Speed and Strength SS2500 Hell 'N Back Hi-Viz Helmet
A little disappointed with this helmet,...
I bought this helmet based on the reviews I read here and on a few other sites and from trying it on at a local bike supply shop. I like the fact that it was using better materials at a lower cost. Also liked the fit of the helmet when I tried it on at the store and the price was terrific at Revzilla (as usual), however,....the reviews did indicate poor build quality in some cases and honestly, they weren't lying. The screws securing the rear of the brim fell out just by touching them and they were so small, I am not sure what engineer thought that they would hold under speed. I secured them with Gorilla tape and hope they hold through my next long trip. The helmet also fogs like crazy, even with anti-fog spray, which is strange since with the extended chin indicative of a dual-sport helmet is pretty open. It's also noisy but that is not unexpected for this style of helmet. It's a 50/50 choice but if I had to do it over again, I would not have bought this model.
April 8, 2014
You get what you pay for
After close to a year of use, the helmet has under preformed. The face shield has a tendency to crack open where it meets the gasket when at speed, which is a problem when you are in colder temps or trying to use a Bluetooth communicator . Also the visor causes more lift then to be expected and the helmet is quite loud compared to other in the same price class.
February 24, 2014
Great bang for your buck
Best helmet I have ever worn. Lightweight. Great fit. Comfy all the way. High VIS and stylish. A small bolt on the visor tip loosened (my bad for not checking) and was lost. S and S sent me a couple of replacements no cost. I really do enjoy everything about this lid.
February 4, 2014
great price point supermoto helmet
I got this to match my ktm 690sm and it goes great with it. The one thing is I had a screw come loose and fly off on the visor the first easy ride out with it. Also above 60 you can't move your head around much but I just adapted to it and it makes for a different ride thats more focused. I would suggest this to any supermoto rider looking for a stylish helmet for a great price!
December 17, 2013
Best Hybrid for price!
This helmet is an exceptional value. I love everything about it. Great airflow, great visibility, great look. There is one thing the purchaser should be aware of. The padding is very thick (which is great for protection,) however It's slightly uncomfortable around the cheek area until the padding wears in.
January 27, 2014
Surprised at quality
I have been wearing a Shoei for years now but just got dirt bike so wanted more of a traditional dirt bike helmet. Didn't want to spend a lot but wanted all the highest protection levels. Got this helmet ant was really surprised at how high quality it is. Fit and finish is top notch. The helmet is a lot more comfortable than my Shoei. I am not sure if it has to do with the material being new, but it feels softer and more sorted out. I would recommend to anyone and would buy again.
November 18, 2013
go ahead and get it!
When it comes to comfort, noice level reduction, uv protection and overall kickassness. This is for you
September 30, 2013
Love it, good customer service with SS too.
I purchased this helmet a month ago, in July.
-Aesthetics: Very vivid graphics. High viz a plus. Looks sharp with black face shield.
-Fits snug and true to size.
-Noisy, but expected with a DS helmet. I wear ear plugs.
- Strap: great ratchet strap, works well and convenient.
-Face shield: no/little distortion, and easy to replace/switch colors.
-Drag: low drag for a DS helmet, easy to check blind spots and highway use comfortable.
Within 100 miles of purchase, rivets holding the black plastic visor tip on to the peak came loose. Lost one of the three rivets on the road and the others wore into the plastic from being loose. Contacted SS and Nick, customer service, sent two new black plastic tips and six bolts to repair peak...within a few days. Very good communication and quick responses to SS website inquiries. No hassle.
Problem fixed, probably just a fluke. Just check all of your rivets before riding.
ABSOLUTELY RECCOMEND IT.
July 31, 2013