The Bell Lumen proves that riding on a budget doesn’t need to look low-budge. With 22 high volume, internally channelled vents, a dial-to-fit GPS fit system and sweet registered graphics, the Lumen is officially one of the brightest buys in the entire Bell range.
Cam-lock Levers: Bell’s Cam-Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust the straps around your ears. Simply open the cam…position comfortably and close the lever. Done.
Channelled Ventilation: Specially designed ventilation channels on the interior of the helmet's liner bring cool air in through the front, pass it over the head and flushes warm air out of the rear ports. You'll find some form of this feature on almost all Bell helmets, but our higher end helmets feature deeply sculpted channels that keep air moving whether you're bombing it at 30 mph, or huffing it uphill at single digit speed.
Fusion In-Mould Microshell: In-moulding is the process of bonding the helmet’s Microshell to its EPS foam layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the thin Microshell cap when it’s in the mould—thus the name—rather than formed separately and taped on later. This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the industry standard for all high-end helmets. All but our toddler helmets are now made with this construction method.
Geared Positioning System (GPS): The often imitated Geared Positioning System (GPS) delivers easy and quick one-hand adjustment for superior fit and comfort. Simply slide the dial to click-in a custom fit.
Internal Reinforcement: In order to maximize venting and minimize bulk, high-end helmets feature internal reinforcement structures. These composite skeletons fortify helmets the same way rebar makes concrete stronger, allowing for bigger vents, more advanced styling and lighter weight, while still meeting stringent safety standards.
Registered Graphics: Getting helmet graphics to hit the right spot on the helmet without distorting or warping is more challenging than most people realize. It’s why you see many of our competitors only doing helmets in solid colours or with very simple graphics. Bell designers have pioneered methods for registering graphics, so that we can make some of the most graphically complex and visually appealing helmets in the world.
This helmet conforms to, or exceeds EU Standards only.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great value for money
Light. Nice adjustment system. I feel protected. Great value for money.
26 February 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Very poor offering from Bell.
I own a 2010 Lumen the physical design, graphics pattern and style look to be identical in this 2012 model.
1. Not very low profile so likely to put greater rotational forces on the neck/head in an accident. There are better "sized" helmets at this price point.
2. Graphics are not UV stabilized/colour fast. My helmet has been kept indoors out of direct sunlight but within a years limited riding had faded from racy red to T mobile pink. This may have been a materials fault only with my batch, but if you prefer to wear complementary colours it's a risk.
3. Chin strap not that comfortable.
1. Fairly robust head cradle. I have had the head cradle fail in helmets from other manufacturers.
Otherwise a pretty standard bike helmet at this price point. I personally wouldn't buy one of these again.
19 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastically Comfey
I got one of these shortly before christmas to replace a bottom of the range helmet I smashed in a fairly big off. The difference is huge, so much more comfortable and seems to cover more of my head than the old one.
09 February 2012