Speed and Strength SS700 Trial By Fire Helmet
excellent product, great shape and nice and light.
Great product, just as advertised and stylish. My girlfriend really likes it and it matches our bike.
June 1, 2015
Overall this is the best helmet I have ever owned.
May 25, 2015
Get What You Pay For
It's a very lightweight and extremely comfortable helmet, that's for sure. Very wide area of vision, but the visor definitely fogs up quickly which is to be expected really. I love the quick release, considering I always have trouble with D-rings with gloves on. On the first ride I ever wore the helmet on, the breath shield thing fell out, along with the chin curtain. Luckily I was able to catch the chin curtain at least. Nice helmet, but certainly far from great.
May 9, 2015
Great first Helmet
Ordered the gloss black SS700 and arrived what seemed like next day. Helmet it incredibly light and fits perfect. Air flow isn't the greatest and whistles slightly at high speed, but earplugs cancel most of that out. field of vision is great, but I will say the quick release mechanism has a little bit to be desired. Takes me a lot of fiddling to switch visors. The look is great and I love that lowered chin design. Build quality feels great and the only thing i felt could be easily fixed is the breath guard that falls out at the slightest breath. It falls out very easily. Other than those few easily ignorable things, I love the helmet and at this price point, it's an awsome deal.
April 27, 2015
great entry level helmet.
simple yet effective. comes with chin curtain and breath box too which is great.
April 16, 2015
Bang for your buck.
Good helmet, sizing chart is true to size, haven't changed the vizor yet to review ease of removal, stock shield fogs up really bad at stop lights in cooler weather but stock vizor is not anti-fog. Good helmet for the money. Item shipped fast too.
April 14, 2015
Bang for the Buck
Good overall helmet, was replacing an old AGV and this is a good low cost alternative.
April 13, 2015
I feel very torn. Hard pros and cons. Read below.
Initially owned a Bell Vortex, then upgraded to Shoei RF1200 and gave the Bell to my friend. Got this as a spare in case I carry a passenger or if I break the Shoei.
Some Pros: Decent looks, very light, extremely affordable. I like the quick ratchet straps. Interior is plush and supportive. Wide field of view.
1) Whistles insanely. Anything after 50mph I get tons of shrieking polyphonic whistles. I believe it's coming from the gap between the "gasket" and the face shield, as well as the part near the shield hinges where the "gasket" suddenly ends and leaves an even bigger gap.
2) I put "gasket" in quotes because it isn't really. It's a hard plastic, not a rubber tubing, and it doesn't touch the face shield when shut. If it rains, I bet rain will come in from the top edge. Maybe a thin piece of weather strip by Home Depot is needed.
3) Cheap build. Face shield is thin and flimsy by any standards. Breath guard and chin curtain fit unreliably into the slots, and are also too small to work properly. The helmet shell itself flexes as you pull it over your head. Seems they focused all their quality energy onto the interior liner which is suprisingly nice. You get what you pay for.
4) Zero venting really, and the shield fogs up like nobody's business. I have to open the shield at every stop light.
So if you wear earplugs and install a legit gasket around the eyeport, and apply a Pro Grip Light Sensitive Shield (item # 142588 - I call it the "poor man's universal pinlock substitute") maybe you can live with it. Given its phenomenal price, and light weight, and design and the quick strap, it might suit your needs but I believe lower-end Bell or Shark might be a better buy even if they cost almost twice as much as this one.
December 31, 2014