Bell Super 3R MIPS Adult Mountain Bike Helmet
|Size||Small (52-56 cm)|
|Color||Downdraft Matte Gray/Gunmetal (2021)|
|Item Weight||1.73 Pounds|
About this item
- NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES & X-STATIC AND XT2 PADDING - Quick-adjust fasteners that help keep straps flat and properly positioned. Quick-drying materials, woven with real silver fibers, inhibit growth of odor
- MIPS-EQUIPPED & WRAPAROUND PROTECTION - MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is a leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts. Removable protective chin bar, designed for trail riding adaptability. Attaches with a simple 3-step connection process no tools required
- OVERBROW VENTILATION - Overbrow Ventilation features intake ports on the brow of the helmet to usher in cool air and push it through the air-channel matrix for full-head ventilation
- GOGGLEGUIDE ADJUSTABLE VISOR SYSTEM & INTEGRATED BREAKAWAY CAMERA MOUNT - Adaptable visor system accommodates both goggles and glasses and works with or without the visor attached. Seamless camera mount, requiring no zip ties or tape, is engineered to break away upon impact to reduce the risk of injury
- SPECIFICATIONS - Small (52-56 cm), Medium (55-59 cm), and Large (58-62 cm) Sizes; 23 Helmet vents, 4 Brow ports, and 6 Chin Bar vents; CPSC Bicycle Certification
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|Full 9||Full 9 Fusion||Sanction||Super 3R||Super DH|
|SIZES||XS/S, M, L, XL/XXL||XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL||XS, S, M, L||S, M, L||S, M, L|
|TOTAL VENTS||10 HELMET VENTS, 3 BROW PORTS||10 HELMET VENTS, 3 BROW PORTS||15 VENTS||23 HELMET VENTS, 4 BROW PORTS, 6 CHIN BAR VENTS||19 HELMET VENTS, 2 BROW PORTS, 4 CHIN BAR VENTS|
|VENTILATION||OVERBROW VENTILATION FEATURES FOR FULL-HEAD VENTILATION VELOCITY FLOW VENTILATION - ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR MOTO USE, IT PULLS AIR THROUGH THE INTERNAL VENTING SYSTEM TO HELP KEEP THE RIDER COOL AND DRY.||OVERBROW VENTILATION FEATURES INTAKE PORTS ON THE BROW OF THE HELMET TO USHER IN COOL AIR AND PUSH IT THROUGH THE AIR-CHANNEL MATRIX FOR FULL-HEAD VENTILATION||OVERBROW VENTILATION FEATURES INTAKE PORTS ON THE BROW OF THE HELMET TO USHER IN COOL AIR AND PUSH IT THROUGH THE AIR-CHANNEL MATRIX FOR FULL-HEAD VENTILATION||OVERBROW VENTILATION FEATURES INTAKE PORTS ON THE BROW OF THE HELMET TO USHER IN COOL AIR AND PUSH IT THROUGH THE AIR-CHANNEL MATRIX FOR FULL-HEAD VENTILATION|
|COMPLIANCE||CPSC BICYCLE ASTM F1952-00 (DOWNHILL) ASTM F2032-06 (BMX)||CPSC BICYCLE ASTM F1952-00 (DOWNHILL) ASTM F2032-06 (BMX)||CPSC BICYCLE||CPSC BICYCLE||CPSC BICYCLEASTM F1952-00 (DOWNHILL)ASTM F2032-06 (BMX)|
|MIPS||MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS||MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM) - A LEADING SLIP PLANE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO REDUCE ROTATIONAL FORCES THAT CAN RESULT FROM CERTAIN IMPACTS||MIPS SPHERICAL ENHANCES OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS HIGH-SPEED AND LOW-SPEED IMPACTS, AS WELL AS ROTATIONAL IMPACTS. THINK OF IT AS COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION, WITH THE ADDED BONUS THAT WE CAN DESIGN BETTER HELMET VENTILATION, TOO.|
|CONSTRUCTION||LIGHTWEIGHT FULL CARBON SHELL||FIBERGLASS SHELL||ABS SHELL||FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL - A PROCESS PIONEERED BY BELL BONDS THE HELMET'S OUTER SHELL TO THE EPS FOAM LINER TO CREATE A STURDIER HELMET||FUSION IN-MOLD POLYCARBONATE SHELL. PROGRESSIVE LAYERING: THE PROCESS OF ENGINEERING A HELMET LINER WITH VARIABLE EPS FOAM DENSITIES TO BETTER MANAGE THE TRANSFER OF ENERGIES AFTER SOME IMPACTS|
