BORN FROM MOTOCROSS
Bell might have had an unfair advantage in creating its new top-of-the-heap full-face bike helmet. You see, when you have the world's best motocross helmet as the prototype (the Bell Moto-9 was Transworld Motocross' Product of the Year for 2011), your starting point is already laps ahead of the competition. But the Full-9 is by no means a dumbed-down MX helmet--it's a bike-tuned, ground-up, purpose-built masterpiece. With the help of world cup downhill champ Aaron Gwin--a guy who knows his way around not only a DH sled, but BMX and motocross bikes alike--Bell ran through a myriad of iterations before arriving at the perfect blend.
Front-and-center for Bell's designers was not just meeting minimum certifications, but incorporating the most advanced, relevant safety enhancements available. That's why we chose to make the Full-9 compliant with ASTM Downhill (F-1952) and BMX (F-2032) standards in addition to the regular CPSC and CE bicycle standards. It's also why we ported over the integrated accommodation of the Eject Helmet Removal System and magnetic cheekpads from the Moto-9. These two features allow first responders to gently remove the helmet from a rider's head, reducing the potential for secondary injuries. The helmet removal system is now required in all pro motocross races and an idea whose time has come--that's why it's an option on the Full-9, required or not.
In addition to the safety specs, Bell's designers also went after timely features like Soundtrax--Bell's built-in speaker pockets and audio cable routing to provide lift line tuneage. The helmet also ships with a pair of slick, integrated camera mounts--one for GoPro and one for Contour cameras--to further meet evolving rider needs. The camera mounts click into a specially designed top vent, eliminating the need for sticky tape or hook-and-loop material. Co-molded with a rubber pad to reduce vibration and noise when riding rough terrain, the mount was also built to breakaway, reducing snag points in the event of an impact.
Add in a full-carbon shell for light weight, and Bell's new Overbrow Ventilation intakes which integrate into the proven Velocity Flow Ventilation system to keep you cool...and top it off with amazing graphics and legendary Bell fit, and you have quite simply the world's best BMX and downhill helmet bar none.
- Flying Bridge Visor™
- Integrated Roost Guard
- Integrated/Removable Camera Mount
- Magnefusion Cheekpads
- Overbrow Ventilation™
- Padded Chin Strap with D-Ring Closure
- Velocity Flow Ventilation™
- X-Static Extended Wear Interior
Vents:10 vents, 3 brow ports
- ASTM F1952-00
- ASTM F2032-06
- CE EN1078
- CPSC Bicycle
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