View Full Version : heads up for a helmet

Ken Robb
04-14-2012, 02:38 PM
I just bought a Bell that's pretty nice at COSTCO. It has a visor so I guess it's "a Mtn. bike helmet" but it looks ok without the visor too. The fit system is the best I've tried but my experience has been limited. I wear a 7 3/8 long oval so I sometimes have to get 7 1/2 or 7 5/8 to get enough length. This has meant using pretty fat side pads to keep it from wobbling.
This Bell has a ratchet wheel in back that evenly tensions the plastic band that goes around my head for a snug comfortable fit requiring no pads. It must work for most heads because no pads are supplied. The buckle is also a nice design that is shaped to have a smooth contour under my chin.

I wasn't really looking for a helmet. I was buying meat and wine but there was a big display of helmets that didn't look like heads of alien ceatures so I tried one on and found a winner. Gee, at $25 I hope I didn't overpay.:)

Norm Swift
04-14-2012, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the "heads-up". My 12-year old son needs a new helmet and the description sounds perfect for a growing noggin.


Ken Robb
04-15-2012, 09:46 AM
A few guys have asked me the model I bought. It is the Bell Influx.

04-15-2012, 10:16 AM
all bells are great
;) cheers
they fit my head well too