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Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories welcome to our review of the Bell SOLFX transitions face shield now this is a photo-chromatic face shield. What does that mean, that's means it actually detects UV rays and it reacts to them and actually gets darker as it is exposed to sunlight, that is a great concept that's going to work whether its night time dark conditions all the way to a bright sunny day like we have here out here in South Carolina so were actually going to demo this for you well show you how well it works how quickly it changes . Your going to want to watch this video were going to throw this on the Bell Star that we have here but briefly this shield will work on just about any current full faced Bell with the exception of the Bell Arrow, so that means if you have a Vortex an RS1 or even the Revolver Modular helmet or the Bell Star The transitions SOLFX will work on that helmet that's also great news for you that think you are upgrading to the RS1 or the Star maybe down the road if you have a Vortex now you can look at the SOLFX shield and consider it because it will actually work with the Bell Star also so a really great thing that bell did there with allowing you to port your old shield over to your new helmet , that's definitely nice not trying to nickle and dime you on a shield every time you want to get a Bell helmet. So this is the SOLFX face shield it looks just like a normal clear face shield right now. Like i said it actually reacts to UV rays it will actually darken up to the point of a dark smoke visor and whats nice about it is it will actually stay anywhere in between it will either be fully dark black smoke or fully clear or a light smoke or any version in between, in fact when you have this on the helmet you cant really tell to be honest you cant really tell that its doing anything it just kind of stays perfect and that's a real testimate to how well it works its imperceivable when you have it on because it just kinda changes seamlessly as your riding and changes adapts to conditions so your eyes stay nice and comfortable throughout your ride so that's great news if your a commuter and your rides take you from day time conditions to night conditions you don't have to bring a second shield with you or if your on a long trip and your dealing with all different types of weather and riding at night and day this is going to work great anytime of the day or night so definitely really nice so throw it on the Bell Star here take it outside and show you how well it actually works. We'll show you how to change a face shield on a bell if your not familiar , its got the quick release system honestly one of the easiest systems on the market. Trigger on the side give it a pull and it pops right out , so it doesn't get much easier then that to change out face shields. We'll go ahead and throw the SOLFX shield on there just line up the tab at the top give it a press and it clicks you'll be ready to go and again the nice thing about this shield is you don't have to swap it out its just going to be the shield that's on your helmet so great great shield. Lets take it out side and see how long it takes from totally clear which is what we have right now to dark smoke. Alright so were going to go from totally clear to completely dark it should take about 30 sec or so , now you can probably see my face through the face shield and it will take about 30 seconds to get completely dark. So if you cant tell its darkening up to where my eyes are not straining at all just a few seconds from completely clear to dark smoke and then it will transition back when you go into lighter conditions or darker conditions now if you go under some trees or into a tunnel its going to be adjusting constantly and like i said it takes about 30 sec or so to go from clear to totally dark and looks great and looks like a dark smoke face shield so if you have a matte black helmet like this it looks really good. Alright so i just brought this thing in from outside and you can tell it has a nice dark tint to the visor now we just brought it in and set it on the table and its been out in the sun for about 5 minutes now so we had it really nice and dark were going to see how long it takes to actually lighten up you should start to be able to see the Bell logo though the top. One thing i will mention is this shield is treated to obviously to be UV protective so its not going to be letting UV in and hurting your eyes but it also has an anti scratch coating on it and their nutritive coating it does have the anti fog coating on the shield as well which works well with cold or wet weather conditions. You can see that going from the dark smoke all the way to the clear sitting here you might think "wow its taking a while " the only time that's really an issue is if you are riding from extremely bright conditions and you go right into total darkness of a tunnel and its not going to be able to keep up with that immediately , but you know if your typically riding with the normal dark smoke visor anyways you would have that same problem but worse this ones going to be lightening up as you ride through. Some times i've gone through tunnels Ive had to open my visor to be able to see well. This one is going to be lightening up as soon as you go through the tunnel and then obviously when you get to the other side it starts darkening again. Another thing that i