Bell Helmets - Interbike 2009

Oct 15, 2009
by Mike Levy  
Watch the video to learn about Bell's 2010 helmet lineup and the great artists they've brought aboard:
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2010 Bell Faction

Matte primer/blue Skeleton Choke done by artist Jimbo Phillips

• ABS hard plastic shell
• Certified for both bike and skate
• Dual density EPS foam
• 425 grams
• Three sizes: Sm (20-22"), Med (21.25-23.25"), Lrg (22.75-24.75")
• MSRP of $40

Matte Red Demon

Red Demon Faction from another angle

Matte sea foam with artwork from Paul Frank

Paul Frank's Skull on a matte black and white Faction

Inside the '10 Faction

Have a look at even more Factions!

2010 Bell Sequence (New for '10!)

'10 Sequence in matte bronze/chalk with artwork by Jimbo Phillips

• TAG Fit System
• In-molded Microshell
• Internal reinforcements
• VPV adjustable visor
• 300 grams
• Channeled vents
• Three sizes: Sm (20-21.75"), Med (21.75-23.25"), Lrg (23.25-24.75")
• MSRP of $90

Sequence venting from the side

TAG Fit System

The TAG Fit System is also height adjustable

2010 Bell Drop

Gray/blue Choke Drop with art by Jimbo Phillips (matching with the Choke Faction)

• Integrated roost guard
• Hand laminated fiberglass shell
• Adjustable visor
• ASTM downhill certified
• 1048 grams
• Three sizes: Sm (20-21.75"), Med (21.75-23.25"), Lrg (23.25-24.75")
• MSRP of $130

The Choke Drop from the front

The moto-looking black/gold Bell Drop

Jaw piece on Bell's Drop fullface in black and gold

The entire Bell Drop lineup can be found here!

Only some of the Bell lineup for 2010

Head over to to see the entire lineup!

Mike Levy


  • 6 0
 But what if i dont want skulls / blood / bones / zombies on my helmet? The best one there is the moto style drop. I really dont like big designs although bell helmets are good I think. Giro have gone all fancy too Im not a fan. Luckily I have just bought a THE One in camo so I'm happy anyway Smile
  • 4 0
 Couldn't agree more, it's so hard to find a helmet that doesn't have either dead things or strippers on it and that isn't completely boring (Though the manic and the Gracia are ok). I do like big loud designs, but just wish they would tone down on the dead stuff.
  • 6 0
 you said it. cool designs are great...bright colours, cool graphics, etc. but all these zombies and demons and eye-popping creatures are kinda gay
  • 1 0
 Progressive Retro. Jim Phillips designs made a huge impact in the 80's in skateboarding, Jimbo's designs may not make the same splash in Mountain Biking, but it is cool that they are trying a new look for the helmets.
  • 1 0
 Is this Deja Vu? I swear I commented on this over a month ago, it wasnt Interdork coverage but it was def highlighting the new Bell line. Weird.
I guess Pinkbike has a new "premium" sponsor.
  • 1 0
 Same here. I swear there was another article on bell helmets not too long ago. Their logo's STILL ugly to me. Cheap-looking, which is why I don't buy them.
  • 3 3
 I'm not very down with all the helmet companies putting all these designs and pictures on their helmets. it was all about like single coloured helmets like a straight up black remedy.
  • 5 3
 Are you kidding me? It is about time the mtb industry gave us graphics and colorways to choose from. We are years behind the snow, skate, surf industry as far as colors and graphics go. Down with the all black!! Yeah for over the top graphics!!
  • 2 0
 No I am not kidding you
  • 3 1
 the full faces look childish with the skulls and other stuff! like the faction
  • 1 0
 wow from the front the Sequence looks exactly like the Variant but then from the side view you notice that they made the Sequence a whole lot uglier
  • 1 0
 Does it look like Bell is biting off Giro's zombie remedy and then took it way too far. The hand is even reaching over the visor on the choke drop. just me?
  • 2 0
 Every year bell is cooler!!!
  • 1 0
 i got a Cedric gracia one in april and i love it Big Grin might get a new lid, even though i just sprayed my other lid green :L
  • 1 0
 not a huge fan of alot of the new graphics... kinda make them look cheap alot of last years were way better
  • 1 0
 yeh the 2010 giro remedy is sick but my brother alreay had that one and i dont wanna copy him so im getting this one
  • 1 0
 some of the full faces are good idk if i like the one with the monster or not and the factions i think are kinda bad
  • 1 0
 to be honest, im more a fan of a good pattern and bold colours than this graffiti kind of art.
  • 1 0
 i realy like the full face one with the monster dieing. pretty sick helmets!
  • 2 1
 I totally want that monkey helmet!
  • 1 0
 Bell is an amazing brand.
  • 1 1
 "Head over to to see the entire lineup!"

I'm not seeing any 2010 models. No site update yet?
  • 1 1
 the full face looks cool from the side and back but from the front you look like some gay super villin
  • 1 0
 the fullface on the bottom right of the last picture looks cool.
  • 1 0
 Just soo sick! 10x better than 2009 Big Grin
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 not liking those daemons graphics, looks too childish... :\
  • 1 0
 drop is ugly, and the graphics all blow
  • 1 0
 y do u think they crap?
  • 1 0
 theyre like ed hardyish bullshit
  • 1 0
 the bright green one is nice !
  • 1 0
 i want the choking monsters
  • 1 1
 i have that bell choke drop
  • 1 0
 No Brian Lopes one?
  • 1 0
 I like those rad designs
  • 1 1
 their target audience must be 14yo kids
  • 1 0
 sweet hat looks so sweet
  • 2 2
 pretty swish
  • 5 0
 im not too sure if i like the full faces, but the faction lid has got some awesome and really original colourways! overall.. nice. Smile
  • 11 1
 personally i really dislike the artwork
  • 6 0
 bell really missed the boat with the graphics this year
  • 2 4
 graphics r sick on Full faces, but i dont like them on normal lids
  • 6 0
 atleast they tried to blend their logo into the graphics instead of the same old red/white one on all the helmets.
  • 1 0
 I'm digging the colors for the black/gold moto lid
  • 1 0
 im goina have to agree with the earlier posts.. just like i said bout the giro.. graphics just look bad to me.. tld all the way
  • 1 0
 I wouldnt wear one
  • 1 0
 they r sick
  • 2 0
 some of the simpler graphics look good. but the random designs with faces and junk on them look really bad. i wouldn't be caught dead wearing most of those.
  • 1 0
 yes odin333 i dont understand the new designs.. just look bad in every way
  • 3 6
 Motocross Helmets are the only way to fly for DH ridin.
  • 3 0
 way too heavy.
  • 4 0
 they hardly way anymore. they look better, DOT and Snell aproved. MT. bike full face helmets suck ass
  • 3 0
 Most high end MX helmets are getting lighter and more vented every year and MX helmets are better,i broke 2 MTB full face helmets so no more MTB full face helmet for me.
  • 2 0
 right on! good call

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