Bell Vengence 2001 Older Helmets

5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 10.7 ounces MSRP : $69.99


Product Description

  • EPS foam liner with Fusion In-Mold Microshell
  • Integrated Fusion Fit retention system with on-the-fly adjustability
  • 27 air vents; 19 top and 8 rear


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Ellington, CT, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Comfortable, light weight, different thickness pads included, adjustability, breathability.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Overall, this is a great helmet in my view. I can ride for several hours and my head doesn't get drenched with sweat since there are all of the vent holes. Once its fitted properly, the fit and the light weight go together to make a very comfortable product. Even for $70, I consider this a great buy.

    It might not be perfect for someone who tries to shed a gram at every turn, or who is looking to spend megabucks, but for the average user, the price is certainly well worth it.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Old helmet from many years ago, don't remember what it was.

    Bike Setup:   '95 Diamondback Topanga stock, but does it really matter for a helmet review?

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Damone a Cross Country Rider from Princeton

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Fits nice and protects my melon. Strong, quality construction and materials. Slammed my melon several times with this helmet and the helmet is still in perfect shape. I had a Specialized helmet I crashed with and had the plastic shell buckle and crack. Plentiful padding. Extremely comfortable. Padding also absorbs and holds sweat so it doesn't flow into your eyes and sting while riding. Just a quality helmet and a great price.

    Weaknesses:    Sometimes the padding does pull your hair a little when you remove the helmet. Solution: Get a hair cut. Other than that, no weaknesses.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great helmet. Great price. Makes melons happy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hartshorne ,Clayton, Mercer,Chimney Rock

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $69.00

    Purchased At:   performancebike.com

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized helmet. Don't remember which model.

    Bike Setup:   1999 Fisher Ziggurat: RaceFace Crankset, LX/XTR fr./rear derailleurs.XT rear cassette/bottom bracket. Avid brakes. WTB/Bontrager everything else.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Flash a Racer from Goleta,Ca.,USA

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Light, Lots of functional vents, Brow Pads are great. Doesn't have that stupid (and useless) visor. Fairly well rounded which helps with sliding in a crash. Great value for the money. Makes a great road helmet,too. It's become my primary road helmet.

    Weaknesses:    I have to keep tightening the chin strap. It loosens up. The helmet "floats" if it isn't tightened often.

    Bottom Line:   
    Best Road/Mountain helmet for the money anywhere.
    Ultra comfortable on long rides.
    No competition. Sorry for Bell. A Cheap helmet is their best.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $69.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   Bell Evo Pro2, Bell Phi, Giro Pneumo, Giro Boreas

    Bike Setup:   Road: Litespeed Tuscany, Dura-Ace, Michelin Axial Pro Tires
    Mountain: Litespeed Toccoa, XT, Psylo Race Forks, Michelin Comp S Tires.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Hughson a Cross Country Rider from Charlevoix, MI, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001

    Strengths:    Good helmet. Light, lots of vents (cool air), looks pretty cool.

    Weaknesses:    Sometimes the velcro on the top pads sticks to my hair.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good value (although I got mine with team performance discount) and good looks, can't really get a better combo.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bruno's Run

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Troy Lee/Troxel Helmet. Specialized Air Pihrana.

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Dragon, All XTR, SC-Carbon

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