I bought this helmet to replace a Giro Synthe broken in a crash and I like its appearance, fit and finish better than I liked the MIPS Synthe. On my scale it was only 36g heavier, its similarly cool and, from BTD, it was half Giros listed helmet replacement price.
This helmet looks very similar to the Giro Synthe helmet. The venting is close to the Synthe as well. The plastic inner liner of the MIPs structure seems to make the helmet a little hotter and the helmet is not super light. For the money though this helmet provides features that are very close to the more expensive Synthe.
I actually prefer the look of the Cinder helmet.
Overall fit well and comfortable. The strap and adjustment and well made and work as intended.
Like all helmets, my biggest complaint is they do a poor job of re-directing sweat away from the face.
I ended up using a Halo Headband underneath and there is enough adjustment to fit right.
If i try using the Halo Headband with Solar flap (to cover the neck) then the fit is too tight.
Wanted a MIPS helmet to replace my aging Bell Ghisalo that needed new cushions.
Saw this and the discounted Gold Express deal and purchased it. It fits nicely and is comfortable to wear with plenty of ventilation thus far. However, I have yet to wear it in the summer humidity here in Houston.
I received my helmit in a reasonable amount of time & it was well packaged. I ordered the Giro hi-viz yellow multi directional impact protection system (MIPS). It fits well & can be seen for a long distance which is important since I ride a recumbent bike & sit lower than a road bike rider.
I use the helmet for daily touring bicycle rides up to 75 miles per ride with ranges from 10 to 75 miles. I like the fact that it is MIPS and that it is comfortable. It has excellent air flow through which is especially good for summer heat months. Nothing much I don't like about it except that I hope I never need the MIPS components.
This is a very nice helmet that features the added protection of MIPS. I upgraded after using the same helmet for the past 3-4 years. I really like the Hi Vis yellow color that you can see from a very far distance. Probably a little heavier than some helmets, but that is not really noticeable once the helmet is on your head. I ride group rides 1-2 time per week.
Great MIPS helmet, comfortable with the excellent Giro Roc Loc system. Hi viz yellow color improves cyclist visibility to traffic. Only negative is that helmet is somewhat warm with poor sweat control, that is more sweat than usual drips into the eyes, so need a sweat band.
I really like this helmet. It fits just right, not too tight or loose. It is much better than my previous helmet. While it's not the cheapest helmet, I figured my brain was worth something to protect. I'd get this helmet again if I had to.