Bell MX5 motorcycle helmet 5 star sharp med large £89.99 Amazon 70% off
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Bell MX5 motorcycle helmet 5 star sharp med large £89.99 Amazon 70% off

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Found 15th Sep 2015
A whole load of Bell motorcycle helmets on sale on amazon up to 70% off. This and the carbon fibre version probably the pick although £100 more. I really want the M6 carbon for £255! All but one (m10) are 5 star sharp rated.

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Excellent price. I would never think of looking on Amazon for a helmet. Have always used Shoei.
Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do you think?
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Yes defo for karting.
Marky264

Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do … Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do you think?


I would consult your track before hand.
Helmet weight: 2.3kg...wow!!!
No boring comments of 'if you have a cheap head buy a cheap helmet' yet ?...... like we get on most crash helmet deals on here....... yawn.
Bell helmets had the original slogan in their ads decades ago.
erickk

Helmet weight: 2.3kg...wow!!!



Whole package: box etc. 1.4Kg true weight sharp.direct.gov.uk/tes…m5x

It was supposed to be new boots this month, but this isn't much more expensive than a visor!
Edited by: "worthinger" 16th Sep 2015
Had to buy it. This is such a bargain.
Edited by: "worthinger" 16th Sep 2015
In my experience, Bell helmets tend to come up small. I take an XL Shoei or XXL X-lite, but I couldn't even get my head in an XL Bell.
The helmets have a good quality feel to them, but when ordering online you have to hope that the courier hasn't thrown it around too much.
I have a Bell I bought on Amazon just over a year ago at a silly cheap price. quality of my helmet was only just acceptable. has I paid more than £60 I would have sent it back. the rubber on the neck has never stuck down. I have tried a few times and it just won't not even contact adhesive has done the trick. if ypu are looking for a cheap helmet go for it but in my experience you are getting a cheap helmet. I have voted hot on prrice.
Exactly the same sizing wise, bought their XL before from Amazon and ended up gifting it to a family friend.
These are brilliant helmets and very quiet. Lots of heat.
Banned
How's the quality? I'm thinking if I should buy one for my boyfriend.If they have decent quality,I will get one
I was going to get Shox Sniper for £30, my work colleagues ordered them and it look great in matt black and superb value for money. But i am tempted on this one because of the brand and price reduction. Shame its not available in black?
Bell helmets size small. With a lid I think it is best to try before you buy so you are getting something that is comfortable.
My Stig Roleplays just got better
This really isn't an offer at all, just an imaginary RRP!

Bell helmets on Amazon have been "70% off" since forever
Edited by: "TheOak" 16th Sep 2015
^ couldn't find these on eBay at this price??
silverred

^ couldn't find these on eBay at this price??

Sorry. meant amazon
fish323

I have a Bell I bought on Amazon just over a year ago at a silly cheap … I have a Bell I bought on Amazon just over a year ago at a silly cheap price. quality of my helmet was only just acceptable. has I paid more than £60 I would have sent it back. the rubber on the neck has never stuck down. I have tried a few times and it just won't not even contact adhesive has done the trick. if ypu are looking for a cheap helmet go for it but in my experience you are getting a cheap helmet. I have voted hot on prrice.


+1
I bought from Amazon last summer and had to return as quality was too low! This isn't a bad deal but anyone thinking of buying should remember that those RRP's are 'slashed' for a reason (i.e. you're not getting £200 quality for £60!)
For anyone thinking of buying this as a present, I would offer this advice...

Helmets work best when they fit properly, which is almost impossible to know without trying them on.

I know it might sound painful to pay RRP (or only slightly discounted) in a high-street shop, but a badly-fitting helmet is dangerous. You won't be glad you saved a few quid, if you ever need it to protect you.

Even with correct head measurements and within the same brand, you may be surprised by what fits correctly and comfortably. I recently found an Arai helmet which fits PERFECTLY, which you could place next to a dozen other Shoei, Shark and Bell helmets and not see any difference. And, for what it's worth, it is technically a size smaller than my head measurements would suggest.

Two other things to consider: (1) most shops won't (or shouldn't) accept returns, since any damage to the helmet by the customer or in transit could reduce the structural integrity of the helmet; (2) remember that you will need to change your helmet every 3-5 years, to ensure that it offers the best protection if ever needed.

