Bell Pit Boss Checkers Twin Tone Helmet
Light, Great adjustments for custom fit!
Having ridden motorcycles for 35 years, this is the best open face helmet I have owned. My experience includes multiple Road-racing championships on Sportbike's and Supermoto bikes as well as 20 years of road riding on Harley's. Having personally felt the damage a crash can do, even at low speed, safety and comfort on a open face cruiser helmet has in my opinion been a trade off. This helmet, for the market, is a game changer with the large bulbous heavy look and feel no longer an issue. The rear adjuster is a great feature that sets the helmet apart giving proper fit at speed that can be easily adjusted as you go. Always wearing a full face small during my racing years, I again fit a small in this helmet. My Fiancée wears this helmet in a medium and I plan on using her's on a colder day when riding solo and an extra layer is needed and the self adjuster in the rear will give a custom fit. The drop down visor is also a great addition to taking the wind away from more of the face than glasses cover for those like myself who do not use a windshield. When visiting the showroom I personally recommend one of the best in the biz for helmet fitting and knowledge, Bobby or when purchasing online, Eric is my go to guy. Best customer service in the industry.
September 2, 2014
Can't beat Bell's quality but...
I own more than one Bell because their quality is exceptional. Fitment however is a challenge for the Pitboss as I am a guy with a round head so it sits a little high. Bell is definitely intermediate oval. For those with intermediate oval head shapes this helmet should sit pretty low for a DOT. If you have any doubts about fitment listen to Anthony ' s review.
August 25, 2014
Fantastic for the Money
Bought this to replace full face helmets I have and couldn't be happier. Internal flip down visor is a great feature.
July 28, 2014
This helmet is not a 2XL painfully too small without mod.
good quality helmet, great features, looks great, fit is horable. Who sells a helemt size XL/2XL? Whitch is it? when you try to screw it on you know, it is so tight it screws up your sight. Like the features, so made mod to size so it fits and now is comfortable. Comfort is of more value than features.
May 12, 2014
Better than I thought it would be.
My first non-closed face helmet. Bell is a good company and I had used their bike helmets before, so I was familiar with the retention system.
The only reservation I had was in regards to the sun shield. I was pleasantly surprised how well it works.
Helmet fit is superb, no more sore head above the forehead. No lifting at speed, but I do have a windshield. I really like the retention system and the zip in lining does a good job with noise and provides warmth.
The sun shield is legit. Easy to operate, it fits with minimal space around my face. Added bonus that I didn't expect. Being able to wear my eye glasses under the shield.
If you're looking for a quality half-helmet I'd strongly suggest checking out this one. I'm glad I did. And of course Revzilla shipped fast as always.
May 5, 2014
This is a great helmet. The fit is just right. This is a half helmet so noise is what it is. The flip down visor is tinted. I swapped it out for a clear one. I ride with transitional goggles which usually fog up in the rain. The clear visor will allow me to remove the goggles and still be protected. I wasn't that thrilled with the speed dial adjustment, but was able to back it off enough that it wasn't a problem. I'm sure it makes it so the helmet fits more people but would prefer it if it wasn't even there.
February 25, 2014
Half Helmet Bliss
This is my first half helmet, but not my first helmet. It comes with a styrofoam protector for the speed dial adjuster on the back of the helmet. (mine was broken when I opened it and I thought the helmet had been damaged!) Of course after realizing this was just a piece of foam to protect I felt foolish... Tried the helmet on, fit was great. I bought this helmet because I wanted a helmet that I could put on and take off without having to remove my prescription glasses first. After adjusting the speed dial it felt like it was made for my head. It's a bit heavy but tolerable. I didn't ding it for protection because it's a half helmet, less protection is expected compared to a full face. The neck curtain is nice and warm and I love the fact it can be removed on the hottest days. And it comes with a light weight bag to keep the dust off it in winter months. If you're in the market for a half helmet, definitely give this one a second look.
February 24, 2014
Great quality, flip down tinted visor is a wonderful feature.
Fit and finish on this piece are better than the price would suggest. The flip down visor and the side cushions provide great wind protection. Watch the revzilla video and if you think it is for you you won't be disappointed.
January 17, 2014