Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby mfw on Mon 7/Sep/15 8:13pm

Yeah, not wanting to do this again, so, what helmet to increase protection, without loosing too much in ventilation and weight? I spend more time climbing than descending*, not shuttling or DH or anything.

The Bell Super 2R would seem the obvious choice, only recent design with a removable chin guard, here's a review on a couple: http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/artic ... ets-44178/

* I will not use the E-word
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby adikt on Mon 7/Sep/15 9:05pm

Saw this a couple months back - seems theres a competitor to the Super 2R
http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/bell-super-2r-vs-met-parachute-helmets-44178/

[edit] this actually isn't the one I saw, the MET doesn't have removable chin bar. I'm sure I saw one somewhere tho.

I was looking heavily at the 2R for a long time, but couldn't justify the expense. I suspect if I had a similar off to you, I'd be justifying it in a heartbeat though.
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby kavika on Mon 7/Sep/15 9:18pm

I will be going for the 2R shortly. Although there are better ventilated helmets, none offer the detachable chin guard, which is a must for me. Not interested in carrying 2 helmets, and the extra protection for Nydia and the likes is a bonus.
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby Rik on Mon 7/Sep/15 9:39pm

It's no contest.

Bell Super 2, all the way to the bank

product-74881.html
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby adikt on Mon 7/Sep/15 9:40pm

Rik wrote:It's no contest.

Bell Super 2, all the way to the bank

product-74881.html


I guess then the real question is MIPS or not MIPS
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby phantasim on Mon 7/Sep/15 10:02pm

I'm pretty happy with my 2r, fits well and certainly wouldn't say it lacks ventilation. The chin bar is a piece of piss to put on or take off once you've done it a couple times and on short climbs I don't bother removing it, I did find I needed to remove the firmer foam padding from the chin bar for a less squished cheek fit.
They're obviously not a Dh lid but certainly fit for purpose based on my few wee offs I've had while wearing it.
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby adikt on Tue 8/Sep/15 5:53am

Just saw this on the twitters http://www.mbr.co.uk/videos/bikes-and-e ... -full-face
Not sure if it's available yet or not tho.
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Re: Lightweight Full Face Helmets - Bell Super 2r?

Postby AgrAde on Tue 6/Oct/15 7:23pm

? :D

They are good helmets. The sweat deflector works really well, I get far less sweat in my face even though it's a warmer helmet compared to my old one.
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