Bell Stoker Helmet 2014
If you're a trail rider who is looking to step it up a notch, the Stoker was made for you. With just the right amount of substance and style, the Stoker keeps you cool, calm, and collected while riding challenging terrain. The Stoker is packed with features too. A speed dial fit system, an airflow brow band, and Cam-Lock levers means you'll be reaching for this helmet every time you go off-road.
I've had the helmet for almost 3 months and about 300 miles. Before buying, I thought the overbrow thing was hype, but I'm really impressed with the airflow. On fit: I've always stuck with Giro for helmets just because they worked for my head shape. I tried the Feature, fully expecting it to be what I was looking for, but it seemed more oval (narrower on the sides) than the Giro's I'd had in the past (a few Xen's and a Xar). I think it's worth mentioning because if you liked the Giro Xen from a few years back, the Stoker could be great for you. Hard to tell from pictures, but the vent layout does allow mounting a light for night rides. My magic shine mount ends up almost directly over the forward center vent with the straps feeding through the lower front side vents. The only con is that my wife thinks it’s a little ugly. If I have another altercation with a tree this year, I'll definitely grab another one.
Just got this helmet and am liking it a lot. Fit is very good. If you like the fit of Bell helmets then you will like this helmet. Extended coverage in back provides extra protection. No problem with sun glasses fitting. Visor is fixed, not adjustable so may not work with goggles. Price is there too. I think it is the best value in a mountain bike specific helmet.