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Bell XR Spherical Helmet

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Review by Southwest Border

I like this helmet.
by Southwest Border
Cycling Enthusiast
East San Diego County

It's easy to put on and take off with one hand. The clip needs a little getting used to but I like it. Fortunately, haven't crashed yet to check how well it protects the head.

Reviewed 7/7/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Great fit and clasp - love the foam inserts to hold sunglasses when not in use.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

Road biking. The clasp is great - easier to get on and off. The best thing about the helmet are the foam inserts on the outside that hold sunglasses when you are not using them.

Reviewed 8/17/2023
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Review by Hockinator

Fantastic Helmet
by Hockinator
Kirkland, WA

This is the first spherical MIPS helmet I�ve had. It�s quite an improvement over standard MIPS. Removing the MIPS liner from inside the helmet makes it way more breathable. I think this helmet also has a more aero shape. Bell helmets have always fit me well and this one fits like my older helmets.

Reviewed 6/29/2023
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Review by Fuelfool

Much Improved
by Fuelfool
Competitive Racer
BlueRidge Mountains NC
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I've been a Bell fan since my earliest days racing MX in the 1970s and I've continued favoring Bell products over the last 35 years of road, MTB, and more recently, gravel, cycling. I agree completely with one of the other reviewers below who noted that since the advent of MIPS, the feel of my Bells (and other brands) all suffered with a less secure fit, increased pressure points, and an awareness that the helmet was always there.

This new XR solves all of the that and returns that legendary Bell fit that I remember pre-MIPS. The helmet literally disappears on your head. And the unique little sweat channel engineered into the brow pad to channel sweat out over your nose rather than down your lenses really works!

One quibble, however, which admittedly might be due to my unique head shape, is that the helmet sits low on the head. Because of the that it might make contact with your glasses near your temples if you're wearing newer oversized models. Because of that, it may affect which eyeglass I may wear with this helmet.

Reviewed 2/19/2023
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Review by GL

MIPS without the horrible mips liner
by GL
Santa Rosa
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I loved bell helmets before the mips revolution. Then everything came with a mips liner which most definitely changed the fit of a helmet. Well with this model the mips is built into the shell of the helmet so the fit is back to perfect.

Reviewed 9/30/2022
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Review by Clay

A good lid
by Clay
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

The XR is my daily commute commute helmet. It fits and feels great. Luckily I haven't had to test its crash capabilities. I have not used it on long rides so I cant say how it will feel if wearing 3-5 hours. For 60 min its great

Reviewed 9/29/2022
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Review by GL

Back wearing Bell and the fit is PERFECT.
by GL
Casual Cyclist
Santa Rosa
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Bell's new MIPS system is perfect, no longer is there the horrible fitting, uncomfortable, size changing old style MIPS plastic liner system. I have been a long time fan of the Bell fit, I switched to a certain big brand helmet / bike company but no longer support their business practices, tried Kask for a little while and the fit was close but not perfect....

Reviewed 8/17/2022
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Review by Cheese

Great helmet
by Cheese

Love the magnetic closure, fit, and silicone hits to keep glasses in place

Reviewed 2/16/2023
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Review by Ty Wertz

Loving it
by Ty Wertz
Fruita, Co
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great fit, lightweight. Perfect for gravel and mountain bike. Cooler than my old Bell

Reviewed 11/24/2022
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