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Bell Stratus MIPS Helmet
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Bell Stratus MIPS Helmet

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The Bell Stratus features strong influences from Bell's premium Z2O road helmet, including MIPS multi-direcitonal impact protection that reduces collision forces, Overbrow Ventilation™ channels to keep cool air efficiently moving through the helmet, and No-Twist Tri-Glide™ fasteners that eliminate discomfort caused by the twisting straps on other helmet designs. Updated for 2018 with integrated MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) for added protection in angled helmet-object impacts.


Features:

  • Equipped with integrated MIPS multi-directional impact protection system
  • Float Fit™ retention system with integrated MIPS
  • Lightweight internal polycarbonate roll cage
  • Fusion in-mold polycarbonate shell
  • Lightweight straps
  • No-Twist Tri-Glide™ fasteners keep straps flat for comfort and aerodynamics
  • Overbrow Ventilation™
  • 18 vents
  • Claimed weight is 275 g

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

Bell Stratus MIPS Helmet
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SALE: $150.00
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Head Circumference20½"-22"21½"-23"23"-24½"   

Certification: Complies with the US CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmet for Persons Age 5 and Older 

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Reviewed 6/18/2020
by JPE
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado Springs
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Pros & Cons

First, BTD did a great job filling the order and shipping the product as ordered. The product itself has some issues. The chin strap is too short. I wear a skull cap and the adjustable end of the strap just clears the buckle with no excess to fit in the keeper. I contacted Bell and their response was that I was not wearing the helmet properly. I have been riding bikes for 60 years and 40 of them have been with a helmet without exception. I know how to wear a helmet. When winter comes I plan to wear a heavier head covering, which will not work with the strap as currently configured. I am looking for an extender to resolve that issue. The second issue is that the MIPS fit is different than the predecessor design. The helmet needs to sit somewhat back on the head to keep the helmet from sliding too far forward on the suspension. Otherwise it starts to come over the eyebrow. That issue I have adjusted to. I was surprised that given Bell's great history they did not want to work a bit harder to resolve this issue as it does affect rider safety. Nothing stays the same, it appears.

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Reviewed 8/13/2020
by Gustav
SW FLA
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overall a very good helmet

It's got great safety reviews. it fits comfortably, well ventilated, & despite what the negative reviews say, I have no problem getting my sunglasses into the vents when I need to store them while rolling.

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Reviewed 7/19/2019
by Anonymous
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Nice helmet

This helmet looks great and fits good once you pull down the inner liner. After I had it a couple weeks the tightening strap broke and came loose at the back. I sent it back to BTD and they are sending a new one. Hopefully it will last. I like the way it looks. Also I agree that the chin strap could be longer. It pulls out if you are not careful. Other than that once you have it on you forget it is there and don't think about it.

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Reviewed 3/7/2019
by OV Dragonman
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson, AZ
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Super Comfortable, Unsure Of Color Lifespan

Very comfortable helmet and I only have two complaints about it. 1) I miss the slight sun visor built into my last helmet. This is something I can live with, though. 2) In 7 months of use, the color is noticeably fading. I bought the Retina Sear version and the back is now much lighter than the front from sun bleaching. No apparent damage to the out plastic shell.

Overall, I think this is an excellent choice for a helmet. Mine sees daily use, 160 miles (255 km) week, and once I strap it on, I don't notice I'm wearing it. The air vents provide good air flow, something important here in the desert SW, to keep you cool, even when working hard in the heat. I just wish the color had held up better.

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Reviewed 2/24/2020
by mike g
Cycling Enthusiast
Nebo,NC
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Nice fit and value

Initial appearance and fit are as expected. I was getting close to needing a new helmet and the sale price persuaded me in the purchase.

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Reviewed 11/15/2018
by R Evans
Daily Commuter
Palo Alto CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great fit, but chin strap is too short

I bought this helmet for the MIPS feature. Previously I wore a Bell Sweep helmet, which I really like.

I find that Bell helmets (more oblong) fit my head shape better than Gyro helmets (more circular). For my wife it is the opposite.

I found that the Stratus helmet fit me as well as my Sweep helmet, except for a too short chin strap. In adjusting the chin strap, I barely had enough strap to pass through the clasp and fold back on itself into the plastic strap retainer. It seems to stay on during my ride, but will often get loose when I release the clasp. I worry that, if I am in an accident, the accident forces might release the strap and I might lose the helmet when I need it most. There should be at least a half inch more strap. This was not a problem on my previous Bell Sweep helmet.

The Bike Tire Direct price was very good!