have noticed while playing with this shield is it does seem that it darkens faster then it lightens going from indoors to outside you know about 30 seconds and then in about 15 or so seconds it has enough tint on it where its not super bright but obviously going from dark smoke to totally clear its going to take a little while. Keep in mind though if you are doing commuting or long distance type trip when your riding with this thing as the day progresses the suns going down there's less UV out there so its actually already going to be lightening up as the sun goes down and then its going to turn to totally clear once the sun goes down all the way so its more of a gradual thing again you typically don't notice the only time you'll run into "oh that's too dark " is when its a sudden transition from super bright to dark which like i said you wont be facing that anyway. Ill go ahead and take the shield off here so you can see how much tint is left on it you can see its pretty much all clear now , its kind of hard to tell against a black helmet here but totally clear again and ready for another day of riding again about 120 bucks jump on our website check out our current pricing and availability very big seller if your a Bell Helmet wearer the RS-1 the Vortex or the Star i definitely recommend this even though its over 100 dollars its well worth it.
Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories today I am going to talk to you about the Bell Vortex helmet. This helmet starts at about 179 dollars for the solids and graphics and they also make the Rolland Sands design graphics for 199. I think that you will find that these helmets give you a lot of bang for your buck. A lot of helmets in this price range don't come with all the features that the Vortex has, a lot of 3-400 dollar helmets don't come with all the features the Vortex has. We have been really impressed with the Bell Helmet line up and lets go ahead and dig into the Vortex and I will show you what it all has. On the outside of this helmet you will see that it has a really nice aerodynamic shape. This is designed for all types of riding, its not a super aggressive track helmet but it is Snell 2010 approved so if you are doing the occasional track day that's going to work. Bell designs these in house in California and they get to wind tunnel test them and they even have a hydro tunnel which is basically a water tunnel, where they test the aerodynamics of the helmet. The first thing you will notice about this helmet is you will notice it has a lot of vents which is not found on the helmets in this price range. You have two chimney vents on the top which are closeable it is going to direct air down on to the top of your head. You have a brow vent which is also closeable that's definitely something you don't see a lot of in this price range. You have a chin bar vent which is going to help keep your face shield defogged. At the back of the helmet you also have exhaust vents, two at the top and two at the base of the helmet. What those do as air flows over to the back of the helmet the area behind the helmet is going to suck the warm air right out the back of the helmet. One of our favorite things about the Bell helmet line up is their shield system, its definitely one of the easiest shields to swap out, its just basically two triggers on the side and you just push those and the shield comes right off. All the way to the Bell Star they use the same shield. Your getting the same shields that they used on their high end racing helmets. They also make a shield with transition technology. Which is basically when the shield adjusts with the UV rays so if you want to just have one shield that automatically goes from light to dark or clear to dark that is a really neat option as well. This helmet is poly-carbonate, if you look at the bottom of this helmet one thing that they have on this helmet that you don't see from a lot of manufacturers is this wind collar that goes around the base of the helmet. What that is going to do is heat unwanted wind from coming up inside the helmet that may cause a lot of wind noise. You have a chin curtain as well to keep air from coming underneath the helmet. The inside of this helmet is lined with a moisture wicking anti bacterial anti microbial liner. This will keep you a lot more comfortable if you are sweating and it also removable if you want to wash the helmet. We will go ahead an pull out these cheek pads and one thing you will notice about these cheek pads is they have this mesh material and this is for speakers. Bell has actually built little recess in the side of the helmet for speakers if you want to run a communication system. You can install a bluetooth headset you can install anything with speakers that will fit in the helmet. Another cool thing about the Bell helmets is the magnetic chin strap. This is called their magna fusion system. They have tried to make the lining with a lot of mesh material and air channels so you have good ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable on the inside of the helmet. If you look at the inside of the helmet you can see a lot of those channels actually for the ventilation. That is the overview of the Bell Vortex, it is a great helmet and you can go to compacc.com to check them out.
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    Great stuff. - WaynoJ   WA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Great price.
    Cons: None

