Bell Introduces New Full-10 Spherical DH Helmet

Feb 16, 2023
by Mike Kazimer  
Bell Full 10

Bell's new Full-10 DH full face helmet launches today, nearly a decade after its very successful predecessor, the Full 9, made its debut. The Full-10 is priced at $650, and now occupies the top spot in Bell's helmet lineup, with a carbon shell, improved ventilation, and laundry list of modern safety features.

Those safety features include the addition of Spherical Technology, which is essentially a ball and socket design that uses two separate layers of foam connected by elastomers that allow the two layers to move independently. The idea is that during a crash the outer layer is able to rotate enough to help dissipate a portion of the impact force, reducing the amount of stress that reaches the brain. That outer layer uses EPS foam to deal with higher speed impacts, and the inner layer is EPP, a lower density foam to handle the slower speed impacts.
Bell Full-10 Details
• Mips Spherical
• Carbon shell
• 4 color options
• Sizes: XS/S, M, L, XL/XXL
• Certifications: NTA 8776 (e-bike), CPSC, CE EN 1078:2012,
ASTM F1952-15, DH ASTM F2032-15 BMX
• Weight: 1092 grams (M, actual)
• MSRP: $650 USD
www.bellhelmets.com

As for ventilation, Bell equipped the Full-10 with the extra-fancy sounding Thermal Exchange Airflow System (TEAS). The system involves channels in the foam at the front of the helmet that are designed to keep air moving over a rider's head and out the larger rear vents.

Bell Full 10
Bell Full 10

Bell Full 10
Bell Full 10

The cheek pads are affixed in place by magnets, which makes removing them for cleaning (or after an accident with the helmet still on a rider's head) an easy process. Two extra sets of cheek pads are included to help achieve the perfect fit. Other features include an integrated breakaway camera mount, and a titanium D-ring closure system.

There Full-10 is available in four sizes (XS/S, M, L, XL/XXL) and there are four different color schemes to choose from. The actual weight of a size medium is 1092 grams.






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103 Comments
  • 157 5
 From the front it looks like cheap Chinese scooter helmet and from the back... it looks like Hyundai car haha
  • 13 1
 honest question for ya'll: what's your opinion on the best looking and most ventilated DH certified helmet out there? I have a Fox Proframe right now that breathes great but I could go for a bit more protection I'm thinking. Even if I look like a little like a Hyundai
  • 16 9
 @peterman1234: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon
  • 14 1
 @peterman1234: oh wait you said most ventilated. nvm.
  • 7 1
 @peterman1234: switched from a proframe to a Leatt DBX 4.0, not as much protection as a full on DH helmet but breathes better and still feels safer than the half shell with a chinbar feeling I got from the proframe.
  • 23 1
 @peterman1234: Troy Lee D4, also lighter than the new Full-10.
  • 15 2
 @peterman1234: 100% Aircraft 2 - one of the best ventilation efficiency on the full DH helmet
  • 1 1
 @mca896: the Rampage looks solid for bike park but I also do a couple enduro races per year. And a helmet is required to be fully on your head while climbing
  • 12 1
 @peterman1234: TLD D4. if you want more ventilation still dh cert TLD Stage
  • 2 1
 @Upduro: I'll take a look. Interesting though I just saw my proframe is DH certified after all (ASTM F1952). Wouldnt have guessed that
  • 6 1
 @peterman1234: easy one here: 7idp Project 23, DH certified, 850 grams, tons of vents, awesome look.
It'd be the helmet I'd be riding right now if the xs size was a bit smaller
  • 4 2
 @peterman1234: Fly Racing Werx Carbon's are the shit
  • 3 2
 @peterman1234: Specialized gambit looks solid
  • 3 7
flag trelleder (Feb 16, 2023 at 11:35) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry I downvote by error.
  • 1 1
 @peterman1234: figures... i do a couple enduro races too and am slow/lazy so end up walking up Big Grin
  • 9 1
 @peterman1234: Smith Mainline
  • 1 7
flag plyawn (Feb 16, 2023 at 12:49) (Below Threshold)
 @iiman: looks good but fidlock is a big turn off
  • 5 1
 @peterman1234: Smith Mainline
  • 7 3
 The Hyundai i20 N performance is sick though.
  • 1 1
 @ciechan: I second this 1,000 times. I did some enduros with it last year and it really was not bad to pedal in
  • 1 1
 @peterman1234: 100% Aircraft 2. Breathes really well. I’m in the same boat as you and I didn’t hate it at all while pedaling in my races
  • 2 2
 @ciechan: I second the aircraft. Fits me better than the tld I forgot in the Northstar parking lot last summer, like a moron!
  • 1 1
 @iiman:
I agree.
  • 4 2
 @peterman1234: i really like the way that the new bell looks
  • 2 0
 @ciechan: is that why they named it the Veloster? Lol
  • 2 0
 @peterman1234: 7idp project 23 is supposed to have a very good ventilation: www.pinkbike.com/news/review-7idp-project-23-carbon-lightweight-helmet.html
  • 1 0
 Nekko
  • 1 0
 @peterman1234: I have a ProFrame as well; I think it's their lightest DH-certified helmet so still plenty strong. However, I have also cracked one in a not-too-gnarly crash so it's more of a "one and done" DH helmet, IMO.
  • 1 0
 @peterman1234: poc coron air spin
  • 1 3
 @peterman1234: that brings up an interesting question/dilemma

