Colton Ricewrote a review of Bell Super 2R MIPS Helmet on September 1, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I initially was very frustrated with this helmet due to sizing issues but now that I have that dialed I can give this helmet the review it deserves (sizing chart is still off).
Let me start by saying that this is not an XC helmet. Obviously. It's not the lightest, it's not the most breathable, it's not a DH helmet, it's not the most protective. Where this helmet shines is right in no man's land for riders without specialty, and outside the confines of being classified as a "type" of rider.
Take this helmet on a 15-20 mile grind no problem. I have not found this helmet to be especially hot, in fact the venting on the forehead is superb and funnels air up through the helmet and really does help with fogging of sunglasses.
Take this down a gnarly enduro track, and feel confidence you have not felt with an open face helmet. If you go over the bars know that with the chin-bar attached it will keep your face and the ground separated. I have tested this first hand. I can assure you I was feeling like a total genius after emptying the gravel out of the front of my shorts. The bar had a few scrapes on it but my face....looking beautiful as always.
The TAG fitment adjust system works great and has a pretty large degree of adjustment to get the helmet cinched down on a range of head circumferences. I will say that my head does not actually make contact with much of the back of the shell, barely touching padding. Which I find odd, this accounts for my 1 star deduction. The back of the helmet is a bit bulbous. Perhaps my head is weird (TRY THE HELMET ON!)
Seriously though this helmet has really upped my confidence when things get rowdy. It's easy to stash the chin bar in your pack, get all your climbing out of the way, and attach the chin bar for the descent. I do this regularly if it's a trail that I know has some technical descents.
The Bell Super 2R is great for riders who want to try all types of different riding. It's a master of none. However, it will allow you to get a taste of many different types of riding. Maybe if/when you decide to get specific with downhill or cross country you can get a helmet specific for that style. For the enduro rider or someone who likes versatility, it is an incredible option.