I hope this doesn't sound preachy, but - in my experience - I wouldn't take the risk for the sake of a few quid. Of course, it's a great deal if you know it will fit perfectly.

Ride safe, kids.
Marky264

Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do … Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do you think?



Well it's approved for motorcycle racing so probably but I don't know if things like fire proof rating matters for Karting like it does for car racing.

Great price if you know it fits. It's the problem with buying helmets online, My XL Agv is a bit snug but fine but I recently tried an XXL Nolan and I couldn't even get it on my head. I tend to order from sportsbikeshop as you can try the helmets on and return them if they don't fit.
Thanks! Time to get the marker pens out and customise that white version
bought both the carbon M5X and M6. the M5X looks a lot nicier. they both weight about the same. usually a medium but definitely a large in bell. Helmet is a lot bigger then my Arai rx7 gp but a third of the price so can't expect everything.
Marky264

Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do … Brilliant Price for a Bell Helmet, Would these be suitable for Karting do you think?


Does Karting have its own grading system or do they work off the Gold ACU Approval system?
dwor

For anyone thinking of buying this as a present, I would offer this … For anyone thinking of buying this as a present, I would offer this advice...Helmets work best when they fit properly, which is almost impossible to know without trying them on.I know it might sound painful to pay RRP (or only slightly discounted) in a high-street shop, but a badly-fitting helmet is dangerous. You won't be glad you saved a few quid, if you ever need it to protect you.Even with correct head measurements and within the same brand, you may be surprised by what fits correctly and comfortably. I recently found an Arai helmet which fits PERFECTLY, which you could place next to a dozen other Shoei, Shark and Bell helmets and not see any difference. And, for what it's worth, it is technically a size smaller than my head measurements would suggest.Two other things to consider: (1) most shops won't (or shouldn't) accept returns, since any damage to the helmet by the customer or in transit could reduce the structural integrity of the helmet; (2) remember that you will need to change your helmet every 3-5 years, to ensure that it offers the best protection if ever needed.I hope this doesn't sound preachy, but - in my experience - I wouldn't take the risk for the sake of a few quid. Of course, it's a great deal if you know it will fit perfectly.Ride safe, kids.



Very sound advice there Dwor. I was told when doing my bike test, you are better off wearing no helmet, than a helmet that doesnt fit properly.
Its something i've always remembered and always make sure a helmet fits properly now.
TheOak

This really isn't an offer at all, just an imaginary RRP!Bell helmets on … This really isn't an offer at all, just an imaginary RRP!Bell helmets on Amazon have been "70% off" since forever



Nonsense:

£239

racevisors.co.uk/pro…wcB

£195

ebay.co.uk/itm…=80

£299

scootercrazy.com/cgi…tml

£299

motolegends.com/hel…tml

And the bottom company will price match the medium (all they have in stock) giving a delivered price of £81!

Motolegends have a great and reliable pricebeat.
furiousjammin

Very sound advice there Dwor. I was told when doing my bike test, you are … Very sound advice there Dwor. I was told when doing my bike test, you are better off wearing no helmet, than a helmet that doesnt fit properly. Its something i've always remembered and always make sure a helmet fits properly now.



That's advice I would ignore.

ije.oxfordjournals.org/con…ull
Edited by: "worthinger" 16th Sep 2015
worthinger

That's advice I would … That's advice I would ignore.http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/03/08/ije.dyr040.full


You would ignore advice that encourages you to get a correctly fitted helmet?
furiousjammin

You would ignore advice that encourages you to get a correctly fitted … You would ignore advice that encourages you to get a correctly fitted helmet?



Quite obviously not - I would ignore ludicrous advice which states "you are better off wearing no helmet, than a helmet that doesnt fit properly".
worthinger

Quite obviously not - I would ignore ludicrous advice which states "you … Quite obviously not - I would ignore ludicrous advice which states "you are better off wearing no helmet, than a helmet that doesn't fit properly".


I think the fact that you would take the advice literally is ludicrous. It's obviously meant to emphasize the importance of getting a correctly fitted helmet, not advising people not to wear one.
The fact i have to explain that to you would suggest you are either trolling and looking for an argument, or just plain "not very clever".
furiousjammin

I think the fact that you would take the advice literally is ludicrous. … I think the fact that you would take the advice literally is ludicrous. It's obviously meant to emphasize the importance of getting a correctly fitted helmet, not advising people not to wear one.The fact i have to explain that to you would suggest you are either trolling and looking for an argument, or just plain "not very clever".



