Bell Sweep Helmet

Bell Sweep Helmet 

DESCRIPTION

Already one of the most popular and winning helmets on both the road and mountain bike circuits, the Sweep gets even better for 2009.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 23, 2014]
even

Strength:

It's light, very light, and the retention system works wonders... your helmet will stay put no matter what happens.

Weakness:

It sits really uncomfortable on my head... it might be the shape of my skull, but Giro helmets fit me like gloves so I don't think I have a dinosaur or an alien's cranium. Padding is minimal and not sufficient to absorb sweat. Drops coming down the lid on hot summer days are the consequence. An issue I've never had with my Xen or my E2.

I wanted a cooler helmet for road use, but, albeit a good, light lid, it has never given me that "have I forgotten to wear my helmet?" typical of my Xen (which, strangely enough, is much heavier). Retention is fantastic, but the fit is not snug.

For the price, I'd go with Giro. Not a bad helmet by any means, but there's better stuff, out there.

Similar Products Used:

Giro Xen, E2, Havoc, Met 5th Element, Bell Nemesis

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 04, 2011]
Nitrogenus
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Comfort. Fit. Style.

Weakness:

The sweat pads come out too easily.

This helmet has served me well. I have taken a few spills and ENDO'd a time or two, but his helmet did not slip or explode. It breathes well and it fits well.

The sweat pads started coming out, but I wear a bandanna anyway.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2008]
Alan
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, good looking, comfortable for my head, retention system is effortlessly adjusted for use of a bandanna or other under the helmet

Weakness:

Relatively expensive, the shell at the rear has cracked off in two symmetrical spots on the left and right from regular use

Great helmet. I don't like visors on my helmets, so didn't get the XC version. I use this on my road and mountain bikes. If you compare this helmet to all the other Bell/Gyro helmets, this is one of the lightest, has plenty of ventilation, and is comfortable. I've a roughly 7 3/4" hat size, and wear the Large. The sweat "soak up" pads hold a disgusting amount of sweat until you squeeze it out! The white/silver color looks good but you'll still have non-cyclists saying you look like a Star Trek character.

Universal-fit Bell/Gyro helmets are cheap and work fine for most people. Your head is worth more than the price of a helmet, get one that fits you fine and that you'll wear every single time you ride.

Negative: in two spots on the rear, the shell has cracked off near the edge. It's by the middle rear "split" in the helmet. The core is not damaged, so just a cosmetic issue. An expensive helmet shouldn't do that. That's why I'm not giving it five stars.

Similar Products Used:

Various cheapo universal Bell and Gyro helmets

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 16, 2007]
Kyle
Racer

Strength:

Light, Strong, Pretty, good ventilation, Retention system is great.

Weakness:

None

This is a great helmet, very cool and comfy in the summer. I really like the adjustable thing in the back, in the winter (20-40 degrees regular riding temp) I can fit a skull cap no problem and stay warm. I just wish I would have gotten a plain white one coz my team colors changed this year... Perfect helmet!

Similar Products Used:

Bell Furio, Pro-tec, Giro

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 03, 2006]
Sascha
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very light, very good ventilation, excellent workmanship, very good fit with Bell GPS fitting system you forget your wearing a helmet. Looks beautiful too.

Weakness:

None

If you have around $100 to spend for a helmet I would recommend this helmet, it is as good as the more expensive Giro Atmos.

If you want a helmet that is lightweight, strong, good fit, good looking and not too expensive this is definitly the helmet for you.

Similar Products Used:

Giro Atmos

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 08, 2005]
Mark
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very Comfortable & Fits better than any other helmet I've ever had. I've got a faily big head and this doesn't look like it at all.

Weakness:

This baby makes my head hot, I don't know if thats the trade off for such a good fit but I find myself taking the helmet off every so often just to cool off. I would still prefer to wear it than my old Animas.

Great comfort and looks at a great price (thanks JensonUSA, the only shop I trust to send items across the sea) It is hot so I don't know what it will be like on 40 degree days, Suggest you try a Giro E2 as a comparison before buying.

Similar Products Used:

Giro Animas (same fit range as the Sweep but only just bearable when I sanded a section of the front out)plus a whole range of older Giro's

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 25, 2006]
Carl
Racer

Strength:

Great looks, excellent ventilation, light weight, comfortable and the adjustment dial at the back of the helmet works very well.

Weakness:

Absolutely none.

Great helmet if you don't mind paying a little extra. So light you forget you're wearing a helmet all at. Recommend to everyone who wants a pro-level helmet.

Similar Products Used:

Bell Image

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 22, 2005]
Dave Carver
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Awesome looks, great ventilation, cool graphics, dial fitting

Weakness:

I should have bought the XC version....for like $15 more it is the same helmet with a visor.

Rucking fad helmet, but spend the extra few bucks and get the XC version for the removeable visor.

Similar Products Used:

Bell Vengance, Giro E2

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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