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Bell Vortex, Bell Star, Bell Revolver, Bell RS-1 and Bell Qualifier Faceshield Replacement face shield for Bell Vortex, Star, Revolver, RS-1, and Qualifier Helmets. Note The Gradient shield flows from yellow to clear.
 
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5 / 5
perfect fit (dark smoke)
PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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tnole23
From Miami
State:FL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
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read a few comments about the fit being bad, but mine was spot on. went on a 2011 bell star carbon and fit perfectly. i got the dark smoke and it seems about as dark as my other visors. i compared em last night in my house and i rode with it this morning, haven't compared beyond that. ride home today should reveal more about that. but i expect it to be similar. def wouldn't go light, but i've always had dark. even at night. there's only a few, very few, situations where i have to pop the visor cuz it's too dark. and that's only when i'm riding on back roads that aren't well lit, which isn't often. other than that, normal street lights offer plenty of light to be able to see perfectly fine at night. i considered the solfx lens, but i don't like riding with clear lenses. plus it's 3 times the price almost. good visor, no complaints.
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Bell Star Matte Carbon Helmet From the ultra-light Carbon Composite Shell to the super stable aerodynamic profile, every form and function of the Star Carbon has been designed to make you lighter, faster, and stronger. The Bell Star Carbon also features a head form based on the popular RS-1 for superior comfort and fit. Bells Velocity Flow Ventilation system keeps you cool in the heat of battle while the Contour Cut Cheekpads cradle your head in comfort. And when youre looking for that extra edge, Bell provides a wide range of high-performance shields that allow you to stay focused on your next braking point, apex, and pass. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Super lightweight all-carbon fiber shell Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Removable and washable, Xtatic XT2 antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Includes self-adhering TrackStrip for additional high-speed stabilization at track speeds Exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Five-year warranty Certification Snell M2010, DOT Note Bell Star Carbon Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
bell star carbon review (not this specific helmet)
PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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tnole23
From Miami
State:FL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
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to be more clear, this is a review of the 2011 carbon cerwinske(2010 shape). but according to videos, the only difference is an updated internal shape and upgraded padding. first things first, the helmet bag is an awesome touch. no other helmet that i know of does this, and it's nice. the next thing i noticed was how bulbous the helmet is. it was big and round. my other helmets(shoei rf1000 and ogk ff5) have a more ovaly shell and were smaller in every dimension. the shell on the star was large and round, which looked somewhat odd. now it makes for a large head opening, so on/off was super easy. especially with earbuds or earplugs if you wear those. and the liner is superb. it's a very supple suede and so comfy when wearing the helmet. when removing helmet the cheek pad rolls and scratches your skin due to the top face not being suede, but being a textile mesh type material. i would love to see the suede cover this area as well to make removing a little more comfortable. i love the magnetic strap. although the edges on the dring are a little sharp, making it more difficult to operate. keeps it secure, but a little tricky to work with. the visor is amazing. it seals about as perfectly as you can expect. the last inch of closure snaps closed very positively and securely. changing visors is even easier than my ogk, which is quite the accomplishment. arai should be ashamed of their system. the ventilation is up to what u read. weight was similar to my other helmets. the stability is noticably better than my current helmets. there's no pull in any one direction, whether popping up from a tuck or looking to the side. i'm guessing the shape accomplished this. either way, high speed stability is impressive. the helmet isn't heavy, but it definitely isn't light. feels about the same as my shoei, and a little heavier than ogk. i was surprised cuz i expected a fully carbon fiber helmet to be lighter. but that's ok, being able to see the cf pattern in the helmet is pretty nice. no regrets getting this over the suomy i was looking at that was over 200g lighter.
pros:
fit was perfect, right on normal size, excellent padding
lining material is top notch, oozes quality
ventilation as touted, great for so fl summer
free bag, not a cheapo either, very nice
easy visor change
visor actually seals and operates well
magnetic strap is beyond simple to use with gloves on
stability at speed
finish quality, from paint to inserts and what not
large head hole for easy on/off
speaker insets for those with comms/radio
cons(not even cons, but not pros):
large and funny shape, just not what i expected
dring little harder to operate than i'm used to
cheekpad scratches when removing
not as light as i'd expect
Yes, I recommend this product.
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