Bell Nemesis 2 Pro Older Helmets

DESCRIPTION

  • EPS foam liner with Fusion In-Mold Microshell
  • Integrated Fusion Fit retention system with on-the-fly adjustability
  • 27 air vents; 19 top and 8 rear

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jul 15, 2003]
    SGT. ROCK
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Perfect fit
    Perfect retention

    Weakness:

    Not made anymore
    A little expensive

    My favorite helmet, hands down. Perfect fit, perfect retention - doesn't move a bit on the roughest trails. Pull the visor off and you have a decent lid for road riding.

    Price Point had these on sale last year - really screwed up by not getting another one.

    Similar Products Used:

    Bell Aquila Pro, Bell Forza, LG Enigma

    [Nov 23, 2001]
    K
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Air Flow
    Fit
    good looks

    Weakness:

    stock pads

    This is a follow up review . Bell has a replacement pad kit that solves the glue in the hair deal with the thin stock pads . They work great , pad better and don't stick to your hair . For all you folks that don't think getting your hair pulled out is a big deal ..wait till you're older and have less of it .. :) And think about it in this day and age should ANY HELMET pull out your hair ?
    The kit is " KT PAD NEMESIS #750080185 " With the new pads I upgrade the helmet

    Similar Products Used:

    Trek Vapor

    [Oct 18, 2001]
    Alex Marks
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Really good fit. Stays low on the forehead and just does not move. Easy to adjust. Makes you feel safe.

    Weakness:

    Yes, the glue in the top pulled my hair out as well, but only for a couple of times of wearing. Some of you guys must have very weak hair to make such a big deal out of it!
    I'm not sure about the long term quality....the shell started to come away from the foam a bit. Don't know if this is typical.

    It's a good helmet, and currently available in a few places with a heavy discount. I think Pricepoint is still cheapest.
    It saved my skull in the Memphis Tour de Wolf race this year. Anybody who was in that race will testify, the Tour was a total mare of a race...one big opportunity to wipe out big time in the mud...I hit a root or something really, really hard and cracked the side of the helmet, which pissed me off greatly, untill I considered what it may have done to my head in a lesser helmet.
    Weekend warriors and aspiring racers on a budget should consider this helmet.

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    Nothing this good.

    [Mar 18, 2002]
    Norge
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Great looks, comfortable fit, all the benefits of higher priced helmets and a good price.

    Weakness:

    Fusion retention system allows for slight frontal movement but only if you really give it a firm push from the back.

    An all around great helmet for price, looks, quality and fit. Whereas my Giro Pneumo is unbelieveable in all aspects (so is the price), this helmet is more than adequate. I tried the Giro Gila and Havoc but found the Havoc uncomfortable on my forehead and the Gila fit close to the Nemesis but overall fit and price made up my mind (I picked it up for 71$ Cdn). The cooling of the Nemesis compared to the Gila is much better but a little lacking when compared to the Havoc. Either way it's a great helmet and if you don't want to spend big $$ the Nemesis comes out the overall winner.

    Similar Products Used:

    Bell Evo Pro, Giro Incline, Pneumo.

    [Jul 09, 2001]
    chris
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light, 1st helmet that fits me:) vary good sizing

    Weakness:

    what r weaknesses

    get it

    Similar Products Used:

    pos

    [Jun 24, 2001]
    Jody
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light, stays cool, detachable visor, yellow (my favorite color)

    Weakness:

    None

    Looks great, fits like a glove, and keeps my head cooler than other helmets I've used in the past. Got the 2000 model at a great price. Paid $80 for two ($50 for a large for me and $30 for a small for my wife).

    Similar Products Used:

    None

    [Jun 28, 2001]
    Geoff
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Doesn't scratch easily,Continuous strap is easily adjusted,Maple Leaf graphics,visor saved faceplant.

    Looks so good I hang it on the wall.Airy and adjustable.I would recommend it to anyone who needs to brag about a helmet.

    Similar Products Used:

    ancient Bell helmets

    [Jun 30, 2001]
    Tommy

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light, strong, good air flow, nice visor

    Weakness:

    none

    awsome

    [Aug 17, 2001]
    K
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    fits good

    Weakness:

    pads are too thin
    glue pulls my hair out
    no help from Bell

    I really hate the fact the glue on the pads pulls my hair out every time I wear it . I emailed Bell and their reply was worthless . I tried to wipe it out but it's not water based and Bell said don't use a solvent . To stop the pulling of hair I wear a bandana which make the fact the helmet flows air well a moot point . I added leftover pads from my Trek vapor and that helped some . I'd look else where .

    Similar Products Used:

    Trek Vapor - I wish I had bought another of these

    [Dec 27, 2002]
    Shawn
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Good Looks

    Weakness:

    Questionable Durability, inside of helmet pulls your hair

    I've used this helmet for two years and have lived with it. I wouldn't call this my favorite helmet though. The ventilation is adequate and the looks are sharp but the fit was always an issue. The straps were hard to adjust and the glue securing the strap guides to the helmet would not hold. It was just akward, especially when I've seen helmets with far superior strap setups, I would wonder why Bell cut corners in this department. I bought the Bell Influx and it is a waaaaaaaaaaaay better fitting helmet.

    Similar Products Used:

    Giro helmets

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