    As my Bell Vortex gets a lot of use I ride pretty much every day, it only took about 8 months for the fit to loosen up enough that the face-shield got pushed into my face at freeway speeds. New cheek pads solved this problem. Great stuff. At 20 a set you can't beat it. Another 20 for a new top pad and I basically have a new helmet for 40 bucks.


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    Hopefully they can help you find the right item and make the best decision.

    This review is for Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmets - Solid Colors
    Very nice head gear - Nocman2   GA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Competes with my Shoei RF1100, nice neck roll, comfortable
    Cons: Cant think of any

    I bought this helmet to replace my wife's starter helmet. It was a great affordable upgrade that provides the safety benefits we were looking for. I was out to get her a Shoei RF 1100 just like mine, but found this one instead. Nice helmet, I'd buy it again


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    good buy - breeze   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: inexpensive, comfortable, good airflow, well made.
    Cons: [None]

    I bought this for a track day. I neded a full face helmet for Cal. Superbike school, and didnt plan on using it much. But with its Snell rating and good reviews, thought id try it. Worked great, visor was clear and stayed shut at 140 speeds, with ear pluugs it didnt sound any louder than any other lid. Comfortable, my head is a 22 14, right between a SM..the Medium was a perfect fit. The airflow was good, lots of vents that worked in hot southern weather. it comes with a hetmet bag, nose and chin valance. Lot of helmet for the money. It even looks pretty good. You cant tell its a low end lid unless you look real close..I have had a bunch of 3-400 lids, and other than finish, is just as nice and has all the same features of higher ones.. hope this helps


    This review is for Bell Vortex Patriot Helmets
    Bell is the best - Marty   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: great fit and quality
    Cons: [None]

    beautiful helmet, cool graphics, very comfortable and quiet, great value for the price especially since it's both snell and dot approved.


    This review is for Bell Snow Shield Kits - Star - Vortex - RS-1 Helmets
    snow shield - marty   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: inexpensive way to change your street helmet out for winter fun
    Cons: [None]

    great price and very good quality, very easy to change on the vortex helmet, it's an inexpensive way to utilize your favorite helmet and switch from a street helmet to a snowmobile helmet without the cost of another helmet, love it


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    light smoke sheild - Marty   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: perfect tint not too dark for evening rides
    Cons: none

    very nice sheild and very good quality, a snap to install or change out and just tright amount of tint for sunny days and not too dark for evening rides.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    solex shield - Lynbiker   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Great Shield
    Cons: None

    This shield should come standard on all bell helmets,no need to carry 2 shields - will fog a bit cool mornings but quickly goes away


    This review is for Bell Vortex Flying Tiger Helmets
    Solid - Jeff   IL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Nice, safe and snug fit, great looks, better air flow than other helmets I've had, light, smooth aerodynamics and great value for such a low price.
    Cons: None.

    Great value for the price. This is a very fine, well fitting helmet. I always get a large and have worn several brands HJC, KBC, Shoei X11, Gmax and Suomy to name a few.I've read some reviews about this helmet being loudnoisy, etc. I always wear earplugs from wal-mart, the spongy soft ones you roll up because I learned early, if you don't wear plugs that I will get an ear infection. This helmet has about the same sound or noise as any other helmet I've worn. I ride about 10,000year on basically crotch rocket type bikes with little or no screenshield so my head gets lots of forced air. I'm also 6'2 and 205lbs and sit up high enough to get my share of wind. I also go on a 4,000 to 6,000 mile trip each summer either to or over the rockies from east central Illinois. I feel all helmets are noisy if you don't wear earplugs. Jeff


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Bell Transitions SOLFX - SV650 Rider   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Convinient, fast tint
    Cons: Not dark enough

    I love having the auto tinting feature. No messing around with shields and you get as much tint as needed for what ever light condition. The only thing I wish could be changed was it getting a little darker. During sunrise and sunset the direct sun light is pretty bright. Any other time of the day it is fantastic. The way I counter that is just to keep my head tipped down a little bit. Great product.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex - SV650 Rider   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Price, Comfortable, air flow, SNELL2010I race cars
    Cons: A little noisy, three big Bell logos

    When I measured my head I was kind of between a medium and large size. I went with the large and glad I did. It fit pretty snug when I first got it. After a short time the cheek pads relaxed a bit and the helmet fits comfortably snug. I did start to notice more wind noise after though. The chin strap slack uses a magnet instead of a snap. My other riding friend is jealous of that.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Great Value - RS   IL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Value
    Cons: None

    I purchase a silver model on sale. The fit was perfect but you should use the chart from the Bell site for this helmet vs. the one on this site. The sizing is different. The quality is much better than expected and the only negative is the clip on the provided helmet bag broke the first time used which is not a big deal. The best value on a quality Snell 2010 helmet.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Yup - Moseph   KS Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: no cut line in you field of vision, no buttons or sliders to press, compact helmet
    Cons: a little darker would be the cherry on top

    ii don't think i will ever go back to a internal visor helmet, and ive owned alot of them.


