pictures portray. Come with a clear one but can easily be replaced to a all black one from picking on up off this site. Still recommend the helmet and very glad I picked this one over some of the other ones I was looking at. Hope this helps! Ride safe!
January 19, 2016
Love this style
I love this helmet, it's got just enough attitude to turn heads but its not over the top. Vision is great, it's fairly comfortable.
The only issue I had was sizing. I wear XL helmets and hat but had to return it and get a XXL, so it runs fairly small. Still great product and even better service from revzilla.
November 24, 2015
Love it... Love the drop down visor.... Use it night and day withiut having to change out visors... Best bang for your buck
November 19, 2015
Speed and Strength - Not so promising
I've had the helmet for a week now and would have to say: I am deeply disappointed. Even with the cost being so low, I would of gladly paid extra for a better helmet.
Yes, the graphic design is great and the finish for the helmet is there, BUT there are too many cons that far outweigh the pros.
1 - The helmet runs SMALL and tight. I got a large and it's still too tight. The foam inside the helmet creates HARD ridges that press against your head. When you first put it on, you won't notice, but after 20 minutes, it becomes painful.
2 - The whistle when the visor is up is very noticeable. And it doesn't do that much better when the visor is down. It doesn't cancel the noise.
3 - The "D" Ring strap is flimsy. It's far thinner than the other helmets I have worn.
If you are new to riding or ride very few minutes around town, than I would suggest this. But if you're a serious rider and commute daily like I do, than seek another helmet. $200 bucks towards a Shoei, Arai or even a Shark helmet would be better use.
I don't recommend this product, sad to say.
November 6, 2015
Awesome helmet for the money
The only downside I have found to this helmet is the noise level, especially when the visor is up. It whistles pretty loud when its up but quiets down when the visor is down. For the price though I wasnt expecting it to be engineered to be super quiet.
The fit is nice, style is awesome, and it has very good range of vision.
November 2, 2015
Can't beat this helmet for the price!
After years of riding w Arai and Shoei helmets I have to admit that I wasn't expecting this helmet to have the fit and finish that it does. Very comfortable helmet w a more round shape. Sharp looking as well. I purchased the black w the silver stripe. Good ventilation and excellent visibility. My favorite feature though is the retractable sun visor. A quick flip of the lever is all that is needed for those bright days w no worry about taking a spare face shield in your back pack. Best bang for your buck out there.
October 10, 2015
Love this helmet
This is the first helmet I have bought. I love the full face helmet and the drop down visor. The drop down visor helps a lot especially when riding into the sun. The helmet comes with a clear visor. I would suggest they come out with a yellow or amber visor for this helmet. I have not had the issues other riders have had with the drop down visor.
August 25, 2015
I've been using this helmet for roughly three weeks now. I initially wanted a modular, but the shape and graphics on this lid were simply nuts, and I ended up going with it. I went with the black and silver graphics because I didn't want the orange stripe; although I loved the matte on the orange. The black is glossy and the silver stripe has a rainbow effect on it almost like a fishing lure.
My head measurement was 22 7/8", which is right on the upper limit of size M. I chose a medium and am very happy that I did. The helmet fits remarkably well, with little to no movement even when looking backwards or sideways. Another note on size: I attempted to put music ear buds in my ears and then slide the helmet on. This did not work at all, and the helmet pulled the ear buds out of my ears. Maybe if the helmet fit a little larger it would work, but it did not for me since it's basically the perfect size. Not a big deal..
When I was looking for a helmet to buy, mandatory on my list was an internal sun visor. The one on this helmet is great for my needs. I noticed the tint could be slightly darker, but I never have any trouble riding in bright sunny days in Tampa Bay. The venting is OK - this is really the only street helmet I've ever had, so I don't have much to compare it to. I noticed some air flows up between the chin of the helmet and my face, which at times is slightly bothersome, but still is not a major detractor for this lid.
I get compliments on this helmet all the time. The radical shape (especially at the rear) and the graphics scheme is really aggressive and cool. The helmet is pretty quiet. Not loud in an annoying sense at all, but ambient sounds can still be heard easily. I did my best in this review to be honest and explain all my thoughts about it. I found these reviews helpful and I am very happy with my purchase. If you are considering this helmet, I hope my review helped you decide one way or the other. It's an awesome lid.
August 17, 2015