Mountain Bike Rider mag have given MTB helmets from Bluegrass and Bell the once over in a grouptest – with the latest incarnation of Bell’s Super coming out tops and scoring a perfect 10!
The great thing about the Super 2.0 (£99.99) is that it’s two lids in one. It looks for all the world like a standard trail lid, albeit with that extended rear coverage so many modern designs are plumping for.
But it’s compatible with the Super 2R chinbar, meaning that with a couple of clicks it converts into a full face lid for racing and uplifts.
New safety requirements for the UK Gravity Enduro Series mean a full-face helmet is a must for racing in the 2015 events, but there’s no fun in riding transition stages with your head encased in foam and plastic. The Bell Super 2.0 solves the problem neatly by allowing you to stash the chin bar in your backpack until you’re ready to tear up some downhill trail.
Bluegrass’ Golden Eyes helmet came runner-up in the test, with the mag praising its comfort. ‘One of the most stable, comfy and well-vented helmets on test,’ they said.
Bell’s Stoker MIPS helmet also got the thumbs up for bringing Multi-directional Impact Protection System technology to an £84.99 package. MIPS – developed by brain surgeons and scientists – means the helmet is fitted with a slip-plane lining designed to reduce rotational forces on the brain that can result from some impacts.
**We still have some limited stock of the 2014 Bell Super – reduced from £99.99 to just £69.99.
Check out the full MBR review below!