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New Helmet: Lazer O2 or Bell Volt?

Old 11-20-10, 09:21 PM
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New Helmet: Lazer O2 or Bell Volt?

I've been looking for a new helmet for awhile and I've narrowed it down to the Lazer O2 and the Bell Volt. I've tried the Giro Prolight and Ionos and they dont fit my head very well. The Volt is about $150 here and the O2 is about $90 in my area. They both fit very well and look great, but the Volt as more well known and cost more, the O2 is cheaper but I can't find very much info on it. What do you guys think?

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Old 11-20-10, 09:28 PM
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The O2 is Lazer's more economical helmet, while the Helium is their high end choice.

Thus, the Helium and Bolt would be a better comparison. However, in my opinion, there is no better helmet than the Volt when it comes to looks, value, and ventilation (it's not the best with this, but it works very well).

Keep in mind that all helmets protect you equally (as long as it fits), so that should not be a concern.
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Old 11-20-10, 09:33 PM
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if ionos was in you budget, go VOLT.
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Old 11-20-10, 09:50 PM
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I love my Lazer and the fit system. Way more comfortable than anything else out there, in my honest opinion.
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Old 11-21-10, 04:14 AM
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Thanks for the input.

So of the few of you that did reply, it seems like I should get the Volt, but really though; how much better could the Volt be then the O2? How is the ventilation on the O2 compared to the Volt? What makes it worth the extra $60?
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Old 11-21-10, 05:26 AM
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Just to make this troublesome; check Limar.
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Old 11-21-10, 05:30 AM
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I have an O2 and love it. Vents very well and the fit system is good. It actually vents better than the helium, according to testrider.
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Old 11-21-10, 06:14 AM
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Had a Volt and a Helium. Volt seems to be more popular but I found the Helium to be a better fit on my head. Currently rock a Catlike Whisper Plus and is the most comfortable and ventilated of the 3, highly recommended.
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Old 11-21-10, 06:40 AM
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I have one of each, and if I had to keep one it would be the Lazer. Great fit, shell is a little smaller. Volt does have better ventalation but not by allot!
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I find the fit system on the lazer to be better than the the one on the volt. It's more forgiving of having a something between my head and helmet. The O2 ventilates very well, but the bell a bit better.
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Do the research- save the money and buy something worthwhile, that actually accomplishes what it is intended to accomplish. Helmet's don't.
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Old 11-21-10, 09:35 AM
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I ride a Volt and like it well enough. Sure didn't pay anything close to $150 though. biketiresdirect has it for $139 with free shipping and you'll get $13.90 credit towards your next purchase. That was just a quick search of one of my favorite web based retailers.
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I also paid a lot less than $150.00 for the Volt. And if you want to save more money, and still stick with a Bell Helmet, try the Ghisallo. Here's my one word review between the two helmets.
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ghlight=review
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I was led to believe that the O2 came in just one size.

This might mean that it would be problematic to make it fit for those who have heads sizes on the extreme ends of the spectrum.
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Old 11-21-10, 02:07 PM
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Look on bonktown. they've been advertising a few Lazer and LAS helmets in your price range lately. The LAS helmets are things of beauty in my opinion.
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Old 11-21-10, 08:19 PM
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Alright, I haven't really been convinced one way or the other, but I'm pretty sure I'll get the Lazer O2 because of the better price.

Thanks for what help you guys could give me!
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Old 11-21-10, 08:24 PM
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I have a volt and its an awesome helmet. Came from a giro rift so the first ride i had with the volt it felt like i didn't even have a helmet on, so much ventilation. I didn't play $150 for it though, i bought mine on ebay brand new for i believe $120 shipped.
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Old 11-22-10, 07:21 AM
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Watch Nashbar for deals on the Volt....I picked one up from them a couple of months ago for about $80, once all of the discounts were factored in. I think right now they have the 2010 Volts marked down to $99 plus they have a code on their homepage for 10% off your total order.
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