Sons loves the weight and comfort of the bell helmet
I have a carbon TLD lid and this one vents much better and clears my neck brace better when entering turns. It took me a long while to mustard up spending the doe but it was worth it!
What an awesome helmet!! Bought this helmet about a month or so ago and after throwing down $650 I was hoping for it to live up to expectations. It did. Super light, the ventilation is amazing compared to my old helmet. Was just out riding today and it was 100 degrees. My head never got too hot and I could actually feel the breeze cooling down my head. The paintwork and unpainted carbon look awesome. All that and it’s one of the safest helmets on the market. This is my first bell helmet and it won’t be my last. Side note: I do have some puffy cheeks and opted to purchase the 30mm cheek pads. At $20 they aren’t expensive but after paying what this helmet costs it would be nice to have a free exchange from bell for the other pads. Small gripe though and after swapping from 35 to the 30’s it was worth the twenty dollars.
This is the first “expensive” helmet I’ve bought and man I’m impressed! The fit and just everything about it is top notch!
This is a very nice looking helmet that provides top of the line protection. I've always owned Shoei helmets but was interested in trying something new. Unfortunately, I've already had more trouble with this helmet than I have positive experiences. First, I ordered a size medium (which I've always worn this size) and it was tight to the point that it would give me a headache. So I thought, no big deal I will just exchange it for a large. I now have the large and it fits pretty good, but is on the verge of having too much room (this was a surprise considering such a small change in dimensions). Also, I had seen reviews saying that the visor paint chipped very easily. This turns out to be very true and is a design flaw with the helmet. I've only worn it riding once and the visor paint already chipped off completely in one area. I only rode for a few hours, didn't crash or even get roosted, and made sure to set it down in a safe place and cover it when I didn't use it. Overall, these are minor issues but considering I never had any of these problems before it makes me wonder if I should have bought another Shoei. Also, for the price there is no reason the paint on the visor should chip that easily. I will be contacting Bell for a replacement visor and hopefully this issue has been fixed.
Actually out did my shoi
When a new helmet is first worn, it should actually be slightly tight, with the interior coming into contact with most of the head, but not so restrictive that it causes any pain. There should be no "hot spots" - places where the helmet's interior puts pressure on specific points of the skull or face - but it should not move around freely. With time, a helmet adjusts to match the shape of the rider's head as it is worn, "breaks-in" and loosens a little. However, it should never become loose enough to easily turn from side to side.
Put the helmet on - it should be a little tight as it goes on over the head.
The helmet should sit on the head evenly with the eye port's upper edge just above the eyebrows and offer good peripheral vision to see side-to-side.
Put a finger between the helmet interior and the head. If it easily fits, try a smaller size. Some helmet models allow a change in the cheek pads for better fitment, so consider this when checking for proper sizing.