Ruben A.wrote a review of Bell Super 3R MIPS Helmet on April 27, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I recently purchased this helmet to replace a non-MIPS Super 2. My opinion on the relative fit between my old helmet and the Super 3 w/ MIPS seems to be a bit different than other reviews I have read. I've only used the Super 3 a few times since getting it, and I've not used it with the chinbar yet, but in the few rides I have done, I develop these hot spot pressure points on the crown of my head after about 1.5 hours of riding. After taking the helmet off for a few minutes, I can continue for the rest of the ride no problem. The helmet fits great when I first put it on, with even pressure around the crown of the head and no obvious pressure points, but like clockwork I develop these hot spots 1.5 hours into a ride. By comparison, my old Super 2 never got uncomfortable, even on a recent trip where we did 7 consecutive days of 4+ hour rides. Just the initial feeling if I compare the Super 2 (non MIPS) and the Super 3 MIPS side by side, they feel quite similar to me, with a good range of adjustment. They feel quite a bit different after I've been wearing them for a while though. I'll update the review if the fit gets better after more use.
Here is the update:
The helmet has slowly broken in, and the hot spots I noticed when the helmet was new have gone away. I can do long (more than 2 hour) rides with no problem now. I've also had a few occasions to use the helmet as intended, with the chinbar strapped to my pack for the first, slow and climbing half of a long ride, then attaching the chinbar to the helmet for the downhills on the second half of the ride. Overall it is quite good for this purpose. The straps fit a little funny with the chinbar on compared to a real full face helmet, but on the other hand, this helmet works really well with sunglasses, whereas other full faced MX helmets I have owned really required goggles, which is not practical for the trail/enduro riding I do. Sure, for a day at the bike park, a real full face helmet would be better, but for everything else, the Super 3R is a really flexible option for doing a variety of types of riding. I'm happy with the purchase.