|VISOR||FLYING BRIDGE VISOR: ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR MOTO USE, THIS VISOR'S SIDE-MOUNTED SCREWS ARE EASY TO ADJUST, EVEN WHILE WEARING GLOVES||FLYING BRIDGE VISOR: ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR MOTO USE, THIS VISOR'S SIDE-MOUNTED SCREWS ARE EASY TO ADJUST, EVEN WHILE WEARING GLOVES||ADJUSTABLE VISOR||GOGGLEGUIDE ADJUSTABLE VISOR: ACCOMMODATES BOTH GOGGLES AND GLASSES||GOGGLEGUIDE ADJUSTABLE VISOR: ACCOMMODATES BOTH GOGGLES AND GLASSES|
|INTERIOR||XT-2 EXTENDED WEAR INTERIOR||X-STATIC PADDING - QUICK-DRYING MATERIALS, WOVEN WITH REAL SILVER FIBERS, INHIBIT GROWTH OF ODOR-CAUSING BACTERIA AND FUNGI||X-STATIC PADDING - QUICK-DRYING MATERIALS, WOVEN WITH REAL SILVER FIBERS, INHIBIT GROWTH OF ODOR-CAUSING BACTERIA AND FUNGI||SWEAT GUIDE PAD DESIGN PULLS MOISTURE AWAY FROM THE BROW PAD AND AWAY FROM EYEWEAR X-STATIC PADDING - QUICK-DRYING MATERIALS, WOVEN WITH REAL SILVER FIBERS, INHIBIT GROWTH OF ODOR-CAUSING BACTERIA AND FUNGI|
|SAFETY||INTEGRATED EJECT COMPATIBILITY: IN CASE OF A CRASH, THIS DESIGN LETS FIRST RESPONDERS GENTLY REMOVE HELMET FROM A RIDER'S HEAD, REDUCING THE POTENTIAL FOR SECONDARY INJURIES||BREAKAWAY SCREWS||WRAPAROUND CHIN BAR: A REMOVABLE PROTECTIVE CHIN BAR, DESIGNED FOR TRAIL RIDING ADAPABILITY -- NO TOOLS REQUIRED. WARNING: ALL CHIN BARS HAVE LIMITS, AND SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAN OCCUR. READ OWNER'S MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR HELMET.||WRAPAROUND CHIN BAR: A REMOVABLE PROTECTIVE CHIN BAR, DESIGNED FOR TRAIL RIDING ADAPABILITY -- NO TOOLS REQUIRED. WARNING: ALL CHIN BARS HAVE LIMITS, AND SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAN OCCUR. READ OWNER'S MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR HELMET.|
|WEIGHT||1130 GRAMS (SIZE M)||1080 GRAMS (SIZE M)||850 GRAMS (SIZE M)||784 GRAMS (SIZE M)||850 GRAMS (SIZE M)|
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14 x 10 x 11 inches; 1.73 Pounds
- Item model number : Bell
- Department : Unisex
- Date First Available : August 24, 2018
- Manufacturer : BELL
- ASIN : B07GT9V31M
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Next I took the only other hybrid choice and picked up the Bell 3R. After my Switchbade experience I was doubtful, but ended up pleasantly surprised! First off the 3R is noticeably lighter duty than the Switchbade. The 3R is not downhill rated, and it shows. The chin guard doesn't secure quite as solid as the Switchbade, and the chin guard is a lot more flexible and light duty. The padding in the 3R is also a lot thinner. On the good side, the 3R fits my head much better. The top of my ears rub a little on the helmet, but it's not too bad. The helmet seems a bit wide, and the straps come down from the outside of the helmet, allowing it to wobble a little side to side, but not bad enough I can't live with it. The MIPS dial does not dig into my spine at any angle which is what is most important for me. Being lighter the 3R also doesn't heat up nearly as bad as the Switchblade, it's actually amazingly cool. I was very surprised on the trail just how cool (temp) this helmet is, even with the chin guard on. It also felt a lot lighter on my head, which made me less distracted by it so I could concentrate on riding. I do think the 3R chin guard is a bit more difficult to install than the Grio, but after a few tries I've already gotten a lot better at it. Thumbs up on the 3R! it's not totally perfect, but close enough for me. I hope this is helpful for anyone looking at both of these.
