jerlwewrote a review of Bell Super 2R MIPS Helmet on November 22, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I had recently crashed on my new 29er which resulted in a broken helmet, so I was in the market for something new. The possibilities seemed endless in the search for the perfect new helmet and my only desire was to find a more mountain biking specific helmet. There were plenty of options for helmets that offered more protection for the back of your head, but then my friend mentioned the super 2r.
I felt that a full face helmet would be unnecessary at first and almost disregarded his suggestion. I mean, how many times have a smashed my face into the ground? Very few, but the possibility of that scenario unfolding before my eyes made me think about how lucky I have been thus far. After thinking overmy options for a few minutes, the choice seemed obvious. This is by no means a fully rated full-face helmet, but its removable chin bar is absolutely fantastic. I ride much more confidently after slapping on the chin bar and have found it very easy to attach while wearing the helmet.
My biggest concern was my glasses fogging up and others mentioning that this helmet was a bit warmer than most. I have not found it to change the way my glasses fog up whatsoever.