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Giro Pneumo Helmets

4.62/5 (68 Reviews)
MSRP : $160.00

Product Description

Can you see through your helmet? If not, it's time to look at Lance Armstrong's newest Giro, the PneumoTM. 19 air-powered vents work as a system with internal channels to move huge amounts of air up, over, and around your head. That's Wind TunnelTM ventilation. Upper and lower in-mold shells reinforce the lightweight design. The new, mega-adjustable Roc Loc 4 and Coolmax® pads keep everything in place. Last, but not least, a special POV visor protects your vision or stores easily in a jersey pocket.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Marney a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2014

Strengths:    FIT: My narrow head is tough to fit, but this is just right. To get my best fit, I must undo the rear retention knob of the RocLoc 5 a couple clicks, put the helmet on and tighten it up. Also dropped that whole retention device down to the lowest setting to get the front lower on my forehead and prevent push-back upon frontal impact.
VISOR: This is an asset. Tilts and removes easily. Matching color is nice too.
WIND NOISE: Much lower than my other helmets (Mavic Syncro, Bell Sweep XC, Bell Ghisallo).
VENTILATION: WOW! Not only quiet but the flow-through design keeps me very cool.

Weaknesses:    VISOR: Vibrates under strong winds over 10-15 mph. I choose to remove it when descending. I could have simply tilted it up and out of my sight too.

Bottom Line:   
Potential issue could be less sun protection through the many large vents. Gotta sunscreen everywhere skin could be exposed. Hasn't been an issue yet.

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Similar Products Used:   Mavic Syncro (with visor), Bell Sweep XC (with visor), Bell Ghisallo

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2010

Strengths:    Fairly comfortable
well ventilated
light enough for me

Weaknesses:    durability of pads and rock-lock

Bottom Line:   
This helmet was fine, but I wish it was more durable. The pads and rock-lock (thing that holds on to the back of your skull) disintegrated and started cutting into my skin after a couple years. I know, they say you're supposed to replace it after a couple years anyway, but I'm too stingy to replace a helmet with no cracks and no crashes.

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Bike Setup:   Litespeed classic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wonderwall16 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

Strengths:    I slammed my head into the pavement and got up with terrible cuts and bruises galore but absolutely no head damage

Weaknesses:    The helmet broke on impact but I don't begrudge them that.

Bottom Line:   
Growing up, my father's motto about a wide array of things was that he'd "rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it." Upon reaching adulthood, that same philosophy has influenced countless decisions I've made, one of which was wearing the Giro Pneumo helmet while heading home after work yesterday. I wiped out going full speed and I would be dead if it weren't for the helmet. That's about as simply as I can put it.

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Favorite Ride:   Downtown Charleston to Sullivan's Isle

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CircaRigel a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2009

Strengths:    great ventillation
custom adjustments
stylish design
does its job, i.e. saved my life

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This helmet my life today. I hit a patch of sand in the road coming off Lookout Mountain, and crashed at high speed, hitting my head hard on the pavement. I came away with a concussion, but my helmet was destroyed. It did its job. From the looks of it, I would likely have been killed or have had severe traumatic brain injury had I not been wearing it.

Aside from that, this helmet is comfortable, cool (airy), and lightweight. The Roc Lock adjustment ensures a snug fit.

I've used this helmet for ~4 months

Riding for Renal, 2010 http://www.firstgiving.org/Riding4Renal_CircaRigel

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Favorite Ride:   Lookout Mountain

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   various helmet brands

Bike Setup:   1987 vintage Vitus 979 bonded aluminum frame
Cane Creek SCR-5C compact aero levers
Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow saddle
Shimano Sora front derailleur
Shimano Tiagra Triple chainring
Mavic Open Pro rim
Nashbar 7 spd. Huge Gear 12-34 freewheel
Shimano Tourney Megarange rear derailleur
Mavic SSC dual-pivot caliper brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Harold Mitnick a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2009

Strengths:    It is fashionable, light, well ventilated and strong. I am only able to write this because of the Pneumo helmet.

Weaknesses:    N/A

Bottom Line:   
I have had the Giro Pneumo helmet for several years. I have always liked it. Now I love it. 10 days ago, I had a major accident on my bike. My pelvis was broken in three places, my right femur was broken, as were 4 ribs, and my Pneumo helmet. It will be weeks yet until I can walk or ride, but I am able to type and I am working from home. Thanks to my Pneumo helmet. Shopping for a new one now,

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Purchased At:   Chainwheel Drive

Similar Products Used:   Trek something or other helmet

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Vigorelli, Shimano Wheels, Ultegra Groupo, Sele Italia SLK saddle, Look Keo peddles.

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