Speed and Strength SS1700 Lock and Load HV Modular Helmet
New Rider, Great First Helmet
Since I am new rider I have not tried other Helmets, the evaluation that video really intrigued me especially the Drop Down Visor feature, since I wear glasses I did not want to have to wear my polarized glasses while riding. I choose this based on price to features and have been very happy with the purchase. The extra large size fits head perfectly. I have a more experience rider look it and he says this excellent choice. once i get some riding time in i will add this eval.
June 22, 2016
so close, but a few areas for improvement.
I was looking for my first new helmet, i had previously only had low grade hand me downs so i thought i would do my research.
I was looking for a modular helmet with a
good air flow
and affordable, and the ss1700 seemed to check all the boxes.
upon arrival the small i got did fit nice and snug on my head.
it feels a bit cheap and plasticky but hey you get what you pay for.
I've had the helmet for about 6 months now and these are what I've picked up from everyday use commuting and some touring.
it glows in the dark :O
The Drop visor is a good shade and sits a good way down in your helmet, but the mechanism is pretty stupid, the switch it uses has to be pushed down at the right speed or it will not lock into place and sometimes the DVD will start to sag slightly when not in use and i will nudge it back. Also the mechanism lets a lot of whistling air in on the left side, on short commutes it's not that bad but does get annoying so i now listen to headphones more often to cancel it out. i feel this could have easily been fixed in production..
the visor doesn't crack open which is a bit annoying and also fogs a bit.
D rings for doing the helmet up are also dumb, so i bought a clip.
I have had the helmet for 6 months and i ride everyday all 4 seasons, already looking to upgrade to the ScorpionEXO-GT920 which is only 20$ more and looks to be a much better helmet.
TL;DR it's okay, but there are better modulers out there for around the same $
June 14, 2016
My past helmets are motocross and Fly Racing Trekker Helmet. This has much better build quality than any of those I've had in the past. Compared to those helmets it is super quiet (with chin skirt) you do get wind noise I mean you are on a motorcycle. I've now had this helmet for over 2 months and ride everyday. With the modular bit up and face open it feels top heavy sitting here at my desk and get tiring after while, but with the wind pressure while on my bike I can ride a long time with it open.
My favorite helmet so far.
- Chin skirt is awesome (get in the way of boom mic for sena)
- DVD is great! (cant use Sena clamp or cripples DVD system)
- Really does glow in dark
- Soft pads
- Modular functions flawlessly
- Pretty warm helmet all closed up
- Top air vent really catches some air feels good
- Front air vent seemingly does nothing. (need to crack windscreen to prevent fog.
- Speaker divots are a joke. Scraped mine deeper otherwise ear pain. Plastic prevents you from getting them in the perfect spot.
If they come out with a pinlock for this helmet I would probably change the rating to 5 stars despite the joke for speakers.
May 24, 2016
You can do better
I have this helmet and have not enjoyed using it. The window accumulates condensation easily and the helmet is on the hot side. Apart of that, the helmet is comfortable but since condensation affects your ability to ride safely, I do not recommend this helmet.
April 4, 2016
Fits the bill
Pretty much covered everything I was looking for in a lid.
May 3, 2016
Great for price $$$
Ear indents should be deeper, for a better fitment of headset speaker mics'!!!
May 3, 2016
The drop down visor is extremely thin and vibrates badly if you like to ride with the sun visor down and the face shield up. Air leakage is very noticeable when you turn your head side to side at speed. defective Velcro ,poor quality.
April 2, 2016
I love this helmet so far. My friends compliment me on the style all the time. The modular design is easy to use, and convenient. The noise isn't too bad. I hardly noticed it on the highway at 70mph. The vents are easy to open and close. I wish the vents were larger, or more of them, but at this price I can't complain. The padding is comfortable, and only took a few days to break in. This helmet seems a tad over-sized on my head compared to other brands. I do have a large square melon, but the helmet shape is a large round oval. There are more sleek designs out there. It's about average in the weight department for modular helmets. The sizing chart was spot on when I measured my head. I also found that the sizing fits me exactly the same as HJC modular helmets for those of you that aren't sure about the sizing chart..
The instructions that come with the helmet depict a nose/mouth insert that doesn't come with this helmet and as far as I can tell is not for sale individually. If you sneeze or cough inside the helmet, it will spray on the inside of the visor as I experienced the first time I used it.
Great helmet for money. If you can't afford at $600 modular, this is a great option.
March 9, 2016