First Look: Bell, Topeak, and Mavic - Eurobike 2015

Aug 27, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
Bell Star Wars Eurobike 2015

Bell's Limited Edition Star Wars Collection

For all the Star Wars fans out there, Bell has teamed up with Lucasfilms to produces a limited edition line of of helmets with movie-inspired graphics. There are a total of five different designs, including the Boba Fett Super 2R shown above, and the Millenium Falcon Segment Jr. on the right. At first, the designs will only be available in the United States, but that could change depending on how many fans in the US emerge from their basement lairs and head to their local bike shops to buy the new helmets. The price for the Super 2R with MIPS will be $240 USD, and the Segment and Segment Jr. will both go for $50.

Bell Star Wars Eurobike 2015

Bell Eurobike 2015

Bell Introduces MIPS Equipped Kids Helmets

There's a growing demand for higher performance products in the youth market as the riding level of today's groms skyrockets. Bell's latest entry into that market is the Segment, a smaller sized version of their popular Stoker helmet. It offers the same level of extended coverage as the Stoker, 15 vents and Bell's ErgoDial fit system, plus there's even a MIPS equipped option in the Youth sized version. With MIPS, the Segment will be € 60 (US pricing is still to be determined).



Eurobike 2015
Eurobike 2015

Mavic Crossride Hip Belt

The sentiments of the fashion police aside, there's something to be said for the benefits of shedding the traditional hydration pack and replacing it with a hip pack of some sort for shorter rides. Sweaty backs become a thing of the past, and a well designed hip pack is much less likely to bounce and flop around when the trail gets rough. Mavic have decided to join in with their new Crossride belt, which is designed to integrate with the belt loops on their Crossride shorts to keep it from shifting out of place, but there's no reason it wouldn't work on any shorts with belt loops. The larger pocket on the left side has enough room to hold a mini-pump, tube, and tools, while the zippered pocket on the opposite side can fit a phone and other smaller items. A 20oz water bottle sits diagonally for ease of access on the fly.



Eurobike 2015
Eurobike 2015

Topeak Joe Blow Booster Pump

It used to be that installing a tubeless tire setup absolutely required the use of an air compressor, but thankfully better tire and rim designs are making that a thing of the past, and to make life even easier we're starting to see pumps specially designed to provide the blast of air needed to seat a tire that doesn't want to cooperate.

Topeak's new Joe Blow Booster uses the same principles that Bontrager introduced last year with their Flash Charger pump, but the execution is slightly different. There's a large rotating dial that surrounds the pressure gauge, with two possible settings: Charge and Inflate. When the dial is turned to the Charge position, the secondary chamber is inflated to 160psi. Once the dial is turned back to Inflate, the pressurized air is quickly released into the tire just like it would be with an air compressor. The base plate is made from steel for added stability, and the air chambers are made from aluminum. The pump will be available in January 2016 for €150.




146 Comments

  • 312 4
 That full face will be perfect for Endor-o riders.
  • 4 72
flag Chridel (Aug 27, 2015 at 9:00) (Below Threshold)
 Only available at Enduro.com?
  • 4 2
 amazing
  • 26 3
 10/10, would pun again.
  • 110 1
 the force is weak with @Chridel
  • 90 1
 These aren't the comments we're looking for... move along... move along
  • 15 7
 Mountain bikes: they're good on Endor, & they're good outdoor too!
  • 17 1
 I've got a bad feeling about this...
  • 14 1
 "You rode here in that thing? You're braver than I thought."

