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Bell Influx Helmets

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00

Product Description

A inexpensive mountain helmet with great features such as 18 vents for channeled ventilation Bell's Cam-Lock levers for secure fit and a blade visor to keep that sun out of your eyes. Matte BlackTitanium RedBlack and SilverWhite.Small 20 - 21.75 51cm - 55cmMedium 21.75 - 23.25 55cm - 59cmLarge 23.25 - 24.75 59cm - 63cm

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russ a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I was in a head-on collision with a Buick Park Av while wearing this helmet. I broke my face on the hood and my neck on the roof, but nothing in between. I love this helmet.

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Favorite Ride:   anything that isn't a trainer

Price Paid:    $50.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scotty2Hotty a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2005

Strengths:    -Great value (at $40)
-Last year's yellow/black matches my bike.
-GPS sizing system works well

Weaknesses:    -Straps stretch unless you put on some extra O rings.
-Bulbous (in size L anyway)

Bottom Line:   
I got last year's model on sale from dickssportinggoods.com. The helmet does seem somewhat bulbous and mushroomy on my head as compared to other racier helmets such as the Sweep, but I wear a large, so that may be why. I can see the front of the helmet while I wear it, but it doesn't really obstruct my view. The straps would always end up looser after my ride than before it, but I fixed that by asking Bell for some spare rubber O rings. Three O rings will hold the strap in place better than one, I've found. Overall, I have no real complaints. It's light enough and it doesn't look too bad.

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Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   dickssportinggoods.c

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sandiegosun101 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2005

Strengths:    Fit, price, GPS system

Weaknesses:    Style

Bottom Line:   
I crashed at 40 mph on a decreasing radius turn, and the influx saved my life. It was a cheaper helmet, with an OK look to it, but it fit awesome, especially with bell's GPS system, which is much more preferable to Giro's stupid roc lock thing.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized A1 sport

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bike Werehouse San D

Similar Products Used:   Giro Monza (high price bracket)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by windinhair a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2003

Strengths:    Fits well
easily adjusts

Weaknesses:    Needs a bit more padding up top, but you can add a little. i think this is more of a problem if you have thin hair like me.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet was marketed as a mountain bike helmet. It can be used for both road and MTB. I use it for road racing and it's great. I htink the most important thing with any helmet is the fit, and this thing fits my head like a glove. It has good ventilation, and it doesn't feel like a drag. the only negative is, it could use a little more padding on top aspect inside. They do give you extra pads for the sides. I've had more expensive GIRO's for racing, but I like this much better. I thought why buy a bell, there not that great, but i tried it, and I have a whole new perspective/respect on their products

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Price Paid:    $65.00

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