The problem with price-sensitive helmets is that they usually look and feel it. Not so with the Bell Array; this is one place where trickle-down technology really works. It features the same Fusion In-Mold Microshell for durability, registered graphics for durability and overall pro looks as the Volt. The TAG fit system offers incredible fit by offering adjustability both vertically and horizontally. Internal reinforcement used to be a feature found on only the most expensive helmets, so its presence on the Array adds an appreciable safety factor to this already affordable helmet. 24 strategically positioned vents are positioned to keep you cool on even the hottest days while its 340g weight is just a few paperclips more than the top-of-the-line stuff. The Bell Array is available in 3 sizes in multiple colors to allow you to match it to any club's kit.
|Certification:||CE EN1078, CPSC Bicycle|
|Certifications:||CE EN1078, CPSC Bicycle|
|Claimed weight:||286 grams|
|Weight:||286 g / 10 oz|
For some reason I think Bell helmets fit my head better than other brands. I've used a lower priced Influx for several years. I wanted a flashier helmet, and especially liked the black/yellow ones which I could get with the Array. I haven't had the Array very long and haven't ridden in the heat of summer yet. So far I can't say that the Array is more comfortable or lighter than the Influx. I haven't noticed any significant advantage of the TAG system over the GPS. Still, I like the way the Array fits and looks and am happy I bought it. FYI, I am an old fart and not a racer by any stretch.
I really like my new helmet. After comparing prices and weight of helmets I thought this was a great buy. I have read people's reviews and they say things like, "I hardly know the helmet is on my head." Well that is how I feel about the Array. Totally recommend this to anyone. I have a had Bell Sweep helmets in the past and I like this one much better.
I am pretty sure your Array helmet saved me from an extended stay in the hospital. It took a strong impact, cracked the foam, but my noggin was unaffected. The amount of scuffing on the shell, suggested it was a big impact. The fit system seemed to distribute the impact so I didnt realize how severe it had been till inspected the helmet. Thanks Bell!
It's a nice helmet. I bought a Specialized before this for about $20 less that is Snell rated, which this one is not. It's fit is good. The finish isn't as good as my cheaper helmet. All in all not a bad helmet. I think this one has better airflow, which is good on these 100+ degree days.
The Array isn't the lightest out there, but in terms of fit, appearance and price point, it is hard to beat. The silver/lime is a nice color option, too! I would definitely recommend the Array, and plan to buy the same helmet again in the coming months.
5 stars for that specific price range. solid overall helmet. not too heavy and pretty slick in reference to aerodynamics. quality and price match up well