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Bell RS-1 or Star Carbon?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by Jabba, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. #1 Jabba, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
    I am looking at a new helmet and at the local bike shop they have the bell RS-1 for $350 and the star carbon for $400. I was originally going to just get the star for a much better more expensive helmet for only $50 more, but after reading reviews of both the RS-1 seems to be a much quieter helmet. I ride more upright on my GS500F so the more race oriented star carbon may not be suited to that style of riding.

    Anyone have either or had both and able to give me any advice?

    These are the reviews I used, they have racing for noise, ventilation, visibility, etc.


  2. Hi Jabba , I have the RS 1 and really like it . It is the only helmet I have and use so cannot compare to anything else sorry . One feature I do like is the magnet at the end of the chin strap so it does not flap around , it clips back onto the buckle . The visors are real easy to changeover from clear to tinted. Have had it since January this year and done 4000km's with it , so far so good .
  3. I also have a RS1 & find it the lightest & comfortable Helmet Ive ever had. I have also purchased a photochromatic visor which adjusts tint to suit
  4. Personally, the lighter the better for me, I've had a hjc carbon which weighs in at 1350 grams for a few years now, love it.
    Go for the lighter one.
  5. #5 Jabba, Jul 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
    Thanks guys, I'm not sure on the weights of them, but they are both a bunch lighter than my current Bell Revolution Evo. That is the main reson I am looking at another Bell, I have an iridium visor already and they fit both the RS-1 and Star. Strangely too, the size that fits me for the RS-1 is a large. My Revolution is an XXL! dafuq?

    Mine has that too, it was awesome until the magnet fell out lol!

    The Star Carbon is only 75 grams lighter, so the thing that is gonna sway me is the quietness really. I wear plugs, but the few times I haven't it is really painful at anything over 80km/h
  6. You're sort of answering your own question, I think, and just looking for answers that will reinforce your own. The "better" one isn't always better. :)
  7. Correct! I was hoping I was missing something though. I don't understand how a $400 RRP helmet can be quieter than a $700 RRP helmet of the same brand...
  8. One is more track focused. The other is more road focused.
    • Agree Agree x 1