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    Dark Smoke Shield for Bell Helmet - Dark Smoke Shield for Bell Helmet   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Easy to attachdetach
    Cons: None

    simple and easy to use


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    the best i every worked with - kenny clark   MS Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: if you shop other places you will always come back here
    Cons: none

    ive been riding bikes since 1977 this place by far the best place that ive found to buy parts from the staff has helped me with everthing that i have every needed the BEST GUYS


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Awesome sheild - Rvelvetj   IL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: It does everything well. It's crystal clear all the time and from every angle. You don't even notice it dimming, at some point you just realize that you aren't ever squinting.
    Cons: None

    Install couldn't be easier. Optics couldn't be clearer. Transitions plenty fast for the real world.


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    Tim B. - Tim B.   IL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: High Quality, easy to use , no distortion.
    Cons: None

    Well made, great price and fit on helmet with ease.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    So Nice...buy it - tHawk   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: No sunglasses required
    Cons: Change is not instant

    One of the reasons I purchased the Bell RS1 was for the capability of upgrading to the SOLFX shield. I could not be happier. Shades your face when needed, no distortion, hasn't scratched with normal use and works just like the video says. The only con And this is a stretch being the transition. If you are going in and out of tunnels or something similar. It's not going to keep up, no big deal on my part. All of this said, I still find myself wearing my sunglasses with it sometimes. It's summer and it's hot so I frequently pop up the shield while driving to cool off.I have had no issue with wearing sun glasses and the SOLFX at the same time. I would buy again and would recommend it to anyone. Very happy


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    tupelo ms - terry   MS Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: the transition between night and day
    Cons: none

    Great product. The transition in dark and light is great. As always bell's easy installation is a huge plus.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Great Purchase - akabobo   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Excellent clarity, easy install, no more changing shields
    Cons: None so far

    I am a rider coming off a long hiatus and wish they had these when I started riding. They do exactly what they're supposed to do. I can see where riding into the sun, you might need additional protection because this is not a super dark shield, but for day to day riding around, this is exceptional.


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    Bell Shield - Pete   NJ Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: No Complaints
    Cons: None

    A Shield is a Shield, what I like is CA's always fast service, The fastest I think, of any of the mailorder Bike sites out there. This order was at my door in no time...Bravo , keep it up


    This review is for Bell Vortex Helmet - Replacement Cheek Pads
    Good stuff. - WaynoJ   WA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Comes in many sizes to fine-tune for your head size.
    Cons: None

    As my Bell Vortex gets a lot of use I ride pretty much every day, it only took about 8 months for the fit to loosen up enough that the face-shield got pushed into my face at freeway speeds. New cheek pads solved this problem, and since they come in various sizes, I was able to get a set one size larger than stock for an even tighter fit. Great stuff. At 20 a set you can't beat it. Another 20 for a new top pad and I basically have a new helmet.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    The clear vision - livingforhim   MD Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Works great
    Cons: cost

    Great product Can ride day or night and not worry about any need for visor or glasses to be changed. To buy this was a no brainer.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex - upnorthdoug   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: works will in summer and winter
    Cons: [None]

    I own 2 Vortex Helmets. I use them in all seasons. I bought the Snow Shield Kit for winter snowmobile riding. The helmets fit our heads well and are very comfortable.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    It really works - Stevo   AL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: changes fast, fog resistant, durable against scratches
    Cons: Not dark enough when sun is low at eye level

    This shield works as well as prescription eyeglasses, transition lenses. It changes fast and is uniform throughout. Is completely clear at night and somehow, seems better than a regular clear shield at night. I have used it alot at night. It is also very fog resistant. With the application of Scotts anti fog cleaner, it just will not fog at all. It is expensive, but you do get what you pay for in this shield.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    worth the price - rijiline   FL Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Clear Vision, Tints Quickly, Un-Tints Quickly
    Cons: None

    Yes, this item is expensive but it is well worth it. I had a dark smoke shield and when the sun went down, forget it, could hardly see the cars headlights. But during the day in Florida, you can't go with a clear shield, just too sunny. This shield quickly tints in the sunlight. It seems that it is actually easier to see through then my other Shoei shields I have. There is no distortion. I would highly recommend having one of these.


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    All Face Shields Should be Transitions - VJS   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: No need to carry a clear sheild for night riding.
    Cons: pricey, but worth every penny.

