Long time road bike with some mountain bike riding too.
I have used Giro helmets for 25 years. Wanted to add a new one with newer design. Ordered the same size as always but this one seems narrower than all previous ones. A little tighter on my temples to the point of potentially causing a problem. I haven't used it for a longer ride yet so I cant say whether it will be a problem. Still great quality.
Have used helmet for 2 months now with temps low to mid 90s F, high humidty and riding 100 mileswk. Helmet has good airflow and is not too heavy. Helmet is sized too large for me, I have always worn a Large with a summer skull cap underneath and need room for a heavier wool cap in the winter. With this helmet I have to tighten the adjustment knob to the max to prevent the helmet from moving on my head after persperation builds up. Helmet movement is also a result it's slippery plastic headband (may be part of helmet's safety design feature). The additional safety the helmet offers makes it a worthwhile investment for me. You may want to consider purchasing a smaller size than you normally wear.
Love this helmet. This is my second Giro. Super light. Well vented. Love the selection of colors. Great price. Received my order quickly. Love the customer support, selection and prices at BTD. Been shopping here for years and look forward to many more.
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 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.
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.