When it comes to speed performance and protection, Bell Helmets certainly know a thing or two.
First developments took place in the Californian basement of Rory Ritcher who’s passion for racing cars inspired him to invest his time into drivers protection. From that seed, Bell was born and grew to be one of the most regarded helmet brands we know them to be today.
Across all disciplines of cycling, Bell has a lid for all riders and to suit all styles. We’ve gotten our hands on the latest Bell Zephyr MIPS road cycling helmet to see if it lives up to the brand’s sterling reputation.
Bell Zypher MIPS road cycling helmet
Looking at the construction of the Zephyr and it’s easy to see where the years of research, development and testing have gone into its design.
Progressive Layering technology has been used to join two EPS segments that have different densities to help manage impact energies, further improved by an integrated MIPS system. All this sits underneath a fusion in-mould polycarbonate shell which has a carefully calculated shape that boasts precision aero properties.
The new Float Fit Race retention system allows you to make incremental height and width-adjustments with a dial in the rear and a 360 cradle.
There are ample vents strategically placed around the helmet, 18 to be exact. All working together to draw air in to circulate and cool your head as you ride. Sweat Guide padding lines the inner shell to not only aid in comfort but to absorb and divert sweat away from your eyes too.
Available in nine colours, more information on the Zephyr can be found on Bell Helmets’ website here.