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Jan. 6, 2023, 6:39 a.m. -  OldManBike

I'm a fanatic about reducing concussion risk. My view that the Super Air was the best option available from that perspective was why I got one. I've used it, without a chinguard, as my trail helmet for the past couple years. I like it and if I were buying a trail helmet today it'd be a serious contender again. While I have little faith that _regular_ MIPS provides a real-world concussion-risk-reduction benefit, I believe MIPS _spherical_ is the most promising current option. I owned a Super DH before that but found it clunkier than I was willing to wear for trail use so used it only as a fullface DH helmet. By contrast, the Super Air works great as an everyday helmet. My biggest gripe is what Trevor mentioned about not being able to tighten or loosen the dial in the back while it's on; how on earth a company as experienced as Bell muffed that up I'll never understand. Also I find the purported sweat guide to be fairly useless. But for me those are niggles. Bottom line is it's a very comfortable, good-lookingish helmet that I believe maximizes my chances of walking away from a crash without damaging my brain, so for me it's a winner.

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