Speed and Strength SS2500 Lunatic Fringe Helmet
Face shield is rippled messes with your eyes
Here's the issue. Out of the 2 same models I tried of this helmet, the clear face shield and the smoked face shield are rippled giving your vision that "fun house "effect feeling when you look through it. It takes your eyes out of focus and gives you the motion sickness feeling. Kind of like buying a really cheap pair of Chinese reading glasses. Very cheap face shield and based on this I had to return both helmets. Darn shame because the helmet itself is really awesome. Face shield, junk. Can't even ride with it......
July 20, 2015
Received the helmet only a few days after ordering (thanks Revzilla!) but to my surprise, the face shield doesn't close all the way... I wouldn't know how everyone else feels but that is a HUGE turn off for a helmet that is $200 and up. You can get an HJC CL-17 for $60 less and better quality build. Additionally, the screws that hold the visor in place were rusted upon arrival.
June 13, 2015
Light helmet for the price range.
What you are really buying here is a good shell, a decent liner and little else. It's a good helmet and I would buy another for sure, but it does lack a bit in the following areas. It fogs up a lot. A solvable issue to be sure, but have no illusions, it will fog up, but hey, a little dish soap every once in a while... right? Also, this helmet doesn't vent well. It's passable, but just so. As I stated earlier, though, this helmet has it where it really counts and the shell and liners are where it counts and Speed and Strength delivers on this.
June 2, 2015
not good over 60 mph
Great for riding into the sun. Terrible on the highway
May 11, 2015
Good Dualsport Helmet
I ordered a large as I read a couple of reviews saying this helmet is tight. I usually wear a medium. The cheek foams were tight, but now fit nice. If you plan on single tracking or mudding the ventilation is lacking unless you lift the visor. Large goggles like Dragon Alliance NFX will fit. My first brain bucket with a quick release strap, is a nice feature. On and Off with gloves on. Cool graphics.
March 22, 2015
SS2500 Solid Speed Helmet
This helmet rocks, very light and very comfortable. Great airflow and only a little buffeting at higher speeds.
May 4, 2015
For the price you can't beat it. If the cheek pads fit better, it was a little quieter, the visor could crack open, and had better ventilation it would be a 400$ helmet.
March 23, 2015
Bottom line: very good value!
Not as quiet or feature laden as my Arai (for my MV Agusta road bike), but it IS actually more bang for the buck, so unless you are buying this for high mileage cross country dual sport where wind noise and aerodynamics could prove troublesome, then I HIGHLY recommend this lid for 80% off-road like I do on my Husky TE449.
February 2, 2015