Bell Vertigo Pro Older Helmets

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Bell Vertigo Pro

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 30, 1998]
ken
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING

this product is all right the hard body is good the ventilation is all right but the padding is hopeless ditto the visor. i ripped mine off. i cant get a good fit either. take my advice, get a GIRO INCLINE OR IF YOU ARE RICH A HAMMERHEAD OR EXODUS!!!!!! !!! !! !! ! !!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

[Jan 13, 2000]
Ian Vickery
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Protestion
Price

Weakness:

Looks big on my head
My head gets hot after an hour of riding

This helmet has saved my life. I was riding on a slight downhill trail that was unfamilar and caught some air off a mound. The trail makes a sharp right about 15 feet after the mound. In mid-air I paniced and put on my brakes. When I hit the ground I was sent flying head first into a bed of rocks.
The side of my helmet (near the temple) hit a good size rock. After regaining my sight 5 minutes later, I thanked God that I had that helmet on. My helmet has about a half-dollar size dent on the side of it. Aside from looking big on my head and it getting a little to hot, I have to give it 5 flamers. It server its purpose, it kept my big head from being cracked open.

[Jan 01, 2001]
Grant Meredith
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Wont break easily, I had several bad crashes.....it's still fine

Weakness:

Not enough working air vents, your head gets hot after a while.
Visor gets in way

this helmet will protect you if you stack, but you will have a very hot head by the end of a long ride

Similar Products Used:

Bell - something....... i can't quite remeber

[Mar 28, 2000]
DIMA
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

1.price
2.tough built

Weakness:

1.ventilation is not adequate
2.visor interferes with your sight

considering that the only way to get some air flowing through the vents is to bend your head down and then not being able to see anything because of the visor it's aiiiiight. Although i have to admit that i've used it for quite a while and it took a lot of abuse and still is in working shape

[Mar 18, 2000]
Sean J
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

still wearable after 3 years

Weakness:

Really weak shell, dosent look good, hot, not quite stylin

This helmet can take a lot of punishment, i hit a tree head first on a downhill and the helmet didn't crack (my neck still hurt pretty bad though). The outer shell is weak though and will become brittle in the cold and soft in the heat. Its a good helment for recreational riders or downhillers who don't want full face helmet.

Similar Products Used:

CCM (what a joke)

[Feb 28, 2000]
David Sennes
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

cheap, does what it is supposed to do

Weakness:

uncomfortable, very big, and hot, not to stylish either

I got it for free when i bought my bike, i wonder why i have it=)

[Nov 18, 1999]
Merv
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Comfort
Strong & tough helmet
Resilient

Weakness:

Looks big on me....
Too few vents...
too hot when riding for an hour or so..

Its an ok helmet....but i got it off a friend...
I kinda agree with those who said it was rather hot after a long ride....
however overall...its a good for protection and head banging....
i'll give it two chilis and a half...

Similar Products Used:

Normal helmet...
no brand...

[Jul 09, 1999]
Jason Zais
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

Bad ventilatioin-especially on long rides
straps

This was an ok helet for me. I'm 15 and this was my first mountain bike helmet, but since i,ve crashed on it 4 times (last one my head hit a tree at about 20mph). It can survive a crash and work again, but it doesn't deliver the ventilation and comfort of my new Evo2 which was only 50 bucks!

Similar Products Used:

Bell evo2
Giro exodus
Giro hammerhead

[Jun 30, 1999]
Brett
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING

Good price serves the purpose of a helmet. My big complaint is it gets a little toasty here in TX. I end up using part of my water just to keep my head cool and that's a waste of water. Especally in hot summer days around here. But hey it serves the purpose and saved my butt once when I flipped over the handle bars down a really steep hill.

[Apr 12, 1999]
Erik
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Saves your head from being destroyed

Weakness:

The velcro holding the back brace always comes off.
The visor is terrible.
Inside padding is pretty useless

I really dont like this helmet too much. I bought it because of the price, but for something you have to wear all day it is worth going out and spending a few extra bucks.

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