THESE ARE THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT DIFFERENTIATE BELL HELMETS FROM THE PACK. SINCE 1954 BELL HELMETS HAS EXISTED TO CREATE PRODUCTS THAT GIVE RIDERS THE CONFIDENCE TO PUSH THEIR BOUNDARIES.
When Bell started in 1954, we developed an in-house test lab to make sure our helmets met the highest standards of safety and quality. In the decades to come, the test lab facility served many helmet categories (including tactical, military, hockey, football, baseball and equestrian) and supported many brands, including Giro, Easton, MIPS and Riddell. Officially named the Dome in 2011, it continues to serve as the in-house testing and R&D lab for Bell in powersports, bike, and snow.
Based where we are in Scotts Valley, California, the Dome’s unrivalled resources include more than 50 test fixtures as well as 3D printers, injection moulding and thermal moulding equipment, an in-house wind tunnel, CNC machines and other equipment required to design, develop and evaluate new ideas in head protection.
Ball-and-socket design, powered by MIPS®, redirects impact forces.
A helmet liner made with multiple segments attached to an internal skeleton, creating a flexible fit that conforms to your head.
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is a leading slip plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts.
An integrated slider button that opens and closes vents, giving the rider the ability to regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency.
Sweat Guide pad design pulls moisture away from the brow pad and away from eyewear.
A thick outer layer creates a stiff shell for helmets that are certified for multiple activities including bike and skate.
Intake ports on the brow of the helmet usher in cool air and push it through the air-channel matrix for full-head ventilation.
Adjustable visor accommodates both goggles and glasses.
No-slip design allows instant on-the-fly height adjustments so you can easily position visor at desired angle with a simple up or down tug.
Designed for street and skate helmets, this streamlined fit system offers an adjustable, secure fit with the turn of a dial.
What was once ErgoDial now has an improved dial feel and function (no longer requires a push to turn) and is more sleek and less bulky.
Minimalist, lightweight fit system with an easy-to-turn rubber overmoulded dial for adjustments.
Comfortable and secure fit system with an easy-turn rubber overmoulded dial for adjustments.
State-of-the-art lightweight fit system that features an easy-to-turn dial, wide-range vertical adjustment and padded width-adjustable cradles.
By integrating the MIPS slip plane into the retention system, we are able to reduce complexity and weight. This allows us to produce a more compact helmet that fits more closely to your head, with better ventilation.
Quick-adjust fasteners help keep straps flat and properly positioned.
In the case of a crash, this design helps first responders gently remove helmet from a rider’s head, reducing the potential for secondary injuries.
Integrated cheekpad system makes it easy to remove cheekpads after a crash or swap them out for cleaning and drying.
A removable protective chin bar, designed for trail riding adaptability. Attaches with a simple 3-step connection process— no tools required.
A seamless camera mount, requiring no zip ties or tape, that is engineered to “break away” upon impact to reduce the risk of injury.
Durable reflective coating process applied to large areas of the helmet shell for incredible low light visibility.
Built-in speaker pockets and audio cable routing offers integrated solution for syncing up to your device.
Quick-drying pad materials, woven with real silver fibres, inhibit growth of odour-causing bacteria and fungi.