The Bell Stoker is the little brother of Bell's flagship dirt helmet, the Super. The Stoker retails for about 60% of the retail price the Super, but we found that it shares about 75% of the things we like about the Super. It lacks the Super's adjustable visor and GoPro mount, but the Stoker is lighter and better ventilated. We feel that the Stoker is an excellent helmet for the money and it narrowly missed winning our Best Buy Award. Instead, the award went to the Giro Feature, which retails for $25 more than the Stoker but has a much more adjustable visor that earned it a higher score in our features test.
The Stoker is available in eight different colorways. Likely to keep the cost down, the visors on all of the colorways are black with the exception of the silver and white print, which has a white visor. Though we think the Stoker is a slightly less attractive helmet than the Super, we like most of the color options better than the dated graphics of the Super. Currently, the Stoker comes in five different solid matte colors, two slightly weird block prints, and one with a Mexican Unicorn on the back. Yes, we said Mexican Unicorn. It's part of Bell's artist series of helmets, and the unicorn is designed by Taylor Reeve. The cost of this helmet is the same, but it might be harder to find than some of the more tame colors.
Small and large-headed folks should take note: the Stoker is available in four sizes which cover a larger range of head sizes than the Super's available three sizes.