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Bell Sidetrack MIPS Bike Helmet

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Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Impact absorption

Impact absorption

The ability of a helmet to absorb impact forces in a crash, which reduces the rate of deceleration experienced by the head. Based on laboratory impact testing.

 /  5
Ventilation

Ventilation

The evaluation of how well air flowing through the helmet provides cooling during rides. Based on actual usage and expert judgement.

 /  5
Fit adjustments

Fit adjustments

The evaluation of the features and versatility of the retention system when adjusting the fit of the helmet. Based on expert judgment.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

The evaluation of how easy the buckles and adjustments are to use. Based on expert judgment.

 /  5

About

The Bell Sidetrack MIPS is part of the Bike Helmets test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Bike Helmets models like the Sidetrack MIPS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Impact absorption The ability of a helmet to absorb impact forces in a crash, which reduces the rate of deceleration experienced by the head. Based on laboratory impact testing.

Ventilation The evaluation of how well air flowing through the helmet provides cooling during rides. Based on actual usage and expert judgement.

Fit adjustments The evaluation of the features and versatility of the retention system when adjusting the fit of the helmet. Based on expert judgment.

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