Bell Super DH helmet – THE RIDE’s first look!

Bell Super DH helmet – THE RIDE’s first look!


– Hi, It’s M from THE RIDE. It’s time to take a look at
the new Bell Super DH helmet. (funky guitar playing) Hey, thanks for watching
and welcome to the garage. Yes, Bell have done it. They’ve developed a
fully down-hill certified convertible helmet. That meets the ASTM
1952 DH safety standard. Now, to meet this stringent standard, Bell had to rethink the venting. So while they’ve got
19 vents on the helmet and four on the chin bar, it’s the way they managed the
channeling of the air-flow and exhaust the heat that has your all-day riding comfort in mind. Now the big key safety
feature of the Super DH is the Bell-developed
spherical MIPS system. Now if you don’t know
what MIPS is, don’t worry. We’ve made an explainer video about MIPS and I’ll put a link to that
in the description below. But basically you’ve got a
sandwich of two different density foams that move
independently of each other. So you’ve got a sort of
inner helmet that’s attached to the outer shell by elastimers, so it acts like a sort
of ball and socket joint. The idea being that, with an impact, the outer shell can rotate slightly and dissipate energy away from the brain. Now, I don’t know about you, but I quite like that as a feature. So what about life inside
the helmet, you ask? Well, it’s got one of
those rotating dial things to ratchet in some solid
retention and comfort. It’s got a magnetic buckle
to lock the chin strap, a clever sweat guide to channel moisture away from your brow or eyewear. Speaking of which, there’s
an adjustable visor to stow your goggles underneath, and they’ve included a
breakaway camera or light mount that integrates really
nicely into the package. So let’s try removing the chin bar. It’s tool-free, and
apparently Bell had worked these three latches to
make it easy and intuitive to remove while wearing it. So there you go! You get to the bottom of a
run, you whip this thing off, now you’re in trail mode. You stow it, you ride back
up, you put it on easy, boom, now you’re DH certified, and looking a whole lot better than I am. So, what else? Well, the Bell Super DH
comes in three sizes, Small, Medium, and Large, with the Medium coming
in at about 850 grams. They do them in six pretty
cool color combinations, we’ve got four of them on display here. My pick would probably be
the Matte Yellow and Smoke, this one’s a bit of me. You know what, this one is quite festive for this time of year, what do you think? So, the Bell Super DH is a
premium, downhill certified, convertible helmet that
not only looks great, but it comes with a ton of
safety and fit features. So THE RIDE’s take on this is, if you’re in the market,
definitely check this thing out. Nice one, Bell. (funky music)