Bell Volt Road Helmet 2012
A regular on the Pro Tour, the Volt is an amazing combination of massive ventilation, svelte weight, and high-tech comfort.
Bell's Cam Lock strap levers make it easy to adjust the straps around your ears. Simply open the composition comfortably and close the lever. Done.
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 helmets internal StreamJet Ventilation system which uses the Venturi Effect to increase ventilation velocity and cooling.
In-molding is the process of bonding the helmets Microshell to its EPS foam layer to provide a sturdier, more solid helmet. The EPS foam is shot into the thin Microshell cap when its 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 our toddler helmets are now made with this construction method.
In-Mold bottom wraps bring a new level of durability, solidity and aesthetics to helmets. By bonding micro shell material to the lower half of the helmet, In-Mold bottom wraps cover what on most helmets is a less durable, exposed EPS foam.
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.
Exclusively for the Volt, 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 exhausts warm flow out the rear of the helmet.
Bell's next-generation Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system adjusts to the head on two axes circumferential as standard fit systems do, but also horizontally 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.
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 than standard comfort pads.