Bell Super DH MIPS Helmet
The Bell Super DH MIPS helmet not only looks great, but suits a wide variety of riding styles. More importantly it is absolutely brimming with safety features.
Who's this item for: Riders chasing a new trail helmet but are after something they can convert into a full face. DH rated, this helmet is perfect for riders who hit up the bike park or DH races a few times a year but don't want to own more than one helmet.
Construction: The Bell Super DH features something called 'progressive layering'. Bell defines that as: "The process of engineering a helmet liner with variable EPS foam densities to better manage the transfer of energies after some impacts". The 'fusion in-mold polycarbonate shell' is a process that was pioneered by Bell. This process bonds the helmets outer shell to the EPS foam liner, the result is a sturdier helmet. The biggest feature of the Super DH is the removable chin bar. Did we mention you don't need any tools to install or remove it? How good is that!
Rotational liner: MIPS Spherical is used in the Bell Super DH. This more advanced version of MIPS enhances the helmets ability to address rotational impacts as well as high and low-speed impacts. This more comprehensive protection also allowed Bell to better design the Super DH's ventilation.
Straps: Standard webbing straps with a Fidlock buckle.
Retention System: Bell calls the retention system 'Float Fit DH'. This system allows a comfortable, secure fit that is easy to find via an easy to turn rubber overmolded dial.
Ventilation: This convertible helmet features intake ports on the brow of the helmet to allow cool air in, through the air channel matrix and out the rear of the helmet. This equates to full-head ventilation. In total there a whopping 19 vents in the Bell Super DH. With 6 of them being featured on the front of the helmet as intake vents- 2 brow, 4 chin bar.
Padding: The Bell Super DH uses Bells own 'sweat guide pad design' which pulls moisture away from the brow pad and eyewear area. Their X-Static padding uses a quick drying material that has been woven with real silver fibers. These silver fibers inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi which can cause odors.
Weight: At a miniscule 850-grams (SIZE M) this is a featherweight full face.
Standout features: Since the Bell Super DH MIPS is designed with downhill riding in mind, they are very goggle-friendly. There is also an adjustable visor and a snap-in camera mount to capture your shred-sesh.
Pros: Rated to ASTM F1952-00 (DOWNHILL) and ASTM F2032-06 (BMX). Great ventilation, MIPS Spherical, good retention system.
Cons: Although this helmet is DH rated Bell still warns: 'All chin bars have limits, and serious injury or death can occur.'
Ratings & Reviews
Bell super DH!!
by Mark A. -
Dead set the best safest and most comfortable helmet there is period!???
I love it!
by Tiana N. -
This helmet has saved me countless times. So comfortable and really lightweight, great for long days in the saddle especially with the removable chinbar. Vents are really good and keep me cool
Bell Super DH Helmet
by Mitchell M. -
Excellent quality! Really enjoying the helmet thus far. Very comfortable and no issues with the fit. Seems to vent really well. Hard to tell how it will handle in the summer heat but so far so good.
Great step up from Super 2
by Tom L. -
Have only ridden with it minus the face mask so far, but have been pleasantly surprised that it isn't hotter. Great step up from Super 2, and doesn't need to be ridden full face to get all of the benefits.
by Craig C. -
I was looking for a convertible helmet that ticked all the boxes on safety, but is still stylish as either full face or a half lid. This definitely ticked those boxes. Unfortunately, the x static padding hasn't stayed secure, with the plastic pin near the brow always falling out. Otherwise it's a great lid with plenty of safety and ventilation.
Bell super dh
by jack p. -
I used to have the super 3r from bell and I loved it. The time came to replace it and I decided on the super dh and haven't looked back. The advanced mips in this helmet is amazing, it looks awesome and feels great on your head. It's reasonably light and good for all day riding. Definitely the most versatile helmet on the market as it is certified for all dh parks