Bell Helmets desires to redefine your expectations of inexpensive safety with their up to date Sanction 2 full-face helmets. The redesigned Sanction 2s function choose know-how borrowed from Bell’s range-topping Full 10, however sits on the reverse finish of the value vary.
In designing the brand new Sanction 2s Bell centered on offering a superb match, breathability, and providing good worth. Each the brand new Sanction 2 and Sanction 2 DLX are ASTM licensed for DH and BMX racing, and the bottom mannequin is available in an XXS dimension for youthful shredders.
Sanction 2 DLX
The redesigned Sanction 2 DLX options an ABS shell and an EPS liner. The brand new shell has a glossy, absolutely up to date design with a nicer general look than the outgoing Sanction full face (particularly the chin bar and entrance vent, IMHO). Bell says the Sanction helmets’ face opening permits for good compatibility with goggles.
To maintain air flowing freely, the Sanction 2 DLX boasts 14 vents and Bell’s Ventilated DH Air padding. When you can see the rear air flow was impressed by the top-tier Full 10 helmet, the Sanction 2 DLX doesn’t provide the identical enormous rear vents. It does seem the smaller rear/facet vents observe the identical precept of drawing air out of the again of the helmet (this design proved very efficient within the Full 10 I examined final 12 months).
The Sanction 2 DLX comes with MIPS Important (which is the ‘normal’ MIPS system with the seen yellow slip-plane liner) to cut back rotational forces in a crash.
The DLX additionally features a Fidlock magnetic chin buckle and an Adjustable Flying Bridge visor. The visor is formed to assist airflow by way of the helmet, and designed to flex to assist handle vitality in an affect.
Different options of the DLX mannequin embrace quick-drying Ionic+ antimicrobial padding with silver metalized yarn to combat odor buildup, and detachable cheek pads (meant for simple washing; they’re not the emergency pull-out kind).
A dimension medium Sanction 2 DLX weighs a claimed 1080g. They’re out there in seven colorways/graphics, and in sizes XS/S, M, L, and XL.
The bottom mannequin Sanction 2 presents the identical ABS shell and EPS liner because the DLX, with the identical Ventilated DH Air padding and detachable/washable cheek pads, nonetheless, the padding isn’t Ionic+. The bottom mannequin consists of Bell’s Adjustable Flying Bridge visor however doesn’t get the MIPS Important liner and makes use of a standard chin buckle as an alternative of a Fidlock.
Excellent news for youthful and smaller riders; the Sanction 2 is out there in an XXS dimension (in choose colours), becoming heads as small as 48cm, and authorized for anybody aged 5 and up. With out the MIPS liner, the Sanction 2 weighs barely lower than the DLX mannequin at 1040g for a dimension medium. The Sanction 2 is out there in 5 colours, and the identical sizes because the DLX (plus the choose XXS choices).
The Sanction 2 DLX retails for $180 (or $200 for upcoming particular colorways and signature fashions). MSRP for the Sanction 2 is simply $120. Each fashions are actually out there on-line and at Bell retailers throughout the USA.
Bell is planning to ship me each fashions of the Sanction 2 helmets for testing, so control Bikerumor for a comparative overview later this summer season.