You're very defensive aren't you.

I didn't take it literally, I just pointed out the stupidity of it. Whereas you felt it was profound enough to repeat.

Better to post nothing at all than post nonsense.



dwor

Two other things to consider: (1) most shops won't (or shouldn't) accept … Two other things to consider: (1) most shops won't (or shouldn't) accept returns, since any damage to the helmet by the customer or in transit could reduce the structural integrity of the helmet;



Why would the risk of damage in transit for a return be any higher than the risk when it was shipped from the factory in the first place? How do you know what happened to them from the distributors to the store? I'm not saying it is impossible but I don't think it is a higher risk than getting a helmet from anywhere else, they all spend some time in transit one way or another. Sports Bike shop accept returns and they package their helmets well, they won't accept anything back that doesn't have the visor strips still on, they have been a god send for me as I have a stupid shaped head and so far the last three helmets I have tried have pushed on my forehead and all the local shops don't stock the larger size helmets generally.
SVRich

Why would the risk of damage in transit for a return be any higher than … Why would the risk of damage in transit for a return be any higher than the risk when it was shipped from the factory in the first place? How do you know what happened to them from the distributors to the store? I'm not saying it is impossible but I don't think it is a higher risk than getting a helmet from anywhere else, they all spend some time in transit one way or another. Sports Bike shop accept returns and they package their helmets well, they won't accept anything back that doesn't have the visor strips still on, they have been a god send for me as I have a stupid shaped head and so far the last three helmets I have tried have pushed on my forehead and all the local shops don't stock the larger size helmets generally.



Amazon have a decent returns policy also. I was at the Ace cafe do on Brighton seafront last weekend and tried on any number of Helmets - must be lucky with headshape as, in the main, a Large 59-60 fits me very well across a whole range of brands. I'll admit that I don't recollect trying on a Bell of any sort, but I'm sure that Amazon will happily take it back if I change my mind.
Edited by: "worthinger" 16th Sep 2015
worthinger

Amazon have a decent returns policy also. I was at the Ace cafe do on … Amazon have a decent returns policy also. I was at the Ace cafe do on Brighton seafront last weekend and tried on any number of Helmets - must be lucky with headshape as, in the main, a Large 59-60 fits me very well across a whole range of brands. I'll admit that I don't recollect trying on a Bell of any sort, but I'm sure that Amazon will happily take it back if I change my mind.



They probably will bu depends if they do it free or not. I looked at a few places that offer returns but I would have to pay to post it which can be quite costly as it is a big item. I'm sort of between XL/XXL and most shops don't stock XXLs I also have a longer oval head so a lot of them fit everywhere except they push on the forehead which gives me headaches, only Arai specify a long oval head shape but I am trying to avoid paying £500 for one of those.
SVRich

They probably will bu depends if they do it free or not. I looked at a … They probably will bu depends if they do it free or not. I looked at a few places that offer returns but I would have to pay to post it which can be quite costly as it is a big item. I'm sort of between XL/XXL and most shops don't stock XXLs I also have a longer oval head so a lot of them fit everywhere except they push on the forehead which gives me headaches, only Arai specify a long oval head shape but I am trying to avoid paying £500 for one of those.



That's a fair point. They may charge about £6 to return, but I can't be sure as I've never bought a helmet from them. Footear the definitely return FOC.

Motolegends do free returns for size and model change.

I thought I risk this helmet unworn as has a sharp 5 star and snell certification.
Packaging for these usually includes a nice helmet bag apparently - not the usual draw string.
SVRich

Why would the risk of damage in transit for a return be any higher than … Why would the risk of damage in transit for a return be any higher than the risk when it was shipped from the factory in the first place? How do you know what happened to them from the distributors to the store? I'm not saying it is impossible but I don't think it is a higher risk than getting a helmet from anywhere else, they all spend some time in transit one way or another. Sports Bike shop accept returns and they package their helmets well, they won't accept anything back that doesn't have the visor strips still on, they have been a god send for me as I have a stupid shaped head and so far the last three helmets I have tried have pushed on my forehead and all the local shops don't stock the larger size helmets generally.



​mine came in a large box (M5x) surrounded by packing. the helmet is bubble wrapped and then in a helmet bag which I have to say is quite nice then in its box. so unlikely to get damaged.
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