Bell needs no introduction; Born in the 1950’s California hot rod and racing scene, they are a household name in motorcycle, motorsport and in recent years, cycle helmets. Anyone that has come across a Bell helmet before will understand that the finished product is an investment designed to look and feel great whilst offering the user the BEST protection should the inevitable happen.
In the controversial BMX helmet market the Bell Full Flex and Reflex are a breath of fresh air, easily the best BMX helmets we’ve seen in over ten years of retailing. The finish, feel and attention to detail on these are second to none. Not to mention the new technology and safety features these helmets are loaded with.
The Full Flex – £75.99
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The Full Flex is a traditional looking full cut style helmet that offers extra comfort and protection far superior to that of any of its rivals. It features an extended low fit double walled shell with Bells new multi impact EPP liner, offering superior comfort and able to withstand multiple (approximately 3 impacts to the same location thanks to its resilient nature.The secret to its comfort is Bells FormFit, which makes the helmet fit more like a comfortable cap than a hard-shell helmet. The liner is segmented allowing it to flex freely from the shell and conform to virtually any head shape and size, finished with soft foam pads and a secure motorcycle style leather chin strap. The Full Flex is also equipped with Bell’s Soundtrax speaker system that allows the user to listen to music whilst wearing the helmet thanks to a netted speaker pocket in each ear piece.
Bells Full Flex comes equipped the new ICEdot system, ICEdot is an emergency notification service that syncs a secure online profile with a helmet sticker which contains a unique code that can share pre-designated health information over sms/text. ICEdot products allow first responders to retrieve emergency information stored in an ICEdot profile by sending an SMS text message containing the PIN found on the ID product to the number specified and an immediate response message is returned containing information on the individual
The Full Flex is certified to and beyond ASTM F1492-08 (skate), CE EN1078 and CPSC Bicycle standard. It features 10 vents lined with an aggressive looking mesh and weighs 740 grams.
The Reflex – £56.99
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The Reflex is a traditional half cut style helmet that has designed for every day, all day usage. The Reflex also features Bells new multi impact EPP liner, that offers superior comfort and is able to withstand multiple (approximately 3 impacts to the same location thanks to its resilient nature. Like the Full Flex,this comfort comes courtesy of Bells FormFit, which makes the helmet fit more like a comfortable cap than a hard-shell helmet. The Reflex’s liner is segmented allowing it to flex freely from the shell and conform to virtually any head shape and size, finished with soft foam pads and a secure 3-point adjustable chin strap.
The Reflex is certified to and beyond ASTM F1492-08 (skate), CE EN1078 and CPSC Bicycle standard. It features 8 open vents and weighs 560 grams.