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Review: Bell Super Helmet

by Jason Van Horn on September 24, 2014

in Helmets

Contemporary trail bikes are more capable than ever, making higher speeds much more easy to attain. It also means choosing to have a bit more protection is a prudent decision. Fortunately, helmet manufacturers have stepped up to fill the gap in the last few seasons with companies like Bell releasing models specifically to meet the increased demands of riders.

The Bell Super was created for this purpose. Featuring additional rear head coverage, the Super was intended for the rider seeking more reassurance. Unlike other helmets that came before it, Bell also took into account that higher speeds require additional eye protection, and created their GoggleGuide system to accommodate the use of Goggles.

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I’m the first to admit I haven’t really been following the fat bike trends all that closely. Our local conditions don’t call for it, but there are clearly a lot of folks stoked on rigid bikes with huge tires. If we had snow covering our trails for a good part of the year, perhaps my POV on the bikes would be different, but for the Bay Area they seem like a silly bike to own and simply a novelty.

So I was a bit surprised when I saw our friend from Wolfhound Cycles rolling his new ride out in the height of summer with some gigantic tires. He called it the “Chubby”. [more after the jump…]

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