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Old 05-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Bell or Shoei?

I'm looking at the Bell Ride Smart-1 and the Shoei Gt-air. I've never had any Shoei or Bell helmets and just would like to know the comfort/durability of both. Use will be for daily, spirited, and track riding. HELP PLEASE!!!
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I've never had a shoei, but bell makes a great lid, very comfortable
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I have bought two Shoei's this year, a quest and x-12. I like them so much that I don't even touch my Arai anymore, which I've had for the past two years.

The shoei's are very comfortable and amazingly smooth and stable in the wind.

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Bell used to be "The helmet"...then not sure why they kind of disappeared. Now making a huge comeback. But both Bell and Shoei make very high quality lids. Both from a couple hundred to several thousand so...whatever your taste its a win win. I've used many of both and have nothing negative to say about either one. And both have saved my bean in many occasions.
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Thanks guys and gal. I guess this'll come down to graphics. There's no gear shop near me to test either one personally, so that sucks.
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Try them on, name means very little when it comes to odd shaped domes.


... shameless plug but Bell is the only one with the transitional shield...
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Try them on, name means very little when it comes to odd shaped domes.


... shameless plug but Bell is the only one with the transitional shield...
And they have have a badass carbon fiber hella light one for about 4 large
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Thanks guys and gal. I guess this'll come down to graphics. There's no gear shop near me to test either one personally, so that sucks.
Not telling u your business but don't base your choice on graffix....remember...this is ur head your talking about....u can always have it airbrushed like me to be truly individual....just my 2 and I'm out now....happy hunting
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Thanks guys and gal. I guess this'll come down to graphics. There's no gear shop near me to test either one personally, so that sucks.
And there are plenty of places in Htown to try things out......Drive....
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they both fit very differently in my experience having a shoei, and trying a few bell helmets on. I also really like HJC, use it more than my shoei
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And they have have a badass carbon fiber hella light one for about 4 large
Indeed! Just don't have an odd shape dome cause it's backordered... 3wks now and counting.

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And there are plenty of places in Htown to try things out......Drive....
See above...

2wheelToys have some of the nice bells in stock when I went, I'm sure they offer some sort of MH discount too.
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I'm no longer in Houston. I'm in the boonies. I know the importance of my head. Just wanted advice on the comfort and what nots. From all from what i've gathered, they both seem like great brands, so logic falls to pricing and graphics after that.
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Bell Star....has the best airflow and very comfortable
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they are both fantastic safety wise and comfort, but just remember they both fit differently, really suggest trying them on
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Indeed! Just don't have an odd shape dome cause it's backordered... 3wks now and counting.



See above...

2wheelToys have some of the nice bells in stock when I went, I'm sure they offer some sort of MH discount too.
Indeed...u will luv it
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they are both fantastic safety wise and comfort, but just remember they both fit differently, really suggest trying them on
What he said...
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I'm no longer in Houston. I'm in the boonies. I know the importance of my head. Just wanted advice on the comfort and what nots. From all from what i've gathered, they both seem like great brands, so logic falls to pricing and graphics after that.
I've had plenty of lids from to...you spent what???? And I've had plenty save my life and don't get upset with me here but it seems to me you care most about looks and comfort....maybe you want to consider an Icon helmet...but if u do...order larger than what you wear as they run on the smaller side. Alot of people talk trash about them but thy do actually make a quality helmet and they luv graffix....u can even send them your own design...
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Bell and shoei both fit my hea perfectly. I have a bell now, switched from shoei. Both great lids. Couldn't pass up the bell for the price.
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Bell and shoei both fit my hea perfectly. I have a bell now, switched from shoei. Both great lids. Couldn't pass up the bell for the price.
weird! idk why the bell fits so weird on me, i really liked their designs too much more than shoei's
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Can't go wrong with either one. Both are great helmets.

Shoei fits my head much better though. Recently purchased the GT-Air and I am very happy with it.
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