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Bell Alchera Helmets

4.23/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $85.00

Product Description

Getting serious air takes on a whole new meaning. Racers and rec riders alike will appreciate the 17 air-gobbling vents, the adjustable GPS custom fit system, and the sleek profile. Fusion In-Mold Microshell construction, Cam-lock strap adjusters, CPSC certified.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Green

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2013

Strengths:    It is a Bell helmet

Weaknesses:    Made in China, poor quality control, moulding defects, dangerous to wear!

Bottom Line:   
My helmet had a moulding defect that caused a knob 5mm think and 1.5 cm in dia in the crown of the helmet. It would have been fatal in an accident.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by papajohn a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2012

Strengths:    perfect fit, good ventilation, estetically looking good when put on. does the job more than anything.

Weaknesses:    None in my opinion

Bottom Line:   
i crashed in a bit more than 26 mph indoor. i touched the wheel infront of me, lost control and dived over the handlebar, landed on my head and volted over. the helmed cracked up in 17 places but i did not receive any serious physical damage. the x-rays proved my head and neck to be intact. if it would not have been for the helmet, i would definitely not be around today. i have to say that BELL Alchera saved my life and i will be loyal to this brand for as long as i can pedal.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere

Purchased At:   stenströms (sweden)

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   cervelo rs, shimano ultegra, fulcrum r5, bell alchera, elite shoes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by yeddah a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2011

Strengths:    light, snug, Bell reliability, not crazy bulky

Weaknesses:    doesn't have the nicer straps / buckle system that some of the boutique models like KASK have.

Bottom Line:   
helmets are just as unique as saddles (I think). Tried on like 30 different ones from $35 to $200 and the Alcherra was the most comfortable. The fact that it was on sale for $40 was just the icing on the cake.

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Favorite Ride:   no rain

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Bell Slant, Bell Variant

Bike Setup:   4130 frame, Sram Apex (the 'Toyota Camry' of bikes..)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Old Bones a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2011

Strengths:    Price to feature ratio
Fits me well

Weaknesses:    Pads are thin and begin to fall apart after being carefully washed a couple of times

Bottom Line:   
Very good helmet for the price.
Bell helmets seem to fit me better than some others so I stuck with Bell after losing my Bell Ghisallo in an accident (which did save my head...thanks).

It does the job and is cheaper and not as bulbous on me as the Ghisallo

I find the pads to be a bit thin and cheap feeling. I contacted Bell for a new set and they sent 2 sets for free

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Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Bell Ghisallo
Other Bell helmets over the years
Bailen-if you are old enough to remember it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Foesforchris a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2011

Strengths:    Fits well. adjusts easy. takes a hit like its supposed to.

Weaknesses:    straps could be better.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet saved my life... Cant ask for more than that.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   Bianchi 928 cl, Campy record, mavic ksyrium wheelset.

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