Bell missed an opportunity to recreate the Imperial insignia in the visor bolt head.
  • 17 2
 I'm gonna wear it on the way to Tosche Station to get some hub converters.
  • 27 4
 I felt as if millions of commenters suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced because they were downvoted.
  • 1 4
 @twozerosix they didn't miss it. It's not cost effective.
  • 9 0
 Lord Helmet would approve!
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy so you're saying it was considered?
  • 13 0
 With all those vents it probably wouldn't be too Hoth...
  • 29 0
 Chridel made a Wookie mistake
  • 3 22
flag Chridel (Aug 27, 2015 at 15:12) (Below Threshold)
 What was wrong? enduro.net?
  • 1 0
 Regally hope this helmet makes it to Australia
  • 4 0
 Safety, it's our only hope.
  • 2 0
 @Chridel: This is pitiful. Let me google that for you: lmgtfy.com/?q=Endor
  • 4 0
 Too hoth to handle? or is it a trap?
  • 4 0
 @bkm303 you can waste time with your friends when your Boost conversion is done
  • 4 1
 Trying to decide which helmet to buy, but it's now a Fett accompli...
  • 2 0
 The question really is if your backpack's got jets.
  • 1 0
 May the forest be with you
  • 4 0
 I used to bullseye womp rats on my V-10 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.
  • 58 5
 If you wear the Boba Fett super, when you crash your head will come clean off.
  • 196 2
 It's actually Jango Fett, Boba's "Father" who was decapitated by Mace Windu. Boba was eaten by the Sarlacc in episode VI.

