Bell RS-1 Emblem Helmet
I recently got this helmet to upgrade my older Bell Vortex. I had an older vortex with the magnetic strap holder like in this helmet. One thing that I love. But since the bell Vortex no longer has it. I had no choice up to upgrade. I did notice the weight difference. Lighter then the Vortex.
Sizing.. The vortex is slighting larger then the rs-1. But I was able to get the same sized helmet.
It is hard to tell if the top vents or brow vents are open or closed. Not much air flow. The Bell vortex does have much more airflow on the top of the helmet. But with the chin vents. The rs-1 flow tons more air.
One thing I had issue with the rs-1. was when riding, didn't matter if all the vents were closed or open. I would get a draft of air right into my eyes. Causing them to dry out. I did some research and found a people that had the same issues, but found no solutions. I found when riding if I placed my hand under my chin curtain, the draft would go away. So I made a windproof chin curtain that is also much longer then the original one. That fixed the issue. I now like this helmet much better. I attached a picture.
Over all its the best choice helmet for me. As i wanted a Snell approved helmet that I can still use my transition shield with.
January 5, 2015
Inrecently purchased this helemt as a replacement for my old helmet. I purchased because of reviews and styling. Plus it is just a bell, so you know you are getting quality goods. This helmet is light on your head and has a wide view. Super comfortable! Very impressed with the rs-1 helmet!
December 22, 2014
I imported the helmet to South Africa and waited 2 months thanks to a postal strike. It was so worth the wait! A little tight but I just know the fit will be perfect once its settled in. Width of vision is the best I've ever had and build quality exceptional. The ventilation system works perfect and easy as sin to operate. It isn't the quietest helmet but that is probably all negative I can note. I knew I could expect a great product from Bell!
December 8, 2014
A good helmet
A true-to-sizing fit; really nice features, and a pretty cool design. Airflow is a little less than I expected, but not bad. The bag that comes with is pretty nice, too. All-in-all, a very good value for what seems a very good helmet.
January 14, 2015
Great Helmet and I hear great things from my track brothers
Great value and Bell is no longer the cheap (price and quality) option of old. Many a racer trusts their head-guts to them know and I am very happy with mine so far.
January 14, 2015
This is a replacement for an RS-1 I crashed in. It did an excellent job of protecting me. I would recommend one to anyone. Top notch helmet.
January 6, 2015
This is the cooolest "ugly" helmet!!!
Really like this helmet. Airflow is good, lots of vents. Only complaint is foggy visor. Helmet came with foggy visor, think it's from whatever coating they put on it at the factory, but never fully rubbed in. I've cleaned it with a clean cloth, no chemicals, and even at 40F it fogs at every single stop light. The visor lock is pretty cool, but I've found it a bit hard to work with gloves on and I don't always get it locked, which makes me worry that it'll flip open when I'm not expecting it, so I leave it closed and it fogs. Would be awesome if they made the visor with pin-lock attachments instead of tear-off attachments that I'll never use. Super awesome helmet, thumbs down on the visor, should be okay once the temperature comes up in a few months, but until then I'll ride with my other helmet that has a pin-lock visor.
December 30, 2014
Thought the helmet was a great deal. I had to reorder down a size since Bells run larger. Exchange was super easy and fast. Once the new helmet broke in it fit great. It's much quieter than my previous Icon Armada. Ventilation work pretty good for hot and cold rides. In the high 40's, I stop using my balaclava mask since it has a chin skirt and the vents don't leak. I highly recommend going with a photochromic lens. It's worth every penny.
December 29, 2014