Bell Forza 2 Pro Older Helmets

4.28/5 (46 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.00


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Bell Forza 2 Pro


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Toby a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs, CO

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    Easy to fit. Saved my head. I was hauling down a gravel road back to my car when I took a turn a way too fast. Well the turn also made a huge drop and off I went flying into the air. I landed it but couldn't handle the rebound. Off I went flying into the air head first. The helmet took the hit. I was knocked out for a minute or two (I think). Ended up with an arm in a sling for two weeks but my head was A OK.

Weaknesses:    This thing is hot. It needs more vents. But its awesome for $40 bucks.

Bottom Line:   
I think this helmet was awesome for $40 bucks. No buyers remorse here. But if you have more cash go for something with more vents.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in Crested Butte

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Gear.com

Similar Products Used:   Just bought a GIRO with more vents. Had to have more vents. Sorry Bell.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mudshark a Cross Country Rider from sierras

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2002

Strengths:    Protects my noggin.

Weaknesses:    See below.

Bottom Line:   
Cheap, basic head protection. Decent ventilation. The suspension has developed an annoying squeak in the last 6 months.I'll wait for the inevitable head plant to replace it. A good low-tech hard hat for riders who hate to spend big bucks on helmets. 3 warm ones.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Other Bell helmets.

Bike Setup:   Kona NuNu

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Candler, NC

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2002

Strengths:    very durable

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I was trail riding on a hill in Eastern Tennessee near Boone lake. I was near a rock bank that over looks the lake.
As i was turning, the bike slipped and I fell w/ the bike off a 75 bluff. I fell on my side then tumbled head on into a tree. I was knocked out for several mins until I woke up w/ stars. I broke a rib and had dozens of bruises, but the helmet saved my life, I cracked it, but it was a small one. I think without a helmet, I would not be here today. This is the only helmet I will ever use.

Thanks BELL....\

Rob Dunbar

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Favorite Trail:   tennesse mountains

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   Honda Mountain Bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew from Granby, MA

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2002

Strengths:    Price, Color Scheme

Weaknesses:    Ventilation

Bottom Line:   
Not bad for $40, but not a great helmet. In-mold would have benn nice.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Bell Nemesis 2

Bike Setup:   GT i-drive

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by will ryan a Weekend Warrior from brisban,qld,australia

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2002

Strengths:    great helmet you can hardly tell it's on your head, it's comfortable, and it worx well

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
good helmet!! but if you're more a down hiller get a stronger one!!

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Favorite Trail:   donno

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   supercycle

Similar Products Used:   bell something can't remember but it snapped

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock a1 fs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by none lots a Downhiller from no where

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2001

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    lots

Bottom Line:   
none

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   none

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris vanderkolk a Downhiller from palmerston north new zealand

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Strengths:    really comfy, looks great, stays on, can stand up to alot.

Weaknesses:    nufink

Bottom Line:   
great for any rider.
iv used it everywhere and i takes the lot.

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Favorite Trail:   kahutwara

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   pedal pushers

Similar Products Used:   ummmmm rag

Bike Setup:   apollo lsx 1.1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Clay a Cross Country Rider from Truro NS Canada

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Strengths:    Looks Good, Good fit. Price was great...

Weaknesses:    none...

Bottom Line:   
Well, I had this baby for 6 months... Ringin out the sweat band was all I had to do. Till the other day...Heading down a steeeep desent with weak arms... and a tired body..
Oh Oh....OVER the bars...and Whack!! Side of helmet off this Log.. Thought for sure I was Bleeding. Nope. Cracked the tape portion of the helmet around the edge. Went to trade in today... The darn thing has done it's work!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Hub Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Old Cheap things...dish rags....etc...

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Soul.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Keith a Racer from Shawnee Mission, KS, USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2001

Strengths:    Good fit, comfortable even on long days, fairly breezy.

Weaknesses:    LARGE.

