- Bell Super helmet- First impressions
I didn’t get it cheap that’s for sure, but I needed a fresh lid, wanted this one in this size and colour so options were limited. About 115 posted from a Spanish shop called Retto.
It’s cheaper at bike discount, the German shop, but they didn’t have my size and colour.
Yeah I bought it without trying it on. It fits great, so I will be keeping it.Posted 4 years ago
Got the new Bell Super helmet the other day. As many know, Bell are having issues with UK distributors at the moment so me and several others have sourced them from Europe or elsewhere.
Thought I’d share a few words and pics on my initial thoughts as I’m guessing there are a few folks wanting these as their next lid.
My experience comes from using a Fox Flux helmet before this.
My bonce is about 57cm so I went for a size medium in green.
The fit (for me) is fantastic straight out of the box. It really feels like it cups my head whereas the Fox felt like it Sat on top of my head. Obviously this is a personal thing but it really provides much better coverage than the Fox.
The adjustable retention strap also goes quite low and really provides that cupping feel to this helmet. There is no click to the adjustment wheel, it just sort of gets tighter. Very effective.
I feel like I can undo the chinstrap with this helmet and it would still stay on my head well.
It’s got shed loads of holes in it so ventilation is good. I went for a ride this evening and it’s still pretty hot so I was sweating like a pig. On the go you get a decent breeze through the vents though.
The visor is good, it’s within my vision when I look, goes back well should I want it to, and is easily removable should you want to.
The straps are comfortable and seem to do the job. Excess strap after the buckle is free to flap about whereas the Fox had a neat little rubber ring to stow it under. A tiny niggle.
The padding is great. Seems really good quality and well fitted. It also came with the Gopro mount fitted but I took it off as I’m not a fan of that POV.
Colour is BRIGHT! Paint finish is pretty good though if I was being picky, the line between the green and black lower sections is a tiny bit not brilliant in places. Another small niggle.
All in all, I’m really happy with it and would recommend trying one.
Goes well with fields and that..
It’s all about the colour coordination
Visor flipped up
So anyway…yeah, it’s good.Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
I ride in a little more heat and humidity than the UK and I have found the venting to be fine, a lot better than the Recon it replaced.Posted 4 years ago
Been using mine since the beginning of June and the only negative I have found is the visor bolts, they appear to come loose easily and I have already lost one and getting a replacement from Bell is nigh on impossible, however being British I have just bodged up a solution with some M5 bolts.
I have also been running it with goggles on some trails and its a revelation although its a difficult look to pull off on singletrack/XC type trails, I have found that when worn with my Radars it does pinch a little at the side, nothing too serious.
the only negative I have found is the visor bolts, they appear to come loose easily and I have already lost one and getting a replacement from Bell is nigh on impossible,
Have you tried a motorcycle shop? They might have something similar. I think I’ll be putting some threadlock on mine…Posted 4 years ago
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