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Giro Athlon Helmet '12

Item #: HE266A06
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Giro Athlon Helmet '12

The Giro Athlon is used by XC racers Adam Craig and the Rabobank/Giant MTB Team and by riders that are looking for a strong lightweight helmet that is comfortable in all conditions. Giro’s Wind Tunnel™ ventilation system is a combination of active vents with exaust channels in the helmet that push cool fresh air onto the riders head and pushing out the warm air that is already inside the helmet. Keeping the head cooler and more comfortable is just the start. For safety, Giro uses an In-Mold reinforced roll cage along with the In-Mold-EPS liner with polycarbonate shell. In the event of a crash, this technology allows the Giro Athlon to maintain structural integrity and offer maximum protection.

Giro uses Roc Loc 5, their best fit system, to fine tune the fit of the helmet with micro adjuster as well as the ability to offer fore/aft tilt adjustment. The interior padding is plush and uses X-Static fabric to combat bacteria and odor.

  • Features: Updated low-profile P.O.V.™ adjustable visor w/ 15° vertical adjustment
  • Construction: In-mold - EPS liner, polycarbonate shell
  • Fit System: Roc Loc® 5
  • Ventilation: 23 Wind Tunnel™ vents, internal channeling 
  • Uses:MTB XC Race, MTB Endurance/Marathon, Trail
  • Sizing: Measure around biggest part of head, usually above the eyebrow
    • S: 21.75" or smaller
    • M: 22 to 22.5"
    • L: 22.75" or greater

Giro Technology

4.3 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Not that different from other helments
Use this helment for communting and trail riding. I expected a lighter helment for the price. The lock system works well but the straps keep loosening for some reason.

PROS: Nice Look, Well Ventilated

CONS: Straps loosen over time, a bit heavy
October 26, 2012
Location:
Ottawa ON
Great product
I love this helmet. I have always used giro helmets and this is as good or better the my last one.
October 4, 2012
Location:
asheville,nc
Love the fit of this helmet.
Great helmet

PROS: The Fit, The Roc Loc 5 works great

CONS: Color choices weak
June 11, 2012
Location:
Knoxville TN
Great fit, light weight.
Can't say enough good things about it. Very light weight yet w/ plenty of protection.

PROS: Good Ventilation, Lightweight, Tough, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable Fit

BEST USES: Commuting, Mountain Biking
March 13, 2013
Location:
Seattle, WA
Great Helmet
I ride a recumbent bike, which means that my head is more upright when I ride. So, I use a mountain bike helmet so that the visor shades my eyes. I had a Giro E2 helmet, which I loved but which was discontinued. I saw a negative review of the Athlon helmet elsewhere, based on how it sat on someone's head, but I took a chance when it went on sale. I could not be more delighted!! It is outstanding, and I like it even better than my E2. It is so light and good fitting that I sometimes forget that I am wearing it. Great ventilation too. This is a fantastic helmet!!

PROS: Excellent cooling, Great Fit, Very light

CONS: none
October 18, 2012
Location:
Ponchatoula, LA
I would buy this product again
It's lightweight and breathes really nice. Great design!

PROS: Great Fit, Comfortable

CONS: none
April 10, 2012
Location:
Oceanside, Ca
I love this Helmet
My helmet is green/white, I love the color. I use it for warmer weather and climbs. The light weight and great ventilation really helps on the climbs. Giro's fit my head better than the other brands,it gives me protection over the eyebrow that most others do not. It is much lighter and ventilates better than my Xen.
The visor does not adjust up nor down. I would like the visor lower.

PROS: Lightweight, Tough, Comfortable Fit, Good Ventilation, Colors, Highly Adjustable

CONS: Visor Not Adjustable

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Warm Weather
March 14, 2013
Location:
Los Angeles
It Only Requires One Word...
OUTSTANDING!!!

PROS: Lightweight, Highly Adjustable, Tough, Good Ventilation, Comfortable Fit

CONS: Heavy
January 28, 2013
Location:
Oxnard,CA
Awesome
none

PROS: Great Fit

CONS: none
October 4, 2012
Location:
asheville,nc
Good
Good all around

PROS: Good Ventilation, Tough, Lightweight, Comfortable Fit

BEST USES: All-Around, Mountain Biking
January 1, 2013
Location:
san diego

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