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  • Giro crash replacement still going?

    Premier Icon iainc
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    If your head is Giro shaped, the 2017 MIPS Synthe is very comfy. It is a shade smaller size wise than the equivalent non MIPS size labelled one.

    prawny
    Member

    Giro crash replacement relies on you having to pay RRP on the one you want, when I killed my last one it was significantly cheaper to buy another online.

    Go with what fits with helmets, I tend to not spend too much these days, because I can’t afford to replace a dropped expensive one. I’ve got a Giro Foray MIPS at the moment, but it looks weird and is hot.

    Fancy a Met Rivale next, had a Sine Thesis before and that was well comfy. (for me)

    aP
    Member

    My current road helmet thing is a poc Octal. I find it light enough, ventilated enough, comfy enough, and apparently its safe enough too.

    Premier Icon krixmeister
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    Mavic has some nice ones on sale on usual sites. I recently picked up a Cosmic Ultimate for something like a third of original retail.

    Does anyone know if Catlike are still around, btw? I like my Whisper (also bought on sale) despite its funny vents.

    TiRed
    Member

    Having written off a Giro Atmos and two Giro Air Attacks in the past two years (all with loss of consciousness, but no other immediate or lasting head injury), I now ride a Synthe for racing and another Atmos for general riding. If your head is Giro-shaped, and it’s done it’s job, replace with the same. The Synthe is very nice and has the same fitting as the Air Attack, just a little less “mushroom”. Very pleased with all aspects except price. Not bothered with MIPS.

    Fit is the single most important property.

    legend
    Member

    krixmeister – Member

    Mavic has some nice ones on sale on usual sites

    Get the aero one 🙂

    stevious
    Member

    I’m moving away from my Synthe soon as I’m not quite Giro-shaped. However, it’s been the best-ventilated helmet I’ve used and is noticably less noisy than other helmets I’ve had in the wind.

    jkomo
    Member

    Synthe it is then!

    atlaz
    Member

    Go for whatever you broke. I smashed a helmet in a crash and immediately replaced it with exactly the same model (minus the huge cracks in the back). I’d liked the first one and as it performed heroically in the crash, I thought it was worth buying again.

    jkomo
    Member

    Managed to go OTB at speed yesterday- totally my fault. Helmet cracked, top ruined, shoulder blade busted and needs pinning.
    Anyway, may as well spend my time buying a new helmet. Was thinking Giro synthe, since it was a Giro helmet that prevented a big head injury- (bruise on head goes half way round skull), CT scan shows all is fine.
    Synthe worth going 2017 and MIPS, or are the older models the same?

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