Everyone is wearing one : Giro Atmos
- by rc
- Published: 8 June 2010
Giro helmets are highly talked about in cycling, we wear them, discuss the durability and at times we crash in them. This helmet without a doubt is one of the most favored helmets in the peloton at the moment, whether your race or ride, there’s always a chance of crashing and you want to be wearing the best helmet on the market.
Lance Armstrong wears a Giro as does half of the peloton, with a total of 26 vents, this helmet is designed to keep you cool. For all of those who are concerned about weight they’ve lightened it, by keeping you cooler, those 26 vents means its coming in at 275 grams.
2000km later and I still believe that the Atmos will save my life, I’ve heard the stories about how riders have crashed and cracked helmets open, and have walked away without head injuries thanks to a strong, light and durable helmet.
The in mould construction design integrates with the outer shell fusing both the internal roll cage with the impact-absorbing liner meaning the helmet will hold its shape upon impact.
Like anything it takes a few trials to get that perfect fit, the Roc Loc 4 fitting system ensures that the helmet is safely and securely fitted, consequently this helmet will not be rolling around on your head if you do come of. To keep the sweat away from your eyes three Coolmax pads have been fitted, two at the front and one at the top.
Giro has also taken it one step further and provided two sets of replacements pads with the Atmos, they’re also machine washable, making this helmet even more value for money. Overall the Atmos is lightweight, great value and it offers the protection we all want.
Giro Atmos Helmet Specifications
– Vents : 26
– Sizes : S (20″-21.75″ / 51-55 cm)
M (21.75″-23.25″ / 55-59 cm)
L (23.25″-24.75″ / 59-63 cm)
– Certification : CPSC
– MSRP : $175
– In-Mold Construction
– ROC LOC 4 Adjustment System
– Super Fit Engineering
– Wind Tunnel Ventilation
– Weight : 275g
Pacific Brands is listed as the distributer of Giro helmets for Australia.