TECHNOLOGY

THESE ARE THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT DIFFERENTIATE BELL HELMETS FROM THE PACK. BELL IS PURPOSE-BUILT. FOUNDED WITH THE IDEA OF MAKING INSANE THINGS POSSIBLE. SINCE 1954.

 

DOME

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 unrivaled resources include more than 50 test fixtures as well as 3D printers, injection molding and thermal molding equipment, an in-house wind tunnel, CNC machines and other equipment required to design, develop and evaluate new ideas in head protection.

 

Bell Formfit Tech

BELL FORMFIT

A helmet liner made with multiple segments attached to an internal skeleton, creating a flexible fit that conforms to your head.

MIPS

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.

ACTIVE AIR

An integrated slider button that opens and closes vents, giving the rider the ability to regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency.

SWEAT GUIDE

Sweat Guide pad design pulls moisture away from the brow pad and away from eyewear.

DOUBLE-WALLED CONSTRUCTION

A thick outer layer creates a stiff shell for helmets that are certified for multiple activities including bike and skate.

DURABLE & RESILIENT EPP

Made for action sports, this helmet liner can help to withstand multiple impacts. The material is designed to compress when it takes a hit, and rebound after the impact.

PROGRESSIVE LAYERING

The process of engineering a helmet liner with variable EPS foam densities to better manage the transfer of energies after some impacts.

DUAL FLOW VENTILATION

Air ports along the brow provide ventilation and help defog goggles.

OVERBROW VENTILATION

Intake ports on the brow of the helmet usher in cool air and push it through the air-channel matrix for full-head ventilation.

GOGGLEGUIDE ADJUSTABLE VISOR

Adjustable visor accommodates both goggles and glasses.

4-POSITION ADJUSTABLE VISOR

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.

ACTION FIT

Designed for street and skate helmets, this streamlined fit system offers an adjustable, secure fit with the turn of a dial.

ERGO FIT

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.

FLOAT FIT

Minimalist, lightweight fit system with an easy-to-turn rubber overmolded dial for adjustments.

FLOAT FIT DH

Comfortable and secure fit system with an easy-turn rubber overmolded dial for adjustments.

FLOAT FIT RACE

State-of-the-art lightweight fit system that features an easy-to-turn dial, wide-range vertical adjustment and padded width-adjustable cradles.

INTEGRATED MIPS

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.

NO-TWIST TRI-GLIDES

Quick-adjust fasteners help keep straps flat and properly positioned.

INTEGRATED COMPATIBILITY w/ EJECT SYSTEM

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.

MAGNEFUSION MAGNETIC CHEEKPADS

Integrated cheekpad system makes it easy to remove cheekpads after a crash or swap them out for cleaning and drying.

WRAPAROUND PROTECTION

A removable protective chin bar, designed for trail riding adaptability. Attaches with a simple 3-step connection process— no tools required.

INTEGRATED BREAKAWAY CAMERA MOUNT

A seamless camera mount, requiring no zip ties or tape, that is engineered to “break away” upon impact to reduce the risk of injury.

INTEGRATED REFLECTIVITY

Durable reflective coating process applied to large areas of the helmet shell for incredible low light visibility.

SOUNDTRAX SPEAKER SYSTEM

Built-in speaker pockets and audio cable routing offers integrated solution for syncing up to your device.

X-STATIC AND XT-2 PADDING

Quick-drying pad materials, woven with real silver fibers, inhibit growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi.