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Bell
Z20 MIPS Helmet

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Strapping into the Bell Z20 Road Helmet means locking into state-of-the-art protection and comfort. Bell put years of research and development into this helmet to serve up their Progressive Layer shell that uses multiple-density EPS to improve impact dissipation like nothing that has come before it. The MIPS multi-directional impact protection system is integrated with a Float Fit Race retention system for less bulk and better comfort while maintaining the highest level of protection possible.

Focused attention was also spent on comfort details like lightweight straps that use No-Twist Tri-Glide fasteners to keep them flat against the head for less irritation and drag. Inside, X-Static moisture-wicking padding features an innovative Sweat Guide shape that moves moisture to the edge of the helmet so it doesn't fall from inside the helmet and into riders' eyes.

Available in multiple colors. Claimed weight is 280 g (size medium).


Features:

  • Bicycling Magazine top-ten helmets of the year 2017
  • Equipped with MIPS multi-directional impact protection system
  • Progressive Layering EPS liner contains multiple densities for improved impact protection
  • Float Fit Race retention system (integrated with MIPS)
  • Fusion In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell
  • 18 vents
  • Lightweight straps
  • No-Twist Tri-Glide fasteners keep straps flat for comfort and aerodynamics
  • Sunglass guides
  • Sweat Guide X-Static antimicrobial padding

Sizing:

  • Small: 52 - 56 cm / 20 - 22 inches
  • Medium: 55 - 59 cm / 21.6 - 23.2 inches
  • Large: 58 - 62 cm / 22.8 - 24.4 inches

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Head Circumference20½"-22"21½"-23"23"-24½"   
 
 

Certification: Complies with the US CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmet for Persons Age 5 and Older 

Remix Matte/Gloss Black - Small

Mfg PartNum: 7099334 

Remix Matte/Gloss Black - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 7099335 

Remix Matte/Gloss Black - Large

Mfg PartNum: 7099336 

Shade Matte/Gloss Silver/White - Small

Mfg PartNum: 7099358 

Shade Matte/Gloss Silver/White - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 7099359 

Shade Matte/Gloss Silver/White - Large

Mfg PartNum: 7099360 

All City Matte/Gloss Blue/Hi-Viz - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 7112981 

All City Matte/Gloss Blue/Hi-Viz - Large

Mfg PartNum: 7112982 

Matte Gloss Red/Gray - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 7112987 

Matte Gloss Red/Gray - Large

Mfg PartNum: 7112988 

Ghost Matte/Gloss Hi-Viz Reflective - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 7112993 

Ghost Matte/Gloss Hi-Viz Reflective - Large

Mfg PartNum: 7112994 

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Horrendously hard plastic MIPS frame that is either loose or crushing your head
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New England

Reflective layer is great on the exterior but that is where the good part ends. Rest of this helmet is just plain disappointing. In short: it is the least ergonomic and least comfortable helmet I owned in the last two decades and I had several lower priced helmets from the same manufacturer. The MIPS frame, although padded at some places, is not padded just above your temples where it would need it the most and also skull-crushing in the back even after a short ride. After loosening the MIPS interior "webbing" it becomes unstable on the head. Just could not find the sweet spot with this helmet at all. Weight is also unremarkable, the latch is hard to operate under your chin, you need both hands. Overall a poorly implemented product, especially for the price. Bell could have saved money by not including a fancy silk-like helmet bag (who needs that seriously) and put more design thought and money into the ergonomy of the MIPS interior framing.

Reviewed 9/3/2020
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Lightweight, great fit, well-ventilated and reflective
by Denver cyclist
Daily Commuter
Aurora, CO

Bell has always been the helmet I used. I opted for the fluorescent orange with reflective paint since I commute year round, which means winter commutes are in the dark. The fit is great and the ventilation is excellent.

Reviewed 8/5/2019
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light, comfortable, a life saver
by Donald
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, Massachusetts

Saved by the Bell! Bell helmets have saved my life twice. They are light, comfortable, and perform exactly as intended. They have saved me from a rampaging pickup truck and this winter protected me from a violent fall caused by a patch of ice. Why risk your life with any other brand? I will always wear Bell.

Reviewed 5/22/2020
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So light and well ventilated you'll forget you're wearing it
by Spritely
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I bought this helmet because of its high rating in Virginia Tech's helmet testing. I bought M size and it fits my 59cm oblong head well. I've done just 3 rides with it so far, It's so light and well ventilated that I reach up and touch it occasionally to make sure it's still there. Cosmetically, I like the mix of high-viz color where it shows and matte silver where it doesn't. Still, I tell myself everytime I ride Falling is not an option to remind myself to pay attention and ride safely.

Reviewed 4/3/2020
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Perfect for my round head
by 200mphKo
Competitive Racer
Washington DC
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

After two decades of using several Giro helmets for mt. biking, I decided that it's time to invest in a new helmet as I started to log some miles on my road bike. Following some research, reading loads of reviews, and trying on a few dozen helmets, I decided to go with Bell and found this Z20 on sale. There is a reason why this was one of Bicycling Magazine's top-ten helmets of the year in 2017. First, it's equipped with MIPS. Very light. Vents wonderfully. When my head itches during a ride, for the first time, I was able to scratch my head (a big plus). I have a round head and Bell helmets fits so much more comfortably than Giro helmets. Two thumbs up, well done!!

