Bell Rhythm Pro Full Face Older Helmets

4.7/5 (30 Reviews)
Weight : 2 lbs MSRP : $115.00


Product Description

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


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by steve milthorp a Downhiller from Canmore A.B Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2006

    Strengths:    Price was right, and it keeps my brains thinking and my face looking good.

    Weaknesses:    I dont't know what the guy looked like that desinged this thing, but I bet he has no neck and no jaw.

    Bottom Line:   
    It looks good and it works.

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    Favorite Trail:   riders of rohan

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   the source

    Similar Products Used:   bell balistic

    Bike Setup:   santa cruiz bullet

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steven from Rutland, VT

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2003

    Strengths:    Value, price, looks, strength, vents

    Weaknesses:    fits like a vise

    Bottom Line:   
    Great helmet if you can stand the snug/tight fit. I take my off alot. I've switched to a 661 for this season and will be using the Bell as a backup brain bucket.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   45.00

    Similar Products Used:   '03 661 full face (more comfortable)

    Bike Setup:   Rotec DH Pro

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Moscow, ID

    Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

    Strengths:    The price was right. I love the paint job.

    Weaknesses:    What the heck is up with the chin-strap placement? Fits around the back of my neck easier than the front! I'll probably hack it off and rivet on another farther forward.

    Bottom Line:   
    This was the only full face helmet I could afford. When I got it it fit ok around the crown but cut off the blood flow in my temples and made my jaw hurt. Extensive surgery with a razor blade and hot glue gun remodeled it. Not it fits pretty good and no one can tell the difference. I don't consider this a fault, since different helmets fit better on different people.

    I don't think the chin strap could fit ANYONE though.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Similar Products Used:   Lots of xc helmets (some now broken). Several moto helmets (on my Honda 900)

    Bike Setup:   Surly Instigator, rigged out for urban assault.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Konacopia a Weekend Warrior from L.A.

    Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Affordable
    Lots of vents
    Not to heavy


    Weaknesses:    Chin strap
    Run a bit small in sizes


    Bottom Line:   
    This is a good helmet for anyone looking for a no nonsense affordable full face. About the only thing that really gets me with the helmet is the strap placement. For some reason Bell decided everyone has small necks so the straps just about strangle you if you've got it tightened correctly. I just run mine a little loose. Also, the fit is kind of small even when the helmet has been fully broken in. These quirks aren't enough to make me flame the helmet though. I don't get it when people say that this helmet doesn't have enough vents. It's got more vents than any other fullface I've seen. Anymore vents and this thing will break apart in a crash. The only time I've found this helmet uncomfortable is when I'm standing still but if you keep moving it's fine. Just take it off when you're not riding. A good value for any level of rider. Thanks to Kev for the recommendation.

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    Favorite Trail:   DCP

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Patrick Quinn a Downhiller from Vienna

    Date Reviewed: August 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Full face protection...need i say more?

    Weaknesses:    Chin straps dig into my throat when tightened up alot.

    Bottom Line:   
    I feel flat on my face while going over a log. I decided that i was too drop dead sexy for that to happen again. I found a kickass chrome Rythm on closeout, 40 bucks.

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    Favorite Trail:   Michal Fairaday

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   JensonUsa.com

    Similar Products Used:   O'neill

    Bike Setup:   Azonic DS-1 Dual slalom bike.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lance Lowry a Cross Country Rider from Fullerton

    Date Reviewed: July 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Damn sturdy helmet for the price,comfortable and graphics look sweet.

    Weaknesses:    Chin strap needs any kind of padding,no room for sunglasses,can get a little warm

    Bottom Line:   
    Hands down one of the best helmets out there. On sale every where from $40 to MSRP of $119. Still cheap at regular price. Very snug fit and plenty of padding. Vents work pretty well gong downhill. I don't see anybody who said this helmet is hot but it is for me. Tradeoff for a full face helmet I guess(My first). As long as my noggin is safe. Can't beat the value. Feels like nothing(Head doesn't feel like its being dragged to the ground). Wish it had more vents but a kick ass helmet. Go get it if you'd like to save money that could be better used improving your rig. 5 red things for this guy but 4 on the overall for need of a couple more vents. Great product

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    Favorite Trail:   Fullerton Loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized comp helmet, Skate helmet

    Bike Setup:   Giant WarpDS3,Marzocchi z1 wedge, raceface low riser,azonic shorty stem,raceface prodigy cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andrew brumby a Weekend Warrior from Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 27, 2002

    Strengths:    light ,looks awsome, strong, inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    strap chokes me, weak visor

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great helmet! ive hit my head 3 times on trees an the helmet is still great. the only damage is a few scratches an a broken visor(chain fell off comin off a 4 foot wheelie drop = faceplant/whiplash)

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    Favorite Trail:   north shore

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   norco 250cc dj2, hayes, alex rims

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David a Downhiller from Bellingham, WA, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Not too heavy, Carmichal graphics are cool, all around protection.

