Speed and Strength SS2500 Hell 'N Back Helmet
Great looking helemt with some great features. Fits well for us folks with a narrow head.
I saw this helmet on a forum getting some good reviews and I really liked the look of it. I was dubious of the fitment as I have a long narrow head and finding the right helmet can be quite an issue for me. After taking a measurement of my head I chose the XXL helmet as the XL looked like it could be border line on the tight side. When I first tried the helmet on the cheek pads where a little tight but now i have worn it a few times they softern a little and all is good now. The ventilation is really good and if you ride with the visor up and a pair of shades on it doest get noisey at all.
June 23, 2014
Nice Helmet for the price
The ss2500 has been a good overall helmet. Nice construction materials for the price. I lost a screw less than a month into it but Speed and Strength replaced it quickly. The cheek pads are very tight when first put on but break in quickly. It is a loud helmet and I do get some tug on the visor going interstate speeds but both those are expected with a hybrid helmet like this one. Overall its a pretty good helmet.
August 4, 2014
Loved it, except for one thing...
I love this helmet. Looks great, has a great fit once broken in, and the finish is good as well. Favorite part of this helmet was the quick release strap by far. I wish every helmet had that feature. My ONLY gripe with the helmet was that due to the shape of the face shield, when the sun would hit you at the right angle, I'd get a glare on the inside of the face shield. It was annoying for me as I could see my own face on the face shield while I was just walking around in my backyard with the helmet on. I believe this was only caused by the mirror face shield however, so if you get the Smoked face shield or stick with the clear, you'll be fine.
July 15, 2014
Not bad but could be better
I have been using this helmet for over a year now and here are some of things that I noticed.
-The fit was good but a little tight around the cheeks
-Graphics were amazing
-Field of vision is fantastic
-The quick release chin strap makes it a breeze to put on and off with gloves on
-The face shield cracks open at speed allowing air to come in, not so good at colder temps
-Reflective patch at the nape of the neck has worn off
-Replacing the face shield is a pain in the but
-The visor catches a lot of air at speed (above 70 MPH)
-My face shield developed cracks around mounting holes
-Front vent is useless, open or closed the same amount of air came through
-The top vents do an ok job but could use more venting. Gets extremely hot when stopped in 80+ temps
-The front vent broke with in the first month and I had to glue it back on
-The cheek pads are starting to wear with putting the helmet on and off. The material is starting to pill
July 9, 2014
I´ve just purchased this helmet. I didnt know what to expect, but in generally terms, I think is a good product for the Price I paid. The only concern is how small or narrow it can be, try a whole size bigger, in my case, that should be the choice. I can recomend this helmet if you´re looking for Price, quality and style.
May 13, 2014
Great features for the money
Sharp looking helmet. Large size fits my 23" head perfectly. Cheek pads are too thick for my face, swapping out to XXL pads to give me a better fit. Shield design gives a distortion free view and the retention mechanism works well. The quick release chin strap is a great feature. Ventilation is good in low 80's riding conditions . This helmet provides a good bang for the buck value.
June 10, 2014
The one thing I Really want to say about this helmet, GIANT field of vision. Seriously, It's huge! Also, The helmet is light, Moves plenty of air, And visor Not really as big as a factor as i would think looking around the freeway, Don't get me wrong, It will tug your headback if you're not careful, But as long as you know you have the visor and work with it, It's not to bad. However, I'd have to agree it is loud helmet, hope you don't mind the sound of wind! However, for style, comfort and weight, and field of vision, the helmet more than meets expectation! The only reason, I haven't rated everything 5 stars. Is due to changing the shield. It's quite annoying and, time consuming. Having to unscrew, pull out the visor, then pull out the shield of little floating clips, then, somehow manage to line up 2 sides while holding up a visor and getting the shield in clips Gets, Old... Quickly! but, Like everything in this world, everything has a trade off.
April 21, 2014
Good Helmet for a MotoX rider
This helmet is great for anyone looking for a visor. I can't ride without one as I've been racing BMX and riding dirt bikes since I was 11. Only compliant is that the cheek pads are a little tight on me but they should break in more. Any other questions watch the review video or call revzilla. Their customer service is great and you can tell all their advice comes from experience.
April 21, 2014