SparX S07 Helmet - Solid
Great helmet for the money!
I ordered this helmet because I was looking for one that would be comfy, light, and protect my head as well as my wallet. This does it all very well. It's ECE and DOT rated which you don't find in a lot of stuff in this price range, I ordered a large based on the sizing chart and it was spot on, it fits like a glove and is snug without being to tight. Sparx also has a helmet replacement program if you wreck that I hope to never use but its nice to know its there. Overall, great helmet for the money and it won't disappoint.
February 25, 2013
Good helmet for the ameture rider
I just started riding bike and needed a good helmet that was not too expensive and good protection. After researching, watching, and reading other reviews I found this helmet. This is a great helmet with good ventalation and good fit for the intermediate oval shaped head. I like the warranty on it. My only issue is that it is a little heavy.
November 13, 2012
I was a little disappointed with this helmet. The shield vents constantly pop off during riding, leaving you with holes in your shield. The helmet comes with a 2nd pair of vents that snap onto the shield and can then be opened or closed, however, the replacements come off as well during normal riding. The bottom portion of the removable lining slips out from the shell of the helmet, exposing the velcro which is supposed to keep it in place. Overall, I regret making this purchase but could not return it as I do not have a spare helmet.
August 28, 2012
Bought as a passenger helment, good for the $!
Bought for my girl to wear on my bike, she likes the fit a lot and wanted something simple that did the job, this is it!
Good helmet for the money, and lightweight. She says the noise is no worse than other full face helmets she's worn.
July 18, 2012
Good for the price
I bought this helmet as a backup for my Arai RX-Q. I'll say right now that while it has some issues, for the $100 price point, it's a great buy.
Aesthetically, the S07 is a great looking helmet. Face shield seals well, has a nice snap when you close it down. Interior is pretty comfortable. Has an adjustable chin vent. And for the price, it's not a super heavy helmet. Balance isn't great, but again, for $100 bucks, not bad.
There were a lot of things I didn't like about it, but I'm not being completely fair since I'm comparing it to helmets in the $300-$500 range.
It's a bit noisy. Ventilation isn't great; would like to be able to adjust more than just the chin vent. My head got hot during the day, and at night in LA, I wanted to close the vents, because my face got cold. Face shield fogs up easily--really don't like that. Rubber flap on the inside of the helmet hit my nose, but can be removed.
At highways speeds, the helmet does not perform well aerodynamically. At 65-80mph, I got a lot of lift--felt like the helmet was being pulled off, even when I tucked down. I will say that I got a size Large, because these run small, but it wasn't a perfect fit for me. (I wear a medium in the Arai). But going any smaller would have been too tight, because of the way Sparx sizes their helmets. You might be luckier depending on what size range your head falls in to.
Overall, if you're going to buy a helmet for $100, this is a great choice. I would recommend it hands down for the price range. It won't get much use from me over the RX-Q, but for the price it's a solid helmet, especially for an occasional passenger. Or a good one to leave hanging on your bars when you leave the bike parked, since it's only a hundred bucks.
July 15, 2012
best bang for the buck lower 100$ price bracket helmet
When I was first looking at helmets my options were:
HJC CL-16 117$
Icon Alliance 170$
Bell Vortex 180$
I had an agenda: Protect my noggin, look good and not break the bank. The HJC had a removable sticker and for 20$ more I could solidly murder the whole thing thing out, except it was a little too round, made me look like a lollipop and the single vent reminded me of a cyclops. NEXT, the Icon Alliance. Great liner was the first thing that jumped out at me, solid helmet, good looking, except nothing made me "have to have it" for the extra 70$ and lastly Bell Vortex (room mates current brain bucket) SO MUCH R&D! Just so many features, bells (haha pun) and whistles that you see on 300$+ helmets. Looks sharp, excellent quality, DOT & SNELL, yada yada. My only gripe is the vents are a little too elaborate for my taste and the Bell stickers are under the clear coat. No bueno for me and a smoked out face shield is another 45$ so that puts you at 225$ which leaves me to the SparX....
Simple, yet edgy, DOT, ECE 22-05 and a grand total of 130$ shipped for all black with a black face shield, honestly nothing can beat it. Fit true to my hat size I wear a 7 3/8 comfortably and a large fit me just right, it's not large and bulky making me feel like sputnik, the chin vent is very low profile. I love it. My only gripe was the "x" logo is under the clear coat, GRRRR! For sale sign permanent marker quickly fixed that. Looks mean, fits good, lighter than the HJC helmet all for 130$ shipped. Only other helmet I'd consider (and I have no reason too because I ride canyons) is the Bell Vortex if you plan on tracking your bike that requires DOT and SNELL rated helmet.
Conclusion: BUY IT!!! :)
May 12, 2012
Nice second helmet
Silly name but great product. The fit and finish look nearly on par with my Shoei or Aria. It is much nicer than the other low cost helmets. Also the interior shape fits my neutral head well. I highly recommend.
May 7, 2012
This helmet is awesome. Not a singe bad thing to say about it. Fits nicely and for the cost is a steal.
March 21, 2012