    Weaknesses:    strap kinda chokes me when I look too for down. otherwise, its all good.

    Bottom Line:   
    Its a safe thing to have on your head.

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    Favorite Trail:   The Firs (dirt jump place) - Silver Beach (downhill, dirtjump)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   www.pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   LOTS OF GOOD - BAD HELMETS.

    Bike Setup:   Not sure yet, I'm remodeling it sometime soon.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Davis a Downhiller from quipamsis,nb,canada

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2002

    Strengths:    light, cheap, looks good, strong

    Weaknesses:    chin strap digs when u tighten it up alot

    Bottom Line:   
    this helmit saved me lots of times and its still in good condtion, its great, buy one

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    Favorite Trail:   our dirt jump park

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   bromont velo

    Similar Products Used:   giro mad max, bell somthin or other, bell dirt jump

    Bike Setup:   gt avalanche 12.5, x-vert r's, ryno+hill rod, deore every thing, fsa orbit xL 2, fsa extreme bb, husselfelts

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Barry Manilow from Greenwich

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

    Strengths:    This product is lightweight, and does not keep you hot on those long summer days.

    Weaknesses:    The visor is a little weak, but then again almost all visors are weak.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great helmet all around, I woul definitley recommend it to a beginner, because it does not get in the way like a fox.

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    Favorite Trail:   Me Backyard

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   Demo from my friend

    Similar Products Used:   Vigor Vamoose 2

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper, hooped up with Psylo XC, BMX peddals, and Raceface DH cranks. Also with Dual Slalom Brian Lopes Rims, Evil Twin DH tires (not tubeless).

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by oosvn a Cross Country Rider from USA

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2002

    Strengths:    The price , good protection .

    Weaknesses:    tight to put on , but after it's on it feels fine . chin strap digs into your throat , I cut away the wide padding & leave it a little loose ( It's definitly not coming off )

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this helment to give dh racing a try . You feel much more secure then with a cross country helment , & once I started my practice runs I didn't give it a second thought . I would recommened this helment to any first time racer .

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $44.00

    Purchased At:   PricePoint


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Josh from Amherst, MA

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap! Good protection. The fit is pretty good. Doesn't seem too heavy not like a MX helmet or anything.

    Weaknesses:    Pads can't be removed to be washed. That's about it.

    Bottom Line:   
    An excellent helmet for the money. No problems so far. I wish that you could remove the pads but you can't expect those kinds of features on such a low priced helmet.

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    Favorite Trail:   technical maybe?

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint.com


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Glen Mcknight a Weekend Warrior from briz

    Date Reviewed: November 13, 2001

    Strengths:    keeps me brain in working order

    Weaknesses:    strap feels like a knife

    Bottom Line:   
    nice, keeps brain working

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    Favorite Trail:   dh

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $220.00

    Purchased At:   shop

    Similar Products Used:   brain bucket

    Bike Setup:   wheels, forks, no seat i'm gay, pedals, cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by freerider down hiller a Downhiller from stubby ville

    Date Reviewed: September 15, 2001

    Strengths:    ok weight... sweet paint job... cheap..... lots of vents ...it's all good...

    Weaknesses:    chin strap..... and makes you sweat a little. but other than that it's a great product....

    Bottom Line:   
    sweet helmet

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    Favorite Trail:   don't know (sumas mt.)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   caps (cause i get 20% off)

    Bike Setup:   triple crown manitou x-vert r's , raliegh frame, lx components, 2.65 front tire, and a 2.30 rear, couch seat, race face rock guard, and thats about it..

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Mika Törö a Weekend Warrior from Helsinki, Finland

    Date Reviewed: September 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong. Fancy graphics, looks good. Not overly heavy. Good availability even in here Finland.

    Weaknesses:    No replaceable pads. Work quality, the inner shell is misaligned, so the helmet is slighty tilted to right hand side when I wear it.

    Bottom Line:   
    I sweat very much. The helmet stinks already, how I'm going to wash the pads when they can't be removed? That's just stupid design. And the misalignment raises a question about the whole quality of the product - there may be other defects that weren't noticed at the factory as well. Apart from the fancy paintjob this helmet is not worth the price I paid. But it gives the protection needed, which of course is the most important thing. Always wear a helmet when riding a bike!

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    Favorite Trail:   Rocky and rooty singletrack at Hallainvuori, Helsinki.

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $182.00

    Purchased At:   Local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Prorider and 661 full face helmets. 661 Full Bravo is my recommendation of the three helmets mentioned here. Best value, looks ok, very light. Though maybe not as strong as Rhytm Pro.

    Bike Setup:   '00 Mountain Cycle San Andreas w. Psylo SL fork, Stratos Helix Pro rear shock, Hope Enduro brakes, Mavic D521 rims, XT groupset, and all the rest quality components also.

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