Do you feel safer/more protected now, knowing that the helmet met a minimum crash requirement, than you did before knowing that it held this certification?
  • 1 2
 @ShredTilBed: looks solid?
Or you have experience with the helmet, and your not just throwing out random props on how it looks?
  • 2 5
 @peterman1234: @peterman1234: Christ,
Here’s the important but bit, forget the hype, forget the fancy colours, forget the random recommendations from keyboard warriors that prolly haven’t even worn the damn helmet (looking at you @ShredTilBed).
Make sure the helmet fits you, and you’re wearing it, and wearing it properly.

Everyone’s head is differently shaped, some have loads of hair, some, little light on top, some, smooth as a god damn egg. So unless you’re trying the damn thing on, and it fits you, you have no idea, and neither do any of us gobsmaked clowns.

It’s pretty easy to tell when you’ve got the damn thing on your head if it feels like it’s gonna be a bit more ventilated, or maybe you’ve got a lions mane for hair, in which case, none of this matters, it’s gonna be hot.

God speed out there
  • 1 0
 @iiman: Have it Love it
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: 7idp I have it, it does
  • 1 0
 @ShredTilBed: got one, fits great and super light/ventilated. Even in hot AZ I rock it when I know it’s going to be gnarly
  • 36 2
 Edgy in ALL the wrong ways.
  • 20 1
 Been waiting for this as I wear Bell helmets now, it looks great in that raw carbon (other colours not so much) and tech is solid, but holy cow that price is nuts.
3 x TLD carbon D4 or this....
  • 6 0
 They will be in 250-350 range soon enough. I've never paid anywhere near full price for a Bell Helmet.
  • 8 0
 @fitnj: true and same...it's launch day and Jenson already has it listed at $479, but still......
  • 5 2
 check out the moto version for 1k if you think this is salty
  • 8 0
 TLD D4 Carbon is $599USD, and this is $650USD. Both are very expensive.
  • 2 0
 @leon-forfar: Certain colourways (not just the awful ones) of the D4 carbon are on the TLD site for $330 and up, and even the briefest of google searches brings up D4s from reputable places for less than thar( new, not used).
I get your point of course.

In the meantime the Full-9 carbon has been on sale for not much cash recently - as low as $100 - and the retail for that is something like $450. That’s a hell of a retail increase from the full 9 to the full 10.
  • 3 0
 @padirt: I’ve paid less for an X14. Prestige pricing is all it is.
  • 1 0
 @Leaveamessage: Yeah, those would be the clear out/ last year colours that won't be continued. My point is the MSRP vs MSRP of current models are pretty close to one another. I was shown some of the R&D stuff of the Full 10 last summer from our Bell sales rep, and it is no doubt, an impressive helmet. All these helmets have to "meet standards for X certifcation". Some helmet meet them, and others vastly exceed them. I think for those that really value head safety, it's a price worth paying. You only get one noggin after all.
  • 23 7
 They should have made it look less dumb
  • 14 0
 Over 700 dollars w tax ! Damn
  • 12 0
 Looks like a gaming laptop for your head.
  • 2 0
 Hahaha that's exactly what came in my mind when I saw the pictures!! A gamer computer! haha
  • 13 1
 650 bucks, holy shit
  • 4 1
 More then a carbon TLD D-4 WTF?
  • 10 0
 Remember when you could get a 661 helmet on sale for 70 bucks?Those were the days.
  • 7 0
 Maybe I've got some minor brain damage from crashing back in the day with an old 661 helmet
  • 1 0
 You can right now. Directly from the sixsixone website. I still like their stuff.
  • 7 3
 I used to buy Bell Giro helmets but not anymore after learning that they do not offer any crash replacement program in Canada.
Imagine spending $700 on a helmet only to have to discard it after a few weeks due to crashing on it.
  • 7 2
 "You didn't kill Anakin Skywalker, I did." Getting some really good Star Wars Dark Side vibes frome that helmet! I really like it!
  • 7 1
 looks like they would integrate terribly with just about any set of goggles....
  • 3 0
 Watch Vital’s review on YouTube, reality is the opposite of what you think.
  • 2 0
 I just don't get why these helmet manufacturers think that pointy, edgy styling somehow meshes well with smooth, rounded edge bikes....

