Bell

  • The Good:

    Absorbs a hell of an impact
    Great rear head coverage
    Fit is good
    Great sweat management
    Visor stays put
    Safe

    The Bad:

    Notta. I’ll be replacing my crash test approved sixer with a new sixer

    Overall Review: Got cross rutted and ended up slamming the back of my head on some very very hard dirt. Helmet did it’s job. Can’t find any cracks but the impact area foam is definitely compressed.  Was able to ride out and get some medical help. Minor concussion. Fit system work great. Kept the lid in...

    Posted by OneManArmy on 11/24/2019 8:07 PM

  • The Good:

    Fits amazing
    nice colors magnetic cheek pads
    ears space

    The Bad:

    no extra visor
    light gray interior gets dirty easy

    Overall Review: I had this helmet for about a year and I had only used it in small falls until last week where I had the biggest blow to my head in 10+ years of downhill and enduro racing. After a couple of seconds lying on the floor checking that nothing was broken and that the medical staff checked me up, I g...

    Posted by slam_mex on 4/22/2019 11:01 AM

  • Bell has been in the helmet game since 1954, when Roy Richter founded the company and launched the iconic 500 helmet. To put that in perspective, that’s about one year after the invention of the first helmet to feature a hard outer shell coupled with a shock absorbing interior, developed in 1953...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 2/17/2019 3:03 AM

  • The Good:

    Excellent sweat management system; great ventilation

    The Bad:

    Can feel a little snug/tight on the head compared to some others

    Overall Review: For years I've relied on a headband with a silicone sweat gutter to keep the salt out of my eyes while riding. This is the first helmet I've found that successfully keeps sweat out of my eyes (and off of my glasses) with no assistance. Bell nailed the ventilation, and the "Sweat Guide" padding a...

    Posted by anotherbikerguy on 10/10/2018 9:47 PM

  • The Good:

    fits a variety of head sizes, light, well ventilated, holds goggles in place

    The Bad:

    the retention knob can hit your backpack or back on super steep trails and loosen up.

    Overall Review: Overall this is a great helmet and I'm surprised that Bell discontinued it with the release of the Super DH. The new half shell they they're replacing it with doesn't look nearly as good in my opinion either. I'd recommend trying to find these on close out and buy a few. They come in MIPS if t...

    Posted by ryan_daugherty on 8/18/2017 3:11 PM

  • Just a few years ago we were all wrapped up in full body amor and burly helmets while racing our downhill bikes. Today's enduro-craze has us racing and riding the same trails at the same speeds on smaller bikes with less protection. Seems odd, doesn't it? Enter the convertible helmet – one where...

    Posted by bturman on 8/14/2017 10:54 AM

  • The Good:

    Versatile, half shell is the Bell Super, MIPS, ventilation, protection, ease of use, extra confidence for every trail.

    The Bad:

    Looks great as a half shell, only ok without.

    Overall Review: By now we all know the story. The Bell Super 2R is a convertible helmet that doesn't pass the downhill safety test. Listen, if you wear this as a downhill helmet, you have more than a lab safety test to worry about. If however, you want a helmet with a bit more protection and confidence to go th...

    Posted by NMK183 on 10/11/2016 10:12 PM

  • The Good:

    Lightweight, slimline, durable, protected

    The Bad:

    On warm days it doesn't seem to provide much ventalation.

    Overall Review: I have used this for several seasons and have no issues with this helmet besides it being kinda hot.

    Posted by amandabass2009 on 9/6/2016 8:08 PM

  • The Good:

    Good Fit, Lighter Weight, Nice Features, Good Goggle Room, Magnetic Removable Cheek Pads, ICEdot Enabled

    The Bad:

    Creaking Noise, A Bit Warm

    Overall Review: I was excited to get a new helmet after my last one took a good hit causing the carbon to crack in the chin guard area. I wanted to get something a bit different and compared many models online before biting the bullet on the Full 9. As a person who has had many concussions in the past, I look f...

    Posted by Carraig042 on 11/19/2015 5:01 PM

  • Review by Monica McCosh // Photos by Brandon Turman It was only a matter of time before a truly Enduro-specific helmet emerged on market. The Bell Super 2R two-in-one all-mountain dome decker is a great concept for confidence-inspired riding which does, however, cause a bit of a conversational...

    Posted by monicosh on 12/15/2014 11:32 PM

  • by Colt Maule // Projekt Roam Established in 1954, Bell Helmets exists to 'inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers'. The goggle-compatible Bell Stoker Helmet is a go-to, all-mountain helmet with just the right amount of substance and style. Featuring air channeli...

    Posted by projekt roam on 4/2/2014 3:26 PM

  • Review by Dave Trumpore // Photos by Gary Perkin and Dave Trumpore The Super is Bell's flagship open face helmet aimed at trail bike enthusiasts and Enduro racers. It provides additional coverage to key points of the head compared to the typical XC helmet but seeks to do so without sacrificing...

