Bell Super 2R Mips Helmet

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[Aug 29, 2016]
mav1c
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

MIPS. Option to run with or without chin bar, which is very easy to take remove and install. Light for features and coverage. Also well ventilated for something with so much coverage. Black and white version looks great (IMO). Easy to adjust. Fits well (I must have the right size head).

Weakness:

Only complaint would be it does feel a little uncomfortable at first, but once adjusted properly, I had no problems at all. I guess I have the right size head for this helmet. The cheek pads fit a little snug, but I realize that's a good thing, since you don't want the helmet loose in FF mode. Once riding I'm not bothered.

Other have said it's uncomfortable, and when I first put it on I thought the same thing. But, once I adjusted it, it fit perfectly and I never felt any "hot spots" as others have mentioned. It is well ventilated, even with the chin bar in place. Of course it's a bit warmer with the chin bar, but nothing unbearable, even in 90 degree heat. I've only ridden without the chin-bar once, and I felt unprotected. I had been wanting to run a FF helmet after having a crash that scraped my face up a bit (it could have been much worse), but there wasn't anything that was light enough, and well ventilated, for "regular" XC riding. When this came out I was very excited to try it. I am not disappointed. The added protection of the chin bar, plus MIPS, definitely give me a lot more confidence out on the trails.

[Mar 31, 2015]
CrzyMD

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

MIPS! As a specialist in trauma and ER, you understand the importance of MIPS. A significant portion of head injuries occurs because of rotational injuries that other helmets are not designed to utilize. They only protect for direct blows. Innovation with the removal face piece. But I have left mine on while riding. This is a significant improvement over the typical, "Tour De France helmet with a visor." Face protect for off road is a must! Adequate ventilation, as even on a hot day, it didn't get suffocating.

Weakness:

First, it is not the bright red that the advertisements show. It is more of a pink/peach. The biggest problem is fit. As previously mentioned, as soon as I put it on, I noticed two hot spots in the rear. After an hour of riding one side was like a hole punch digging in my head. I used foam to cover up the spots (where the rear MIPS attaches). But it still burns. That limits my use to about an hour, until I have to take it off and readjust the position. I am still putting foam around the inside to get some relief.The fit itself doesn't feel all that comfortable but you get used to it. I also had to go to the store when I first bought it, as a couple of Velcro attachment points, were missing. Simple fix with adhesive velcro attachments.

I would give this helmet a five for weight, innovation, functionality, and most important MIPS. But because of fit, and poor quality control drop it to a 3. Bell really needs to solve the problem of those MIPS attachment points burning a hole in your head. Seems to be a common problem. And if you show it in red, make it red! In fact, come up with some better colors, period!
I will use this helmet as my first line helmet, mainly because of MIPS, and second, because of facial protection (Giro helmets are also now using MIPS, but don't have a full face enduro helmet).
Bell helmets were great quality and THE helmet to have in racing motox in the 70's-90's. So they can make a great product. But they still have some work to do on fit (MIPS attachment points burning a hole in your head), and quality (uncomfortable, not a true color, missing Velcro attachment points, thin padding, poor color options). For that reason I will give it a 5 for function/innovation/MIPS. But drop it to a 3 for fit, quality control, and lack of colors/not a true color. Average that out, I will be generous and give it an overall 4. But come on Bell. You can do better, and it will only take a little more effort to make a true quality/innovative/cutting edge helmet.

[Feb 06, 2015]
mark59
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

This is a beautiful helmet well finished and looks racing and very sexy. Its well built and the design is thought out with allot of detail , the chin strap is your basic chin strap and rear adjustment has an dial that is easy to use. The removable face and chin guard work well.

Weakness:

I have only one major complaint about this helmet IT WAS SO UNCOMFORTABLE I wore it around the house to see if I could get used to it three times each time is got worse. It has hot spots in the back in the corners . I tried both versions with MIPS and without the MIPS was worse. the padding is super thin on the Mips version.

This is going to be a great helmet for riders who have the right size head to be comfortable with the helmet of this shape . If your concerned make sure you go to the store and try it out and wear it for at least ten minutes. I was told it was going to be the same design and shape as the Super Bell open face helmet which I own and wear and is the most comfortable helmet I have had so far. This Bell Super 2 Mips and without the Mips is not the same helmet design as the Bell Super open face helmet at all not even close. I went to the store and tried the non Mips helmet and it has two plastic pieces in the corners that you feel right off when you put it on I didn't like that feeling of the plastic tabs in the rear even the sales person said a few others didn't like it either . The store I went to didn't have the Mips model so I ordered the MIPs version it has no plastic tabs in the rear like the non Mips model but the fit is tight in the back corners the shape is not even close to the open face Bell Super helmet I have now every time i put Mips model on and walked around I couldn't wait to take it off it put hot spots on the back corners of my head . I wanted t to love this helmet unfortunately I returned it and will be buying the MET HES. I had the older Met and it worked well for me

Similar Products Used:

Met Parachute , Bell Super ,

[Dec 07, 2014]
Dan

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

It's got a good fit with and without the wraparound protection. Seems to have good air flow over the top of the head, keeping me cool. I'm here in Texas, so I'll put that to the test come May. The wraparound feature is easy to install and seems pretty solid. I'm not going to intentionally bash my head on stuff to test it out, but the casing and the attachment mechanism are very firm. (Note that this is for the version without MIPS, but the helmets will be the same until I crash).

Weakness:

There are two hot spots on the back of the head, but if that's the worst of the fit issues, I'm happy. Allegedly, Bell helmets are for people with round heads and I have an oblong head, so I thought the fit was going to be much worse. Outside of those two spots, it's great. Dremel those bad boys out, problem gone.

Love the helmet, it was love at first fit. I'm totally sold on this whole removable chin bar thing, and it seems like it's very well executed on this helmet. The biggest concern for a hybrid helmet like this is that you end up with a helmet that's not particularly good in any area - but I consider it outstanding in both modes.

As with all helmets, the real value is shown after you crash, so I guess I'll keep this updated if I ever end up with two half-helmets.

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