Goggle and Glasses Compatibility
Goggles is where the Bell Super excels! Our test Scott goggles fit in perfectly with the Bell Super. And when not in use, such as during long climbs, the visor can be tilted up to reveal a perfect spot for the goggles. If the rider chooses to remove the visor, Bell has goggle tabs that keep the straps in place when the goggles are stored in the unused position. The goggle tabs are interesting but are more trouble than they’re worth since it’s simpler to just place the goggle straps lower in the back to secure the goggles.
Sunglasses are ok with the Bell Super but putting them on can be difficult since the sides of the helmet drop so low near the ear. To put on glasses, the arms should be angled up so the arms slide in to position.
Extras, Weight and Value
One of the nice design features of the Bell Super is GoPro mount compatibility. One of the vents serves as receiver for a Gopro as the mount is velcro’d in to place and the straps are covered by pads. It would have been nice to have a bike light mount as well in addition to the Gopro mount as a small handlebar ‘tube’ will accommodate most bike lights.
Weight is portly at 396 grams as the Bell Super is the second heaviest helmet in our Shootout. Price is a very reasonable at $125 given all the features of this helmet.
This helmet is a great value and is reason for many mountain bikers to ditch their road helmets and buy a new one this season. Some of the features like the Gopro mount, Goggle tabs and hard side protection may be overkill and add to the weight and cost of this helmet. But given the fit, padding and retention and good aesthetics of this helmet, it is a winner.
- Price: $125.00
- Claimed Weight: 390 grams
- Measured Weight: 396 grams
- Number of Vents: 25
- Visor: Adjustable
- Retention System: Speed Dial Fit
- Padding: X-Static
Video: Introduction of Bell Super helmet and walkthru of key features
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