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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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LS2 Helmet

The LS2 helmet is just too hot to wear. It has vents, but if you look inside, there's no channel
for the air to flow through. There's just two holes in the Styrofoam shell, which are completely
blocked off by the liner. I hadn't noticed this when I bought it. I saw vents on the outside and
thought it was OK. It was comfortable to wear, as long as you don't mind your head at about 150*.
I just returned it for a Shoei RF1200. I've learned that difference in a $120 helmet and a $500 helmet is greater than just the protection it offers. Cannot recommend the LS2.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 08:29 AM
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I just bought a icon airmada and love it. Air flows, glass don’t fog, I have not used it on extremely hot day yet but 85deg I was comfortable and it looks awsome.
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ICON is a lifestyle brand. Wouldn't trust one with my melon.

"We are also discouraging anyone considering track days, riding on the street, or playing in a sandbox from using these helmets."

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:53 AM
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Ty. @tigerblade ,I had no idea. I won’t mention it again. I’m not a track guy and out of the loop. Half the time honest I’m a squid no helmet no gear. I really digged the helmet look and bought it slightly used and got a deal on it. PA does not have a helmet law , I travel to jersey often enuff Delaware sometimes. I owned 2helmets already ones a hat and sucks on the hw and the other is really old and don’t match

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I'm using a Shoei GT and I like it a lot. I don't know about you guys, but my head is worth a lot more to me than a couple dollars I could save on a cheep helmet. I haven't seen an instance where their helmets didn't work in a crash, but I have seen icon helmets fail before. I think this is one spot where you can't spend enough on a better product.

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I've had two LS2 modular helmets and have been pleased with both. Quality and finish were good. I went with the LS2 as it tends to be a longer oval shape that fits my head better.

I have the second LS2 as I trashed the first when a deer took me out a couple of years ago. It did it's job but obviously every crash is unique.

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I'm guessing the full face may vent much differently than the modular.

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That is an old article, and within a day of THAT statement, they elaborated on it with, "The next day, November 13, Heemsbergen clarified and expanded ASMA’s helmet ban to include all helmets made with a polycarbonate (a.k.a. molded plastic) shell, not all Icon helmets." @PhillyPaul, the Icon Airmada is indeed a poly-carbonate (molded hard plastic) shell helmet. Could be a wise thing to replace it.

Had to look mine up to find that my Speed and Strength is "A.T.P.A. Advanced thermo-poly alloy shell" whatever the hell that is... Never really put much thought into it before. It fits my big head... However, it is a little too old, and needs to be replaced, and I will indeed put some deeper though into it's replacement... We all need as much safety as we are willing to endure. A good lid is an easy one, and should be the FIRST on the list of safety gear... Everyone be safe...
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Had to look mine up to find that my Speed and Strength is "A.T.P.A. Advanced thermo-poly alloy shell" whatever the hell that is... Never really put much thought into it before. It fits my big head... However, it is a little too old, and needs to be replaced, and I will indeed put some deeper though into it's replacement... We all need as much safety as we are willing to endure. A good lid is an easy one, and should be the FIRST on the list of safety gear... Everyone be safe...
It has been my belief that a less expensive helmet that fits is better than spending more on one that does not.

I frequently see other riders wearing a size or two too big because the shape is wrong or the cheek pads are tight.

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Well, I have only 3 complaints about the Speed & Strength that I have. 1st, The cheek pads are a little tight, always have been from new. Not to the point it is uncomfortable, but tight. (it has an air pump up like the old Nike's, but I can't use it, lol). Better a little too snug, than too loose. 2nd, it's a little loud. Again, not unbearable, but noisy. 3rd, it could have better ventilation, would be nice to FEEL the air moving in there on a HOT day. another nice thing about it is that it has the retractable sun screen built into it. Very nice feature that will be a MUST have on my next lid.

All in all, price, fit, quality, I would buy another Speed & Strength lid...

Sorry, please, continue roasting the Icon guys...

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You can roast me if u want all this icon info is news too me, i saw a helmet I liked the look and it was comfortable,I just bought my airmada last week it’s my first and prob last icon I will own. I had no idea it was a culture or a bad design . I’m here to learn something and teach/ what I know and can help with. Weather your roasting or telling me I’m learning, I appriciate the info.

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Well, I have only 3 complaints about the Speed & Strength that I have. 1st, The cheek pads are a little tight, always have been from new. Not to the point it is uncomfortable, but tight. (it has an air pump up like the old Nike's, but I can't use it, lol). Better a little too snug, than too loose. 2nd, it's a little loud. Again, not unbearable, but noisy. 3rd, it could have better ventilation, would be nice to FEEL the air moving in there on a HOT day. another nice thing about it is that it has the retractable sun screen built into it. Very nice feature that will be a MUST have on my next lid.

All in all, price, fit, quality, I would buy another Speed & Strength lid...

Sorry, please, continue roasting the Icon guys...
If your cheek pads are tight but not uncomfortable, that means it’s the right size. The strap is not the main thing keeping your helmet on, it’s the fit of all the padding squeezing and conforming to your head. The strap is the secondary.

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Well, I have only 3 complaints about the Speed & Strength that I have. 1st, The cheek pads are a little tight, always have been from new. Not to the point it is uncomfortable, but tight. (it has an air pump up like the old Nike's, but I can't use it, lol). Better a little too snug, than too loose. 2nd, it's a little loud. Again, not unbearable, but noisy. 3rd, it could have better ventilation, would be nice to FEEL the air moving in there on a HOT day. another nice thing about it is that it has the retractable sun screen built into it. Very nice feature that will be a MUST have on my next lid.



All in all, price, fit, quality, I would buy another Speed & Strength lid...



Sorry, please, continue roasting the Icon guys...


I have a Shark and the two best features are the “space helmet” style sun visor that flips down and the ventilation which is fantastic. The built in sun visor is so much better and more comfortable than trying to wear sun glasses.


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