Full face protection can often come at a hefty price.
The Bell Sanction, however, offers full face protection for the adult mountain bike or BMX rider or child for well under $100. A price so low, you can buy one for the whole family!
The Bell Sanction was created for the youth rider but has become so popular; Bell scaled its sizes up for adults as well. What it offers can be ideal for riders of all ages who aren't in need of a high-level downhill helmet.
One thing that was surprising about the Sanction was that for the cost, the internal comfort liner was very plush and comfortable. Comparing it to some other helmets in the under $100 price range, the Sanction seems to provide a considerable amount of comfort foam. Not a bad perk to have for yourself or your child, especially if you are going to be riding all day.
Some other features of the Bell Sanction Include:
- Hand Laminated Fiberglass Shell for better protection
- EPS Liner
- 15 venting ports for good airflow
- channeled ventilation for increased air circulation
- Wide opening for comfortable goggle compatibility
- 900g (1.98lbs) for a size L
- Meets US CPSC and CE EN1078 safety standards
One thing of note, the Bell Sanction does not meet the ASTM-1952 Downhill standard. So for those who plan on using their helmet for intense downhill riding, other helmets might better fit your needs. It also doesn't have any form of slip plane technology, such as MIPS, a feature some riders might be after in their next full face helmet.
Whether it is a full face helmet for you or your child, at under $75, the Bell Sanction is going to satisfy the needs of plenty of riders.