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Bell Sweep Helmet
- Item: BEL0004 Claimed Weight:"Claimed Weight" is an unconfirmed weight provided by the manufacturer. 280 g
The Bell Sweep Helmet is a no-nonsense helmet that balances strength-weight ratio with aplomb. Well-ventilated and as light as the top line Volt, the Sweep checks all the boxes of modern helmet design and expectations, but makes only the tiniest dent on your pocketbook.
The Sweep’s 20 vents will keep your head you so ventilated you’ll think you’re riding bare-headed. There has been debate recently as to whether a helmet can get too light and heavily vented to be safe. You won’t have to worry about that, though. With the Fusion In-Mold Microshell, Bell has created a helmet that has molded together the fuselage and the EPS foam as one piece rather than coming in two separate entities and then glued together. Bell pioneered this process, and it results in a sturdier, safer helmet. In order to minimize bulk and maximize ventilation, the Sweep’s Internal Reinforcement structures fortify the helmet’s strength, but still allow for the sorts of ventilation that modern riders demand.
Bell has long made the removable visor an element of their helmets. This time the Sweep has what they call a VPV, or Variable Position Visor, that not only is removable, but adjustable vertically up to 15 degrees. Just move it up or down with your hand to find the desirable position. That’s not all that is adjustable: Bell has set out to make their helmets the most comfortable by allowing for all possible types of heads. They’ve taken into account that helmets need not only have an adjustable circumference, but also a different height in terms of where the retention strap rests on the occipital lobe. By designing their Twin Axes Gear (TAG) fit system, Bell makes it easy to find the perfect way to make the Volt suit just about any head’s size around as well as up and down.
The cam-lock levers help you find that final chin strap adjustment from your ears to your jaw. The Bell Sweep Helmet comes in three sizes of Small, Medium and Large. It is available in Matte Black/Carbon, Red/Black and White/Silver. Like the Volt, the Sweep weighs just 297 grams.