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New Giro Helmet Design

Old 06-20-12, 04:15 PM
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New Giro Helmet Design


I find this oddly appealing.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...ro-road-helmet
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Old 06-20-12, 04:33 PM
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I posted this on another forum:

There have been a few manufaturers going this direction. Lazer has the plastic covers for the Helium and magnetic shield. Kask does as well. Casco has their track helmet:



The Kask team sky helmet (pics from TriRig):



Also a custom Giro that has been used by Garmin





I wonder how many manufacturers will go this direction. I like the idea of integrated shields as I hate sunglasses with frames that limit vision.

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Old 06-20-12, 04:43 PM
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I don't know anything about helmets, but this doesn't strike me as one that would have very good ventilation.
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Old 06-20-12, 04:49 PM
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I dig it. Not $200 dig it, but if the price comes down to about $60-75 I'd get one. I think regular helmets are just ridiculous.
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Old 06-20-12, 04:51 PM
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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/
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Old 06-20-12, 04:58 PM
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Check this out: http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...-helmet_224988

Flip through the images to #11; You can stow the eyeshield by sticking it onto the helmet upside down.
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Old 06-20-12, 05:06 PM
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If I can forget I'm wearing it like I often do with my other Giro helmets and I don't bake I'll like it when the price comes down.

I wonder how it will do with longer hair. If there was mention of a ponytail port I missed it.
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Old 06-20-12, 05:10 PM
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Here is a video from Giro about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZz9k3p6hc
Interesting thing is the fitting system perches the helmet slightly above the head for ventilation.

I'm also interested in the ponytail issue.
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Old 06-20-12, 05:14 PM
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Looks pretty slick to me. A lot less gaudy than what everybody is wearing right now.
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I like it. Need more vents, though.
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I think it looks great. If it really isn't hot, and the price gets reasonable, I'm in when I need a new helmet (just bought a Specialized Echelon last week).
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more vents, though.
You like the look of vents?? Or are you saying you've used this specific helmet and it sucks for cooling?
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more vents, though.
Here you go: http://www.catlike.es/en/products/he...er-plus/r000p/

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The reason it is aero is the shape and the fact it has minimal vents. If they designed it properly which sounds like they did then the minimal airflow coming in will be used as efficiently as possible. Keeping the shell slightly suspended allows the air to come in and exhaust the hot air.

Sound like this helmet is still a ways out form hitting retail. I will def consider an all white one with a mirror lens and a clear lens.
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Hideous.
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Hideous.
That bad?
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Helmets are hot regardless and 200 seems cheap IMO ....I'd buy it if I weren't slow
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It's practical.
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if its well vented, its very cool, ...soon to follow, digitized information on the glasses! garmin 500 shades!
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
That bad?
I'm not sure if he is talking about the Giro, or my Catlike post.
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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.
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I think it looks good, but I refuse to believe it can cool as well as an Aeon or Atmos.
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Apparently the ventilation is similar to what they use on some of their TT helmets.

I suspect it'll be fine when you're moving, but hot when you aren't.
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Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
Apparently the ventilation is similar to what they use on some of their TT helmets.

I suspect it'll be fine when you're moving, but hot when you aren't.
Fine when you're moving 25mph. Probably will overheat quickly on mountain climbs.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I like it. Need more vents, though.
I guess you didn't watch the video.
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