Bell Bellistic Pro Older Helmets

4.52/5 (21 Reviews)
Weight : 2 lbs MSRP : $114.99


Product Description

  • 15 vents; active and passive
  • Outer shell is made up of multiple layers of hand laminated fiberglass


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by L.G. Fuentes III a Downhiller from Redondo Beach, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, comfortable, price.

    Weaknesses:    color selection (but probablly why price is right)

    Bottom Line:   
    I'v used Bell helmets for motorcross all my life and trust them. These MTB Bellistics are awesome- One of the best fitting helmets I have found.

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    Favorite Trail:   Del Cerro PV

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   South Bay Cycles


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Friggin'Frigger a Downhiller from CANADA

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

    Strengths:    The same as everyone below. It seems you don't really write a review on a helmet until it is tested. Well last week crashed hard at Fernie. All I remember is going over my handlebars and then hearing a loud crack after face planting. Much to my suprise my face and head did not have a single scratch or bruise (unlike the rest of my body), just the visor cracked. This helmet saved me. I hate to think of what could have been, but I got up and was able to ride for the rest of the day thanks to this thing.

    Weaknesses:    What's with the 70's motor bike strap?

    Bottom Line:   
    It works, trust it with my life. The price is right.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Similar Products Used:   After that crash I retired that helmet and bought another bell!

    Bike Setup:   Bullit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mike barosko a Downhiller from mornoe valley

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2003

    Strengths:    lite, very welly vented, protects good on hard impacts

    Weaknesses:    chin strap kinda diggs into your neck if you dont put on right.

    Bottom Line:   
    nice helmet

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    Favorite Trail:   bullet DH Mammoth

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   woodcrest bicycle center

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   diamondback XTS moto just bought frame put all of my parts on it

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Connie a Downhiller from SLC, UT, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

    Strengths:    Works - good protection, good fit, excellent value. Nice ventilation too, for a full face.

    Weaknesses:    Paint chips easily.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wore my first one for about a year - wrecked two weeks ago (it's held up to lots of wrecks, but this one was serious - I was in the hospital for stitches on my leg) where I landed on my face at full speed on some gravel. It took some gouges out of the chin piece, and it's missing a chunk of fiberglass (or whatever it's made of) and paint, but it held together. Figured it was time for a new one. Wish it was completely indestructable, but at least it works well and isn't too expensive.

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    Favorite Trail:   Deer Valley

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $79.00

    Purchased At:   Jans, 2nd one at REI

    Similar Products Used:   Bought the same helmet twice.

    Bike Setup:   RM9

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Fitzy a Downhiller from Ireland

    Date Reviewed: June 13, 2003

    Strengths:    It is a really snug fit and does not move around on your head. It is light weight so doesnt wear out your neck like motorcross helmets. Nice sleek finish to the helmet

    Weaknesses:    the rubber tape around the edging of the helmet can get dirty and come off now and agian after a small crash. but thats nothing to be worried about

    Bottom Line:   
    dam good helmet saved me form hospital once when i hit straight into a rock at about 30mph cracked the helmet but still saved me it would have happened to any helmet

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    Favorite Trail:   Manaun

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Sponsorship Form Bell

    Similar Products Used:   Diamonback. Giro. Quarn.

    Bike Setup:   03 specialized big hit 03 boxxer race upgraded to teams hope enduro4

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alex Deich a Downhiller from Santa Cruz, Ca, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 13, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks, strength, chin guard length

    Weaknesses:    I get VERY hot in there.

    Bottom Line:   
    This helmet rocks. It saved my face from getting scrached up
    during a face plant, and the side of my head when I hit a tree. The only complaint I have is that I get very hot inside
    that little thing. Bell should sacrifice some strength to put in a few more vent holes. Otherwise, this helmet is perfect!

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    Favorite Trail:   Dead Camper

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Another Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   zip

    Bike Setup:   schwinn '98 hardtail,LX,Marzocchi X-fly 80

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Wooley a Downhiller from Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

    Strengths:    great helmet, very strong and reliable. My brother went sliding down the steepest rode in Australia on 1 of these helmets and it saved him!!!!


    Weaknesses:    none that i can think of excpet wearing sunnies!

    Bottom Line:   
    Great cheap full face helmet.

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    Favorite Trail:   belair

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   super elliot cycles

    Bike Setup:   avanti mavic frame, rock shox psylos

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Pierre-Luc Benoit a Downhiller from Charny, QC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Perfect for limited budget riders. Well vented, cheap, light

    Weaknesses:    Not a real «motocross» helmet. This helmet isn't approved Snell or Dot standarts. In DH, we needs the same protection at high speed....

    Bottom Line:   
    For the next season, i will buy a motocross helmet with Snell and Dot standarts because I cracked my Bell Bellistic after a lot of serious crashs...

