Bell Ukon Helmet

DESCRIPTION

Last year it was a great deal. This year it's a steal and then some. Introducing the Ukon FS, featuring Fusion In-Mold construction, our improved Twin Action fit system, easy-to-adjust Cam-Lock levers, 17 vents and a snap-in visor.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 14, 2013]
John P Addison
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap, comfortable and life-saving.

Weakness:

None

This helmet just saved my life. No big deal.

[Nov 15, 2010]
radlo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light affordable, Saves your head.

Weakness:

The helmet cracked after one fall, but it did save my head. Only lasted one week. Must discard after one fall.

The helmet is pretty good as it did save my head. The only gripe I have is that this helmet is so light that I guess one hard fall is all it can take as mine has a crack going all the way through it.

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Shimano

[Aug 04, 2008]
F Bomb
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Simple but sturdy. No nonsense. Totally old school feel.

Weakness:

Haven't found one yet.

Can't say enough about this helmet. It fits and feels great and has taken some semi beatings without any problems. I stumbled onto this helmet and its made a lifelong Bell fan out of me.

[Jul 03, 2003]
Emilio
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

lasted a year, "probily" saved my life

Weakness:

they all seem minor now

I say "probily" because I can't remember. All I can remember is sitting back at my car trying to true my front wheel the rest of the day is blank. doc J said I have a concussion and the CAT scan showed signs of bruising. the helmet cracked from the bell emblem on the right side right around to the other side. I hate to think what would have hapened if I didn't have a helmet on. It does not mater what helmet you have even the cheep ones will still save you a55.

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giro havoc

[Sep 17, 2007]
matin lopez

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

fit my head! after trying on everything under 89 bux, this thing fit like a glove...amazing for my watermelonhead.

Weakness:

none really...could use more padding but if you compare it with as i stated above, it really has no weakness...but you DO have to know how to use it unlike some that have posted here...maybe they bought their helmet too late!

FLAT OUT the best deal I have ever gotten on a lid...the others at performance were just uncomfortable with the rear plastic (all sizes) strap digging into the skull...only the bell seemed to do it right...and this is comparing with 80 dolla units...i almost didnt try it on cause it was so cheap...slightly heavier maybe, but c'mon, for the money you cant tell the difference....makes your neck stronger anyway you weenies

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specialized...a great helmet...best ever in fact but could not find locally and a bit pricey. Giro gila...good lid but tore up a bit too soon. Other models i cant remember but never owned a bell before.

[Feb 06, 2003]
Matt
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fairly light, very comfortable, low price.

Weakness:

None

I picked this up from Nashbar.com on clearance. The helmet fits very nicely as it is fully adjustable, a requirement when buying a helmet online. It has plenty of vents to shed heat and the built-in sweatbands do their job. I forget I have it on while on the trail. It is very hard to beat for $24.

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Tried some of the Giros, those pads fell off in the store.

[Apr 13, 2003]
DAVY
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Straps and clasps are weak. Mine broke on 3rd ride. Means helmet is junk

Weakness:

Giro, older good Bells

GEE, another rewrite. Ought to fix this posting system too. No chilis for it. The clasps on my helemt failed on the 3rd use. Have very cheap half moon shaped pins that will pop out of the holes aloowing the helmet to come loose. JUNK.
A few years ago, bell got into trouble over defective retention systems. Apparentley, they have not learned. Made in China on the cheap. Do not buy any helemet with this type of retention system. It is worthless and dangerous. WIll be contacting Bell directly, but I am sure I will be wasting my time. No more Bell products fo me.

[Mar 05, 2003]
Nic
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Look, Lite, Fits awesome

Weakness:

None

Great Helmet

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[Jan 25, 2003]
Brett
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight, comfortable, stylish

Weakness:

None

This helmet is very comfortable. The wraparound band comforms to my head so the helmet fits like a glove. After 4 hours I still don't know its there. Lots of vent holes so you stay nice and cool. The visor helps keep the sun out of your eyes. Not as dorky looking as some of the other Bells. I

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Vetta

[Apr 08, 2003]
David Scoobydoo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

It is a helmet. Pads are durable. Does not have an excess of holes, therefor allowing it to be constructed of less hard foam--should assorb impact better

Weakness:

Straps--especially the new design for the chinstrap clasp

Cost a ton, but this is Tokyo. Won't get it cheaper anywhere here, because prices are fixed. Suppliers work together to prevent keep prices at the same level. Called collusion and price fixing in the US.
Oh, Sorry. It is ok helmet, good basic lid and doesn't cost more than the brain surgery it is supposed to help prevent, but the clasp really is difficult for me to release without pinching myself. Don't know why Bell started this. The one size fits all idea is nice, but is less comfortable than the old sizing methods for me.
Would have bought another GIRO, but their pads don'tlast. One or two wand washings and they fall apart. Bell pads last.
No extra pads suppiled with this "cheapy". MADE IN CHINA.

Similar Products Used:

Bell, Giro

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