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Giro Athlon Helmet '12

Item #: HE266A06
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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

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Giro Athlon Helmet '12
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Comfortable fit (5)
  • Good ventilation (5)
  • Highly adjustable (4)
  • Tough (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (5)
  • All-around (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

I love this Helmet

By FNG Rider

from Los Angeles

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Colors
  • Comfortable Fit
  • Good Ventilation
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Lightweight
  • Tough

Cons

  • Visor Not Adjustable

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Warm Weather

Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

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.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great fit, light weight.

By Vince

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Fit
  • Good Ventilation
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Lightweight
  • Tough

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

    Can't say enough good things about it. Very light weight yet w/ plenty of protection.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I would not buy this helmet again.

    By C. Nguyen

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

          Do not buy this helmet. It's not as good as in the picture.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Giro, is Bell?

          By azlazy

          from glendale arizona

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Fit
          • Good Ventilation
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All-Around
            • Long Rides
            • Mountain Biking
            • Short Rides

            Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

            Wanted to upgrade my prior helment to a Giro light weight helmet which fits more comfortably. Feels true to fit unlike other helmets that seem to cradle your head to hard. Didnt know that Giro was made by Bell which states on a sticker under the helmet. I guess i'm riding with a lexus not a toyota now.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It Only Requires One Word...

            By CDUBSTYLE

            from Oxnard,CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Fit
            • Good Ventilation
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Lightweight
            • Tough

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • All-Around

            Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

            OUTSTANDING!!!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good

            By Mountain Goat

            from san diego

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Fit
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight
            • Tough

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All-Around
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

              Good all around

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not that different from other helments

              By David

              from Ottawa ON

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Nice Look
              • Well Ventilated

              Cons

              • a bit heavy
              • Straps loosen over time

              Best Uses

              • Mountain biking

              Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

              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.

               
              5.0

              Great Helmet

              By wvedec

              from Ponchatoula, LA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent cooling
              • Great Fit
              • Very light

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Riding

              Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

              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!!

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By tcorn

              from asheville,nc

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

              I love this helmet. I have always used giro helmets and this is as good or better the my last one.

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By tcorn

              from asheville,nc

              Pros

              • Great Fit

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giro Athlon Helmet '12:

                none

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