    This is the greatest face shield ever. I bought this one for my wife because I like mine so much. All face shields should be transitions. Carrying extra shields takes up valuable storage space on the bike and they tend to get scratched up no matter how careful you are. With the self-tinting shield, one doesn't have to stop at dusk to change out shields. Combined with the Bell Revolver, a great ride


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    Bell shield revolver helmet - bell shield revolver helmet   MN Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: It's nice and dark and keeps the sun to a minimal.
    Cons: [None]

    It's a nice shield.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex - Tim   NJ Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Style, Function, Price
    Cons: None

    Great helmet for the price, everything functions as advertised


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    So Cool - Paul   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Not too dark, looks awesome.
    Cons: You look TOO cool, makes people jealous.

    I have a Bell Star Matte Black helmet and I just purchased the dark smoke screen. It looks so awesome I can't even tell you. Rode it to work this morning and it was a little overcast with some slight sunlight here and there and it wasn't too dark at all. It does a nice job of shading the sun, but not so much that you can't see. Plus you look super bad a. It's a great visor clicks in easy and I carry my clear visor with me in the OGIO tail bag that I just bought from Compacc just in case it gets too dark out.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    RC  
    I bought one of these for my now discontinued Spirit helmet.Its great.Plenty dark out in the sun. I wear glasses so I dont have to mess with my clipons as much.In cold weather it does'nt get as dark but I think it was well worth the price. I wish they were available for every helmet.


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    Jake  
    Best 120 I have ever spent... Works great.. No need to switch shield again.


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    dave  
    awesome helmet with good looks


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    rocketman1975  
    I ordered this shield with my Bell Vortex Helmet. It works great. I used to have 2 shields with my HJC and had to stop and change it when it got dark. Now the shield changes constantly and I can always see... Plus it gets surprisingly dark when the sun is really bright... I am not sure how I lived without it before now...


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex Helmet - Tommy   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Snell approved, shield system, ventilation, fit, styling
    Cons: Big, LOUD

    For the price, the Bell Vortex is a steal. All the features included in this mid-range helmet make it a great choice for anyone who doesn't want to spend the money to move up to an aria or a shoei. My only big complaint is the noise level. There are two tiny exhaust ports low on the back of the helmet that create an enormous amount of wind noise inside the helmet. Throw in some earplugs and you have a great helmet at an amazing price.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Good Fit - Jack Creevy   NH Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Good fit and very stable.
    Cons: The right side hinge plate that holds the face shield in place broke the first time I removed the shield

    All in all I am pleased with this helmet. Could not believe the price for such a quality piece of equipment. Because it was silver for some reason it was 100.00 less than the other Vortex helmets. I do have one complaint however in that the brow vent allows so much air in that after about an hour my forehead starts to hurt really bad. Tried closing all of the vents but, air still gets in. I was able to reduce this quite a bit by removing the top liner and plugging the holes with foam insulation and then reinstalling the liner. Never did I ever think I would complain about a helmet that flows to much air. Now I love this helmet.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Flack Helmets
    Nice Helmet - JohnK   MN Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Good price, good value, comfortable
    Cons: On the loud side

    My last two helmets have been Arai and I was really happy with them. I needed a new helmet but wanted to save some money so I decided to give Bell a try. I am pretty impressed. The price is great and the quality is very good. The helmet is very comfortable and has good ventilation. My only complaint is the same as other reviewers. It is loud, especially at highway speeds. But I am happy with the purchase.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Great deal on a very good helmet - Scrappy McStuffins The Wonder Cat   CA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Value, Visor RemovalReplacement, Fit
    Cons: Noise

    I bought this as a replacement for my old Vortex that was getting pretty worn out. This one was on clearance, so I picked it up when I saw the deal they had. I think it is easily worth the full price, but at the clearance price, it was a no-brainer.Before the prior Vortex, I wore an Arai Profile, which is significantly more expensive, but not so much better than the Vortex to justify the price difference.I find the Vortex is very comfortable, Keep in mind that the padding will break in quite a bit, so make sure you get a tight fit. It will feel too tight for the first month, but that is what you want.As far as noise...it is noisier than the Arai Profile I wore, but with earplugs which you should be wearing anyway, the noise is not bothersome at all to me. I read some of the recommendations on blocking the vents behind the ear and tried that with my new Vortex. Not sure if it made that big of a difference.Also, I use a Sena SMH-10 and it fits just fine on this helmet using the clamp.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex Helmet - Mademma   WI Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Nice looking, fits well, and keeps my head warm in the cold.
    Cons: [None]

    This is my first helmet and I am pleased with it. Glad I bought it and would do so again.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    very cool - Travis   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: changes tint... duh
    Cons: not dark enough

    I don't think it gets dark enough. I had a dark smoke shield on my last helmet and in full sunlight this shield doesn't get as dark.If you are riding through variable light beforeafter sunrisesunset then it's definitely worth it. And overall I'm still happy I got it. The fully dark mode is fine, it's just that in Texas I ride in full sun most of the time, so I'd like it to be a little darker.


