The Bell Volt is a popular road biking helmet which has been around for some time. Its swooping lines aren't super unique, but we guarantee you've seen this helmet before. Cadel wore a Volt on the way to winning the Tour de France in 2011. Since then, most Bell sponsored riders have switched over to the lighter Bell Gage, which seems a lot more on par with our Editors' Choice Giro Aeon.
The Volt is the only helmet in our Road Bike Helmet Review which has a visor. Normally we consider the presence or lack of a visor to be a defining difference between a road helmet and a mountain helmet. Most roadies prefer a cotton cycling cap rather than a rigid visor to shield the eyes during inclement weather or when the sun is low on the horizon. The Volt's visor can be easily removed from the helmet if you don't want it, and the attachment holes filled with included plugs for a cleaner look.
Despite not being one of our favorite road helmets, the Volt would be a good option for riders looking for a single helmet for a range of uses because of the removable visor. The visor makes this helmet a decent option for muddy cyclocross races or cross-country mountain biking.
The Volt is available in three sizes and a multitude of colors and patterns, so finding one to match your kit or bike should be easy, if you are into that sort of thing.