This is the Champion Helmets review of the French Modular helmet, the Shark Evo-One 2.
Shark Evo-One 2 Review
So lets take a look at the Shark Evo-One 2. The name is a bit of a mouthful but it is from a French company. The Evo-One 2 is a modular helmet which retracts all the way back, just like the Roof boxxer. It is an improvement over the Evo-One modular helmet, and is an alternative to the Shark Evoline 3. What we are going to find with this helmet is a bunch of smaller upgrades and design changes that will really make it stand out from the other sharks in the ocean.
If we look at the shell itself, we will find that it is a little smaller than the older versions which makes it look less bulky and also more aerodynamic. Again, this is a nice upgrade that improved upon the Evoline series. The shell is made of what is essentially a polycarbonate and comes in 2 shell sizes, which gives a little versatility in terms of getting your fit.
The Shark Evo One 2 is equipped with excellent ventilation. In the chin part it has an adjustable and closable air inlet. This air inlet also has an opening on the inside that directs air towards the visor. At the top of the helmet there is an air inlet on both sides that can be operated individually. There is an air outlet just below the spoiler at the rear end that drains the warm air. It may look a little minimalistic but it is effective. The great thing with modular helmets though is if you‘re hot then you can just open it!
Moving on to the visor, it is pretty standard for a helmet of this price range. It is anti-scratch, with a wide field of vision and comes with an anti-fog pinlock lens in the box. Taking the visor off is also not hard, as you will see in our Shark Evo-One 2 Video Review. The visor clicks up when you close the chin bar which makes it smooth and easy to use as a modular helmet. The sun visor also drops down with the slider on top, so that is useful. The sunvisor is also 23% larger which will give you guys a better view of the road, always nice when riding with it down.
Having a look inside the helmet, you’ll see that everything is removable and washable which is nice. There is space for a communication set which is great but you should always check if your com set is compatible with the helmet. The Sharktooth Prime intercom, Sharks own brand, is on sale as a bundle with a 16% discount in the Champion Helmets store, so that can help you pick one up. The most interesting thing inside the helmet though is Sharks Easy Fit for riders with glasses. Basically, they give you more space along the side of the head to accommodate people with glasses. For those of us who see well enough without glasses, it won’t mean anything but for those who need to wear them, it may be a huge bonus.
Difference Shark Evo-One 2 & Evo-One & Evoline 3
What’s important is how it differs from the Shark Evo-One and the Shark Evoline 3. Basically, it is an upgraded version of the Evo-One. In regards to the Evoline 3, it is really the same as it was with the Evo-One and Evoline. The Shark Evo One 2 is smaller, less bulky and lighter. There are some smaller improvements also but the main difference is size and bulk. So the Evo One 2 is an improvement on the Evo One, which was a less bulky improvement of the Evoline series. The Evo one and Evoline series are still relevant though they have some overlap. It will come down to smaller considerations like price and sizes, as the Evo one 2 comes in slightly higher and that may make the difference for you.
Personally, I like the Shark Evo One II. It is a good helmet for what it does and coming in at about 350 USD or 310 Euro, it is a well priced helmet. It will give you a good taste of the luxuries that a more expensive modular helmet like the Schuberth C4 Pro, Shoei Neotec 2 and the AGV Sportmodular can offer but for way less. The helmet is good at everything but not the best at one thing. The Boxxer for example, was best in style but in terms of value, the Evo One 2 is a clear winner. The helmet that may be best comparable to the Shark Evo-One 2 is the HJC RPHA90 which is at top of the list when it comes to value.
That being said, don’t pick this helmet up expecting it to be as good as a helmet twice as expensive. For anyone looking at those higher priced helmets but not ready to pay for one or someone riding with glasses, this should be one of your first options. And yeah, I really like this helmet for what it is and that is a solid modular helmet that won’t ruin your bank account.