In late December, 2022, Bell Helmets launched a particular, limited-edition Carlin Dunne Race Star DLX Flex helmet graphic. This undertaking was created in partnership with the Carlin Dunne Basis, in addition to the Dunne household, and includes a particular graphic created by AirTrix artist Chris Wooden. It’s a reproduction of the graphic that Dunne rode with in the course of the 2018 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, which Wooden created only for Dunne at the moment.
Whereas the limited-edition Bell Dunne Race Star takes sturdy affect from Dunne’s authentic helmet, it’s in fact not precisely the identical. The colours are barely totally different, and Dunne’s helmet had painstakingly utilized gold leaf included into the design on the highest of the helmet. It’s a stupendous reproduction, although, with Dunne’s title throughout the again, in addition to his chosen race quantity 5 on the chin bar.
Carlin’s sister, Daniela Dunne, created the Carlin Dunne Basis “to develop preventive assets and rehab applications for excessive sports activities athletes recognized with or in danger for persistent traumatic encephalopathy, concussion syndrome, and traumatic mind damage,” in line with Bell. Moreover, the CDF additionally presents mentorship to up-and-coming riders as they transfer by their using lives. Bell is releasing this helmet in Dunne’s honor, and also will proceed to help the Carlin Dunne Basis and its work.
The present Bell Race Star DLX Flex comes with a 3K carbon-fiber shell. There are 5 shell sizes and 6 impression liner sizes, with a purpose to extra precisely dial in precisely the appropriate match for a rider’s particular person head. The Flex three-layer impression liner is designed to guard the top in opposition to low, medium, and high-speed crash situations.
The Magnefusion verify pad emergency launch system makes use of magnets to carry the cheek pads in place—making it simpler for emergency responders to take away them and assist a downed rider. As a bonus, it additionally makes it an easier process for riders to take away the cheek pads themselves for a clear at any time when it’s crucial.
Within the U.S., the Race Star DLX Flex comes with a Panovision ProTint photochromic defend, which tints itself to a darkish smoke within the presence of sturdy UV mild. Exterior the U.S., the Race Star DLX Flex comes with a Panovision Pinlock clear defend put in on the helmet, in addition to a further Panovision darkish smoke Pinlock defend with tear-off posts that comes within the field. The Bell Race Star DLX Flex will include both Snell or ECE 22.05 certification, relying in your area.
Bell doesn’t give particular numbers for what number of of those Carlin Dunne restricted version graphics it’s producing, and solely says that they’re restricted. The Dunne Reproduction is obtainable in sizes Small, Medium, Massive, and Additional Massive. Pricing and availability could fluctuate by geography, however the U.S. MSRP is $919.95.