that this is the Bell Influx MTB Helmet is the world's best helmet value is kind
of beside the point. With features like 18 massive vents, Fusion In-Mold
Microshell, Blade Visor, GPS fit system, Channeled Ventilation and Cam-lock
Levers, the Influx is a great helmet at any price.
– 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 mold—thus the name—rather 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.
Positioning System (GPS)
– The often imitated Geared Positioning System (GPS) delivers easy and quick
one-handed adjustment for superior fit and comfort. Simply slide the dial to
click-in a custom fit.
Blade Visor –
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
Reinforcement – In
order to maximize venting and minimize bulk, high-end helmets 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 their 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
Levers – 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.
Graphics - 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
Bell’s 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.
Usage: MTB Trail Ride, Touring, XC Race
Certification: CPSC Certified