The Bell Volt Road Helmet 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 Fiber
Intakes (CFI) which direct flow to the helmets internal Stream Jet 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.
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 vertically to better accommodate differences
in the up/down position of the occipital lobe. For added comfort Bell co-molded
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) –
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.
Fusion In-Mold Microshell –
In-molding 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 mold – 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 Bell’s toddler helmets are now made with this
Composite Fiber Intake (CFI) Composite Construction –
Bell’s Composite Fiber Intakes (CFI) serve double duty on the all-new Volt.
First, they serve as an ultra lightweight yet rigid skeleton to reinforce the
helmet’s overall structure. Second, their directional orientation deflects
airflow to the helmet’s internal Stream Jet Ventilation System which uses the
Venturi Effect to increase ventilation velocity and cooling.
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.
Stream Jet Ventilation –
For the Volt race
helmet, Bell engineers created an airflow matrix that mixes the deeply sculpted
Channeled Ventilation ducts with specially designed constriction channels that
use the Venturi Effect to increase airflow rates. The result of the alternating
high volume and high airflow channels is a system that efficiently moves cool
air in the front and exhaust warm flow out the rear of the helmet.
X-Static Padding –
Woven with real silver fibers, X-Static Padding is a quick-drying and
anti-microbial material that inhibits growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi
while keeping you cooler that standard comfort pads.
Cam-Lock Levers –
Bell’s Cam-Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust the straps around your ears.
Simply open the cam…position comfortably and close the lever. Done.
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 Bell’s competitors only doing helmets in solid colors or with very simple
graphics. Bell Designers have pioneered methods for registering graphics, so
that they can make some of the most graphically complex and visually appealing
helmets in the world.
In-Mold Bottom Wrap –
In-Mold 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-Mold bottom wraps cover what on
most helmets is a less durable, exposed EPS foam.
Visor Plugs –
Visor Plugs are designed to be snapped into visor receptacles when the visor is
removed to give the helmet a finished look.
Road Race, MTB XC Race, Cyclocross, Triathlon, Enthusiast Road
10.5oz / 297g
CPSC; CE EN1078