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bond007jmswrote a review of on July 16, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Since the development of the Super 2R MIPS, I've been following this helmet line from Bell. Since many retailers are clearing out the Super 2R MIPS, and because of Bell's difficulty with the fit of the Super 2R MIPS, I bought two one medium one large. For reference my head measures 23 inches. I also ordered the Super 3R MIPS for comparison in medium. After receiving all the helmets, I tried them all on. As has been mentioned many times, I found the 2R to have a hot spot on the crown of my head. I also found the chinbar to be too snug. This is also a know challenge of the 2R. Then I tried the 3R, because the 3R chinbar has removable padding layers, I removed one layer and bingo, fit perfectly. Also, Bell redesigned the MIPS layer in the 3R and the hot spot at the crown of my head was gone! Bottom-line, Bell did a terrific job of redesigning a very good helmet, the 2R, to make a terrific helmet in the 3R! If you are looking for versatility and comfort, the 3R is very hard to beat. Yes, the price is steep, and ultimately because of this and what riding I will be doing going forward, I returned it, but if my needs aligned more to the helmet's design, I would purchase the 3R again and again!