Ugly helmet, no matter how it protects. Plenty of other better looking and just as protective options out there (TLD, POC, 100%..)
  • 2 0
 Life long bell user and they definitely went OD on matching the ugly Euro lids. From the side it’s clean but the back and chin piece are too much. The full-9 was such a clean helmet. Even the Moto-10 is done better. Looks like one of those foam enduro helmets with the removable chin
  • 6 0
 JFC, that price.
  • 6 2
 I'll just wait for jensonusa to have it on sale for half off and I still won't buy that ugly helmet
  • 7 2
 why do you wait then?
just don't buy it, right from the beginning
  • 7 0
 @vhdh666: it's way more rewarding when you have to wait for it, it builds anticipation
  • 2 1
 @Blablablup123: hahaha. but I get the point. I am a fan of Bell helmets, but this one is defo ugly in my opinion
  • 5 0
 As Geralt would say: „Damn, you‘re ugly“
  • 4 0
 Geez, for $650 I can get a carbon Troy Lee and a season pass to the local DH park.
  • 2 0
 The 7iDP Project 23 carbon is the nicest looking and most comfortable helmet I ever owned. I didn't think i'd like the fidlock, but after using it I never want to buckle D rings again.
  • 5 0
 IT'S SPHERICAL
  • 1 0
 how does this compare to the giro insurgent mips? arent bell and giro the same company? why is the bell version of similar helmet so much more expensive, is it a more premium offering?
  • 2 0
 Same parent company, different engineering and design teams.
  • 2 0
 One thing this helmet has going for it is the MIPS spherical. I have it on my Bell Super Air R, and I think it's a much more refined system than the regular MIPS.
  • 1 0
 I feel like it’s only in the last 5 years that I’ve been hearing helmets referred to as a “disposable” item to be thrown away after a single impact. Does that go for a helmet with this high of a price tag as well?
  • 3 1
 I thought the saying was: Pick one, Lightweight or low cost..... apparently Bell wont let you pick either.
  • 3 0
 Looks like a lamborghini made for your head. Priced to match
  • 2 0
 Love how this looks. Could see my self hucking some sweet curbs with it down by the train station.
  • 3 0
 I dig it!
  • 3 0
 hideous
  • 2 0
 Perfect addition for your Prius Prime track car
  • 2 0
 TEAS, dumb acronym time kids!
  • 2 0
 There's only one kind of TEA... Traditional English Ale. So just chuck a Sambuca in as well.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: I miss that beer!
  • 1 0
 TE's 'n' AS? not so dumb* now huh...





*still dumb
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: Old Speckled Hen or a Sam Smith for me pls.
  • 2 0
 100% approve of R-Dog commentary !
Nice
  • 2 0
 It reminds me of a Transformer (the kids toy)
  • 1 0
 “Thermal Exchange Airflow System” Hmmmmm…..maybe it’ll also cool off the $650 hole burnt in your wallet afterwards.
  • 3 0
 F’it…… I like it
  • 1 0
 I can't understand the point of making a helmet with vents that are then covered by a goggle strap
  • 1 0
 Head may be safe, but that thing looks like it would break by neck it's so big. also ugly
  • 2 1
 That was worth the wait! Looking forward to receiving mine.
  • 1 0
 The names of the helmet features are on a different level.
  • 2 0
 $650 Hell No!
  • 2 0
 650!??!!?
  • 1 0
 Made from carbon, with Spherical MIPS, there isn't another full-face DH helmet with the same spec. There are others with Spherical, others in carbon... but none with both, it is in a league of its own. If the price is too rich, they have 3 fixed full face models priced below Full-10. There's an option for everyone, including those who want the ultimate in safety and are willing/able topay for it.
  • 2 0
 $900.00 CDN!
  • 1 0
 And look like a $100.00 cheap fullface from walmart!!
  • 1 0
 So Much $$$ for So little
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Session
  • 1 0
 looks cheap but it's not...
  • 2 0
 That’s disgusting
  • 1 1
 What's disgusting is.. the large number of ebikes I saw at my local trail head yesterday. Holy fuck fucking lazy sheeple
  • 1 0
 Fugly
  • 3 6
 I'll wait until they release the Full 12...cuz' I like to send it deep =D "bow chicka woww wowwwww"







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