Reviewed 8/29/2018
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Bell Z20 MIPS
by C Buckley
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin, TX
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I haven't yet and hope never to use this for what it designed (protection in a crash) but the helmet fits me well and seems well ventilated (the second most critical feature in Central Texas during the summer). As an added safety benefit, the design of the back of the helmet allows me to attach a rear light intended for mounting on a seatpost ... this is a real winner from a visibility perspective (just today, someone in a passing pickup truck slowed, rolled down their window, and commented on the visibility of my daylight blinky light mounted up high on the back of the helmet). My only disappointment with the helmet is in the touted ability to store sunglasses in the pair with rubber grippers to help hold the glasses more firmly ... the glasses fit but the sizelocation of vents are such that the glasses I have tried are way to loose and will readily fall out when I look down ... definitely not secure enough to hold glasses while riding.

Reviewed 8/16/2018
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Great helmet without breaking the bank.
by Jim
Navarre Florida

Love this helmet. Comfortable with lots of features. Air flows free and keeps your head cool. I live in Florida and thats important. Fits better than the Giro it replaced. Both have MIPS. This one is better in my opinion.

Reviewed 7/5/2020
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Great helmet without breaking the bank.
by Jim
Navarre Florida

Love this helmet. Comfortable with lots of features. Air flows free and keeps your head cool. I live in Florida and thats important. Fits better than the Giro it replaced. Both have MIPS. This one is better in my opinion.

Reviewed 7/3/2020
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Bell Helmet
by Anonymous
Iowa

Great quality, MIPS for extra protection, comfortable with numerous vents

Reviewed 6/19/2020
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Good Product - Great Bang for the Buck.
by Texas Tom
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Texas

Good product -- fits those of us with larger heads !!

Reviewed 6/9/2020
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Excellent design, Excellent fitting helmet
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Nebraska
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

The 2020 GhostHi-Viz Bell Z20 is a masterpiece. I'm really happy with the Ghost reflective elements which literally light you up in the night. The fit is great too. I have a large head (7 58 - 7 78) cap size) and this helmet in size L fits me like a glove. A little snug, but very comfortable and lightweight. I highly recommend the Bell Z20 MiPs helmet.

Reviewed 3/13/2020
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Great helmet!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Tigard, Oregon

It has a sweat guard that keeps sweat from getting in your eyes that works well.

Reviewed 8/31/2018
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A well made, quality helmet with safety as the primary concern
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Charlotte, NC

I have used this project on shorter rides (under 30-miles) and longer rides (over 70-miles), and it continues to impress. It feels light on my head while providing a secure feeling of a solid helmet to protect my noodle. Lastly, the color (matte, gloss, orange) looks great.

Reviewed 8/23/2019
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One of the most comfortable helmets Ive ever worn
by iBike
Cycling Enthusiast
Richmond, VA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I wanted a MIPS helmet, and researched several before choosing the Z20. It was not the cheapest, but I knew Bell to be a quality product. And it came in blue to match the accents on my bike. I was quite happy with the fit of this helmet and the adjustments possible make this the most comfortable helmet Ive ever worn. Ive not worn it through the summer heat, so cant comment on ventilation, but so far Im a big fan. I hope I never have to test its MIPS capabilities, but I feel more confident knowing that is part of the design of this helmet.

Reviewed 12/26/2017
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Bell Curve
by Mark
lake oswego

As always its a Helmet from

Bell that seems to suit my dome by far the best. This being a MIPS model is a natural progression ...and one I never hope to put to full use.

Reviewed 1/17/2019
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Product arrived exactly as shown, but turnaround was quicker then estimated.
by Richard Wyss
Cycling Enthusiast
Melbourne, Australia

Great helmet. I did lots of research and concluded this is one of the best, if not the best helmet. And it delivered what the research and reviews indicated. Not cheap, but it is to protect the head and feels comfortable at the same time. One of my great buys!

Reviewed 1/8/2019
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great looking, awesome helmet
by STB
Cycling Enthusiast
portland oregon

Bought this helmet for my husband for Christmas. He loves it, fits well and looks great.

Love the new safety technology.

Reviewed 1/4/2019
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I love this helmet
by Cheaps
Competitive Racer

The fit and features are great! The MIPS is supposed to be safer and it also makes it more comfortable.

Finally my helmet and glasses aren't fighting each other!

Reviewed 10/15/2018
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Great helmet
by Vitae Velo
Cycling Enthusiast
Lake Oswego ,OR

First time I wore this helmet I did a couple of quick adjustments and rode the upper Lake Washington loop .Light and comfortable -I forgot I was wearing a new helmet .Now my favorite .

Reviewed 9/29/2018
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Great looking helmet and extremely comfortable
by Barry
Cycling Enthusiast
Sherman, Il

I did allot of research before I bought an MIPS helmet. This helmet looks great, is light weight and easy to adjust to your head with the adjust on the back of the helmet. The air flow is really good on those hot days. There are helmets that cost more but are not any better.

Reviewed 9/14/2018
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