Giro Athlon XC Helmet 2009
Giro Athlon XC Helmet 2009
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|Black / Acid Green||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Acid Green||Medium||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Acid Green||Small||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Matt Black / Carbon||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
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|Matt Brown / Gold||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
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|Matt Brown / Gold||Small||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Titanium||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
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|White||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
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Top Features of the Giro Athlon XC Helmet 2009
If your mountain bike riding style means going from A to B as fast as possible, then you will be happy with this ultimate race-spec MTB helmet.
- Meets CE EN1078 certification
In-mould construction fuses the outer shell with the impact-absorbing EPS liner during the moulding process, and reinforces areas around vents and ribs, creating an exoskeleton allowing the helmet design to be lighter, more durable, and better ventilated than traditional designs.
Point Of View visors are anchored by a patented internal clutch mechanism that allows 15 degrees of on-the-fly adjustment while preventing the visor from rattling and coming loose over rough and technical terrain. 23 generous vents combines active Wind Tunnel vents with internal exhaust channels that thrust fresh, cool air over and around the head while forcing heat and stale air out at the same time.
The Super Fit system is based on over 20 years of crafting helmets for the best bike riders in the world, and the result is a helmet so comfortable that it feels as if it were custom made for you. All this plus smooth styling, a compact silhouette, and light weight are all features that just might put you on top of the podium - or at least make you look good trying.
About MTB Helmets
Off road cycle helmets feature plenty of ventilation with a large numbers of vents to help keep your head cool. Off road bicycle helmets will also usually feature a peak to help keep the suns glare and rain off your face. When looking for a off road cycle helmet you should consider the fit, style and level of protection it will offer as these need to match your riding style, if you like to push it off road at a fast pace then a more vented lid is highly recommended.
In order to cycle on the road or compete in a race it may be a legal requirement in your country to wear a helmet certified to a specific standard or an international equivalent. All helmets sold on Wiggle are certified and labelled with a European CE EN1078 standard. Please check your country’s requirements to see if this is sufficient and if necessary contact the manufacturer to see if this helmet has been additionally certified for your country.
About the Giro brand
Giro has been supplying quality light-weight cycling helmets to millions of riders, cyclists, skiers and snowboarders around the world since 1985. Giro is the Helmet of choice for winners of mountain bike world championships, cyclocross world championships, Triathlon and Iron Man world championships.
|Giro Helmets Size Guide|
|Small||51 - 55cm||20 - 21.75*|
|Medium||55 - 59cm||21.75 - 23.25*|
|Large||59 - 63cm||23.25 - 24.75*|
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Magazine reviews for Giro Athlon XC Helmet 2009
Review from BIKEmagic
Giro's Athlon is possibly unique among bike helmets for sharing a name with a microprocessor. It replaces the venerable E2 at the top of Giro's MTB range, and while it shares the general profile (and many features) of that lid, it's got a few key updates.
While the Athlon actually has one vent fewer than the E2, the arrangement of holes is somewhat different, with the Athlon sporting two vents along its centreline. Gone is the E2's distinctive full-width "letterbox" vent at the back, and that extra row of holes means that the ones in the top aren't as wide either (although that's possibly a blessing for those of us with "aerodynamic" hair, with considerably reduced danger of comedy sunburned leopard spots up top). Up front there's the usual visor, adjustable up and down and not apparently prone to drifting out of position over rough ground.
Looking inside, the compromises involved in helmet design become clear. While Giro makes much of the "internal exhaust channels", the channes inside the Athlon are actually considerably less deep than those on the E2 - the "struts" bridging the vents are a lot thicker on the new helmet. The upside is that the areas that rest on your scalp are thinner, with less sweat-grabbing padding in contact with your head.
The retention system appears unchanged, with Giro's Roc-Loc adjustable headband and easy-to-use quick-adjust straps. We actually prefer clicky-wheel systems like Bell's GPS for on-the-fly adjustment and guaranteed symmetry, but the Roc-Loc has the benefits of simplicity and light weight. On the subject of weight, Giro doesn't appear to claim a weight for the Athlon, but it came to 320g on our kitchen scales (or a small bag of crisps lighter than an E2), so not in the premier league weight-wise.
While our tape measure can't find any significant difference, the Athlon feels a little narrower upon the editorial bonce than the E2 did. This wouldn't be a huge surprise - helmet manufacturers are constantly tweaking the shapes and sizes of their lids to suit the largest number of people with the smallest number of different sizes.
In use it's business as usual - the Roc-Loc is as effective as ever, the weight difference may be small in absolute terms but it's a noticable 10% lighter than the outgoing E2 and while we may struggle to perceive any theoretical boost in cooling performance, this isn't an overwarm helmet and we appreciate having a little less pad in contact with our oft-fevered brows.
The Athlon's a perfectly good lid, but don't expect more than incremental improvements if you're a happy E2 wearer. But we appreciate the Athlon's subtle looks and comfy fit.
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