Speed and Strength SS2200 Solid Speed Helmet
This helmet is not bad for the $. However, its rather loud. One can really hear the air woosh by as you drive. Plus, I thought it would weigh less due to the improved shell- fiberglass. A large weighs 1.4 Kg. The main clear shield is nice and so is the clasping (chin) mechanism.
July 13, 2015
Great price for a great helmet with different features
The chin bar is removable on this helmet, which is a new feature to me. It's a different take on the modular helmet. While great, the downside is that it can be a little difficult to re-install the chin bar. It takes a few seconds to get it lined up right.
The view is exceptional! The visor is extremely clear (even the silver mirrored visor that I bought to go with it). The visor seems to be optically correct and is great for peripheral vision.
Putting on the helmet, I find that I have to wiggle it a bit to get my ears to seat perfectly in the ear pockets (but I have big ears!). I went with a large, and one of my past helmets was a HJC, sized large. There is just a tiny bit of wiggle in the helmet. So, I would compare their sizing to HJC. The chin bar is really close to my chin, and often times, I can feel it touching my beard.
The slide down visor is easy to use. I wear sunglasses similar in size to Oakley Gas Cans, and the inner visor will slide down over my sunglasses. Although, i find that the silver mirrored visor and the inner visor are usually enough for daily riding in sunny Arizona.
The vents work well at keeping me cool, when I have air flow. My only beef is with the nose vent. I don't know which way is open when I first put it on. It would be great if there was a molded label with the front vent so I could see it in my rear view mirror (prior to riding).
The visor (both silver and clear) tend to fog up a bit when standing still. Just cracking it a bit is enough to defog.
The chin strap is a bit different. I'm old school, and as such, I like the old school D-rings. This system uses an adjustable locking tab. They're much better than some of those aftermarket locking tabs (that last one season) for retrofitting the D-rings. Speed & Strength's system seems to work well and should hold up.
Despite my nitpicks, this is a great helmet at a great price. It looks great for both sport and cruiser (I ride a FZ6 and a V-Star).
March 9, 2015
you can see it all!!!
great peripheral view in this helmet. easily secured strapping with quick release lever allows you to put it on with gloves on.. and if your thinking about getting a bluetooth headset... this helmet has groves that allow for easy installation , and it keeps out of the way.
February 2, 2015
Not sold as pictured
I love the helmet. Great styling and functionality. It was delivered in just two days! The only drawback is that it doesnt come with the smoke shield as pictured. The smoke shield really completes the look of the helmet and will set you back another $35.
December 1, 2014
Good overall Helmet
It is a little noisy but then I put on a Cee Bailey windshield. No more noise.
It has great airflow I like the double visor. I wish they made one with a longer visor for riding into the sun. The sunscreen is good but they need a visor.
September 15, 2014
Very versatile, if a bit noisy
Excellent value. Leaves you with options for all seasons.
September 8, 2014
Great Modular Helmet with Nice Features
The style of the helmet is looks good. I like how the visor comes down close to the bottom of the chin bar. The vent controls and drop down visor are easy to find and use. The latch system is convenient. The size is a tad bit to big for me, but going to a smaller size would be too small, but this is dependent on the size of the user's head. Another big plus for me is the ability to see your peripherals easily with the shape of the visor.
The only thing I don't like about it is the noise level. The wind noise can get annoying, but I wouldn't call it a deal breaker.
August 8, 2014
Great for price. Noisy
Helmet fits about normal size. Fairly hard interior and ear cups do not surpress road nose very much. Wearing face guard helps with noise. Ventilation is about average. The included sun shield works well, but is somewhat milky.
Shield tips up out of the way and up half way for better ventilation to the face. When tipped up, air flow through vents is somewhat blocked.
Good helmet for day trips or around town, but not long rides.
July 28, 2014