Giro Savant Road Bike Helmet, Matte Black/White, Medium
Helmets are perhaps the kings of diminishing returns — after all, every bicycle helmet sold in the US is subject to the same testing, and requires the same certification. What’s left after that is ventilation, fit, and, of course, style. Giro’s Savant has all three in spades, at a price that doesn’t require an immediate grams per dollar calculation. The Savant is secured with Giro’s Roc Loc 5, and features 25 Wind Tunnel vents to keep air moving into, through, and out of the helmet.
Roc Loc 5 offers a comfortable fit that cradles your head
In-mold construction combines polycarbonate outer shell with impact-absorbing foam liner
Compact, stylish shape
25 vents with internal channeling keep your head nice and cool
Strap Solution As others have noted, the strap design is truly terrible.So here is a really quick simple way to fix it:Reroute the back strap so that it does not wrap around the plastic arms on the sides. The reason the straps lie perpendicular to the head is because they angle themselves around those plastic arms. By removing that angle, the straps are still not perfectly flat against my face, but significantly better. I’ll post an image as demonstrationAs for the rest of the…
A Giro saved me from serious injury if not worse. I have ridden with Giro helmets for years. I average a shade over 3000 miles a year. I have never needed a helmet until this fall when another biker came round a corner on my side of the trail and hit me head on. I was knocked out and the helmet was cracked in three places. It still scares me to think what would have happened had I NOT been wearing it. The savant in slightly quieter at high speeds 30+, it’s very easy to adjust and the weight is about the same as the old one. If this one has a…