Schuberth S2 Sport - Rush Grey
Customer Product Reviews
Good quality lid but not that quiet
As a long term Shoei / sports bike owner, I was keen to try a helmet designed to go with my new unfaired bike. This one looked good and the quietness claims really appealed. Delivery was great with the parcel appearing the next day at my local chemists. The helmet looks cool in matt grey (although I would probably choose one of the more lurid options given another chance) It fitted me really well and the lining is very comfortable. Fastening with a high quality D ring system is also good. Visor lip on both sides is very useful. The sun shade works really well (don't think I'll ever buy another helmet without one)and is easy to use (even with the my thick waterproof gloves that have been required this summer) it could be a bit longer as you look under it to check the clocks, which is a bit disconcerting to begin with. My first ride I tried the helmet without ear plugs as it is supposed to be quiet. It isn't, the wind noise has a different quality but builds to a storm like roar at 80 and can whistle irritatingly in cross winds. Fixed with foam earplugs but not what I expected. The promised stability is there however, no buffeting, easy lifesavers and a big improvement on my previous helmet, especially at higher speeds. The ventilation is very good and it seals up in the rain. The air circulation inside the chin bar is really noticeable, with a wind blowing around my mouth. I had never realised that I had been short of oxygen like it says in the instructions (and don't think that I was) it will need a face protector when the weather gets colder. Overall a great quality piece of kit that sits well with other expensive helmets but don't believe the hype about quietness.
So quiet, so comfortable, so buy one
Excellent fit, good ventilation, hopefully visible to even the most myopic Volvoist, light weight, and noticeably quieter than my previous helmet. Compared to helmets from the premium brands from the Rising Sun a bit of a saving too, what's not to like! Even better, good old double D rings, maybe I'm old fashioned or just old, but I prefer this to any other design of helmet strap any day. All in all, a happy chap with this helmet on my head.
And the hype
Its a good helmet... Build, quality of the components, and finishing does not disappoint. Where I am having a little problem, is the rim above the forehead, and it seems to be compressing part of my face. I am hoping that it will change in the next couple of weeks.