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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I have a bit of a dilemma going on with helmets right now. I was wondering if any of you out there knew which helmet got better ventilation, the Bell Volt or Giro Atmos? I was going to get a more inexpensive helmet but figured I would get one that has good ventilation to it. The Atmos has more vents (26 I believe, while the Volt has 22), but the Volt seems to have bigger vents than the Atmos.

The two helmets I'm looking at:

Bell Volt:
http://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/bell-volt-helmet

Giro Atmos:
http://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/giro-atmos-helmet
 

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Road helmets like the Ionos have better ventilation. Lazer has some unique vent placement on their nirvana helmet and might compete well with the Giro and Bell for less.
 

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What are the differences with Road helmets and MTB helmets? I just found out today there were two distinctions and have no clue why I'm guessing the road bike helmets are better suited for highter spends. Right now I would do slightly more off-road riding but still do my fair share of riding on streets and sidewalks.
 

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Snagged7 said:
What are the differences with Road helmets and MTB helmets? I just found out today there were two distinctions and have no clue why I'm guessing the road bike helmets are better suited for highter spends. Right now I would do slightly more off-road riding but still do my fair share of riding on streets and sidewalks.
It's nothing really particular. MTB helmets may have a visor or more coverage, or of course cover the face, but there's not much that technically separates a road helmet from a MTB helmet.

I use a Bell road helmet right now, before that it was the Giro Remedy. Switched helmets because the Giro was damn heavy and it was more than I needed (a full-face for XC? :skep: ). So I found the Bell on clearance at REI, 'twas $15 for a normally $80 item. And now I have a road bike too, so I might as well have a nicer/lighter helmet to go along with the road bike. :thumbsup:

All helmets sold in the U.S. have to pass the same tests, so unless you're hucking it big time, the "extra" protection that may be in a MTB helmet won't be needed.
 
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