No life, I have lol
  • 9 0
 Mandalorian helmet! Yes!!!
  • 23 0
 Boba Fett's Mandalorian armour actually enable him to survive the slow digestion of the Sarlacc and escape.
  • 11 0
 I knew I was going to be wrong, just waited for someone to correct me.. Aha
  • 7 0
 And the sarlacc will digest you for more than a 1000 years (according to star wars wiki). So bobba fett died by suffocation or starvation
  • 2 0
 @logjam-thanks for the spoiler alert!
  • 26 1
 Darth Vader is really Luke's father. Boom. Mind= BLOWN
  • 3 0
 That shits non canon thanx to disney. Where's the biker scout one?
  • 30 1
 When the articles title read "mavic" I was hoping to see some sweet new wheels. Not a fanny pack
  • 47 1
 Its for "hipsters"
  • 7 0
 Hipsters don't exist anymore. They all dies off from starvation. All that are left are trendsters.
  • 2 9
flag MojoMaujer (Aug 27, 2015 at 9:40) (Below Threshold)
 not a fanny pack, which goes in front. it is a lumbar pack. which is proper mountain biker.
  • 8 4
 fanny=butt. my butt is not in my front. fanny packs go above your fanny.
  • 14 0
 fanny=girl parts in the Commonwealth
  • 3 1
 I thought, "Dude, check out that sweet hip sack!" Why, if I wore that to the beach, I'd get all the ladies. Think of the instant game I'd have. Especially if I filled it with exotic cheeses and a pint of beer... (26 odd years after I stopped wearing my hip sack, I still can't see myself wearing one again. Yep, too soon)
  • 3 3
 lol... how old are you kids? don't even know what a fanny is?! lumbar packs were used in the 80's... before backpacks... because you can keep the weight low on you back and they move less... camel bak finally decided to move that direction as well (year 2015)... long story short... if you don't know what you are talking about...and don't even know what a fanny is (hint: is not the butt)... .... ok not to know history of mountain biking.... not ok about fanny lol....
  • 2 0
 I too wore one all those years ago. AND I used one on today's ride. hahah.
  • 3 0
 Enduropean Man Bag
  • 7 0
 Hehehe.....fanny.
  • 5 0
 A fanny is not a butt!!! hahaha. All this casual use of the word fanny has me crying with laughter. "fanny packs go above your fanny" has made my day.
  • 3 1
 All of us who rebelled against the tyrannous queen decided to re-purpose the word fanny to mean butt and to count in multiples of 12 because ... reasons. Go figure.
  • 3 1
 Fanny Pack is an American term. Americans call their arse their "fanny"
Yes, in England a Fanny is a different thing, but we don't call them Fanny Packs, we call them Bum Bags. You do the maths...
  • 1 0
 Thanks Gab. Saving me from typing yet again.
Clearing up misconceptions since.. When were you born?
  • 23 0
 thanks PB for this Eurobike coverage. nice to see new products
  • 18 0
 Bell's Limited Edition Star Wars Collection ? The first hairy helmet of the Chewbacca edition coming soon Wink
  • 5 0
 I would buy that
  • 15 2
 Im no star wars fan but that green fullface at the top looks pretty slick!
  • 13 1
 one day, i'll have that Boba Fett Super 2R... finally a 2 in 1 that looks good
  • 12 0
 Shut up about fanny packs and show us the rest of the goddamn Star Wars helmets.
  • 8 0
 that star wars helmet is sick, but I would never wear it. I mean, if I crash I'm gonna feel super shitty about destroying a piece of artwork. I'd probably just keep it in my room for show
  • 10 0
 the struggle is real
  • 1 0
 I've been wanting a custom painted full face helmet for ages to hang in my man room as a piece of cool artwork. I'd love one of the custom painted troy Lee ones that people like Gwin wear but this looks like a good option.
  • 1 0
 I'm not sure about the construction or durability of the finish/paint but if you took crash wearing the Boba Fett Super 2R you may only add to the distressed look of his armor Wink ? Or not haha, but yea probably won't be wearing this one too much especially the whiteTrooper "go look those up SO sick"
  • 8 1
 I'm gonna say it...that Mavic hip/bum/fanny pack is awesome. I am using a Camelback hiking one now and functionally, it addresses all the things I'd want. Mock it all you want, but I'd take it over a small backpack.
  • 2 0
 I'm with you - on those short rides, much rather have that. Just need something for spare tube, tools and phone. Better than a seat bag.
  • 7 0
 until you crash.. read on here before a guy crashed with a pump on hiis back and is now paralyzed after it :/
  • 1 0
 This one looks much better aesthetically, too. More like a bottle holster than a little pack.
  • 2 0
 I agree Daniel...earlier this year I had a rather large OTB, as in my head landed on a rock and my lower back impacted against a tree trunk. MRI cleared me of major damage, but I had crazy localised swelling and although I was a little pissed that my camelbak (with padding and water reservoir) didn't take some of the impact, don't think I would've crawled away if a drink bottle at a 45º angle came between my back and the tree.
  • 8 1
 It's good to see Mavic crossing the fashon boundary
  • 6 0
 How dare you.
  • 6 0
 Notice it said "new hip pack" -- not "hip new pack!"
  • 1 0
 It's the finer things in life.
  • 2 0
 That star wars helmet is nerd level 50! A bladerunner helmet though... Topeak make good stuff but an air compressor is literally 40 bucks cheaper. Pass. Been trying to ride without a camelbak for a while now. As much as I hate to face it, the fanny pack seems like the best option for stowing essentials. Not sure how anyone is gonna make those cool again.
  • 6 2
 Im sorry Bell, but Lazer helmets already beat you on the Star Wars helmet designs.
  • 1 0
 Link please...
  • 1 0
 No, that honor goes to smith!
  • 2 1
 (It was a joke of course.) but this god awfuly thing looks like Anakins fighter helmet.
  • 1 0
 Sorry, forgot to link up. And I meant Anakins pod racer helmet. www.pinkbike.com/photo/12606456
  • 1 0
 Shit. Can't believe I didn't put 2 & 2 together on how close the Smiths look to return of the jedi helmets
  • 2 0
 Why don't these pumps have more detailed guages? They are designed specifically for MTB tires, but make it hard to set your pressure accurately with very few markings on the guage.
  • 1 0
 Specialized air tool MTB. Gauge is the best I've ever used (the MTB has a way different gauge than the rest of the air tools.) If you need the air blast to seat tubeless, build a pressure vessel out of a coke bottle.
  • 3 0
 150E for a handpump !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, it seats tubeless after you strain up to 160 lb.... but for this money i can buy a small compresser
  • 2 0
 For that money you can buy a large compressor. If you get a used one you could run a body shop.
  • 1 0
 So just to clarify, bell aren't releasing an updated version of the super 2R?
I'm planning on buying one in 2 weeks for a trip to bike park Wales and I've been waiting for the bell segment from Eurobike to see if they were making any changes.
  • 1 0
 You you can pickup 2015 models now at deep discount, although black and size L are hard to find. Great helmet, but 2016 colors are lame.
  • 1 0
 I can't wait to find out which 5 starwars themes they are going to do on teh Suoer 2R. I like the boba fett, wouldn't do the stormtrooper, but NEED to see the other 3. Glad I didn't buy a red super2R a couple weeks ago. Large fits me great!
  • 2 0
 Only 2 for the Super 2R so pick between the stormtrooper and boba fett. 5 Total they said - 2 for the Super, 3 others for other models of helmet.
  • 1 0
 Boba it will be. Hope I can find one in the US when I am there November 5-8.
  • 6 2
 I want that Boba Fett Super 2R!
  • 3 0
 Mr motivator fell out the 90's and now works for mavic keeping bum bags alive!
  • 2 1
 would love to see a MTB pump that has the limit of 50 or 60 psi. than I can see better in what pressure I am since I ride around 20-30 its hard to see small numbers in a 160 psi pump
  • 1 0
 Specialized air tool MTB. Loving mine(the fact that I got it for almost free, because i got my old air tool warrantied for having an inaccurate gauge doesn't hurt, either. Life time warranty FTW.)
  • 1 0
 Bontrager makes a MTB floor pump that goes up to 80 psi
  • 2 1
 Someone should make a MasterChief DH helment (if it hasn't been done already) img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140118062038/halo/images/e/e5/Halo-3-4e2609bb651eb.jpg
  • 3 1
 Star Wars helmet, as if my mrs and mates don't think I'm enough of a bike geek already
  • 3 0
 The revenue stream has awakend.
  • 2 2
 All the hybrid helmets just look so late 90's squid. I race both DH and enduro. Never a hybrid/covertable helmet. One, the are not as safe as a real full-face when needed. Two, they just look so lame.
  • 1 0
 Mavic Crossride Hip Belt: only for the bearded fro-hawk comb over hipster enduro dudes. this is the predecessor of the shoulder bag and the equivalent to fixie pixie dudes.
  • 1 2
 The Super 2R is a very good enduro helmet especially with MIPS, but don't think anyone over the age of 15 would be caught dead in the lame Star Wars design or neon 2016 colors. Thank god I found the last 2015 black in XL ... didn't even care that I had to pay retail. Last time I checked 15-year-olds seldom shell out $240 plux tax for a helmet.
  • 1 0
 You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.
  • 2 1
 So with Bell's helmet and Alchemist's Wheels you are eligible for moon riding
  • 2 0
 Return of the "fanny pak".
  • 2 0
 still waiting for the Darth Vader edition to go with that banshee..
  • 2 0
 @Mike Kazimer

