Bell Super 2R with removable chin bar video released. The Super 2R will be available in five colors and the claimed weight is 694 grams (likely size Small). It will be available with MIPs technology for $220 and without MIPs for $200.
The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar appeared "in the wild" this weekend at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series. Bell-sponsored rider Matthew Slaven was seen racing in the new lid which confirms a catalog page photo leaked to Mtbr last week. The new model appears to be largely based on their popular "Super" trail ride/all-mountain/enduro helmet launched in 2012.
From what we can read of the lo-res catalog page, the helmet includes a new breakaway POV camera mount--likely an improvement over the original Super's Velcro-in vent plug method. The copy also indicates the helmet comes with Bell's Overbrow ventilation and TAG fit system. No mention was made on backward-compatibility with the new chin bar and the previous iteration Super. The catalog pages show the new helmet in five colorways.
Back-in-the-day BMXers may recall old school Bell BMX and motorcycle helmets with removable plastic chin bars designed primarily to deflect roost. The new design, however, appears to combine removability with real impact protection, along the lines of similar mountain bike-specific models like MET's Parachute and Giro's long-discontinued Switchblade.
Details on weight, pricing and retail availability were unreadable, and the company did not respond to inquiries.
A careful read confirms the Super 2R's removable chinbar, breakaway camera mount, Overbrow ventilation and TAG fit system.