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problems with fit
on March 4, 2011
This is my second Giro helmet - I also have an atmos that I wear regularly.
First off, the helmet is crazy light. If you're into saving weight, then this is the helmet for you. It literally feels like nothing on your head after a little while.
In the month that I've had this helmet, I was never able to get it to fit correctly. The retention system (or lack of) does not let you adjust the tightness so there ends up being two pressure points around your temple. I found that cutting the padding near your temple, and leaving only the ones in the front of the helmet, helps with this issue. Also, when I tried the helmet at the store, even though I have a 22" head, a recommended "medium" size helmet was way too tight. A large was also fairly tight, but much more bearable. The helmet buckle does feel cheap, but I'm guessing it is that way to save weight. But even that is forgivable.
I really wished there was a way to adjust the rear elastic "giro" band that pushes your head forward into the helmet that creates these pressure points.