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    January 7, 2013
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Bell Vortex Helmet Nothing beats a solid color to highlight the stylish design of a helmet. The Bell Vortex is available in a choice of gloss black, matte black, white or silver four classic color choices in the riding spectrum. Developed in Bells state-of-the-art Santa Cruz, California design center, the Vortex borrows heavily from its big brother the Star. With a solid compliment of features the Bell Vortex is a great choice as a primary helmet for everyday use that can also transition to the occasional track day. A killer price rounds out the package and gives you a big bang for your buck. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum stability and temperature control with minimal noise and buffeting Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell Contour cheek pads (by means of stacked foam, not hand cut) Removable and washable, antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Padded Wind collar to drastically reduce wind/road noise Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever Clear NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield. Dark tint and other shields available for purchase separately Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper Five-year warranty Weight 1600g Certification Snell M2010, DOT Please Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only. RevZilla's Opinion of the The Bell Vortex Helmet The Bell Vortex Helmet has grown to be one of the top selling and more ubiquitous 200 sport helmets in the RevZilla family. The light weight, Snell Rating and ability to use the Bell Photochromic shield allow the Bell Vortex Helmet to cover a lot of the bases the typical sport or track day rider is looking for in a reasonably priced helmet. Many times we see this type of functionality only available in helmets over the 300 mark. In the 3/4 or tuck position the Bell Vortex Helmet will provide a great solution in just about any spirited or sport riding scenario. If you find a graphic or color that suits your taste and you have an intermediate oval head shape, the Bell Vortex is a great option.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great bang for the buck!
PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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Specsman
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Best internal venting of any helmet I've ever had. Noisy unless you ride behind a full fairing. This has been mentioned in several reviews and it is likely due to the lack of insulation in the ear pockets to make room for speakers. Installing some padding in those pockets might make all the difference for those who feel the need.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Kills two birds with one shield.
PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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Specsman
From Orlando
State:FL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Eliminates the need to change shields and the attendant storage issues while making sunglasses obsolete at the same time. The shield could be a bit darker and not wearing glasses deletes the second layer of eye protection that is sometimes useful, but overall it has shown to be both useful and handy.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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