The Importance of Helmets
No matter what type of cycling you may partake in, you better believe that having a top quality helmet is an absolute must. Whether you only use your bike to cycle a short distance to work Monday to Friday; or you take it for ride every other weekend as a way to see the sights; or even perhaps you compete on a regular basis in racing events, having a helmet of high quality is a must period!
The main reason for this is quite obvious and straightforward – safety. Going at any kind of speed whilst cycling a bike could potentially lead to a nasty fall if something was to happen.
Accidents can happen at any time, this is just a part of life. It doesn’t even matter if you are doing nothing wrong and taking the up-most care – all it takes is someone else to clip you with their bike or car and serious ramifications could occur. Cycling without a helmet is the equivalent of driving with no seat belt – you are just asking for trouble.
I can speak from personal experience after crashing on my mountain bike several times in the woods and crashing road racing that it is a life saver. You never intend to crash it just happens unexpectedly. So, you might as well just accept you have to wear this weird helmet and just be done with it. 🙂
Nowadays, though, top quality cycling helmets provide far more than just safety. They actually work to enhance the overall cycling experience by providing comfort and aerodynamic boosting features. Below are reviewed three of the best helmets by Giro for cyclists that are available on the market today.
My Picks For Giro Cycling Helmets
1. Giro Aeon Road Bike Helmet
|24 vents – road cycling – super light and built to keep cool (222g)|
|The Aeon Road is a truly remarkable piece of craftsmanship as it weights up to as much as 45% less than the majority of its leading competitors. However, this lightness, due to the fact that it incorporates low-density EPS liner, does not decrease the helmet’s overall durability and protective capabilities.This durability is added to by the inclusion of the thermoformed SL Roll Cage. The Aeon also features 24 wind tunnel vents that have been strategically place on the helmet’s exterior which provide not only superior aerodynamic ability, they also up the comfort level by keeping the wearer’s head cool and dry.
The Aeon uses a Roc Loc TT Fit system as way of configuring the straps and overall fit – this results in the helmet being a snug fit and easy to alter. The Giro Aeon is available in several different sizes and 18 unique colors.
Compare and Contrast
Price: in terms of price and value for money, all three of these helmets are excellent in this department. As with any helmet, the price does fluctuate in terms of size, model and color. Of the three, the Aeon comes in at the slightly cheapest of the three.
Reliability and Comfort: all three of these Giro helmets tick both boxes in terms of durability and comfort. These are the two main factors that come into the equation of locating a top class helmet – one, they are light enough and comfortable enough to not be a burden and two, the protection and durability provided is of the highest standard possible.
Overall Use: as it says in their title descriptions, the Aeon and the Savant helmets are more of an all-round biking helmet, while the Atmos has been specifically designed for racing. While this is not a huge factor in terms of their overall quality, it is something to keep in mind if you happen to be a hardcore racer.
Final Word: All three of these helmets supply exactly what you would expect from a Giro helmet – a product that is both stylish in design and effective in function. The Aeon, Savant and Atmos all have slightly differing looks and features which need to be taken into account when deciding which the best fit is for you, but, overall, you cannot go wrong with either of the three.
Thank you for reading and happy cycling.