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Bell Slant Helmet

4.06/5 (16 Reviews)
Weight : 340 grams MSRP : $55.00


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Product Description

Bell Slant is an exceptional helmet at an amazing price that is versatile, stylish and affordable. Features 21 head cooling channeled vents, easy to adjust Ergo Dial fit system, and a Blade Visor.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leo

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2013

Strengths:    Saved my head, vented, lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Nothing.

Bottom Line:   
I went into the back of a twin axle flatbed trailer, going over 15 mph, blacked out. Woke up with a streaming nose, but the helmet saved from at least a few weeks in hospital. Proves that helmets are needed, will be replaced with another. :)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by avlbiker a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2010

Strengths:    saved my cranium, well vented, fits well, comfortable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
it works!! I took a very nasty spill yesterday over the top and landed head first on a granite slab. The helmet stayed on, took the hit, and cracked, but I rode away with cuts, bruises, sprained wrist, etc. but no head injury. It will be replaced with another Bell Slant. Works as intended.

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Favorite Trail:   Dupont

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rize 4

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CommuterBoy a Weekend Warrior from NorCal

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2010

Strengths:    Price, function

Bottom Line:   
I've never posted a review before, but I felt compelled after I crashed at 25mph when I hit a brick in the bike lane and went down hard wearing this helmet. It did its job perfectly, cracking in two and absorbing the impact of my attempted superman dive-roll. I got some road rash, but zero head injuries thanks to this helmet and the way it fit. The dial-a-fit and fairly deep fitting nature of this helmet always made me feel secure, and it certainly proved itself worthy of taking the impact, saving me a pretty nasty head injury for sure. I had my new Bell helmet on order the very next day.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Bell Paraxox, Bell Metro

Bike Setup:   Nashbar X cyclocross, Kona Dawg, Access 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stumpjumperchris a Cross Country Rider from Orange, CA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, comfortable and easy to adjust

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Crashed on a quick decent this morning. Helmet cracked and visor tore away, but it stayed in placed and more importantly my head is fine (well, normal). What else could you ask for?

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Favorite Trail:   Willow

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Giro

Bike Setup:   09 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jski a Cross Country Rider from New York

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    Seriously protects your head.

Weaknesses:    None that I know of.

Bottom Line:   
My husband was wearing this helmet when he bunny hopped a log only to have his bike and then his head hit a rock. Helmet was dented and cracked, but my husband was neither. He had a few scrapes on his head, but no concussion, bruise, or anything worse. We purchased another one already. It did exactly what it was supposed to!

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Favorite Trail:   Stewart

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lego_rider a Weekend Warrior from blacksburg, va, usa

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009

Strengths:    relatively cheap, light, and works very well

Weaknesses:    looks a little wierd

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet, I fell and broke the helmet jumping off a ramp going 30, had a bruised forehead for a week but no concussion and I'm still riding.

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Favorite Trail:   pandapas

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   na

Bike Setup:   iron horse 2006

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by senorspeedy a Cross Country Rider from edwardsville, il, usa

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2009

Strengths:    cooling, value

Weaknesses:    slightly bulky

Bottom Line:   
Its cheap, it works, its not too dorky, you can probably get one to match your bike.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lilchrist a Cross Country Rider from Gardendale, AL, USA

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2008

Strengths:    Adjusts to your head, Ventilates well, Good looks.

Weaknesses:    Strap is quite long out of the box, but it is easily trimmed.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good all around helmet. It's not a top of the line race helmet, but it works. Good ventilation, decent weight, and a good fit makes this a good buy for almost anyone!

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Favorite Trail:   All of Oak Mt.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Cahaba Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Generic Dept. store helmets.

Bike Setup:   08 GF Marlin
Avid BB7's w/ Shimano XTR mech. levers
Shimano M520 pedals


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wheezee a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2008

Strengths:    Light, well vented

Weaknesses:    Rather large profile

Bottom Line:   
You can forget you have it on, it's so light. The vents work well. So well in fact that my head froze in spots on a winter ride (and I had a thin hat on).

It seems a bit large in profile on my head. Puts me in mind of a showjumper's helmet. Probably I have a narrow head or something.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by xc hardtail RP a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

Strengths:    Nice design/colors, venting system works well, front visor helps in glare. Straps easy to adjust on ears.

Weaknesses:    Chin strap kinda stretches loose......

Bottom Line:   
This helmet is great, from the design, colors, venting system and visor which gives me some sun/glare protection. plus, the Bell brand is well-known in both Motocross and Formula 1 racing. Highly recommended!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS Cartimar

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Street series

Bike Setup:   stock 2008 Jamis XC trail 3.0 24s disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sparky8 a Weekend Warrior from DFW Texas

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2008

Strengths:    Light feel, comfortable

Weaknesses:    None really

Bottom Line:   
To start, I'm 185lbs, I had a nasty endo wearing this helmet going head first into ground from 4 feet. Cracked it in 2 places, but got up and rode away.. I hit at the top of my head but the impact was hard enough that my far-head bruised.. this helmet did it's job. Back and neck are sore..

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Favorite Trail:   Anything technical

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 -

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark B. a Cross Country Rider from Ft Wayne, IN

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2008

Strengths:    light, good fit/adjustment, vents well, good price

Weaknesses:    pads could be better

Bottom Line:   
when i compared the listed weights for this helmet and the influx, within 20g of each other, i couldn't believe it -- the slant feels HALF as heavy on the head! after a year in this helmet, i'd buy another in a SECOND! the only real advantage the influx has/had over the slant is the feel of the pads -- influx is a touch softer on the skin. i noticed last summer, also, that i dripped less sweat with the slant -- better venting, more evap.

oooohhhhhhh, yyyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh...........i'll have another one!

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   dept. store crap, bell influx

Bike Setup:   xlt 1.0, nixon, bb7, evolve, x.9, mavic 819, hutch spider

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Eric Wyzycki a Cross Country Rider from Griswold, CT. USA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2008

Strengths:    Looks good, fits well. Looks like it can take a beating

Weaknesses:    None right now

Bottom Line:   
I have hard time finding a helmet that fits my head well and this one seems to do the job. It cools well with the 21 large vents. It adjusts well and stay on the head. It's pretty light too...

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Favorite Trail:   too many to list

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Older Trek helmet and Shwinn Rocket 2 helmet


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mel a Weekend Warrior from Opelika Al, USA

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    Great fit, comfort, stylish, keeps you cool

Weaknesses:    None at this time

Bottom Line:   
This helmets fits great and is a snap to adjust properly. The large multiple vents keep you very cool while riding even on hot days. The vent is kinda useless and flimsy, but it can keep some brush out of your face. Im not sure what other reviewers are talking about with poor quality, since helmets pass preset standards in this country, but remember, a concussion is less sever that a skull fracture, or worse.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that takes me somewhere else.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   Older Specialized atb helmet.

Bike Setup:   98 GT Timberline FS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Roche Jr a Cross Country Rider from Orange County Ca

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2007

Strengths:    21 cools you down quickly, Lightweight, looks good and easy to adjust fit. I work for a bike shop and I get good feedback from this helmet.

Weaknesses:    A little bulky.

Bottom Line:   
Great overall helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   johnrochejr@gmail.com

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Bell Delerium

Bike Setup:   06 GT I-Drive 5 2.0

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