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 MTB Helmet
by Raymond De Krielen
Incredibly comfortable and versatile.
The chinbar seems to attach much easier and quicker than older models. And the magnetic chinstrap latch is just so amazing, all helmets should have them.
The addition of extra size cheek pads are really nice to customise the fit.
Also really nice go pro clip in mount, really nice touch. And if you like (as I have) you can use it as a torch mount for night riding.
100% recommend this helmet to anyone.
Should be able to buy it without the chinbar.
Good helmet. But unfortunately I never really wear it because I only go to bike parks or ride dh tracks a few times a year. I've purchased three other open face helmets since buying this, only because bell doesn't sell it without the chinbar. This is my fulltime fullface. Maybe I should've just purchased a full face.
Great for protecting ya scone
Bought this to replace my aging Bell Super 2R. So much more comfortable. Chin guard is easier to remove and reinstall whilst helmet is on. Did find that you need to tip your head down a little more to stop the sweat dripping on your goggles or glasses.
Best Mountain Bike Helmet in its class
by Ken Blatchford
Awesome helmet worth every dollar, Fits well on head, vents well on long rides, does everything Bell advertises.
Comfy as bro!
Love this glorious helm. It's kept my noggin safe on some unexpected ejections.
Saved by the Bell
by John V. -
I love this helmet becasue it is so verstile. I usually have about a 7 km ride to the dirt tracks so I strip it back by removing the full face part. This keeps me cool enough on the hill climb to the top. When I get to the top I add the full face component again.
So the time came when the Bell Super DH MIPS Helmet did its job. I took a fall over a cliff edge and impacted with a rock to the cheekbone. The impact noise to the helmet was really loud and initially thought my cheekbone is surely damaged. But after checking myself out I was amazed that I had no damage at all to my checkbone. I kept checking for blood but nothing. Not even a bruise. I count my lucky stars I had the full face configuration otherwise without it I would have a fractured cheekbone and most probably a concussion and trip to hospital
I now have to consider wearing it as a full face everytime. You never know when your going ot need it
Pros- Light weight, MIPS, removeable full face, sweat guide padding, Fidlock Buckle good ventilation
Cons - Only thing I can think of it that the full face part is not easy to carry in a backpack as it wrapped 360 around the complete helmet, which in fact makes it a better helmet than thsoe that dont
I would absolutley reccomend this helmet. Some may think its expensive I dont. Consider a $10 helmet for a $10 head