    This review is for Bell Shield: fits Star, Revolver EVO, Revolver, Vortex, RS1, Qualifier Helmets
    Bell Shield - Marc K   CO Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Nice tint, good fit, good look
    Cons: little costly compared to other visors

    As advertised ... a little expensive when compared to similar visors of other brands ... but I'd still recommend it. Functionality and quality are excellent.


    This review is for Bell Vortex Solid Helmets - Metallic Silver
    Bell Vortex - Carl in NC   NC Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: The fit is good, it flows a lot of air
    Cons: A little noisy

    I'm liking my Vortex. It flows a lot more air than my old Scorpion. I do notice more noise, and may have to start wearing ear plugs. The size runs true to my hat size, and it fits well and is very comfortable.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Transition shield for the Bell helmet - Day Rider   CT Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Outstanding optical clarity. Excellent transition from no tint to very dark tint in the sun..
    Cons: No UV protection like other shields.

    This product does the job as advertised.. But what I did not know is that the shield has no UV protection.. I had my personal glasses on and with the shield closed my glasses went dark too. This does not happen with my other shields, which is one of the reasons I got a transition shield. I will have to use sun screen if I am going to be out all day..


    This review is for Bell Snow Shield Kits - Star - Vortex - RS-1 Helmets
    Works for motorcycles - Landon   IA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Doesn't fog over
    Cons: Two layers of plastic

    Finally I can ride motorcycle in cold weather without the visor fogging over as soon as I slow down. Simpler and costs less than the heated version. Happy I found it.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Big screw up for 120 - Sticker   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Gets pretty dark, not cheesy purple tint
    Cons: Expensive, permanent 2 long glue spot on front from Transitions sticker

    Nice shield but some boob decided to attach an adhesive backed Transitions sticker to the front of it. Why couldn't. they use a static vinyl sticker, a molded in brand, or at least put it someplace outside of the clearview area DaftNot acceptable for a 120 face shield.


    This review is for Bell Transitions SOLFX Shield - Fits Star - Revolver - Vortex - RS-1 - Qualifier Helmets
    Bell Transitions SOLFX - Bud   Recommended by Reviewer: No
    Pros: Convenient
    Cons: Short lived

    I was excited about this product and ordered it for use here in Florida. It worked wellat first but after the first year, it became less effective in darkening. Now, 3 years later, it does not darken at all.




    Sizing Chart & Specs for the Bell Vortex Helmet - Replacement Top Pads
    BELL HELMETS

    Bell Helmet Sizing Chart
    HELMET SIZEHEAD SIZE (cm)HAT SIZEHEAD SIZE (in)
    X-Small53 - 546 5/8 - 6 3/420 7/8 - 21 1/4
    Small55 - 566 7/8 - 721 5/8 - 22
    Medium57 - 587 1/8 - 7 1/422 1/2 - 22 7/8
    Large58-597 3/8 - 7 1/223 1/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large60-617 5/8 - 7 3/424 - 24 3/8
    2X-Large63 - 647 7/8 - 824 3/4 - 25 1/2


    Bell Drifter DLX and Pit Boss Helmets
    HELMET SIZEHEAD SIZE (cm)HAT SIZEHEAD SIZE (in)
    X-Small/Small53-556 5/8 - 6 7/820 3/4 - 21 5/8
    Medium56-587 - 7 1/822 - 22 3/4
    Large58-607 1/4 - 7 1/222 3/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large / 2X-Large61-637 5/8 - 7 7/824 - 24 3/4


    Bell Youth Helmet Sizing Chart
    HELMET SIZEHEAD SIZE (cm)HAT SIZEHEAD SIZE (in)
    Youth Small50 - 515 7/8 - 6 1/819 1/2 - 20
    Youth Medium51 - 526 1/8 - 6 3/820 - 20 1/2
    Youth Large52 - 536 3/8 - 6 5/820 1/2 - 21


    The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.
    Part Number Status for Bell Vortex Helmet - Replacement Top Pads
    Options SKU Our Price Availability
    X-Small 2022667 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    Small 2022668 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    Medium 2022669 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    Large 2022670 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    X-Large 2022671 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days
    2X-Large 2022672 $19.95 Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days


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