The new Bell Super helmet is targeted at the growing enduro market with extra protection and smart looks
What it is: Enduro is the latest buzzword in mountain biking and it’s spawning a lot of new, so-called ‘enduro-specific’ products. Bell’s Super helmet is one example. It’s a good looking helmet available in a range of colours, and provides extra protection with more lower head coverage at the sides and back. It cossets you far more than a cross-country helmet.
The huge peak is adjustable and the helmet can accommodate goggles (you can even remove the visor and fit goggle tabs) and the large number of vents work well to prevent overheating when plugging away on long climbs. It’s a warmer helmet than most other helmets though.
The Bell Super is a comfortable helmet. It’s lined with generous foam padding, and the retention system is easy to dial in and is adjustable for different head sizes and shapes. The high weight (395g) of the helmet does mean it’s susceptible to moving around unless you ratchet up the retention device very tightly.