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Old 01-08-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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bell revolver evo helmet-thoughts?

i'm a full face helmet guy.

i wear ear plugs when i ride.

i ride a vee-strom so i'm usually pretty upright.

i do not wear glasses.

i have a oval/long oval noggin.

my previous helmets have been:

bell rs-1 (fit good)
bell vortex (fit ok)
scorpion exo 1000 (fit ok)
scorpion exo 700 (fit great)
scorpion exo 500 (fit-sorta/kinda)

i'm now looking at the bell revolver evo to wear as a 2nd helmet which i use to rotate with my main helmet, the scorpion exo 700.

i have read the many reviews which mention the noise (might not be an issue for me) and the magnet coming loose (again, not an issue for me-i'll just hit it with superglue if i buy).

i have also used the search tool here and many of the reviews were posted when the revolver evo was newly released.

for those who wear the bell revolver evo:

like/dislike and why?
how was your sizing?
(i read the evo runs one size small. since i usually wear a large, i was going to go xl.)
has helmet mechanism held up over time?
would you buy again?

thanks in advance to those kind enough to share their thoughts.

be well.

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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I have one, my 1st modular, and no longer trip over the curb when buying gas
Noisy, yes, I wear plugs too, but I just put foam ear plugs in all the vents, from the inside.
Something I do to all my helmets.
Here's over 200 reviews to read, and they're on sale:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/b...-hi-vis-helmet
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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Since the EXO-700 fits you well, may I suggest the new EXO-R710.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...0-helmet-solid
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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One of my friend had the Revolver (not sure if it was the Evo or what) and, damn, the eye port is very small on it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
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bought myself a bell revolver evo on closeout.

i wore it several times in the house for nearly 30min and thought it felt fine.

i have never worn a modular helmet, i have always been a full face helmet guy.

read loads of reviews complaining the helmet was LOUD.

i pooh-poohed those issues since i always ride with foam ear plugs.

today, i finally had a moment to take it for a spin.

i must admit, i really can see the appeal of a modular helmet!

it was so convenient to open the lid, even in today's new york's 22 degree weather.

perhaps tmi: heck, i could even wipe my nose without the usual goofiness needed with my other full face lids.

for the moment, my bell revolver evo feels like a winner.

now, i will only concern myself with whether a modular is as "safe" as a full face.



ymmv

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
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Love mine too
As mentioned in my pm, foam ear plugs in the vent holes inside will lower the wind noise in any helmet.
I've found that crushing the Styrofoam with my thumb adds enough clearance room where-ever I feel tight/hot spots that might show up, once I ride a new helmet .
I saw those HiVis Revolvers for $99...not in my size though
yep, no more curb tripping at gas stops,
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:33 PM   #7
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I replaced my Scorpion 1000 with a Bell Revolver. For me it is very comfortable . Noise has not been an issue as I wear earplugs as well. The air vent switches feel kind of cheap. However it is very comfortable, and removing the lens is a snap.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:32 AM   #8
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I purchased the Bell Revolver Evo on closeout. I had a few doubts about a modular for under a C-Note but got it anyway. I've had many helmets and I don't think it's any noisier than any of the others. Over all, I'd have to say, it's the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:51 PM   #9
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My brother bought his first bike in years and I went to several dealers to help him find a cheap modular. I tried on the Revolver evo and found it to be more in the neutral oval camp so common to modular helmets. I wear a Shoei size L but according to Bell's size chart I needed XL in the Revolver. I stumbled on another helmet in my search that fit my intermediate oval head much better. It's the Speed and Strength SS1700 - made in China like the Revolver and similar in quality and features. The liner did seem to have more padding. But get this: The SS1700 is ECE 22-05 certified! Go figure. I didn't need another back-up lid but I bought one. This is my first modular and of course I could get used to the convenience but I'm not yet sure I'm ready to take this one cross country. I'll commute in it some and have it on hand for a passenger but intend to keep wearing my Shoei most of the time. I am pleased however to find a comfortable ECE rated modular for such short money. .

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