Born from Bell's extensive and legendary experience, the Bell MX-9 Helmet blends the best of their dirt and street knowledge into a feature-packed middleweight ADV helmet. Equally at home on the street, as it is in the dirt, the MX-9 panders to those riders who are out there pushing boundaries and not stopping when the road ends and the trail begins.
MIPS, or multi-directional impact protection system, uses a slip plane designed to manage energy from rotational and angular impacts. In case of a crash, this layer is designed to rotate inside the helmet with the intent to potentially slow or reduce the amount of energy transferred to or from the head. MIPS imitates the brain's way of protecting itself by giving the helmet its own low-friction layer between the outer shell and the liner, which also slides to absorb much of the energy created by an angled blow to the head.
The lightweight polycarbonate shell comes in three different sizes, mitigating bulk and providing a more comfortable fit. Bell's velocity-flow ventilation system keeps air flowing, forcing fresh air in and hot moist air out, while the removable and washable liner and cheek pads ensure you can keep sweat and bacteria build-up at bay.
The MX-9 ADV helmet can also transform into a more street helmet by removing the peak visor. Included side pods replace the visor where it mounts to the helmet, giving you sleek top-gun styling. When you hit the dirt and need the added protection of a pair of goggles, simply flip up the shield and throw 'em on. The MX-9 is designed to work with any dirt goggle out there.
Truly a go-anywhere, do-anything helmet, the Bell MX-9 Adventure helmet fills a much-needed gap in the market and is perfect for pros and beginners alike.