    But, for recreative riders or limited budget racers, go fo it!!! The Bellistic is great and very cheap (just take a look at pricepoint.com, jensonusa.com, etc. The Bellistic is around 38-45$)

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    Favorite Trail:   Tremblant

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   http://www.pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Motorcycle Helmets

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stab Dee Lux 99, BoXXer 00, Hayes 8 and 6 inches, Mavic D321, BlackSpire with Race Face DH crank....

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Riley MacDonald a Downhiller from Antigonish,NOva SCotia

    Date Reviewed: December 25, 2002

    Strengths:    cool lokkin' very strong well vented cheap and strong

    Weaknesses:    THERE ARE NONE

    Bottom Line:   
    amazing helmet

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    Favorite Trail:   Many A JUmp

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   ediscount

    Similar Products Used:   netti

    Bike Setup:   norco strike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Moe Joe a Downhiller from Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Its killer strong.

    Weaknesses:    A bit heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bailed on a 30 foot gap on grouse mtn, landed on my face, and the visor cracked. It saved my head.

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    Favorite Trail:   Joyride

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   John Henry

    Similar Products Used:   Giro Switch Blade

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V10 w/boxxers, XTR package Hope hydrallic discs, fox smart shock.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Justin Vorhees a Downhiller from California

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

    Strengths:    cheap, light, well vented

    Weaknesses:    ???

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this helmet for DH, but started using it for freeriding when I started going bigger(6' plus). I attempted a 22 stair, came up short, and endoed head first into a mail drop off box 20' from the bottom. Thanks to the helmet my head is fine and I was able to walk away. The helmet was destroyed, but since it was son cheap in the firts place, I can just buy another one.

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    Favorite Trail:   dog bone @ northstar

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   cambria

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   2001 RM 7 w/ thomson seatpost and easton bars

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rhys Dowsett a Downhiller from Australia, Victoria

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002

    Strengths:    -gives ya lots of cofidence! as soon as i got it i jumped a huge step down with ease.
    -keeps ya ears warm in da winter
    -looks pretty kool and dont rip a massif hOle in ya wallet


    Weaknesses:    ............YEH RIGHT

    Bottom Line:   
    Great skid lid!! what more could i ask for? if want value then go for this one looks cool does whats needed and face it any helmet is better than nothn at all in a stack right?

    HAVE FUN !!!

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    Favorite Trail:   anyting with hills

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   godcross cycles

    Similar Products Used:   UM NOPE THS I MY FIRST

    Bike Setup:   norco atomik,z1 wedges,hayes cables,husselfelt,xt changing bits,axiom stem and some other stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lindos Bicknell a Weekend Warrior from Mapleton, Queensland, Australia

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 2002

    Strengths:    Breathes as good as any full face i've tried, light, makes ya go crazy knowing the amount of protection you've got

    Weaknesses:    the tape around the bottom seems weak, colour

    Bottom Line:   
    Good helmet for anyone who wants a full face and has small budget. alot of other full faces had too much cheek room but this one doesn't

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with big drop offs

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Mammoth Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Giro Mad Max

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brian Foss a Downhiller from Denver CO USA

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Affordable (to buy), light, vented

    Weaknesses:    See bottom Line. . .

    Bottom Line:   
    I have rented this same helmet sevral times. the same exact helmet (no. 5) from the shop at the winter park base. This is my first season of downhill, but I like to think I ride hard. Anyways, I took a digger on the upper half of cherokee (not a dificult run) and ended up with a concussion, and 26 stitches in my face. I would think a full face helmet would prevent this but it didn't stop my chin from catching rock or my front teeth from punching thru my upper lip. I recomend anyone who is looking for safety should use a snell and DOT approved helmet.

    On the flip side, if I didn't have it I'd be having plastic surgery right now.

    -Ride Hard!

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    Favorite Trail:   Winter park downhill course

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   rented at winter park base

    Bike Setup:   Gt xcr-4000 modified for 6" of travel, original bomber, ringle wheels, stx(crappy) and xtr drive train

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James Rogers a Downhiller from NJ

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Vents, cheap, works, light, holds goggles

    Weaknesses:    Buckles a bit finicky, hot sometimes, a little too flexible feeling sometimes

    Bottom Line:   
    Good fit and GREAT value. Can be had for real cheap almost anywhere. Did its job- 2 days ago my face contacted the ground at high velocity and I killed it but walked away. Can't ask for too much more. The only reasons it doesn't get 5 chilis- a bit flimsy and it just works, it's not spectacular in any form

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    Favorite Trail:   Ringwood trails

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point I think

    Similar Products Used:   Own hammerhead, E2. Tried on AZX, Vigor, a few others

    Bike Setup:   Bullit w/avalanche/Jr.T

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