Ridden at the highest level in the pro peloton, the Bell Gage is packed with more jargony features than you can shake a Belkin rider at.
It’s slightly bulkier than other helmets we’ve tested recently, but once it’s on it’s nice and comfortable so you don’t really notice. In fact, out riding the Gage on some of the hottest days of the year so far we were very impressed with the ventilation and comfort on long rides.
The Twin Axis Gear retention system is solid, and the up/down adjustment works well. The X-Static padding – which you’ll find a number of different brands using – is very good and replaceable too, so you can keep that new helmet feel even after months of use.
The Gage weighed in at around 250g for an M, slightly higher than claimed, but light enough to make it easy to ride in all day.
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