Gentes a designer and bike racer started the company in 1985 out
of his basement, creating the first light weight adult giro bike
helmet, with the help of some friends at NASA to perfect the overall
design. The company continues to push the technological boundaries
in an attempt to not only create the perfect helmet for cyclists
but also snowboarders and skiers.
The giro bicycle helmet has been worn by a number of biking superstars
including Lance Armstrong in his 1999 win of the Tour de France,
as well as competitors in the cyclo-cross and Iron man World Championships.
Claim to Fame:
Carbon Fiber Rib cage: The first helmet manufacturer
to create a carbon Fiber rib cage reinforcement system built into
the giro atmos helmet to create a helmet that is lighter, tougher
and cooler. It weighs in at an amazing 9.5 ozs making it one of
the lightest helmets on the market, and at $175 SRP one of the
Wind Tunnel Ventilation: A system of vents that forces
cool air into the front of the helmet and around your head and
allows warmer air to exhaust out the back. A feature certainly
not new to bicycle helmets but they have perfected the technique.
fit system that has separate tensioning and adjustment capabilites.
The one handed functionalitiy is great.
Giro's Point of View (POV) visor system that allows 15
degrees of adjustment and a solid locking system so that the visor
does not come loose on rough trails.
Most Well Known:
Giro Pneumo Helmet: in-mold construction with 19 wind tunnel vents
and the roc-loc fitting system, POV visor system for road riding
comfort SRP $145
Giro Atmos Helmet:
reinforced roll cage as discussed above, 26 wind tunnel vents
and roc-loc fitting system, SRP $175 although I'm sure that's
not the best price for a giro atmos helmet you can find on the
specialty Items: giro toddler bike helmet with blue and orange
animals to appeal to the young fashion driven cyclists. Includes
a pinch proof buckle and a simpler strapping system. Their Me2
line of kid's bike helmets comes in four different colours and
my favourite feature, a soft interior lining that can be removed
for washing. They also offer a trade in program, "Grow with Giro."*,
to subsidize buying larger helmets as your young cyclist grows.
"If your Giro Helmet is found to be defective in materials or
workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Giro will,
at its sole option, either repair or replace the helmet free of
charge. Just take it into the dealer from which it was purchased,
with a letter indicating the specific reason you're returning
the helmet, and proof of date of purchase. The dealer will then
evaluate the claim. This warranty will be void if your helmet
is improperly fitted, modified, or damaged through use that is
contrary to what the manufacturer intended. Giro does not warranty
any helmet damaged due to heat.":
NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS:
Giro Sport Design
380 Encinal Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Phone: 800 456 2355 tel: 831 420 4010
Fax: 831 457 4444
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