Ive waited for the bell mag 9 helmet to come out in the lg and xlg size for several months and they finally did. I had so much problem with the Afx50 open face helmet cutting into my forehead and giving me headaches that i shelved it after the first ride. I was happy to see the Bell decided to make a copy of the afx. I figured I would give the bell a try even though it cost about twice as much. After my first test ride of 1000 miles to reno and back I am happy to say it is one comfortable helmet! The only problem is that where you usually slide the chatterbox intercom bracket up between the helmet and the padding bell as glued it solid. I thought about cutting into the glue but I didnt wish to attempt it on my brand new helmet so i cut the bracket off of the chatterbox and used velcro on the unit and helmet.. Works fine. I contacted J&m and they said they can do a custom install on the helmet if i send it to them. For now the chatterbox works. Ive use sunscreen for years with my open face helmets and with the bell it has a uv shield that worked well with no sunscreen. There is a drop down sunglass sheild inside that could be a bit darker. I hope they have that option to change it soon.
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