Bell family helmets - just in

Lids for kids and more

As one of many children in the Easton-Bell Sports family, Bell can appreciate the need for different styles for different family members. BikeRadar recently received three Bell lids for test: the new BMX style Segment, the cross-country/around-town Sequence and the child's Trigger.

The new Segment seems to have raised the bar a bit for BMX helmets, using a few pieces of EPS foam tied together with an interior skeleton underneath the otherwise solid shell. The idea is that the helmet can flex a bit and still meet ASTM safety standards. It comes in three sizes and nine styles. Suggested retail is US$55/£49 for the solid-color designs and US$60/£54 for graphics.

The segment comes in nine styles: the segment comes in nine styles

The new Segment has multiple pieces of EPS foam under the shell

The Sequence is a general purpose helmet that could work for mountain biking or just riding around town.

Finally, the Trigger is Bell's least expensive youth helmet. The one-size-fits-most (50-57cm) helmet has plenty of vents and Bell's ErgoDial fit system. The company also has another, smaller category of kids helmets that comes in extra-small (46-50cm) and small (50-54cm). The Trigger is $35/£40.

Bell's trigger, segment and sequence:

Bell's (l to r): Trigger, Segment and Sequence

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA
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