Designed for the racer with a day job - where every race weekend decision has to be carefully considered during the long week - the Race Star Flex DLX is the prime choice. This year, Bell has re-engineered the champ, shaving its weight by 10% and updating the headform for additional comfort. Race Star Flex DLX now features Bell ProTint photochromic technology on its class 1 optics Panovision shield, as well as new speaker pockets and triple-density cheek pads with added comfort lining. From a 3k carbon fiber shell to Bell's proprietary Flex liner for progressive energy management, this helmet is packed with cutting-edge technology to deliver premier performance. The desire to win starts in the head.
Construction: 3k Carbon shell.
Ventilation: Velocity Flow Ventilation system for maximum cooling.
Energy management: Flex Energy Management interior liner.
ProTint photochromic shield.
Panovision shield with Class 1 optics.
Magnefusion magnetic cheek pads.
Certifications: Snell, DOT, ECE (US dealers do not stock ECE certified helmets).
Note: Helmet ships with ProTint photochromic shield, other hues sold separately.
Flex Energy Management:
Leveraging the segmented liner from Bell's Segment bike helmet, Bell sought to achieve a more personalized, adaptive fit, regardless of head shape. In creating a first-of-its-kind impact liner, Bell utilized a revolutionary combination of polymer materials to provide a "progressive" energy management system that's designed to absorb low, mid and high-energy impacts. When it came to testing, the initial Flex samples outperformed any other motocross helmet Bell has tested to date.
The result is no accident. The Race Star Flex is the most advanced helmet Bell has ever made, with the ability to reduce linear and rotational energy to the head in low, mid, and high-speed impacts. The Race Star Flex is quickly setting a new threshold for rider protection on the street and road racing.
The Core Technologies:
Progressive Layering: A first-of-its kind, three-layer impact liner designed to manage energy from three potential impact scenarios: low, mid, and high-speed.
Adaptive Fit: Segmented construction, automatically conforming to a rider's head for a better fit and more predictable energy management.
Rotational Energy Management: A "slip zone" within the impact liner allows for subtle movement between the inner layers and works to reduce rotational energy transfer from angular impacts.
Ventilation: With the new segmented and flexible liner in the Race Star Flex, Bell were able to add to the proven Velocity Flow Ventilation system to make an even cooler helmet.
1. Measure your head size. To do this, pass a tape measure horizontally around your head at a height of about one inch above your eye brows. When done properly, you will have measured the largest part of your head.
2. Check your measurement with the helmet sizing chart and select the closest size. As the helmet may not always meet your head size exactly, and your head measurement may fall between two sizes, first try the smaller size.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR HELMET
1. Expand the helmet opening by pulling outwards on each chinstrap, and slide your head into the helmet. If you are unfamiliar with helmets you may be reluctant to pull the helmet down, as it may feel too tight. Even if the helmet is difficult to put on, please use the smallest helmet possible. The helmet should feel snug. If the helmet is not tight, it is too big for you. New helmets will break in and loosen slightly over time.
2. Once the helmet is on:
Check that the helmet inner lining fits snugly all around your head.
Check that the top pad presses on the top of your head.
Check that the cheek pads press up against your cheeks. When you open and close your mouth, you should drag your teeth along the inside of your cheeks.
Check to make sure that you cannot easily slide your finger into the helmet along the side of your temple.
Hold the helmet with one hand on each side. Without moving your head, try to move the helmet up and down, and side to side. You should feel the skin of your head and face being pulled as you try to move the helmet. If you can move the helmet around easily, it is too big. Try a smaller size. Please note that during this check, the chinstraps should be properly fastened.