The Volt is an amazing combination of massive ventilation, svelte weight, and high-tech comfort. Eleven frontal vents corral massive amounts of air with the help of the Volt's custom-sculpted Composite Fibre Intakes (CFI) which direct flow to the helmets internal StreamJet Ventilation Channels. Rearward exhaust ports and the moisture-wicking X-Static Padding work in tandem to help keep the rider cool and dry. The Volt is made even more comfortable by Bell's next-generation Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system that allows riders to both dial in the exact fit, as well as adjust the mechanism's vertical position on the back of the head. Designed to be used on-or off-road, the Volt features Bell's removable Variable Position Visor (VPV) and is equally at home in Tour De France as it is on the World Cup XC mountain bike circuit.
Cam-Lock levers: Bell’s Cam-Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust around your ears. Simply open the cam...position comfortably and close the lever. Done.
Channelled Ventilation: Specially designed ventilation channels on the interior of the helmet's liner bring cool air in through the front, pass it over the head and flushes warm air out of the rear ports. You'll find some form of this feature on almost all Bell helmets, but our higher end helmets feature deeply sculpted channels that keep air moving whether you're bombing it at 30 mph, or huffing it uphill at single digit speed.
Fusion In-Mould Microshell: In-moulding is the process of bonding the helmet’s Microshell to its EPS foam layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the thin Microshell cap when it’s in the mould—thus the name—rather than formed separately and taped on later. This process was pioneered by Bell and is now the industry standard for all high-end helmets. All but our toddler helmets are now made with this construction method.
In-Mould Bottom Wrap: In-Mould bottom wraps bring a new level of durability, solidity and aesthetics to helmets. By bonding Microshell material to the lower half of the helmet, In-Mould bottom wraps cover what on most helmets is a less durable, exposed EPS foam.
Internal Reinforcement: In order to maximize venting and minimize bulk, high-end helmets feature internal reinforcement structures. These composite skeletons fortify helmets the same way rebar makes concrete stronger, allowing for bigger vents, more advanced styling and lighter weight, while still meeting stringent safety standards.
Registered Graphics: Getting helmet graphics to hit the right spot on the helmet without distorting or warping is more challenging than most people realize. It’s why you see many of our competitors only doing helmets in solid colours or with very simple graphics. Bell designers have pioneered methods for registering graphics, so that we can make some of the most graphically complex and visually appealing helmets in the world.
Twin Axis Gear (TAG): Bell’s next-generation Twin Axis Gear™ (TAG) fit system adjusts to the head on two axes—circumferentially as standard fit systems do, but also horizontally to better accommodate differences in the up/down position of the occipital lobe. For added comfort we’ve co-moulded the system arms with soft rubber and positioned them higher to better accommodate eyewear. The result is the most adjustable, comfortable and easy-to-use fit system ever.
Variable Position Visor (VPV): Bell’s top-of-the-line Variable Position Visor allows for 15 degrees of horizontal adjustment by using an imbedded clutch mechanism that holds the visor firmly at the desired angle. Changing the VPV’s angle just takes a simple up or down tug.
This helmet conforms to, or exceeds EU Standards only.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Zebrazzz Стильная и красивая защита, удобная посадка на голове
Прежде, чем заказывать, удалось примерить много шлемов у своих друзей по MTB, в итоге идеально сел только Bell, долго искала расцветку бело-синюю, но т.к. модель была снята с производства, выбор пал на красно-белый Bell Volt, модель 2012 года. Скорее всего модели последующих годов сохранят приятные характеристики.
Замечены только плюсы (+++), всем удачной покупки данного шлема.
28 October 2013