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Bell Ghisallo thoughts???(5 posts)

Bell Ghisallo thoughts???hycobob
Oct 15, 2002 6:10 PM
Has anyone out there used a Bell Ghisallo helmet? They look to have quite a lot of airflow like the Boreas or Pneumo...but at a lower price. I haven't bought new helmets in about 3 years and those were closeout Bell Evo2 and Image Pros for about $30 each. I saw the Ghisallo for $64 online which is well below it's initial $130 price tag. My only issue with Bell has been the pads wear out rather quickly (though Bell has been great about sending new replacements). Only one other rider in my club uses Bell since the Nazi LBS owner pushes high end Giro and Specialized helmets exclusively.
Just like a bikeMel Erickson
Oct 15, 2002 8:03 PM
fit, fit, fit. I tried on many helmets and settled on the three top helmets from Bell (Ghisallo, X-ray and Influx)becaus they fit the best. The X-ray and Influx are MTB helmets but take off the visor and you'll never know the difference. I though the X-ray and Influx had a little deeper "bucket" and chose the Influx because it was cheaper. It's just like the X-ray except the shell doesen't cover as much of the styrofoam in the back. All of them have my favorite feature, the little dial in the back that tightens and loosens the fit. It makes adjustment very easy and gives you a "just right" fit. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them and recommend them highly. $64 is a great price for the Ghisallo.
I like mine...PdxMark
Oct 15, 2002 9:55 PM
It fits well and moves alot of air over my head. In fact, for wet or cold riding I revert to an older helmet that isn't vented so well. One guy I spoke with said he liked the Ghisallo over the Pneumo because the ribs on the Pneumo were too narrow on his head... resulting in slight pressure points (or stripes, actually). The adjustment knob in back of the Ghisallo literally dials-in the fit.

One concern I have is that that adjustment knob is supported by a thin plastic arm that seems like it might break someday. So I just avoid wedging the helmet on my head to keep from breaking that piece.
Me too...WrigleyRoadie
Oct 16, 2002 7:18 AM
I love the GPS dial... makes it easy to put on a hat while riding and adjust the fit so that it's still snug.

Only issue I've had is with the Velcro that holds the pads in place. The adhesive holding the velcro patches kept coming off, so... krazy glue.
Has the crazy glue worked?hycobob
Oct 16, 2002 3:38 PM
I had a lot of trouble with the velcro coming loose too and am sure that Bell was getting tired of my phone calls. But they sent new velcro and pad sets right away whenever I needed them.