Bottom Line:   
Used for road riding -- good helmet for the money. I trust Bell from experience with their motorcycle helmets - strong and solid, even with the ample venting. However, when compared to helmets like Giro at a similar pricepoint, the Bell is HUGE on my head. The FIT is fine, but the overall size of the helmet is larger than others. I basically look like mushroom-head on the road - but this will likely help if I ever do test this helmet for real, ie. me vs. pavement.
Even on a double century last year, this helmet remained comfy and breezy. In retrospect, I might have chosen Giro, just for the looks...otherwise, happy.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Trek label helmet "Vapor"


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Jacksonville, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2001

Strengths:    Somewhat reasonable price; pinchless neck-strap

Weaknesses:    style

Bottom Line:   
It still amazes me that helmets cost so much. They are nothing more than foam wrapped in Coke bottle plastic. Some sell for $160? It is CRAZY! These things are safety equipment, not luxury items! Shame on Gyro, Specialized, and Bell for gouging people for what costs < $10 in materials.

I chose this helmet because it was the cheapest helmet I could find that actually had some good cooling vents and didn't look like crap. My only gripe is that although the fit is snug, it just looks huge on my head. But it works, and that is what counts.

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Favorite Trail:   Hanna Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   Bell Image Pro (this one really sucked)

Bike Setup:   Klein Fervor and Carbon Mantra Pro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dylan Mendicino a Weekend Warrior from Christchurch, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2001

Strengths:    Nice speedy looks, Looks great with and without the peak, the peak is strong also, Strong as well!

Weaknesses:    Cost a little more than i thought, Needs more air holes, Didnt come in much smaller sizes to fit MY head!

Bottom Line:   
A Helmut with great looks! and a nice atitude!, Requires adjusting, as a click that doesnt pinch your neck! the Padding is soft also.

A good XC helmut, A good all round helmut, And it aint so shabby.

4 Flaming Chilis for Value, 3 for comfort, 5 for looks, and 4 over all!

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Favorite Trail:   Lava Flow

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Scottu Browns Cycle Save

Similar Products Used:   HRC Exit

Bike Setup:   Marin B17 FSR DH, 24 speed, In-Sync Tripple clamps

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lee Warren a Weekend Warrior from Doncaster, England

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2001

Strengths:    Looks good, feels good and cheap

Weaknesses:    Sit to high on my head and rubs my forehead when worn for a while

Bottom Line:   
Very good helmet, i rode in to a tree very fast this morning and it took the impact very nicly with just a small scratch. Very adjustable but not enough colours to choose from. Exellent lid!!

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Favorite Trail:   Steetley Quarry, Conisborough

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Bike Dock

Similar Products Used:   Odyssey Apache DH

Bike Setup:   Haro MX3 1999

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robbie a Cross Country Rider from Hudson Quebec Canada

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2001

Strengths:    cool look, great feel, appears to be strong (have not crashed with it yet) (it;'s still winter and I can't ride)price

Weaknesses:    When talking off the visor I srated the helmet that's all and that's no big deal since all have lot's of those come summer

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet at a great price, 20-50$ is defineltlyy worth it cause it could mean saving your life.

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Favorite Trail:   Express-Bromont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   I got it at sportcheck for 20$ Canadian but that was on Boxing day

Similar Products Used:   I tried my friends Bell Ballistick,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Wollongong, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2000

Strengths:    Kewl looking and the colour matches my bike, great weight and ventilation, really comfy to.

Weaknesses:    Visor is a bit flimsy and can move at very high speeds (80 km/h plus)

Bottom Line:   
Great stack hat for the cost. No big complaints here.

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Favorite Trail:   Meryla Pass

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Other Bells and Giros

Bike Setup:   2001 Giant Rincon SE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Cuillerier a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

Strengths:    Fit, Price, Padding

Weaknesses:    Look

Bottom Line:   
Good helmet for the price

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Favorite Trail:   Mont-Tremblant (coupe du monde)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Tommy and Lefebvre

Similar Products Used:   Alot

Bike Setup:   Devenci Chilliper

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