Speed and Strength SS1300 Rage with the Machine Helmet
This Lid does not only looks awesome, it fits great and for the money you can't beat it with a stick. I have had $500 + helmets in the past and still do. This helmet not only looks better than them but is just as if not more comfortable than them. True to fit. Again this helmet looks just as good as it fits and functions. BTW the strap is one of my favorite parts. Don't understand why more companies don't use that kind of strap. On and off with out having to remove gloves... what more can you ask for. Time to retire my other lids, I will be wearing this one all the time.
March 21, 2013
I love everything about this helmet...from the shape, size, fit, comfort, and noise levels. However, here are my beefs. I wish it came with the tinted visor. I bought the tinted visor from RevZilla, and let me tell you, as easy as they make it look online, lining up those knobs to lock the visor in place was painstakingly difficult. It was very easy to remove, but it crossed my mind to bring it to a shop to get it installed. With all that said, thats my only beef. Next, don't buy this helmet, 'cause I don't want to see you riding next to me copying my style!
March 8, 2013
Good Helmet, Great Airflow, Slightly Noisy
Wish i would have purchased this helmet before i bought my 300.00 Shoei. is more comfortable and lightweight. also allows better airflow. the quick disconnect strap is great.
highly recommend it. I plan on purchasing the all black one as well.
February 4, 2013
You get a little more than what you paid for
The finish on this product is excellent. It looks awesome and still retains its shine 4 months after I bought it. It is a little on the heavier side, so long rides are a little tiring without taking it off on a few stops.
The ventilation works fairly well in Texas heat and I could feel the air moving over my head in 90*F+ temperatures and high humidity. The aerodynamics are well designed and I experience very little to no head wobble, even at highway speeds and above, to include head checks. You may notice, however, that once you hit that 100mph+ range, the helmet tends to compress to your face. I'm not sure whether it's a result of the padding, or the vents, but this is a pretty loud helmet. I get a lot of wind noise and occasional whistling, so it clearly, isn't a race helmet, but for short rides, or commutes, it serves its purpose well.
The clear visor it came with held up well and switching to the silver tint was more of a hassle than it should have been. The system is simple to operate, but I may have obtained one that wasn't machined properly as the left side stuck and wouldn't unlock with anything other than what felt like unnecessary force. The silver reflective face shield looks awesome, but clearly (no pun intended) isn't scratch resistant.
The quick release chin strap is by far my favourite feature and can be operated quickly and easily, even with one hand whilst you're riding, if need be.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this helmet as an entry-level lid for a reasonable price and decent quality. The few issues I had were minor and temporary and easy to overlook.
January 26, 2013
The graphics are what really made me buy this helmet, but it is also a great deal. It's very comfortable, but slightly loud. Overall I love it and the style. The quick release chin strap is definitely nice too.
November 19, 2012