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Reviewed 9/17/2018
by OV Dragonman
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson, AZ
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Best Choice To Protect Your Head!

Been logging a lot of time in this helmet over the last few weeks, since I bought it. I'm only going to dock it half a point and on only one area sweat control. Yes, I do get a nice air flow over my head, but the built-in pads dogged saturated, nonetheless. Not a major deal as I've learned to lean to the side and press the brow of the helmet to drain the excess sweat.

Fit is easily adjustable, comfort level is excellent, and the helmet is light, to the point I do not notice I'm wearing one. An added plus is that bright color give you a real high visibility if you share the road with motor vehicles.

If you value what's inside your head, this is the helmet to protect it!

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Reviewed 9/6/2019
by TNRoadie
Cycling Enthusiast
Bristol, TN
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This is my favorite helmet.

I have used several different helmets, including other models made by Bell. The Stratus is the best yet. It fits securely, is lightweight, has plenty of ventilation and this model even includes MIPS. I am very happy with this product.

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Reviewed 2/1/2019
by GL biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Atascadero, CA
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Really Good Helmet

This helmet fits well and is comfortable as well as stylish. It is good it has the Mipps protection as well. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 11/12/2018
by Jim D, Michigan
Cycling Enthusiast
West Michigan
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Fantastic! Light, well ventilated, fit perfectly out of the box, easy to adjust. Liked it so well, I bought 2!

Road Cycling. Can't think of anything I don't like about it. One of the best helmets I've owned and a great value for the price.

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Reviewed 11/8/2018
by Cyclomama
virginia
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great helmet

Bought this one because Virginia Tech says it tested at the top of their crash worthiness tests. Its comfortable and looks good too!

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Reviewed 10/23/2018
by Rob
Cycling Enthusiast
Roanoke, VA
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Comfortable and safe

This is one of the safest helmets according to a Virginia Tech study. It's also very comfortable to wear. Overall, I'm very glad to have it and it's a big upgrade from my old brain bucket.

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Reviewed 10/8/2018
by Nick T.
New Jersey
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Very well engineered and super comfy

It was pretty coincidental, having damaged my helmet days before seeing a news segment on helmet safety performance. So I researched the safety test (conducted by Virginia Tech Helmet Lab) and decided on the Bell Stratus mips. Out of over 26 other helmets the Bell, along with four other helmets from other brands was rated best available. Test was rated for safety only - not value, comfort, looks...

Having owed a Bell prior to the Lazer I recently damaged I knew my head shape agreed with most Bells.

The Stratus is amazingly comfortable -from padding, to chin straps,to weight or lack of,I could not be any happier. It is well vented and well engineered- has a system up front that keeps sweat and rain from running onto brow.

The only issue which shouldn't be a deal breaker because the helmet does seem so perfect is the outer dimensions seem large. Helmet just looks a bit big on my head compared to other brands I've owned. But once on and riding all is good!

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Reviewed 9/3/2018
by SJ Mich Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
St Joseph, Michigan
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Like the fit and look

Use for road riding, Sizing seemed to be on par with other helmets (Bell, Giro, LG) as I wear Medium in all. Bought because of top ranking in recent bike helmet safety ratings, hope I never have to put to the test but nice piece of mind knowing that I am using one of the safest helmets on the market and got at very reasonable price on sale.

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Reviewed 8/10/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, OH
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Antoher examole of why I continue to purchase Bell helmets

200 mile per week rider

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Reviewed 6/24/2018
by Rich
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland
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great helmet

This helmet is light and comfortable. I use it for commuting and long tours. I've used several other brands and this is the most comfortable.

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Reviewed 6/25/2018
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
San Francisco Bay Area
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Fits perfectly on a Bell head (round head ie. not long and narrow)

The front of the helmet sits low on the forehead, bent low, looking up the front edge of the helmet is visible. This is acceptable.

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Reviewed 7/5/2019
by Anonymous
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Light and great fit

Excellent fit, good protection and light

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Reviewed 2/8/2018
by Anonymous
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Fantastic helmet

This is both light and comfortable.

It fits well both on its own or with a balaclava underneath it. So far, the improved forehead pad has worked well to keep sweat out of my eyes. And it is definitely worth the peace of mind to know that I am writing with MIPS protection.

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Review for Bell Stratus MIPS 2017 Road Helmet
Reviewed 2/15/2018
by Paul
California
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great value

I own this and a Z20. Honestly, although the Z20 has a little more padding (and oriented slightly differently), the Stratus is actually very similarand less expensive. I have the white Status with reflective silver, which is perfect for my commutes.

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