**Update** I had my first BIG crash with this helmet yesterday! These things are never something we're prepared for, it just happens. I am SOOOO glad I was wearing this helmet, and particularly in FF mode!! Had I not been I would definitely been in the hospital right now and missing some teeth/facial flesh! Long story short, I took a jump and then mistimed a second one shortly afterward, stuffing my front wheel in a 3ft hole at medium speed. I was tossed about 6ft into a rocky creek head first. I hit my face/head so hard that my eyes would not focus or stay straight for about 5minutes and my ears were ringing loudly. My riding glasses lenses broke out of the frame! When I got up and got my sight back I could not believe that there was no damage to my face/head. Today I have a good solid headache and messed up back/shoulder, but my head and face are untouched. This helmet saved my ass! That said, I had the small chin guards in.. or the inner pads removed, depending on how you look at it. While this was a lot more comfortable, it did allow my face to press more to the front of the helmet on impact and -just- slightly made cheek contact on the ground. I see the value in having those beefy cheek pads now...
Venting was awesome, and the adjustable fit system was excellent.
Issue #1> the adjustable fit system of the Bell around the circumference of my head nicely, but I was unable to adjust the chin strap sufficient far forward to not feel like I was choking. Both the Fox and the Giro had much better strap comfort.
Issue #2> the chin bar didn't really extend down far enough to provide me with what I felt like was good coverage, as it left a portion of my jawline exposed. I was pretty surprised by this considering how well the helmet fit the circumference of my head. Both the Fox and Giro extended down significantly further providing better protection.
Issue #3> the helmet was far too easy to rotate up (basically think of my ear as an rotational axis), which would leave my jaw quite exposed in the right type of crash. Because of Issue #1, tightening the strap mercilessly tight wasn't really an option. It didn't inspire a lot of confidence and that was the whole point of getting a full faced option helmet.
Issue #4> Not fully DH certified. I am not a crazy hucker sending it off every huge jump and drop, however, both the Fox and Gire are DH certified and I do enough drops and steeps that it is a concern.
In short, Bell probably needs an XL option for this helmet which would be more comfortable for people who fit the circumference of the large, but suffer from the aforementioned issues. If they have one already, I couldn't find it anywhere. Ultimately I went with the Giro, as the Fox had a fit issue as well (no adjustable fit leaving the brim of the MIPS liner to constantly irritate my forehead) and didn't have a removable chin bar. The Giro fits great, is DH rated, and with some pad adjustment, isn't as hot as everyone complains about.
1.) Doesn't add a lot of size to your head.
2.) Light weight but still strong.
2.) Removable face guard uncovers the ears so you can hear better in traffic.
3.) Has internal adjustment mechanisms to fit the head.
4.) Check pads are adjustable to some degree, and pads are removable for washing.
5.) Breathable with lots of ventilation for hot weather conditions.
6.) Certified with MIPS (although in reality MIPS doesn't really help much and is more of a sales gimmick).
1.) Not reusable for large repeated impacts (but this is currently true for all helmets sans football and hockey).