Bell Super 2R
It should come as no surprise that two of the prevalent trends from last year’s show season – EnduroTM and E-bikes – are going to be fighting for your attention again this year (you won’t see very much E-bike content from us, however). Bikes, apparel, armour – there are lots of opportunities for innovation inspired by racing that will benefit us all in our everyday riding as well.
BELL HELMETS INTRODUCES ITS MOST VERSATILE ALL-MOUNTAIN HELMET TO DATE
WITH SUPER 2R™
Removable, Protective Chin Bar Provides Groundbreaking Performance and Adaptability to Inspire Confidence Across Varying Speeds and Diverse Terrain
Scotts Valley, CA. (August 26, 2014) – Bell Helmets, a company that since 1954 has delivered purpose-built helmets marked by industry-leading design and performance technologies, today unveiled its “Super 2R” – a groundbreaking all-mountain helmet for riders, setting a new standard for helmet versatility and performance. Building off the success of the Super, Bell raised the bar with Super 2R, addressing the increasing demands of all-mountain riders with a category-defying helmet that bridges the gap between trail riding and downhill thanks to a removable, protective chin bar that can be easily attached and detached throughout the course of a ride.
The Super 2R was designed to serve the needs of a new generation of mountain bikers who are riding faster and farther than ever, and are taking on varying trail terrains and downhill situations. Bell’s Wraparound ProtectionTM technology addresses the need for added adaptability by delivering a protective chin bar that can be removed and carried on climbs, then quickly and easily snapped into place for the descent. The chin bar utilizes buckles with proven technology inspired by ski boots along with removable and adjustable cheek pads. These features add stability, comfort and protection to help improve performance on the downhill portion of rides and eliminate the need to carry an extra helmet along the way.
Everything about the new Super 2R was designed for all-mountain riding. In addition to its Wraparound Protection technology, the helmet is fully loaded with essential elements for riding across varying terrain. Overbrow VentilationTM channels cool air through the helmet to prevent overheating on long rides. The Super 2R’s Twin Axis Gear (TAG)TM fit system provides a comfortable perch on the occipital lobe, while a newly designed camera mount features improved breakaway capability. Additionally, the GoggleGuide SystemTM lets riders easily adjust and stow goggles under the visor. From Enduro to XC, this host of performance features was designed to deliver more of what the all-mountain rider needs and positions the Super 2R as the new standard in all-mountain helmet performance.
The Super 2R is an upgrade from Bell’s original Super helmet, and the chin bar will only be compatible with the new Super 2R and Super 2. The Super 2R will be available in three sizes, is CPSC and CE EN1078 certified, and will also come equipped with ICEdot emergency identification and notification service; a label with a unique code that the user can activate at no charge. After setting up a user profile, first responders will be able to access emergency contact info and any special health conditions via SMS text through a standard mobile device. It will be available in five standard color ways. Super 2R is priced for retail at USD $200 and will be available at Bell dealers in November.
Looks like a Super…
…but the Super 2R doesn’t need a phone booth to make a quick change into a full face.
The first vid introduces the new Bell Super 2R.
This second vid gives an idea of the MiPS system. First used on POC helmets, it’s good to see other helmet manufacturers getting on board.
Everyone remember the good ol’ Giro Switchblade? This looks a hell of a lot safer.