Celebrate to reinforce.
We don't always make the best decisions, line-wise; however, we do often make one eminently commendable decision: taking the Bell Super DH Mips Limited Edition Helmet with us on our own runs. It's important to celebrate good decisions—if for no other reason than to reinforce them—that's why we partnered with Bell to produce this special edition of the Super DH Mips. We rely on it ourselves, so we're all too happy to add a little Competitive flair to the graphical treatment as an implicit endorsement. We'd never suggest that any protective can guarantee against injury, but popular assumptions about helmets are popular for a reason, and few gravity lids have the technical pedigree of the Super DH.
Layer one to this multi-part sandwich is of course the classic helmet element of EPS foam mated to a polycarbonate shell. For years, this was the standard construction for bike helmets. That changes with the advent of Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), though, and Bell incorporates the technology in a way that the brand claims is more effective than simply including it between a helmet and a head.
Bell calls its tech MIPS Spherical, and it's built into the helmet between two different layers of foam, one of a higher-density EPS and one of lower-density EPP. This design allows for a ball-and-socket architecture that can move several millimeters in any direction in the case of impact. The progressive layering of variable EPS better manages the transfer of energies during certain impacts.
Much like the other Bell Super helmets, the protective chin-bar attaches and removes easily with no tools required with a simple 3-step connection adding trail riding versatility. Whether the chinstrap is on or not, Bell designed this helmet to keep you cool on the hottest rides. The helmet has 19 vents with an additional four chin-bar vents and two brow ports. The overbrow ventilation draws cool air into the intake ports and rushes it over the top of the head. Hot air exhausts out the back.
Bell's simple-to-adjust Float Fit DH with Fidlock Buckle makes dialing in the perfect fit an easy affair, even with gloves on. X-Static and XT-2 padding combine to provide quick-drying and a soft surface against your head, and real silver fibers contribute a layer of anti-odor protection to prevent the accumulation of funk.
No-Twist Tri-Glides ensure quick and effortless fit adjustments, keeping straps properly positioned. An integrated camera mount adds seamless integration to capture that gold and if you don't stick the landing, it's designed to breakaway reducing the risk of injury.
Most pilots will be wearing goggles to keep the dust and sun's rays at a minimum, so a GoggleGuide adjustable visor system allows you to easily manage the visor to accommodate goggles on the pin-it days or sunglasses on more casual sessions. The huge eye-port makes holding eyeglass or goggle frames easy with or without the removable visor installed.
- A limited edition helmet that adds forgiveness to gravity runs
- Competitive collaborated with Bell to produce unique styling
- MIPS Spherical diffuses impacts in certain crashes
- Chin-bar provides unidirectional protection
- Padding and ventilation systems keep you cool and funk-free
- Float Fit DH system allows for quick and easy adjustments
- Visor is fully adjustable for goggle and glasses fit
- Breakaway camera mount offers the best spot of the helmet for video
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