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Bell Banter bike helmet

About

The Bell Banter is part of the Bike helmet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Bike helmet models like the Banter are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Impact absorption: The ability of a helmet to absorb impact forces in a crash, which reduces the rate of deceleration experienced by the head. Based on laboratory impact testing.

Ventilation: The evaluation of how well air flowing through the helmet provides cooling during rides. Based on actual usage and expert judgement.

Fit adjustments: The evaluation of the features and versatility of the retention system when adjusting the fit of the helmet. Based on expert judgment.

Features

Magnetic buckle Magnetic buckle Indicates whether the chin strap buckle is magnetic.
No
Visor type Visor type Indicates whether or not there is a visor and if it is permanently attached or removable.
detachable
Adjustable retention strap Adjustable retention strap Indicates whether the retention strap can be shortened, lengthened and re-positioned to help customize the helmet's fit. The retention strap is made up of the chin strap and under-ear loops that help secure the helmet to the head.
No
Locking side-slides Locking side-slides Indicates whether the tabs that secure the under-ear loops of the retention strap, can lock to secure the adjustment.
No

Specs

Style Style Identifies the look of the helmet. Bike - a traditional road bike or mountain bike look with plenty of ventilation. Multi-use - a skateboard look with full coverage and minimal ventilation. Commuter - a full coverage urban look for every day commuting.
bike
Sizes available Sizes available A listing of the available sizes for the model.
8-14
Dimensions Dimensions The head circumferences available, which correspond to the helmet sizes.
54-58
Weight (g) Weight An average weight of multiple samples. Size medium is weighed for helmets with multiple sizes. If medium is not manufactured, a large and small sized helmet is used to determine the weight.
254