BRAIN Article announcing Bell's Kinghead
Summary: This BRAIN article announced Bell's Kinghead model, the first supersized bike helmet.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
January 1, 1997
Big Heads May Soon Get a Bell Helmet
LOS GATOS, CA. The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute is applauding Bell Sports for its decision
to produce a helmet for big heads. The helmet will fit people with head sizes up to 8 1/4. "We
congratulate Bell on the decision, made in the almost certain knowledge that the helmet will
never make them any money. This is a public service undertaking, and one that we have been
promoting for a long time without finding a manufacturer who wanted to pony up," Randy Swart
wrote in the institute's newsletter. The institute has received letters from consumers complaining
that extra large helmets now on the market often fit poorly leaving them unprotected. The helmet
will be available in September 1997. It will retail for $30
Copyright 1996 by Miller Freeman, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico. All rights reserved. Used with permission
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