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Item # BEL0036

Top quality and a low weight.

Cycling manufacturers' perpetual weight race is well documented. From frames to every imaginable component, engineers and designers strive to chip away grams without disturbing the delicate balance with structural integrity. Luckily, there are industry standards like the CPSC, which the Bell Gage Helmet easily passes, to keep products honest.

There's a multitude of helmet safety guidelines, but when it comes to bicycle use, the Consumer Product Safety Commission's high, cycling-specific standards has become the benchmark. And it's truly remarkable that today's helmets can pass those regulations, while still offering the ventilation, fit, and low weight that they do. Bell's secret to achieving this is its Fusion In-Mold Microshell.

The Microshell is bonded to an EPS foam liner during manufacturing in order to create a stronger overall structure. Internal reinforcements allow Bell's designers to push the envelope of ventilation with numerous large intake and exhaust ports. Additionally, it also allows solid anchoring points for the two-way adjustable TAG fit system.

The TAG Fit System means that riders can adjust the helmet around the occipital lobe (that bump at the back of your head) both in width and height for a conforming fit. Cam-lock levers make for quick strap adjustment, so that you can dial in the Gage when riding without hassle and forget that you have it on. Another key feature of the Gage is Bell's X-Static padding. It combines a quick-dry material with an anti-microbial coating in order to eliminate odor.

The Bell Gage Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the colors Black/red/white stripes, Matte BMC Limited Edition Team, Matte Black Swerve, Matte Black/orange/blue swerve, Matte Titanium Stripes, and White Stripes.

  • In-Mold Microshell with multiple vents for comfort and safety
  • TAG Fit System dials the helmet to your head
  • X-Static padding dries quickly and inhibits bacterial growth

Tech Specs

Fit Adjustment:
Claimed Weight:
240 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart


Head Circumference  20.5 - 22in
(52 - 56cm)
21.625 - 23.25in
(55 - 59cm)
22.875 - 24.375in
(58 - 62cm)
24 - 25.625in
(61 - 65cm)
21.25 - 24in
(54 - 61cm)
Reflex, Segment
Head Circumference  20.125 - 21.625in
(51 - 55cm)
21.625 - 23.25in
(56 - 59cm)
23.25 - 24.25in
(59 - 61.5cm)
Head Circumference  20.5 - 21.25in
21.625 - 22.5in
22.875 - 23.625in
Full-9, Transfer-9
Head Circumfernce 20.125 - 20.875in
(51 - 53cm)
20.875 - 21.625in
(53 - 55cm)
21.625 - 22.5in
(55 - 57cm)
22.5 - 23.25in
(57 - 59cm)
23.25 - 24in
(59 - 61cm)
24 - 24.75in
(61 - 63cm)
Head Circumference 19.75 - 22.5in
(50 - 57cm)
21.25 - 24in
(54 - 61cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, use a tape measure to measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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Avg. ride time: 1h 5m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Bell Gage Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

In April of 2016 I suffered a road bicycle accident while traveling downhill. My bike, 2015 Specialized Tarmac Pro, survived the accident without a scratch. I, on the other hand, suffered 8 fractured ribs and a fractured scapula. In the opinion of the paramedics and doctors my head was saved by my helmet: Bell Gage BMC. I just want to thank Bell for making an outstanding product.

Bell Gage Helmet

Great fit, great looks, great price!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is my second Bell helmet; both are Medium in size and fit well. The Gage rides lower on my head leaving less space between the top of my head and the helmet, but feels very comfortable. It is light enough to forget that it is there. Love the White/Black /Red Split.

Bell Helmet with Giro Parts?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Could someone tell me how a new Bell Helmet ends up with a Giro part? Got my helmet today, see the picture for yourself. Very disappointed with the quality of product provided by BackCountry.

Bell Helmet with Giro Parts?

They are the same company.

Sleek and barely there

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Fits very close to my (very large) head, but in a good way. The matte black color is slick, and between the airflow and the insanely light weight, it's like wearing nothing at all, except that it keeps your hair out of your eyes We'll see how it performs into the summer but I can't imagine a better helmet.

OK but runs big with minimal padding

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bell helmets are good looking but they run a bit on the large side and the lack of padding makes them feel even larger (not great for folks with short hair or baldies) I returned the large because it was humongous Medium is better but roomy. Straps are not the easiest to adjust but I think that is universal with all the manufacturers.

