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If you’re in the market for a safe, comfortable, lightweight, and good looking helmet, you may have already considered the Bell Star Carbon. If you haven’t, you’ll want to. We’ve reviewed the three different Star Carbon models individually, so we’ll make it easier for you by bringing all three together in this thread. They are the Airtrix Laguna, Race Day and the stealthy Matte Carbon.

Bell’s top of the line Star Carbon helmet is back for 2013 with new graphics and a revised shape. The new shape is based on the RS-1, which was introduced after the Star, and featured an extremely well fitting intermediate oval headform. Other than the shape, the Star Carbon goes relatively unchanged, and retains all the features that made it so popular to begin with.

As with the previous Bell Star Carbon helmets, this version uses an outer shell that is made from 100% carbon fiber. Bell spent a great deal of time engineering the shell to be not only lightweight and strong, but very aerodynamic as well. What they came up with was an angular shape with a uniquely contoured spoiler, both of which make this helmet extremely stable and resistant to buffeting. Air is also directed into the variety of strategically placed vents at the front in order to push warm, stale air out through the exhaust vents at the back. All vents are independently adjustable so that you can dial in the ventilation for a variety of conditions.

Another feature that goes unchanged is the shield system. The Star Carbon uses their fog and scratch resistant NutraFog II face shield in order to keep your view clear. It’s also treated with a potent anti-UV coating so that you don’t have to worry about your face being burnt red after a day’s ride in the sun. Bell’s 3Mode Shield allows you to quickly lock the visor down, crack it open for added ventilation and swap out faceshields with no tools required. And don’t forget to ask about a Bell Transitions SolFX Photochromatic faceshield. These visors have the same great benefits of the included unit, but also change their tint based upon lighting conditions. They darken quickly (~10 seconds) when the sun is out for squint-free daytime riding.

For more information on any of the Star Carbon models shown below, or another Bell helmet, you can get in touch with Brad through this forum, or by calling 866.931.6644 ext. 810. Is email more convenient for you? Feel free to send those to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and we’ll get back to you right away!

Bell Star Carbon Airtrix Laguna
- Shown here with an optional Dark Smoke shield. All Bell Star Carbon helmets come with a clear shield as standard.




Bell Star Carbon Race Day




Bell Star Carbon Matte
- Shown here with an optional Dark Smoke shield. All Bell Star Carbon helmets come with a clear shield as standard.


 

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We’ve had some requests for a look at the Bell Star Carbon outside in daylight. Well, we had some sun yesterday and brought the Race Day version outside for a couple of photos. The Race Day shown here shares the features the same flat finish as the Matte Carbon, while the Airtrix Laguna is finished in gloss.



 

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Did we mention that each Bell Star Carbon helmet comes with a high quality helmet bag? These high quality bags are fleece lined and have a sleeve for an extra shield.


 

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Great deal. I love my Star Carbon w/ transition shield.

I got sick of swapping shields twice a day.
 

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September/October Special! - Purchase any Bell Star Carbon from Riders Discount and get a free Bell Photochromic shield with it! These shields normally retail for $119.95, so you won’t want to miss out!

These shields starts out as a clear and will stay this way in dark/low light conditions, but things change quickly once the sun comes out. Direct sunlight causes the photochromic shield to shift to a dark smoke in around ten seconds. The process works the same in reverse as the light fades, so you don't have to worry about switching back to a clear shield for night riding. This shield also features Bell's NutraFog II anti-fog coating and an anti-scratch coating, which help make this the best all-around shield available.

Just give Brad a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 810 to order your Bell Star Carbon helmet during the month of September or October and you’ll also receive the free Photochromic Transitions shield! Is email more convenient? Feel free to send those to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and you can expect a quick reply.

These shields transition quickly from clear...


...to smoke in around 10 seconds when hit with bright sunlight.

 

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Great deal. I love my Star Carbon w/ transition shield.

I got sick of swapping shields twice a day.
How's the visibility when they tint? Some visors are worse than others so I'm curious.

Btw this model helmet seems pricy for a bell, isn't it? Its in the arai price range.
 

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How's the visibility when they tint? Some visors are worse than others so I'm curious.

Btw this model helmet seems pricy for a bell, isn't it? Its in the arai price range.
Visibility is great. The tint is progressive. The brighter it gets outside, the darker the tint becomes. So your vision through the shield generally stays the same as the conditions outside change.

The Star Carbon is Bell's top of the line helmet. I have the RS1 which is a lot cheaper and promised for street use. I'll buy another one next time I need a helmet, it's that good.

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Visibility is great. The tint is progressive. The brighter it gets outside, the darker the tint becomes. So your vision through the shield generally stays the same as the conditions outside change.

The Star Carbon is Bell's top of the line helmet. I have the RS1 which is a lot cheaper and promised for street use. I'll buy another one next time I need a helmet, it's that good.

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Couldn't have said it better myself, great feedback. Now everyone shoot me a PM if you're interested in hearing prices. :cheers
 

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Interested in the free Photochromic shield offer, but don’t have it in the budget for September? Then we have some good news for you. This special deal is now running through October 31st!

 
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