Product Overview


Bell Slant 2009 helmet review

Style wise there’s not a lot between the Slant and the Volt, but look closer and you’ll see the £50 helmet has a heavier Snap-fit Blade visor, basic Ergo Dial fit system and a one-piece micro shell rather than a two piece.

However, we could adjust the dial with one hand when riding and there is only 50g in weight between the helmets. The best thing about the Slant is the pad over the forehead has a Velcro-less fitting system, so it can be removed and washed without affecting performance, and no Velcro means it’s never going to scuff your forehead.

We’re not big fans of the loose ends or the wonky straps, but the Slant is one of the few on test where the buckles stay in place. The Slant doesn’t have the same fit or level of venting as the Volt, but the 21 vents don’t do a bad job. Crucially it’s a third of the price of the more expensive sibling, though with similar performance — and in this respect it’s a hot helmet.

Mbr rating: 10