JoshBK
 
 
 
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Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmets The Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet comes in either a red/black or black/white color scheme. Regardless of the color you choose, the graphic on this lid has depth and detail and a high level of reflectivity. Part of the Bell RS-1 Helmet line, the Gearhead bridges the gap between the top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex with an amazing blend of mid-line price and high-end performance. The shell is a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite making this helmet lighter than both the Star and the Vortex. The fit is a race fit, so more snug but still very comfortable due to the Contour Cut Cheekpads and a plush, removable, washable liner. Packed with features, its one great helmet at a modest price. Features Contour Cut Cheekpads Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers Removable/Washable Liner Agion (R) Antibacterial Liner MagnaFusion Strap Keeper Snell M2010 Certification Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack ClickRelease Shield Mechanism NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell Comes with clear face shield only Five-year Warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Helmet --
PostedJune 5, 2012
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JoshBK
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I personally love this helmet. What fully sold me on the Bell over the Shoei RF1100 was the option of the SolFX transitions face shield. -- (that shield is awesome!!) -- However, I am very happy i went with the RS-1. Bell put a great attention to detail on this helmet; from the very comfortable shape, to the well placed air vents, to the material of the inner padding. The padding shows what buying a more expensive helmet brings, it's incredible soft and feels and works like temperpedic memory foam.
Little details are nice as well, such as the recessed portion of the lining by the ear to place a bluetooth speaker, and the magnet on the chin strap as opposed to the clip.
Also, the graphic on the GEARHEAD helmet looks incredible in person. the photos don't do it justice. it looks great, and i get complimented on it all the time.
It's relatively light, and everything about it says quality. I highly recommend this helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Transitions feature works very well
PostedJune 5, 2012
Customer avatar
JoshBK
From Brooklyn
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I love this product. When I was shopping around for a new helmet, I actually chose a Bell (chose the RS-1, love it) solely being that the SolFX was made exclusively for Bell helmets.
I was really excited to try this lens, and I have to say, it met all my expectations. I'm very happy with it. The anti-fog works well, and the transition feature works quickly and functions great. It's definitely pricey for a shield, but well worth it.
I can't imagine going back to carrying spare shields with me and swapping them out at the end of the day.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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