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Good ventilated helmet, preferable Giro

Old 11-19-19, 09:38 PM
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Good ventilated helmet, preferable Giro

Could someone chime in recommending a good ventilated helmet for road cycling.
I have been using a Ionos Large which fitted a little loose on my 58cm head. Recently bought a replica Aeon from AliExpress which the quality looks fine, but i'm paranoid that it will sustain and not crack into pieces in case of an accident.

I would like to not spend a fortune on a helmet, but I do appreciate good ventilation when riding 100+ km rides, I was considering the Foray or the Savant, are those good choices, and how do they compare in ventilation against the Aeron/Synthe/Aether.

P.S. Tried the Aether and love the design, but it's way too pricey.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-20-19, 10:26 AM
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I am no helmet genius and so cannot comment on the ones you list. You might add poc to your list, though. I have the Octal and it is extremely well-ventilated. Mine does not have either Spin or MIPS. It was around $140. It seems well-made.
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Old 11-20-19, 02:35 PM
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If the 'Giro shape' suits your head -- it does mine -- can't go wrong with a Synthe. I think they're still available. Excellent quality and adjustability; very light; very well ventilated. I have the MIPS version. Best helmet I've ever owned; all of 'em have been Giro since '03.
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Old 11-20-19, 04:55 PM
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And again (3rd times the charm ...) what are you waiting for ....
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Old 11-20-19, 05:50 PM
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Have a Giro Foray, it’s good even in the Boston deep of muggy summer for a century (metric or us). Even with a Headsweats shorty underneath.

Frankly, compared to the high end helmets, you are looking at similar or better ventilation at the cost of slightly clunkier design and/or slightly higher drag.

One advantage of Giro (and Bell) is if you like the fit of ONE of their road helmets in small/medium/large, you’ll probably like the fit of a different road helmet in the same size.

(Disadvantage is that if you don’t like the fit of those three choices, you more likely than not going to be looking at the fit of either one of their universal sizes (UNI), or semi-universal sizes (S/M or M/L), or other manufacturers.)

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I had a Synthe and loved it just replaced with something new a Lazer Z1. No name helmets and copies aren't worth the money you paid for it. Helmets from well known highly reputable brands are well tested and usually exceed standards some to a higher degree than others. Cheaper helmets are usually built to just barely pass the tests.

My first few helmets were cheaper and then I got the Synthe and haven't looked back. Yes it cost money but putting that money over 3-5 years isn't so bad and having a lighter, more comfortable, well ventilated helmet is awesome.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:01 PM
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@mr_bill.
Yeah, according to this page
https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topic...ad-bike-helmet
The Giro Foray has even better score in ventilation compared to the Synthe, only the Specialized Airnet and Aether are ahead, so I'm tempted to get one for cheap on Amazon.

Also, has anyone ordered anything over BikeInn?
I've seen they are selling older versions of Giro helmet, for example the Atmos II is listed there.
https://www.bikeinn.com/ciclismo/gir...s-ii/1093780/p

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The Giro Register is designed for MTB use doesn't it.

Seems that site could delay your order by unknown time, but I'm dubious if they are legit and to better stick with well established sites.
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