Bell Sweep XC helmet review

Super-cooled lid with plenty of protection

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £89.99 RRP | USD $143.19
Bell Sweep XC Helmet

Our review

Cool and comfortable cross-country lid that’s up there with the best
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At speed, the Sweep keeps you sublimely chilled and even when plugging up the umpteenth draggy fireroad of the day there wasn’t a hint of overheating.


In-molding extends to the base of the lid, protecting the vulnerable EPS which is moulded round a reinforcement structure to up strength and reduce weight.

We didn’t notice the fit, which is the best recommendation of all. 

Add minimal padding in the right places, the adjustable visor, a firm grip from the GPS ratchet and a shape that suits eggheads and we were very happy.


Dirt-roadies and racers loved the space-age fins on the back, which act as ports to drag air through the front vents and internal grooves, but they’re also at risk of snagging during crashes.

Product Specifications


Name Sweep XC Helmet
Brand Bell

Available Colours Black/Carbon Red/White Silver/Titanium
Description Detachable low profile and colour matched Variable Position Visor (VPV) visor with 15 degrees of movement to keep sun and rain at bay
MPN CB920462
Weight (g) 309
Features Front and rear internal reinforcement add extra structural integrity in the event of an impact
No of Vents 20
Visor Adjustablility 15
Sizes Available L M S
Protective Material In-Mould Hardbody