Bell Star Spirit Helmet (Size XS Only)
New Bell Star
My helmet just arrived and i couldn't wait to try it on! First impression, super lite compared to my older EXO-700. Super plush on the inside and I am in love with the graphic. Thanks ZLA for another awesome product and super fast delivery. Can anyone say 24 hours! Super fast as always!
March 10, 2015
I upgraded to the Bell Star Spirit from the Bell Vortex Flying Tiger. From the moment I put on the Star I new I made the right decision. The fit is awesome (exactly what the size chart says), the venting is insane (it just sucks air out of the back of the helmet), the Spirit graphic is amazing, the locking shield helps with head checks at highway speeds (my vortex shield flew open at speeds over 70mph), and most importantly all the accessories I bought for my vortex fit on the star (Smoke shield, Bell Snow Double Shield Kit).
August 19, 2013
Not a bad helmet...
This review is based on my experience with a Shoei RF-1100 Chroma.
In the Bell, I wore an XL. With my Shoei, I am a L. The XL wore in way too big and became somewhat loose which is why I decided to try another helmet. The Bell is a noisy helmet, but that is because it has EPIC amounts of ventilation (it actually created channels in my hair). It's not super heavy, DOT/SNELL certified, and has a couple of nice features like the magnetic chin strap (as opposed to a push button) and many vent settings (multiple positions to allow certain amounts of flow). There is a bit of 'buffetting' at highway speeds when you turn your head. Also, when turning your head (not sure if it was just my jacket/riding position) but the helmet would have issues with the shoulder padding of my A* jacket.
Overall, a decent helmet. Not sure I'd buy it again for the price though.
July 19, 2013
Excellent upgrade over RS-1
I got the Star Spirit blue, white, and red in medium to upgrade over my medium RS-1 basically cause I wanted a helmet to match my new CBR. The video review is very concise so I'll just add to it. Size is the biggest thing to think about. My RS-1 has 40mm cheek pads and it's very snug. I had to get the 55mm Bell Star X-Static Cheek Pads for the Spirit and it's as close as I can get it to snug. You have to see the helmet to really appreicate the angular and aerodynamics compared to the smoother shape of a RS-1. It's loud like everyone has said and good airflow. I was pulling up my visor often to scratch my nose due to the airflow. There is a lot of room in the chin area. If tucked my chin doesn't hit the inside of the helmet, the chin is low to give more protection and the chin skirt comes close to my throat. I rode 100 miles and I didn't feel anything in my neck until about the last 15 miles. No pain after the ride. I'm very happy with the Star and I think you will be too, just make sure it's the right fit for you.
June 10, 2013
helmet used for track/racing purposes only. I wear earplugs so it keeps the noise level down a tad. A LOT of airflow through helmet! Very pleased with this purchase so far!
June 3, 2013
This is a great helmet with great airflow. Good for warm weather, wouldn't advise it for dusty or sandy weather.
May 30, 2013
Beats my RS1 By Far!
Got this helmet about 3 weeks ago, took it for a test run and I found this helmet to be one the the most comfortable helmets I have ever worn. My last helmet was the RS1 catalyst and that was comfortable, but after wearing the New Star I have never felt so good in a race ready helmet before. RS 1 air flow was decent but the Star Air Flow is OUTSTANDING, it will leave lines in your hair due to the amazing flow. Fit is snug but comfortable not over bearing and can wear for long rides with out being uncomfortable, noise is what is expected from a top quality helmet, very light weight and the cut of the helmet is set a bit higher in the neck area and does not rub on my jacket, there is so much more freedom for movement in all angles. I recommend this helmet to all.Thank You BELL for this awesome Helmet and Thank you REVZILLA for the being such a GREAT Company to Order from!!
April 19, 2013
Rode for the first time with this helmet on Saturday and love it. I have the transitions shield on this and this is by far the best helmet i have ever worn. It is very light weight and flows and amazing amount of air.
April 1, 2013