Speed and Strength SS700 Solid Speed Helmet
Sale Price: $89.95
Speed and Strength SS700 Solid Speed Helmet
Item Code: SpeedSS700SolidSpeed
Color:Gloss Black, Matte Black, Silver
Brand:Speed and Strength
Shell:Thermopoly Alloy Injected
Tinted shields sold separately. For daytime use only.
- ''A.T.P.A.™'' advanced thermo-poly alloy shell
- Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE 22-05 standards
- ''Cool Core®'' removable, washable and moisture wicking liner
- ''AirStrike™'' direct course ventilation system
- ''Lock 'N Load Plus™'' rapid conversion shield replacement system
- "Lockdown™" Shield Security System
- "ALL CLEAR! Sight System™'' optically correct, anti-scratch, anti-fog and UV resistant faceshield
- "Speed Strap™" quick release chin strap
*Note : Helmet comes with clear shield. Tinted shields (shown) sold seperately
How to Measure a proper helmet SIZING: To measure your head size, wrap a tape measure horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size. A helmet should fit snug on your head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large. If it is painful to wear, it is too small. For proper sizing, your nearest dealer will be able to help you get sized up. FITTING: Open the chin straps and slide the helmet onto your head starting at the forehead. A helmet should feel snug. If it slides on easily it is too big. It should feel tight to pull down. Make sure the inner padding fits snug all around. You should feel the padding pressing against your cheeks and head. The last check for a proper fit is to test if it moves while wearing, there should be no movement if you shake your head. Place your hands on the helmet and move it front to back and side-to-side. If there is a lot of movement, try a size down.
|HELMET SIZE||HAT SIZE||HEAD MEASUREMENT|
|XS||6 1/2" - 6 5/8"||20 7/8" - 21 1/4"|
|SM||6 3/4" - 6 7/8"||21 5/8 - 22"|
|MD||7" - 7 1/8"||22 1/2" - 22 7/8"|
|LG||7 1/4" - 7 3/8"||23 1/4" - 23 5/8"|
|XL||7 1/2" 7 5/8"||24" - 24 3/8"|
|2XL||7 3/4" - 7 7/8"||24 3/4" - 25 1/4"|
I really like this brand. They just seem to get it. Speed and Strength makes some of the highest quality motorcycle apparel you can buy. They also understand that not every rider can afford the upper epsilon level of gear. So, they make affordable versions of all their different types of products. The Seven Sins and Trial By Fire Jackets, the Lunatic Fringe and new Speed Strong gloves, and of course, the ss700 helmet; all high quality yet affordably priced.
These helmets have some features I love and some that I don't. But, it would be tough to find a better quality helmet that starts at less than 90 bucks.
The SS700 meets or exceeds DOT standards and has an A.T.P.A or Advanced Thermo Poly Alloy shell. This is a fancy way of saying polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is an excellent material for newer riders, because is reflects energy rather than absorbing it. This means that it will take light bumps without cracking. Polycarb does not provide as much head protection as say a fiberglass composite, but it will definitely take more abuse.
This motorcycle helmet has an intermediate oval head-shape. This means that unless you've got a five head like me, there's a pretty good chance that it's gonna fit. Fit on this helmet is complemented by a pretty decent liner. It is moisture wicking, washable, and fully removable; quite a feature for a helmet in this price point. The liner is really simple to remove. Chin curtain-pull. Cheek pads-pull from the top.Head liner-pull from the back to the front.Notice the lack of fasteners of any kind on the headliner. They use a hook and loop set up in the helmet itself. This reduces the possibility of hot spots.
Venting on the SS700 is pretty basic.The chin vent flows air to the shield to help with fogging. The chimneys allow air to enter into the channels of the eps and flow through the helmet. There aren't any venturi vents on this model. So, unfortunately, the evacuation of heat and moisture is left up to these little exhaust vents down here near the bottom ridge. Again, this helmet is 109 even with the brand new Tap Out graffic.It's pretty tough to complain.
Let's look at the shield system. The SS700's All Clear Sight system is optically correct, anti-scratch, and UV protectant. It is not fog free, however. Not to worry, though. Speed And Strength gives you the ability to upgrade. In fact, if you decide to change the shield in any way, your replacement will be fog free. The Lock And Load Rapid Conversion Shield Replacement System, also known as side plates, is unfortunately where some of this helmets low price shows. The shield is a little sticky when removing or installing. Like many current quick release systems, this system utilizes a lever style quick release. You just actuate this lever and presto. To reinstall the shield, simply press the shield against the sideplate, actuate the lever, and make this face.Got it.
Lastly, we have the strap system. I like it. Don't get me wrong d-ring systems are very effective but the ease of this system is awesome. Insert tab A into slot b and adjust your strap. Now all you have to do to secure your helmet is ...
To take it off.This is a great feature to find on a value priced helmet.
Overall, Speed and Strength's SS700 is an incredible value for a top name brand helmet.