A little more aero never hurt.
When it comes to the final sprint, every advantage matters. The Bell Star Pro Helmet, while appearing to be just another well-vented helmet, is actually a stealth aero helmet designed to slice through the wind when every second counts.
The Bell Star Pro was essentially designed as a wind tunnel. The front vents, which use Bell’s Active Aero, pull air through to keep your head cool, but when needed, are switched closed to move air around the helmet. The Overbrow ventilation features a gap between the brow and the helmet, which forces air into the airflow channels that have been designed on the underside of the shell. This effectively cools your head, even when the Active Aero is engaged. To further the aerodynamics of the Star Pro, the straps feature Bell’s new lay-flat Cinch system that engages the FloatFit adjustment.
The helmet is constructed using Progressive Layering, which uses softer EPS foam at the inner sections and harder EPS at the outer sections. This progression allows the helmet to absorb impact from the outside while protecting your head from the inside.
- Active Aero System
- Progressive Layering EPS
- Cinch system with FloatFit
- Item #BEL007Q
- Q & A
Too much aero, not enough comfort
this helmet is more of a marketing product. aero maybe, but at the cost of comfort. seems bell paid more attention to the outside design than the inside fit. the construction is unbalanced with a too heavy front and too thin forhead cushin. in general this helmet feels heavier than its weight suggests. not a high end product. dissapointing.
Great helmet and brilliant concept
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First, I will not be able to comment the aerodynamic efficiency of this helmet. I'm faster, but, I think it is all in, not on my head.
Second, let's be honest aerodynamic helmets are not pretty, but once you are through admiring your own look, it is for somebody else to see.
Third, this Bell is wonderful for winter and spring rides in changing conditions. The active aero vent is an ingenious solution for cold weather riding. It is like having a removable helmet cover at you disposal.
If there is one thing I might want in a new version is to change the vent cover to fit flush with the outer shell for cleaner look.
Does this come with the Visor?
The Bell Star Pro Helmet does not come with a visor although there is an option to get this helmet with a shield (Item # BEL007P).
Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about Bell Helmets or if you are interested in setting up an order.