the most popular and winning helmets on both the road and mountain bike
circuits, the Bell Sweep Road Helmet features Bellís top-of-the-line Twin Axis
Gear (TAG) fit system. And with 20 functional vents actively channeling airflow
over the head and out the rear, a feathery curb weight and a bevy of top-level
features, itís easy to see why the Sweep is a racer favorite. Stout construction
with the Fusion In-Mold Microshell and bottom wrap along with an internal
reinforcing skeleton make the Sweep strong yet svelte. Dialed race graphics and
a removable VPV visor complete the package.
Levers - Bellís
Cam-Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust the straps around your ears. Simply
open the camÖposition comfortably and close the lever. Done.
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 Bellís 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 digit speed.
- In-molding is the process of bonding the helmetís Microshell to its EPS foam
layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the
thin Microshell cap when itís in the moldóthus the nameórather than formed
separately and taped on later. This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the
industry standard for all high-end helmets. All but Bellís toddler helmets are
now made with this construction method.
Bottom Wrap -
In-Mold bottom wraps bring a new level of durability, solidity and aesthetics to
helmets. By bonding Microshell material to the lower half of the helmet, In-Mold
bottom wraps cover what on most helmets is a less durable, exposed EPS foam.
Reinforcement - In
order to maximize venting and minimize bulk, high-end helmets feature internal
reinforcement structures. These composite skeletons fortify helmets the same way
rebar makes concrete stronger, allowing for bigger vents, more advanced styling
and lighter weight, while still meeting stringent safety standards.
Graphics - Getting
helmet graphics to hit the right spot on the helmet without distorting or
warping is more challenging than most people realize. Itís why you see many of
Bellís competitors only doing helmets in solid colors or with very simple
graphics. Bell designers have pioneered methods for registering graphics, so
that Bell can make some of the most graphically complex and visually appealing
helmets in the world.
Gear (TAG) - Bellís
next-generation Twin Axis Gearô (TAG) fit system adjusts to the head on two
axesócircumferentially as standard fit systems do, but also horizontally to
better accommodate differences in the up/down position of the occipital lobe.
For added comfort Bell has co-molded the system arms with soft rubber and
positioned them higher to better accommodate eyewear. The result is the most
adjustable, comfortable and easy-to-use fit system ever.
Position Visor (VPV)
- Bellís top-of-the-line Variable Position Visor allows for 15 degrees of
horizontal adjustment by using an imbedded clutch mechanism that holds the visor
firmly at the desired angle. Changing the VPVís angle just takes a simple up or
- Visor Plugs are designed to be snapped into visor receptacles when the visor
is removed to give the helmet a finished look.
Cyclocross, Enthusiast Road, Road Race, Touring, Triathlon, XC Race
297 g / 10.5 oz
EN1078, CPSC Bicycle