New 'Gage' premium helmet coming from Bell and it's not a spelling mistake

A 'World Exclusive' for the UK, apparently

by nick_rearden   February 21, 2012  

Bell-Gage-helmet

Bell the famous high-speed-sports helmet makers have named their latest top-level cycling helmet after what they're claiming as the world's first automotive speed shop "Bell Auto Parts" from whence the helmet-making sprang. It was located at 3633 Gage Avenue in the town of Bell, just outside Los Angeles.

According to their announcement today, "The Gage is a race-bred helmet weighing in at an ultra-light 233 grams whilst also boasting  some 26 vents This new helmet benefits from a number of Bell technologies including the TAG Fit System and X-Static Padding. Based around a Fusion In-Mold Microshell, the Gage is further enhanced by lightweight Internal Reinforcement. The 26 vents of the Gage offer channeled ventilation, ensuring that the Gage is as cool as it fast."

There will be a number of colour options including BMC Racing Team livery and the price £159.99 when it arrives in the summer.

We'll be seeing the new helmet for ourselves on Thursday at UK's importer and distributors Madison who are holding their dealer expo IceBike. You can expect news on Madison's house bike brands Genesis and Ridgeback.

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I assumed it was named after renowned head injury survivor Phineas P. Gage.

posted by benezeir [51 posts]
21st February 2012 - 17:21

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Wow! That's a QI qualifier, I reckon. I doubt whether Bell named the helmet after him but I wonder whether Gage Ave was originally named after Phineas? Highly possible I'd have thought. We'll enjoy taxing Bell's representative with that one when we see him tomorrow.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
21st February 2012 - 17:43

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I'd want a bike to accompany that helmet at £160. Thought it was expensive when I bought a Specialized Echelon for £48. But I know that there are some wealthy numpties out there that will happily pay that for a plastic titfer!

posted by Mostyn [394 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 11:41

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Hmm, I'm curious what actual protection it gives, not much probably.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2098 posts]
23rd February 2012 - 11:45

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