It doesn't matter how much you spend or how little you spend Bell helmets can't be beaten. Bell is definitely a premium helmet no question about it. I can't think of a single thing to say that is bad about it. This helmet is simply stellar. It is worth the money.
Bell Star Carbon Helmet
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The Ultimate. Race Proven.
The Star Carbon continues to deliver bar-setting high-end performance and comfort. Featuring Bell's Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust for amazing ventilation and temperature control, a lightweight 100% carbon fiber shell, and a super stable aerodynamic profile to minimize buffeting and lift , the Star Carbon is at the top of its game.
- Carbon fiber shell.
- ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever.
- Contour Cut cheekpads.
- Five-year warranty.
- Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers.
- Magnefusion Magnetic strap keeper.
- NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV-protected shield.
- Padded chin strap with D-ring closure.
- Removable and washable, antibacterial / antimicrobial interior comfort liner.
- Super stable aerodynamic signature.
- Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control.
- 3Mode Shield.
- Snell M2010 and DOT certified.
- Weight: 1500 grams.
Velocity Flow Ventilation: Bell's Velocity Flow Ventilation System literally pulls air through the helmet, keeping the rider cooler.
3Mode Shield with ClickRelease: Bell's 3Mode Shield with ClickRelease allows for instant on-bike shield adjustments and the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever.
Magnefusion Magnetic Strap Keeper: Bell's patented Magnefusion strap keeper replaces the often hard-to-locate strap snap with an elegant magnetic solution that easily engages and secures the strap end.
Let me start out by saying I am a big fan of the Bell Star. I have the Gobert replica and am wanting a carbon version as well. The ventilation is better than any other helmet I've owned, which includes Arai Corsair V, Shoei X-11, AGV GP Tech and Shark RSR2. The helmets are notorious for fitting one size large. I wear a medium in Arai, AGV and Shark and my Medium feels a bit roomy. I've never tried on a small but I can't believe that it might actually fit. My biggest grip is the quality of the liner. Compared to the other helmets mentioned, it doesn't "feel" as plus against the skin, which I would expect in a top-of-the-line helmet. The top liner and cheek pads do fit well, but the material is not as soft as other high-end helmets. None of that keeps me from still wanting a Bell Star Carbon Speed Freak though. I would definitely buy again and recommend to a friend.
It's a great bucket, with many insightful conveniences. For the money, I'd like to see more. The wind noise is my biggest gripe, yet the transitions lense option is my biggest praise. Mine fits great, and though the chin spoiler is great, there's still a lot of ear noise. Ventilation is great and negative forces keep the head from bobbin'.
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