Review: Goodbye Bell Super Helmet, Hello New Sixer!

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First shown off to the public last Autumn, the Sixer is a fresh top-of-the-line lid from Bell Helmets. Designed as a replacement for the venerable Super – one of the original (and most popular) half-face trail helmets on the market – the Sixer aims to provide similar amounts of coverage and protection, but in a lighter, sleeker and better ventilated package. The Sixer has recently become available in the UK for the not-inconsiderable price of £149.99, and I’ve been using one for the past few months to find out just how improved this lid is over the original classic. Bell Sixer MIPS Helmet Features Fusion in-moulded polycarbonate shell Exposed polycarbonate roll cage EPS foam core with Progressive Layering 26 vents (including 4 brow ports) Removable X-Static padding with Sweat Guide 4-Position adjustable visor Goggle Gripper Float Fit Race fit system with integrated MIPS No-twist Tri-Glides Integrated breakaway camera mount Claimed weight: 395g Sizes: Small (52–56cm), Medium (55–59cm), Large (58–62cm) & X-Large (61-65cm) Colours: All of them RRP: £149.99 Though it’s pitched as a trail helmet, the Sixer hides...

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