Product Review: The 2011 Giro Atmos Road Helmet Apr 15, 2011

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While my more recent experience with Giro helmets was centered around the Ionos, I am more than impressed with the revisions made to the 2011 Giro Atmos. Years ago when I finally made the leap from +/- $50 helmets to the Atmos pricepoint (which varies), I actually enjoyed wearing my helmet. It was lighter, less bulky and incredibly stylish. Three years ago, I bought the Ionos and all of the above were improved upon even more. Now in 2011, Giro has redesigned their Atmos into a stylish and even better fitting helmet.

Check out more of my Product Review of the 2011 Giro Atmos road helmet below.

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With the 2010 models still sporting the sliding ratchet system, the 2011 Atmos has a completely redesigned cradle. Combined with their standard Wind Tunnel™ ventilation system and sleek silhouette, It’s more comfortable, easier to adjust and dare I say, stylish?

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The new system is called Roc Loc 5 and it’s a cinch to use. Simply turn the ratcheting wheel clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen.

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This makes it easy to adjust the fit.

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Something we’ve seen Giro do in recent months is go over-the-top with the graphics on their helmets. While they still offer the simple colourways (how’s that Ritte?), they also offer this color-halftone printed graphic in matte black.

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It’s something else!

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If the MSRP of $180 is too much for your wallet, Giro offers a full range of helmets with pricing varying from $80 up to $250. Even the $125 Saros utilizes the Roc Loc 5. Head to your LBS and try one on!

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