Bell makes good stuff

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

A good looking helmet. I ordered a medium. It still felt too big. I love the dial in the back. Had to return due to size but still bought a Bell.

Out for a spin

Great helmet. Its super light, adjusts easily, and fits comfortably. Also, the chin strap is made from a soft material, which I've noticed is not the norm with helmets... my chin and neck thank you Bell!

Out for a spin

Awesome picture Ali !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

Great !!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent helmet. Extremely light... VERY lightweight :) I got the discontinued color (Matte Black/Orange/Blue Swerve) at a closeout price, but even if I paid full price, I would still be very happy with the helmet. Bell quality all the way. Thanks Bell and Thanks Backcountry and CC.

Unanswered Question

Hi! Matte Black/Orange/Blue Swerve...


Matte Black/Orange/Blue Swerve Small still available?

Thank You,

Reynaldo Uy

Fantastic Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Everything you want in you summer racing helmet is right here. Light, Venty, Comfortable, did I say light? The old standbye really applies here; "You barely know you are wearing it."

Amazingly light and comfortable!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fit of this helmet is outstanding! I've tried on dozens of helmets and this one fits like a glove. It doesn't sit high or wide on my head and the venting keeps my head cool on a hard ride. It's like built in a/c. If you've owned a bell helmet in the past and liked the fit, you should love the Gage!

Avg. ride time: 8h 26m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Isn't comfortable if...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

You have a sleestack ridge on top of yer head. I have Dinosaur dna or something and I got a bit of a ridge running down the centerline of my calabasa. I put the helmet on and it kinda teetered on my ridge no matter felt irksome, bothered me...I think the strap system is real lightweight as well, as in...for this kind of money, meaning full retail, a more robust, rapid to adjust, strap system would be nice... the "comfort," pads are real cheapo as well....

Avg. ride time: 3h 8m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Gage helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

3rd Bell helmet I've had. 2 Volts and my first Gage. It's considerably lighter than the Volt, but just as comfortable. Has the same adjustability as the other Bell products, so I was familiar with fitting. The price was a big factor. Paid >$100 for my Bell Volt. So a lighter and BMC color scheme helmet for my new ride for $75 bucks; can't beat that.

Never thought I would LOVE a Helmet. . .

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this helmet in a last ditch attempt to find a lid that I could truly enjoy. I was incredibly discouraged in my search and had ordered what seems like at least 10 helmets. Nothing fit correctly and I don't exactly have an odd shaped melon. Needless to say, I was a little perplexed. I had tried the Giro Savant ( too deep-cone head) Several Bell Array's ( extremely poor quality-all 4 were broken in the exact spot where the retaining clips had been forced into the foam) Giro Transfer( universal fit-generic fit/too large) and lastly the Uvex Race III ( beautiful helmet-great quality-Made in Germany/not an ounce of comfort. . . at all/ basically universal fit, which meant a huge shell for my smallish nogan. So, with all of that said, the Bell Gage fits like a glove and is incredibly light. Originally, I despised the recessed foam accents on the outside,towards the front of this helmet but they serve a very useful purpose(almost locking my shades into place when I put them on the helmet. The quality is top notch, with no nasty foam overlap on the shell, like cheaper helmets. It is very form fitting and is suitable for a more shallow/compact skull. I am ordering a couple at this price just in case they become unavailable. The Bell Gage fits like your favorite baseball hat and might as well be weightless. You will love it!

Bell Gage Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Bell Gage Helmet is very light, to the point that I don't fell it when I'm wearing it. It's also easy to adjust. I tried several other helmets and would end up with a slight headache after an hour ride, not with this one. It fits perfectly, it's very light, and most of all it's on sale.

Awesome helmet design Awesome design

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was anxious when I ordered the Gage, because I had not tried one on, and it was more expensive than I planned to spend.

It fits great, and it's light as a feather.

The best part is, that it looks bad ass!


    After trying LG's best and Lazer's best, I have finally found a helmet that fits my head --nice and snug, Thanks BELL. As always the customer service here is top notch!

    Near Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    While I haven't tried every helmet, I can't imagine a better looking and fitting one than this one. Matches the team BMC colors, very comfortable in 90+F weather, and no issues with comfort on all day rides. The only minor issue is that I do notice the front pad along the forehead does get pretty wet with sweat, seems to collect a bit more than other helmets. With that sais, highly recommended and looks great w/ BMC.