Giro Indicator Helmet (Matte Black/Yellow Livestrong)
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- Snap-fit visor
- In-Mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
- 20 vents
- Acu Dial Fit System
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|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Package Height||7.1 x 9.1 x 14 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.2 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
This helmet works. Thank you Giro.
The big negative and the reason for 2 stars is the Y shaped adjustable connecter that connect the two straps on each side of the ear to form the single strap that connects under jaw.
Most Y connectors allow the straps to lay flat against your cheek, this one however forces a twist to the straps as they enter the connector, making the strap and connector rest at an angle on your cheek. Not only is this very uncomfortable, but I imagine very un-aerodynamic. My friend has a bigger round face (he's overweight) and it was very uncomfortable. I am in shape and still had the strap angle on my cheeks instead of resting flat, so just adjusted the Y connector under my jaw line so I didn't have to feel it. That worked fine for me and still felt secure and safe for an accident, but my friend could not adjust it that low given his facial structure. The only good thing about the Y connector is it flips open easily with a finger so you can adjust it up or down quickly without a mirror. However, the way it rests on your cheeks is unacceptable and should never have made it to the assembly line (imo).
I went to Giro's website and read up on the company and it's history and thought I would try to see if I could find an "affordable" helmet thinking that these helmets were more "high end" and that most likely I would end up with a "cheaper" line but I was pleasantly surprised when I ran across one of these at a specialty bike shop for only $35! I tried it on and with the help of a wonderful sales person in the store had it adjusted to my head! The color I chose was white and found the fit and comfort of the helmet to be very good! So...I plunked down my $35 and tried it out that afternoon and love the feel and look! So for those of you looking for a name brand helmet at an affordable cost you can't go wrong with this line! Very pleased with my choice!
When it comes to safety while riding, Giro is absolutely the way to go... This may be an "entry level" helmet price point, but it protects your head like a top level helmet.
However, this helmet gets one star for comfort... who want to ride a bike with something uncomfortable strapped their head? The problem lies in the chin strap design as mentioned by several other reviewers (I missed this flaw when doing my research. Dont make the same mistake I did!!). The design of the Y connectors make the straps and the Y connector lie at right angles to your face, digging into you face and providing a very uncomfortable fit. I dug my old Giro helmet out of storage, the shell is noticably heavier but the chin straps are very soft and the Y connectors allow for the straps to lie comfortably on my face. How Giro managed to go backwards on the design of the chin strap is a mystery to me!
Bottom Line: I'd rather wear my much heavier 20 yr old helmet than the new one. The new one is going back to Amazon tomorrow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pros: comfortable, durable, and lets wind through to cool you down
Cons: the buckle on the chin strap doesn't stay in place, so it has to be re-positioned about every... Read more
Fits well and is aerodynamic. Feels light on your head, yet sturdy enough to stand-up to any spillsPublished 1 month ago by Regina DOherty
Sleek, comfortable, and very lightweight. I don't get why the straps seem to be twisted, but it isn't really a problem.Published 1 month ago by Tukki
I love this helmet. The paint job is beautiful. I have taken a stumble on my bike since owning it, and I have had no head injuries. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JcJ
This helmet not only looks good but it fits my husband's head just right. Great protection while we ride our bikes!Published 2 months ago by J E N N I E