Bell Ukon Sport Helmet - Exclusive

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Bell Ukon Sport Helmet - Exclusive
The Ukon is a simple, highly effective design.
  • 17 vents for cool ventilation
  • Snap fit visor for sun protection and style
  • Twin Action fit system for riding comfort
Bell Ukon Sport Helmet - Exclusive
  • WEIGHT N/A
  • VENTS 17
  • RETENTION SYSTEM Twin Action
  • SIZING Universal Adult (21.25-24")
  • COLORS Black
  • Rating 4.5

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Bell Ukon Sport Helmet
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good ventilation (13)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Convenient back-of-head adjustment (12)
  • Nice fit system/pads (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday riding (14)
  • Road cycling (8)
  • Mountain biking (7)
  • Warm weather (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid cyclist (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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5.0

Excellent for its price point

By Lu, the cheap helmet sporting CAAD fiend

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Gets The Job Done
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday riding
    • Road cycling

    Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

    Before I review this, here is my philosophy: "A helmet must do what it is built to do; protect my head." It's that simple. I buy a helmet to save the thing that I use to eat with, should the time come. Therefore, as long as I am not skimping on protection, I feel good about buying a helmet. With that said, I don't believe an expensive helmet will somehow do a better job at saving my noggin. On the contrary, a helmet constructed with light, flimsy materials will not likely do a better job than a slightly bulkier helmet. So, why spend excessively large amounts for something that (when it comes down to it) isn't any better; in fact it is worse. If I was that concerned about weight, I could drop it from my body.
    Well, here's to the actual review. This helmet has indeed saved my head more than a few times. Initial adjustment takes a little time. Pay attention to what you do because if you spend a little time now, you won't have to readjust later. Notice the clasp. It's meant to not pinch your chin when worn correctly. If you notice that you might pinch your skin while putting on this helmet, you have twisted the straps. The straps should lie flat against your face. If they aren't, something is wrong.The helmet should not slide back and forth on your head; use the adjusting wheel on the back to compensate for tightness in the rear.
    The sun visor is an excellent addition to the helmet. When paired with sunglasses, or in my case, transition lenses, it is a potent combination for great visibility sans glare. Ventilation is adequate; there is nothing to complain or brag about in this department. On the whole, with the exception of the initial adjustment which took a little time, riding with this helmet has been effortless. With all the money I saved on a helmet, I was able to get a couple of jerseys. Who could complain?

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nice helmet, nice price

    By sawyer321

    from Ortley Beach, NJ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient back-of-head adjustment
    • Durable
    • Good ventilation
    • Lightweight
    • Nice fit system/pads

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold-weather riding
      • Everyday riding
      • Road cycling
      • Warm Weather

      Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

      (This helmet was recommended by tech support, orig. purchase, despite spec. listing did not fit).
      Good fit, great price. Was credited return shipping, as non fit error was not my fault. Kudos to Nashbar (on both points: tech. support, customer satisfaction).

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Barely adequate

      By MelloFello

      from Bainbridge Island, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Clunky adjustment
        • Poor ventilation

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding

        Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

        First impressions, I would have given this one star. However, after taking an hour to re-route the straps over the temple band (thanks to another reviewer), and endlessly fiddling with the straps, I finally got it to fit. After riding with it for a few hours, it fits well enough that I don't think about it. The padding is basically non-existent, the venting is marginal (solid sides have no venting at all), the strap system is the worst I've seen. Yet, after all that, it does the job adequately at a rock-bottom price. I would not purchase this again. Get a better helmet if you can aford it and you value your time and comfort.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Protect that noggin

        By dRey

        from Bloomfield, NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Convenient back-of-head adjustment
        • Cost
        • Durable
        • Good ventilation
        • Lightweight
        • Nice fit system/pads

        Cons

        • Straps

        Best Uses

        • BMX
        • Commuting
        • Everyday riding
        • Mountain biking
        • Road cycling
        • Warm Weather

        Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

        Purchased one for my wife and myself to prevent any head injuries while riding. The fit of the actual helmet is comfortable and vents well in warm weather. Will have to evaluate it again during the colder months.. Hopefully, we won't have to ever test how well it sustains impacts. What I don't like about this unit is how the straps fall on the side face. I find myself constantly tugging and adjusting the straps while riding.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        Poor strap design

        By Flatlander

        from Olathe, KS

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

          • Just Isn't Comfortable
          • Poor Strap Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

            I bought this to replace my 15 year-old Giro Ventura. Price looked right, great reviews, good-looking lid, good ventilation, construction seems solid enough. Loved it right up to the time I put it on and realized the straps are not oriented in the right direction. Instead of lying flat against the side of the face as the come under the ears, they orient horizontally and press into the skin. Sounds crazy and minor but it's just not comfortable. I looked at the six other helmets we have and none share this design. I restrapped it multiple times, trying to turn the strap over, turn the clips over, turn the tightening clips around...nothing worked. I'm more than a little surprised that no one else has commented on it. Anyway, it goes back to Nashbar first of the week and will check out the LBS for a replacement.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            READ ME....comfy after mod

            By goopay87

            from Dixon,il

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good ventilation
            • Lightweight
            • Nice fit system/pads

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday riding
              • Mountain biking

              Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

              My helmet came with the straps routed over top of the temple pads.It chafed my skin.I re laced it with the straps BEHIND the temple pad.Rather a tricky procedure.The helmet has a pro quality fit now!! excellent retention system..

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Comfortable helmet

              By leonm

              from pasadena, ca

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday riding

                Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

                Enjoy having this new helmet with a new visor to block the sun on my commute. My old one (giro indicator) had the visor break off and the helmet was getting old. I feel like this one has better ventilation, but it's hard to quantify. It's lightweight and easy to adjust. Chin strap has anti-pinch clip, so I wince a little less when buckling with one hand.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great value and protection

                By Biga15

                from Ft Payne Al

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fits Larger Heads
                • Low cost
                • Visor Functions Well

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Rec Riding

                Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

                Daily riding some on road and some off road. Functional for a wide range of riding.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                It fits!

                By Dropped as baby

                from not sure

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Convenient back-of-head adjustment
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday riding

                  Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

                  I wear 7 5/8 in baseball cap, and this shell fit me no problem. Good fit and finish, only negative is the buckle. Fumbling with how to put the two parts together gets old but starting to get the feel for it.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Inexpensive, Great helmet

                  By Old Biker

                  from Mpls., MN

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient back-of-head adjustment
                  • Durable
                  • Good ventilation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice fit system/pads

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain biking

                    Comments about Bell Ukon Sport Helmet:

                    I ride mostly on the road, but wanted a helmet with a visor for mountain biking. This helmet is inexpensive, but works well. I was suspicious of the universal fit, but it works well. I recommend this helmet.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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