Here's a great question from Heidi about Bell Helmets: Also, is it true that Bell U.S. has nothing to do with Bell in Europe? In which case none of the helmets tested in the SHARP study would be available here (they were all tested with good results).
That's partly true. Apparently Bell US licensed the name over to a European company, however, they maintain a close working relationship with Bell Europe in their helmet design/development. I was told by my friends at Bell that only the Vortex was tested in the Sharp Study.
I'll be writing a slightly longer summary about my visit to Bell HQ in Scotts Valley later this week so stay tuned!