There’s never been a better time to be a mountain biker in South Africa than right now. The number of riding disciplines has grown and the reasons for riding have multiplied. Gone are the days when everyone did marathons and stage races. That’s why helmets like the Bell 4Forty and Bell Nomad are enjoying such success.

They’re ideal for trail riding, Enduro racing and dirt-jumping. Their versatility makes them highly attractive to a range of riders and their features ensure they’re among the finest in terms of fit, protection and style. Here’s a little more on each:


Mountain biking is a demanding sport – compromises and shortcuts when it comes to gear are never a good idea. The 4Forty is built to withstand the rigors of a trail-riding life; with generous ventilation, the comfort of Float Fit and built-in Sweat Guide, extended rear coverage, a full hard shell, adjustable visor and integrated MIPS protection. Boasting the comfort, protection and broadly capable features of helmets costing twice as much, the 4Forty is a bantamweight, all-conditions, all-kinds-of-trail champion packing a heavyweight value.

Impact management MIPS (multi-directional impact system) – reduces rotational forces generated by angular impacts
Construction Fusion in-mould polycarbonate shell
Visor Goggle-duide adjustable visor (fits goggles and eyewear)
Fit system Float Fit easy adjustment
Weight A moderate 380g


More on the Bell 4 Forty here.



There is no better feeling than getting out on your bike and exploring new and exciting trails, and the Nomad helmet is designed to do exactly that. With its lightweight in-mold construction, and Ergo Fit adjustment, the Nomad delivers exceptional comfort no matter how long you are out on your bike. The trail-specific design includes plenty of lower coverage, and with MIPS technology to boot, you can ride with confidence and focus on the singletrack ahead. The trails are waiting, and with our Nomad helmet, you have no excuse but to get out and ride.

Impact management MIPS (multi-directional impact system) – reduces rotational forces generated by angular impacts
Construction Fusion in-mould polycarbonate shell
Visor Full visor (removable)
Fit system Ergo Fit for one-handed adjustment
Weight A light 330g


More on the Bell Nomad here.



Because we want to include everyone that’s interested in this campaign, we are giving away three Bell helmets (one per month) valued at R3000 each to winners of the Saved by the Bell competition.

Here’s what you have to do to go into the mix:

STEP 1: Follow @bellhelmets_bike and @shred_sa on Instagram

STEP 2: Post on your Instagram account a photo or video of you doing something on your bike that you’re proud of, tagging bellhelmets_bike and @shred_sa and use the hashtag #savedbythebellSA

Every four weeks we will include all the posts into a draw and randomly choose one winner. Everyone is at a different level of riding, so don’t intimidated if you can’t do crazy tricks. Just post what you are proud of doing on your bike and do the tagging and hashtagging to be in the running.

Note: The winner will be notified by Instagram DM. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of us sending the DM, we reserve the right to draw another winner. The winner can choose whether he/she wants a Bell 4Forty OR a Bell Nomad. The prize is not exchangeable for cash. The prize will be delivered by courier to the winner’s daytime address.