    Posted by davetrumpore on 3/10/2014 8:49 PM

  • Review by Johan Hjord // Photos by Tal Rozow and Johan Hjord 2012 saw the introduction of a flurry of new high-end helmets, among them the Full-9 from Bell. Built from exotic materials and featuring all the innovation Bell could muster, it was certainly an impressive piece of equipment, but as...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 12/13/2013 8:00 AM

  • The Good:

    Comfy, Good fit, Good looking, Carbon/Light, Strong.

    The Bad:

    Gets hot, not many vents.

    Overall Review: Quite light and not very bulky. Moto style is pretty cool. Looks sick. Very strong, had a few hits on it and no real damage to the helmet besides a few scratches. Not the best on very hot days, as it doesn't have very many vents and it gets sort of hot. Works good with a neck brace, doesn't smas...

    Posted by kaelmarkledh on 10/16/2013 8:12 PM

  • The Good:

    it fits great even though i got it a size to big! It's gone through multiple wipeouts and all you can see of them are just a few scratches.... and a broken visor =P

    The Bad:

    Dont get it ran over by a car.

    Overall Review: the bell drop helmet has been great for me even though i had to replace it because it was ran over by a car but other than that it fits great and it hardly hurts when you get slammed into the groung after a wipeout!

    Posted by dalton.williams.733 on 5/7/2013 10:52 PM

  • The Good:

    Awesome protection, good looking, low weight, price

    The Bad:

    The regulations of the visor are too short

    Overall Review: The drop is a helmet with a very good fit, the padding is confortable and easily removable to wash. The weight is very low for a composite helmet, and it's easy to forget that you have your helmet on after a few minutes. A good helmet overall if you don't want to spend a lot of money in an exp...

    Posted by nehuen93 on 5/7/2013 9:02 AM

  • Review by Sean "Griz" McClendon // Photos by Brandon Turman Inspired by their award-winning Moto-9 and developed with Aaron Gwin, the Bell Full-9 is purpose built helmet for biking with features you'll find nowhere else on the market. At a price tag of $400, Bell caters to the penny-pincher wh...

    Posted by 26griz on 2/2/2013 5:46 PM

  • The Good:

    -Price and price.

    The Bad:

    -No removable padding.
    -Didn't noticed it was oriented for young riders.

    Overall Review: It feels light when used. It is not expensive.

    Posted by Matias on 1/1/2012 6:53 PM

  • The Good:

    its an awesome helmet and has great protection ...... very comfy to wear and i have crashed in many rock gardens and smashed my head on rocks directly and felt nothing ........ great vision .....

    The Bad:

    weight and size..... its bulky but when riding and its almost unnoticeable..... breathing can be tough at times ....... like on climbs ....

    Overall Review: its a next level helmet for 130 $ what more can u ask for .... the claw wears it and if its good enough for him its good enough for me ..... and hes taken some gar crashes (monster energy crankworx 2010) in this helmet

    Posted by VinnieZemie on 4/30/2011 11:05 PM

  • The Good:

    Awesome airflow, great graphics and a snug fit, price was really good too!.

    The Bad:

    Can't find anything bad so far, really good product and a great option for a open face helmet.

    Overall Review: Lets face it, there are certain days when you can't wear your full face helmet. On days when you're not riding lifts or can't shuttle or its +30 outside and too warm for a full face, that's where this helmet shines. The airflow is awesome but it still offers a lot of protection. This is a great ...

    Posted by vics26 on 4/12/2011 9:25 AM

  • The Good:

    First - It's a BELL helmet. They're a leader in the helmet industry, not just for bikes, but just about every type of helmet there is.
    Second - To compliment the great fit and protective features, the graphics are finally up to snuff. Not sure what made BELL finally decide to make helmets that look good, but someone in the arts and crafts department knows what their doing. Thanks for that.

    The Bad:

    Nothing is wrong here. The price is great, the fit is great, and it looks good. Check, check, and check...

    Overall Review: If you're looking to save around $50 over the premium lids, this is the helmet. You can also check out the Giro Hex, also a great lid for the $.

    Posted by Joyride_Cycles on 1/28/2011 6:43 AM

  • The Good:

    The helmet is really light and has a lot of adjustability for each size via the TAG fit system. One thing i noticed right away was the breathability of this helmet, I could actually tell a difference between this lid and my old one and it was clearly evident that air flow was a lot better in this lid. So for hot days or days when you are not just running DH this is a great helmet.

    The Bad:

    I cant find much negatives on this helmet, its durable and the fit is great.

    Overall Review: Helmet choice will probably boil down to personal preference in terms of fit, Bell helmets seem to fit me well so I like these. The Variant is nice and light and offers a lot of breathability. Good color choices as well. Strongly recommend as a all mountain or XC helmet.

    Posted by vics26 on 1/24/2011 8:12 AM

  • The Good:

    looks, protection for a bike rated helmet, price

    The Bad:

    color options

    Overall Review: Based on their moto helmet designs, the Drop is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The ASTM rating adds a higher level of protection than CSPC standards. The plush liner inside wicks sweat well and creates a good fit. The Drop is one the best helmets on the market at $130.

    Posted by Wonny on 9/16/2010 11:08 PM