For a glove-like fit, nothing beats Bell’s exclusive Geared Positioning System (GPS). Offered on our marquee helmetsSweep R, Sweep XC, Metropolis, Ghisallo, X-Ray, Furio and Influx--GPS delivers the ultimate one hand adjustment for superior fit and comfort. Simply slide the dial to click-in to the perfect custom fit.
The ErgoDial Fit System brings one-handed adjustments to our Universal Fit helmets. A simple press of the button and slide of the dial brings firm, snug and comfy stability.
Bell’s Half Nelson fit system is made to hug heads with soft, stretchy yet firm materials for that signature Bell fit.
Variable Position Visor (VPV)
Available only on Bell’s top-of-the-line mountain helmets, the Variable Position Visor allows for 15 degrees of horizontal adjustment by using an imbedded clutch mechanism that holds the visor firmly at the desired angle. Changing the VPV’s angle just takes a simple tug in the desired direction.
Bell’s Blade visor mixes dramatic looks with top-notch functionality. Horizontal I-beam pins keep the visor in place with minimal intrusion on the helmet surface. Bell ellipse logo plugs are included to give the helmet a seamless look when the visor is detached.
Bell’s Snap-In visor provides all the eye shading you could need in an easy to adjust and detach format.
Simple detachable foam visor keeps the sun out of the little one’s eyes and safely cush out of harms way if they fall asleep.
Fusion In-Mold Microshell
In-molding is the process of bonding the helmet’s Microshell to its EPS foam layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the thin Microshell cap when it is in the moldthus the namerather than formed separately and taped on later. This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the industry-wide standard for all high-end helmets. It’s now standard on all Bell adult and child helmets.
In-Mold Bottom Wrap
In-Mold bottom wraps bring a new level of durability, solidity and aesthetics to helmets. By bonding Microshell material to the lower half of the helmet, In-Mold bottom wraps cover what on most helmets is a less durable, exposed EPS foam.
This method of attaching the Microshell to the EPS foam mates a precisely molded outer shell to the foam liner. The two pieces are snugly pressed to a tight tolerance and affixed using a super-adhesive strip.
Bell’s PinchGuard buckle is specially designed to prevent kids from pinching their neck when they secure their helmet.
Bell’s Cam-Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust the straps around your ears. Simply open the cam...position comfortably and close the lever. Done.
In order to maximize venting and minimize bulk, high-end helmets like the Sweep, Ghisallo and X-Ray now feature internal reinforcements. These composite skeletons fortify helmets the same way rebar makes concrete stronger. This allows for bigger vents, more advanced styling and lighter weight, while still meeting stringent safety standards.
Specially designed ventilation channels on the interior of the helmet's liner bring cool air in through the front, pass it over the head and flushes warm air out of the rear ports. You'll find some form of this feature on almost all Bell helmets, but our higher end helmets feature deeply sculpted channels that keep air moving whether you're bombing it at 30 mph, or huffing it uphill at single digit speed.
Getting helmet graphics to hit the right spot on the helmet without distorting or warping is more challenging than most people realize. It’s why you see many of our competitors only doing helmets in solid colors or with very simple graphics. Bell designers have pioneered methods for registering graphics, so that we can make some of the most graphically complex and visually appealing helmets in the world.