Speed and Strength SS2500 Lunatic Fringe Helmet
Low quality helmets
I've had this helmet for just over a year and my main complaint is that there are parts of the helmet falling off after pretty light use. The rubber seal around the face shield is coming off, some of the internal plastic panels pop off when I pick it up. Overall, it just isn't much for quality from a $180 helmet.
Other than that it fits well and looks great. It is loud, but I wear ear plugs when I ride so that's not a big deal. Maybe I got a lemon for it to be falling apart after a year of light use, but I'd be cautious of buying one of their products again.
August 14, 2015
Used to use the Fly Trekker which was an OK helmet but was a little too round for my head and hurt after an hour or so. Padding is better in the SS and shape. Also like how the screen pushes up further so it's completely out of your field of view (not so with the Fly), I think it's a little lighter as well. The fast release strap is great too (when you get bees stuck in your helmet or ants crawling in your ear - yes, that does happen)...getting the helmet off fast is much easier. Also goes on easier - just need to push it in several clicks so it holds firm.
August 3, 2015
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