Specialized Vice Helmet

3.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

  • Extended rear coverage for ultimate protection and durability
  • Headset SL fit system
  • 4th Dimension Cooling - wind tunnel optimized Mouthport
  • "Bolted" visor attachment system
  • Light and simple U-Turn strap adjusters

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Neal

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2012

Strengths:    It's a helmet.

Weaknesses:    Pads are useless and cheap. Sweat runs right into your eyes. Regret purchase.

Bottom Line:   
Will stick to Bells.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Candis

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2012

Strengths:    Strength

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I'm a middle-aged woman. I was cycling down a steep bicycle path in Italy when I fell, headfirst, at great speed. My helmet saved my face. Possibly my life. I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the people who make them. Please keep you quality this high. I am so tremendously grateful.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mhmtbike a Weekend Warrior from Coopersburg, PA USA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2011

Weaknesses:    lack of padding

Bottom Line:   
Good helmet. Excellent ventilation, lightweight, good protection, fit is good as well. My only complaint is the lack of padding inside. Other wise, a good helmet.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Cutters Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   None.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bikebaron a Racer from New Mexico

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2011

Strengths:    fits well, venting is only fair, i expected more due to shape and vents.

Weaknesses:    Inner padding is pretty much useless, it fell apart in less then a month, trying to get replacement padding is futile. will never buy another specialized helmet again. bumped my head on my camper shell and the thing cracked in two places where the foam arches. sweat drip direction must have been designed to flow right into your eyes. petty stuff: stickers all fell apart... dents far too easily...

Bottom Line:   
if your going for a nice AM/XC lid, and have 100$ to blow dont buy this helmet... spent a extra 50 and get a POC or something.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ride On Sports LC NM

Similar Products Used:   Giro Hex, i have about 5 other brain buckets... never spent this much on an AM helmet, won't ever again from specialized...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Raher312 a Cross Country Rider from Butler, PA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2011

Strengths:    Alot of side, front and rear coverage, lightweight, good ventilation and comfy.

Weaknesses:    Far from streamlined, lack of color assortment.

Bottom Line:   
With the protection this helmet provides you can be confidant out on the trail. It is a little pricey but then again it is a Specialized.

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Favorite Trail:   Findlay, Ohio

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Dirty Harry's

Similar Products Used:   Giro, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cjz@vic a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2011

Strengths:    Fit, comfort, venting - all excellent
Great Value

Weaknesses:    a bit heavier and larger than the higher priced helmets

Bottom Line:   
If you have a long and narrow head like I do this will fit you fine. I thought that my Bell Volt had a great fit until I put this one on. Great value and it looks like it should take a bit of abuse... very happy about this one in the short time I've had it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   OakBay Bike Shope

Similar Products Used:   Bell Volt, Bell Sweep

Bike Setup:   Specialized SJ Expert 29er 2010, Haro Mary XC 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tzvia a Weekend Warrior from Woodland Hills CA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2010

Strengths:    It has good coverage, extended front, side and rear. Good airflow, with lots of big vents, I'm pleased with how it feels so airy. It fits my head well; I had tried Bell and Giro and they both did not fit with the same comfort. It also adjusts easily and does not shift around.

Weaknesses:    Maybe a bit heavy compared to my road helmet, but I'm asking too much to think I can get an AM helmet that light without spending double. Makes me look like a mushroom, I look goofy in it.

Bottom Line:   
Good helmet. It does not shift around, has good coverage, great airflow, great adjust ability and has reasonable weight. Mine does double duty, both mtb and commuting, so gets used at least 7 times a week, and I've found no flaws in the design or execution yet. The Giro it replaces was painful, heated my head, shifted around and was a pain to adjust, by comparison. When the time comes that you leave the little roadie helmet in your road kit and go looking for something beefier for MTB'ing, give the Vice a look.

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Favorite Trail:   Bend and Sedona any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Giro, LAS.

Bike Setup:   SW-Safire.

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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