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New Giro Helmet Design

Old 06-20-12, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by trickky View Post
Hideous.
Worse than the current duck's-ass helmet everyone wears now?
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Old 06-20-12, 08:27 PM
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If I follow the marketing on this, ventilation is achieved by taking air in at the front of the helmet, right? If that's the case, won't the sunglass attachment kill the airflow at the front of the helmet?
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Old 06-20-12, 09:09 PM
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I think I would like riding with one, but I'd pass simply because of the tan line you'd get across the middle of your face from the visor.
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Old 06-20-12, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
Worse than the current duck's-ass helmet everyone wears now?
Isn't a duck's ass pretty aero and hydrodynamic?
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Old 06-20-12, 09:33 PM
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I would love to try one. I love late 80s and early 90s bikes, I just as well have a helmet to match.
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Old 06-20-12, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
I guess you didn't watch the video.
I guess you didn't listen to the video. The guy clearly says the helmet will keep you "relatively cool".
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Old 06-20-12, 10:10 PM
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That helmet is fugly, I'll stick to my Aeon.
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Originally Posted by alpha_bravo View Post
If I follow the marketing on this, ventilation is achieved by taking air in at the front of the helmet, right? If that's the case, won't the sunglass attachment kill the airflow at the front of the helmet?
I thought the same thing until I saw the video. Watch at 2:27 you can see what appears to be three cut outs on the visor, likely positioned right where the helmet's vent channels are. Now, will there still be sufficient air flow through those cut outs? You'd have to hope Giro did enough air flow tests with the visor on to be sure of that.

I wonder how much more aerodynamic the helmet really is.
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Old 06-20-12, 10:56 PM
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Old 06-20-12, 11:59 PM
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Hell, I wear a full face helmet on my motorcycles and this has to be cooler!!!
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Old 06-21-12, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more vents, though.
noooooooo...it's gonna drive the prices up. more vents = more $

...funny on how that works
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Old 06-21-12, 01:31 AM
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Any specifics on who makes the "optical shield"? I don't care to swap out my Oakley ballistic grade prescription lenses for some cheap $40 piece of plastic.
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Old 06-21-12, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlaincycler View Post
What appeals to me about this design is that it solves the sunscreen above the eyes delemna. Looks as though the forehead is covered and there's no need for sunscreen there, so it can't leak down into your eyes and sting. For those of us who sweat a lot, this could be big. On the other hand, us bigtime sweaters might like a little more ventilation. I like the concept.
Agreed. Plus the awesome sunburn pattern on the forehead when you forget sunscreen. I'm a bit surprised its only $200 to be honest.
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Old 06-21-12, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by haaseg View Post
Any specifics on who makes the "optical shield"? I don't care to swap out my Oakley ballistic grade prescription lenses for some cheap $40 piece of plastic.
Carl Zeiss Vision makes the optical shield.
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Old 06-21-12, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
Hell, I wear a full face helmet on my motorcycles and this has to be cooler!!!
You beat me to that punch. I just don't get hot in bike helmets.
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Old 06-21-12, 06:01 AM
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I think I've talked myself into this
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more [STRIKE]vents[/STRIKE] cowbell, though.
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Old 06-21-12, 07:02 AM
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Looks like someone cut a big black tennis ball in half and added a hockey visor.
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Old 06-21-12, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more vents, though.
The whole idea is to decrease drag by having fewer vents. Most of what makes TT helmets faster is the lack of vents.
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Originally Posted by Manweiser View Post
Carl Zeiss Vision makes the optical shield.
I wouldn't be suprised if this helmet catches on that Oakley makes some Lance Armstrong visors for this helmet. Similar to what they do for football helmets. Carl Zeiss is independant of the luxotica group though (they own almost every sunglass/optical brand). Luxotica owns Oakley.
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Old 06-21-12, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I welcome the clean, round design, as opposed to the idiotic recent designs that make a cyclist look like Woody Woodpecker. I like the attached eyeshield. Only downside I could see it when you take off your helmet at a rest stop, you just lost your sunglasses.

These guys have long advocated a round helmet as the ideal shape in a crash: http://www.helmets.org/
Yea, I agree. Most helmets look like they were drawn by a 15 year old who's really into Japanese animation. Plus it doesn't surprise me that all those spiky bits helmets commonly have aren't the best for safety. It seems to me like I want my head to kinda roll and/or slide if I crash, not catch on a spike and yank my head off.

These new designs seem a little more like something an adult would wear.
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When theses hit the shelves they will be begging for personalization.
Does this mean I have to get back into helmet painting? Decal sets will be easy to create so rather that.
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Old 06-21-12, 09:13 AM
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The destiny of this thread is to be moved to the A&S forum, where it will be discussed ad nauseam and become so lengthy that they will run out of page numbers.

Now, with that said: Wear your helmet, even if it is shaped like Sputnik.
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Old 06-21-12, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jmX View Post
You like the look of vents?? Or are you saying you've used this specific helmet and it sucks for cooling?
Yes, it sucks for cooling. Tried it at a booth at interbike last year. It was still a prototype and was claimed by the rep to be the offshoot of a time trial helmet with a cut off tail. It had this scoop looking thing at the front in between the visor and the brim of the helmet, to help with the ventilation a la Specialized, and channels up and over the head out to the back.

It caught our attention because of the visor and thinking that it is a new TT helmet.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Yes, it sucks for cooling. Tried it at a booth at interbike last year. It was still a prototype and was claimed by the rep to be the offshoot of a time trial helmet with a cut off tail. It had this scoop looking thing at the front in between the visor and the brim of the helmet, to help with the ventilation a la Specialized, and channels up and over the head out to the back.

It caught our attention because of the visor and thinking that it is a new TT helmet.
So they let you ride with it outside for an extended period of time? Enough to get a sweat going. If it was a prototype then might have been changes since then. I don't remember any pictures of this helmet back then? Especially since sites like tri-rig focused on these style of helmets Casco and Kask versions at interbike 2011.

Post some pictures if you have them so we can see if they have made any modifications.
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