Bell Reviews and News


3 Top Trail Ready Helmets

The Bell Super 3R blurs the line between trail and downhill helmets, and because of its success, the removable chinbar helmet segment has grown to include offerings from many major helmet manufacturers. Here are three of the best options.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Protective Gear


As bikes get more capable and trails more aggressive, body and brain protection becomes more and more important. Here are the Mtbr picks for best pads and helmets on the market today.

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Five new enduro-ready helmets with removable chinbars


Helmets have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you were forced to choose between light weight and ventilation versus legitimate all-mountain protection. The modern trail helmet can do it all.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter


From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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Bell Joy Ride program kicks off with Ambassador meetup


The new Bell Joy Ride program seeks to help build and expand local riding communities by supporting the leaders of ride groups with the tools to be successful.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year


Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Bell unveils Super 2R Helmet with integrated 4k camera


Bell’s new Super2r prototype features an integrated 4k camera capable of capturing 360 degree-panoramas. What else can it do?

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Best new protective gear of 2015


Before you utter the words “hold my beer,” here are eight protective items you should consider wearing.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie


Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The best kid’s bikes and gear


For the little biker on your holiday shopping list, here are 15 great gift ideas ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes, and BMX bikes, to helmets, jerseys, and hydration packs.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel


This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Oddest of Interbike: Weird, wacky – and maybe pure genius


Best part of Interbike? Well, sure we love checking out all the latest and greatest gear and apparel. But just as interesting (or at least entertaining) are all the unique ideas and offbeat products that debut in Vegas. Some are pure genius, some not so much.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Bell Interbike 2015


Bell Helmets highlights their newest Star Wars edition helmet, women’s Joyride line, and series of new youth, commuter and performance oriented helmets with MIPS integration.

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Video: Bell Built $100k winner announced


The three 2015 Bell Built finalist has been announced. Check out the winner and the finalists.

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Contest: Art’s Cyclery GoPro Hero 4 and Bell Super 2R Giveaway


Enter to win a GoPro HD Hero 4 Silver Cam and a Bell Super 2R MIPS helmet courtesy of Art’s Cyclery!

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill Finals


Race Video: Check out the hair-raising GoPro footage from Team Incycle’s Jon Buckell’s Taxco Urban Downhill Finals Run.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: 9 super cool displays from Interbike


Interbike: Ho-hum just won’t do for these 9 Interbike exhibitors with super cool trade show displays.

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Eurobike: 6 awesome bike things for kids


Eurobike: Show proves that when it comes to childrens’ bike gear, there’s really no question about it–these kids got it good.

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Eurobike: Bell Full Flex and Reflex multi-impact skate-style helmets


Bell’s new Reflex and Full Flex skate-style lids flex and rebound for true multi-impact protection, comfort.

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Video: New Bell Super 2R trail/enduro helmet with removable chin bar


Spotted: The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar has been spotted “in the wild” at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series this weekend.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Santa Cruz mountain bike destination guide


Yep, we’re spoiled. Living near Santa Cruz, Calif. gives us access to nearly year-round awesome mountain biking. Check out our destination guide, then start planning your trip to come see us. You’re welcome.

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IMBA/Bell Built Central Region Finalist videos


See the Central Region finalist videos from the Bell Built trail grant program, pick one, and make it rain on their project.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 4: Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail – Nashville, Ind.


The Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail in Nashville, Ind. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 3: Cottage Grove Bike Park – Cottage Grove, Minn.


The Cottage Grove Bike Park in Cottage Grove, Minn. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 2: Chapman Bike Park – Durango, Colo.


The Chapman Bike Park in Durango, Colo. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 1: Andres Bike Park – Carpentersville, Ill.


The Andres Bike Park in Carpentersville, Ill. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built West Coast Finalist videos


See the West Coast finalist videos from the Bell Built trail grant program, pick one, and make it rain on their project.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 4: Fort Tuthill Bike Park pitch


The Fort Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, Ariz. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 3: Soquel Demo Forest Flow Trail pitch


The Soquel Demo Flow Trail in Santa Cruz, Calif. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 2: Stafford Lake Bike Park pitch


The Stafford Lake Bike Park in Novato, Calif. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 1: Prescott Park Flow Trail pitch


The Prescott Park Flow Trail in Medford, Ore. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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Review: Bell Stoker Helmet


The Bell Stoker is one of the surprise gems of this Helmet Shootout. It wins by sticking to core values and carefully choosing what NOT to offer.

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Bell and IMBA Renew $100k Bell Built Trail Building Program


Have a mountain bike project that needs funding in your town? IMBA and Bell have $100k burning in their pocket to help you.

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Review: Bell Super Helmet


The Bell Super is one of the new breed of helmets solely designed to the demands of All Mountain riding and Enduro racing. Some of these needs are for more coverage, a better and more flexible visor system, and compatibility with goggles and even Gopro POV systems.

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New Bell Helmets: Transfer 9, Stoker and Intersect


Hot on the heels of their recently released Full 9 and Super helmets, Bell is showing their new 2014 helmets including the Transfer 9, Stoker and Intersect.

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Video: Bell Full 9 – Review and Design Team Interview


Designed and tested with top engineers and the best downhill riders, the Full 9 helmet will give you the protection and the comfort you need.

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Video: Bell Super Enduro and All Mountain Helmet


We’ve used the Bell Super for a few rides now and are pleased with its performance. The integrated GoPro mount is neat as it sits low on the helmet near the front.

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Easton Bell Hosts a Party for IMBA – Bell Office Mini Tour


Easton-Bell Sports held a party last week for IMBA and it’s board members. Mtbr was invited to join the festivities and we enjoyed chatting with several important members of IMBA’s board of directors as well as employees from Bell, Easton, Jenson USA, Fox Racing Shox, SRAM and more! We have a few pix from the […]

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Bell Helmets Trail Building Holiday Party


This past Monday, December 17th, the folks at Bell Helmets threw a more unconventional holiday party by spending half a day giving back to the community and doing work on the local Emma McCrary mountain bike trail in Santa Cruz, CA. Along with members of the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) and $5,000 that […]

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2012 Bell Super Enduro


Combining a series of hair-raising, timed, technical descents with untimed but challenging climbing segments, the 2012 Bell Super Enduro was a first-of-its-kind mountain bike race in the US.

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