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 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.