Back in 2011 Bell’s sister brand Giro stopped making the Xen helmet, a model that (along with the Flux from Fox) defined a new breed of lid that we had grown to love. No more did we have to choose between a ‘piss-pot’ skate style or a lightweight XC model for trail riding; here was a type of helmet that was fit for purpose. Increased protection for the back of the head, a fully cover shell, and an adjustable peak, all with a secure fit. All this, in a good-looking, stylish helmet.
Fast-forward five years and it is the Bell Super 2 that has impressed the most, and leads the field in trail helmets. From Enduro racing to trail centre sessions, this helmet will keep you covered and is packed with features.
“The Bell Super 2 is packed with features and has impressed us, whether racing enduros or bashing out trail centre loops”
Weighing in at 360g the Super 2 isn’t the lightest trail helmets but it has a substantial and reassuring feel. It fits deep around the lower back of the head and is retained by Bell’s adjustable TAG system. The in-molded polycarbonate shell covers the helmet completely giving plenty of protection whether on your head or in the back of the van. The vented visor has great adjustment and can be tilted up high with space for your goggles to sit below, a feature we like and missing on may lids.