13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
I've tried others (Giro) and worn Specialized, but Bell helmets offer me a much better fit. I emphasize this because I'm recovering from a crash where the Volt likely saved my cognitive function. Specialized makes some nice helmets, but I always felt mine sat too much atop my head and failed to provide sufficient side coverage for me. Last year I splurged on the Volt and noticed three things immediately the fit to my head was perfect, the coverage was much greater, and the helmet practically felt air conditioned.
In my crash this last week in downtown Chicago, I was unconscious for approximately 1 hr and awoke in the ER with no memory of the event after inexplicably needing to brake strongly and suddenly. My large-size Volt shows that the impact was at the top left temple, an area that might not have been fully protected with my previous helmet, and I shudder to think of the possible outcome.
The visor is another aspect of the Volt that I find is an advantage, although another reviewer differs. Since I often ride with regular prescription glasses during the week, the visor is a major benefit. With Jawbones and contacts for weekend rides, I sometimes remove the visor, but this enthusiast riding alone doesn't experience 25mph often enough to notice any whistling noises specific to the Volt.
In summary, I'm buying another Volt so that it will be ready to ride when I am!
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