Any pics of the other Star Wars themed Bell supers?
  • 2 0
 There's 2 based of the super platform. The rest are on other platforms.. like the segment and segment jr.
  • 1 0
 backpack or not,my back always get sweaty,when i ride..that mavic hipthing is embarrassing,almost roadielike
  • 6 9
 Love the Star Wars, but the 2-in-1 helmet has too many compromises. Jack of both, master of none. Its like the elusive, true all-mountain bike. Its impossible to build a great pedaling, trail shredder that is also a great DH bike. No matter what the suspension/frame design is, a good DH bike needs heavier, stronger tires that won't roll fast enough for trail use.
  • 22 1
 Its just a chin bar dude. Some people just like to protect their face a little more than others. Then they want to ride the cross country. You got really deep and passionate with that man.
  • 1 0
 Not really, its a standard high coverage trail lid without the chin bar, and im led to believe that the bell super is fantastic, so its fine as a trail lid and has better protection for more aggressive riding where your not on an uplift or push up and can wear a true full face lid. Im certainly gonna be buying one as soon as funds allow.
  • 1 0
 I have a bell super 2r. I never ever use the chinbar but the helmet itself is my favorite all time--far superior to the original.
  • 1 0
 I have the helmet, last years model, and its a great helmet as a trail, half-lid. Too weak and expensive to replace my full face
  • 5 0
 It's not meant to replace your full dh lid, its a trail lid that will save your teeth on a black run.
  • 1 1
 Topeak Joe Blow pump...come ON... I've got a similar Bontrager unit since, what?, 3-4 years now...?
Yawn...
  • 1 0
 1 year actually. Not surprising, they tend to take a "fast follower" position on a lot of their products. The devil is in the details though, how well will their execution work relative to the Flash Charger.
  • 2 1
 must have the stars warzz super 2r!
  • 1 0
 Oh sick! Next years Mavic whee...fanny pack!!!! Pretty neat, actually.
  • 1 0
 That Super 2R it's a perfect match for my Reign Advanced 1
  • 1 0
 Where did Bar Ends go ?
  • 1 0
 Fanny packs be back huh?
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