Carbon - the fundamental structure of all life - incredibly light, unbelievably strong. We've used this fundamental element to produce our lightest helmet ever. The shell is formed with Icon's unique molding technology which allows for exact placement of carbon material. This controlled placement provides reinforced structure without adding weight. Indeed, weighing in at a mere 1450 grams, the Carbon lifeform is a prime example of the most modern of helmet manufacturing technologies. Of course the weight savings benefit is matched by the vastly superior venting system use in the Airframe. Where the other manufacturers imply venting, the Airframe truly delivers. If you have the means we highly recommend acquiring this truly unique Airframe. You will not be disappointed. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased in that country. Carbon fiber shell 1450 grams in size medium (+/- 50 grams) Wind tunnel tested and refined Imported
First off, the looks. The design was one of the factors for buying this helmet. I never gotten a chance to view this helmet up close until I received it. Online photos is OK, but up close, the design looks amazing!
Compared to my Alliance helmet, the weight is lighter. Head checks are a bit easier and longer rides doesn't really strain my neck
Road noise is somewhat the same as my Alliance helmet. The Super vents can be used in 3 positions; close, partly open, fully open. Like my other helmet, it's somewhat loud especially with the super vents open. This doesn't bother me though since I have my MP3 blasting. From 0-45mph, the noise is tolerable. 45mph and up, it does get loud. Again, this does not bother me. The super vents are huge and air is just being channeled to your head directly.
Sizing, I have this in a Large and it's a prefect fit. Plus with my full facial mask for night riding, the helmet size is a bit tight. I still haven't broken this in yet and seeing how my Alliance worked, I believe that this would be a snug fit as well when I have my mask on.
The price is a little more than what I had previously paid for (Alliance helmet), but I got a 15% off MSRP due to my safety class. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. The design, performance, and fit is to my liking.
Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet The Icon Alliance Rubatone Helmet is a bad ass classic in matte black. While the color is a classic the design of the helmet is all new and a refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet. Icon engineers have improved on the original design by adding features like a more ergonomic head shape, a new ventilation system and an Icon Pro Shield. The Icon Alliance Helmet was designed with the sport rider in mind and is a great option for the rough and tumble rider. Coming in under 200 this helmet is a great option that is also affordable. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging
Bought this helmet back on 11/01/11 for my CA MSP class. Great airflow but the stock screen fogged up on me regardless of vent configuration. But this issue has been resolved by using Plexus Plastic Cleaner. I was given a couple of these sprays from a local moto shop and it works great.
I like the way the helmet looks. I have all the different proshield colors and my favorite setup is with the gold RST Gold Proshield. Road noise is somewhat loud especially with the super vents open. This doesn't bother me though since I have my MP3 blasting. From 0-45mph, the noise is tolerable. 45mph and up, it does get loud. Again, this does not bother me. The super vents are huge and air is just being channeled to your head directly.
First time sizing, went to a shop and was told I was a large. Tried on many different helmet brand sizes (Suomy, AFX, Shoei, Arai, Icon) and the fit was perfect back then. I've broken in the padding and its gotten bigger, just a little a bigger, plus my night riding requires me to wear a full facial mask and with it, the helmet size is perfectly snug.
Great helmet for a beginner like me, especially for the prize that I got it for.
Icon Pro Shield Fog Free Face Shield for ICON Helmets The ICON Proshield (IC-02) is fitted with a helmet shield lock to keep your shield securely closed. Designed to work with Domain 2, Alliance, and Airframe Helmets Will NOT fit Alliance SSR, Mainframe, or Domain (1) helmets, (Icon Classic Shields available for these models).