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Bell Venture Helmet

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 260g MSRP : $40.00

Product Description

Top-notch features at a bottom rung price is what the Bell Venture is all about. It features Bell’s Fusion In-Mold construction, ErgoDial fit system, easy-to-adjust Cam-Lock levers, 23 vents, and a snap-in visor.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joeinchi

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent fit, great shape, secure, lightweight, inexpensive and ideal for medium to larger heads

Weaknesses:    Colors (other than black) reveal limited shell coverage, i.e. not as attractive as high-end alternatives. Typical for helmets in this price range.

Bottom Line:   
Bell's ErgoDial fit system is excellent. Coming from a 90's era Giro comprised of plastic shell, styrofoam base and simple foam pads, the adjustable locking system is a major upgrade. You can get the fit just right (snug but not uncomfortable) and never worry about shakes or shifts on bumpy trails.

I think it's a good-looking helmet, too. This bucket sits around your head--not on top--which precludes that "mushroom" look while offering better protection in the event of a spill. For someone with a good-sized melon (I wear a 7-3/8 cap), wearing a close-fitting lid also makes for a more flattering fit.

Don't let the price fool you. This is a quality, solid-performing helmet. Highly recommended

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Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Giro Hammerhead SC, Bell Solar

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aminiche a Weekend Warrior from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010

Strengths:    Fits great and looks good.

Weaknesses:    Inner padding is really cheap and wont last longer than a few months.

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet other than the inside padding. Highly recommended for weekend warriors. Better than the Giro.

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Favorite Trail:   Fairmount

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   City Sports

Similar Products Used:   Giro Impact

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HiZ a Racer from Oshkosh WI

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    Light and great ventilation

Weaknesses:    Strap design around the ear, kind of annoying to adjust
Once complete it fits great

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet that is very light and will get you thru the heat. There is minimal restrictions when wearing it and it fits quite securely.
I have not had to "use" is yet, but I know with the mfg Bell that I can rest assured of safety and performance

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   Schwag

Similar Products Used:   RED park, Full face, THH, Giro

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