- Anyone got a giro montaro helmet??
any good? suffer with sweat on’t forehead, which then runs into glasses and forever cleaning them from my salty’ness
have read reviews saying the pad works well and absorbs alot, but any real life users on here used one?
also fit wise, me bonce measure 55 cm which puts me on the cusp of small and medium (51-55 small, 55-59 medium)…managed to try a large on and it was hugePosted 1 year ago
I have one quality of fit is 1st class
biggest problem is the front head sweat pad fell apart after 3 rides,not what you want after shelling out £120.00
contacted zyro who wanted images fair enough.replaced with a black (not yellow) and that been better but now that’s falling apart
I don’t machine wash them but what I have found is because its so good at absorbing sweat it needs removing from the helmet after every ride & drying out in my laundry room.
its held up fine since I started that
replacements are a tennerPosted 1 year ago
cheers big bud
ref the pads, ive heard about this and a mate has had his go after 9 months so not too bad but will do as youve done and take them off every time if need be
ref the go pro mount – the front bit goes in fine (pointing forward bit), but at the back where the click bit is there is no groove for it to clip in if you get what i mean, so it doesnt click or anything just goes in and falls straight out, are you suggesting a piece of the foam or some something is blocking a hole on this bit?
cheers for infoPosted 1 year ago
Jsync cheers bud craft knife did the trick! It clicks in firmly now so can’t see go pro moving it feels pretty solid!
Helmet is ace! Humid night sweated a lot and no drips on my oakleys at all! In fact not one drop of sweat got down past the pad! Mightly impressive!
Took the pad out when I got back and it’s basically absorbed it all like a sponge so I dripped it out and shit loads came out of the pad, so it defo works and stores it all!
Only problem is as above its showing signs after one ride that the pad is starting to come away where it’s glued! Assuming that’s the problem all other folk have had? Is there a better repalcement come out that’s stitched rather than glued? Can see how easily it would come apart with the amount of sweat and salt it holds disintegrating the glue!
Ace helmet though and mega mega comfy! Noooooo sweat! Whoop!Posted 1 year ago
I used mine ‘properly’ yesterday in the warmth, a decent length ride with plenty of sweating
and guess what….
I didn’t have to remove my oakleys once, in over 4 hours riding not one drop of sweat got past the chammy pad, its absolutely amazing!
even if I had to buy spare pads every other month it would still be worth it to me
super comfy too, and it just breathes amazingly well, cant praise it enough
glad you liked it DHD shows that sometimes not everything you buy is just hype 🙂Posted 1 year agoandywoodallMember
I have a Montaro, its a cracking helmet, certainly the best I’ve owned.
However my pads went really quickly (and I don’t sweat that much!) and they now function only to release moisture out of the rips in the seams at a steady rate right over my eyes.
To be fair, once Zyro got the message then its being dealt with pretty quickly and they are sending out some replacements FOC (as they bloody should be after two months use).
So long as this next set don’t go as quickly I’ll be happy still.Posted 1 year ago
Mine has just gone back to wiggle for the same reason. Halfway through my first ride with it, brow pad delaminated and wrinkled up and rubbed my forehead raw for the rest of the ride.
After previous painful experience with getting stuff “repaired” through wiggle (they only seem able to process replacement or refund, not “can you send me the small bit of this that’s broken please”) if sent mine back for a refund and e ordered. Does mean I’ve ended up with Hobson’s choice on the colour though.
If this pad goes the same way, I shall give up with them and find a different lid.
By the way, what colour? Mine was the titanium grey with orange pads that went screwy. Maybe it only happens to one colour.Posted 1 year ago
Mine is orange with the grey pads….
Have asked Wiggle if I can just send back the pads rather than the whole lid as didn’t keep packaging once I knew it fitted. Only place that seems to stock Medium pads at present is ROSE bikes. I have actually taken a punt on pads from them in the interim, but unfortunately I suspect those ones may go same way, in which case it will be a refund of whole lid and buy something else.
Pretty crap design for a big player like Giro.Posted 1 year ago
given i started the thread ill update
basically the pads started to come away at the edges more or less from the off, but a mate told me ring it out straight after a ride and once home lay it flat to dry out, ive done this religiously since
basically its got no worse some months on, its not fallen apart but can clearly see where its coming apart etc, ive no issues with this as ive still not had one drop of sweat on my eyes throughout the last heat wave etc we had, still mightly impressed with it and wont be swapping
if i have to buy a new pad every 6 months or so then so be it, its worth it and the helmet is so comfy
its a shame, but it does a fantastic job at absorbing the sweat, ring it out after a ride and youll see what i mean
so, basically its no worse now really than it was after a few rides old (some months ago now)Posted 1 year ago
useful update OW. I am annoyed that Wiggle have asked for the helmet back when its just the pads that are a problem. I sent them pictures, I sent them this thread, I sent them the MBR review which said the same, but it’s like dealing with a machine, with a set of standard answers 👿
I have asked them to call me…
It’s packed and ready to go CollectPlus tonight, but I have said that I’d prefer a refund than wait while they send it wherever for inspection. Annoyingly, I ordered new pads from Rosebikes as spares, which will be here Monday, but I wont have the helmet !Posted 1 year ago
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