Giro Aeon Helmet: tons of ventilation!
Cycling is all the rage these days. It is a great way to get and keep fit, and
riding around the countryside is undoubtedly the best way to get the most benefit from it, since you can cover
relatively large distances but you are not going so fast you miss everything. Surveys tell us that some 57 million
Americans ride a bicycle, and that in 2001 over 16 million cycles were sold in the U.S.A. Cycling has probably
never been so popular.
However, cycling has its darker side, and the dangers of balancing on two wheels on today's crowded roads should
not be underestimated. The most dangerous injury that a cyclist is likely to suffer is a head injury, caused by the
head striking a hard surface in an accident. A properly constructed and fitted cycle helmet provides good
protection against head trauma, and most authorities recommend that such a helmet be worn – indeed, in some
countries (and in some American states) the wearing of a cycle helmet is compulsory.
The Giro Aeon is a helmet specifically designed for road and race
cycling. It combines lightness with strength and superb ventilation. The helmet features a Roc Loc TT Fit
system which allows you to adjust every aspect of the helmet's fit. The shell is made from in-mold
polycarbonate with an EPS liner. Ventilation is achieved using internal channeling with 24 wind-tunnel vents
and X-Static padding. The webbing is featherweight with a slimline buckle, and the helmet also features
Thermoformed SL Roll Cage reinforcement.
So what does all this mean in practice? Well, the Aeon get rave reviews for its lightness and for the great
ventilation provided by the huge vents. Users report keeping cool when riding in hot and humid weather – it feels
like having a ceiling fan above your head, according to one user. The straps are also easily adjustable – in fact
they can readily be adjusted while riding – and they are made from a new flexible and light weight material which
feels comfortable on the face.
The Roc Loc 5 fitting system works well too. This system involves a ratcheting,
micro-adjusting dial at the back of the helmet, which can be rotated easily with one hand to adjust the fit
tension, and a three-position bracket which again can be adjusted with one hand to alter the vertical position. This technology allows for a
perfect fit to any head shape – just put on the helmet, rotate the dial and adjust the bracket as necessary
and it's basically immobile and won't wobble around on your head. This system works much better, it is
reported, than most older fitting systems, and most users report that they soon forget that they are wearing a
helmet because the easily adjustable fit makes it so comfortable. To misquote a phrase – it fits your head
like a glove!
Even more importantly, one unfortunate user reports that he was involved in a serious crash, but that the Aeon did
its job and stayed firmly in place and absorbed the blow when his head hit the pavement. So as well as being
comfortable and cool to wear, the Aeon provides appropriate head protection should you be so unlucky as to have an
Of course, no product is ever perfect, and there are one or two drawbacks to the Aeon. The most obvious one is its
cost – it is certainly expensive but the price is well worth it for the numerous advantages discussed above. The
Aeon is Giro's top of the range road helmet, so it would be foolish to expect it to be cheap! There is also a large
hole (actually a vent) in the front of the helmet which could, given some fairly improbable circumstances, leave
the skull open to stabbing from a spike, the end of the handlebars or some similar object. Also it is reported that
the front of the helmet can get into your field of vision while you are riding, which can be an annoyance.
So yes, the Giro Aeon is undoubtedly expensive, but as is usually the case you get what you pay for, and overall,
despite the drawbacks mentioned above, the Aeon is a pretty impressive piece of engineering, which manages to
combine great safety and comfort features with a stylish design – just right for the discerning cyclist of 2012!
You can easily buy Aeon helmet in the nearest retail stores, or
order it online.
You also can visit official page to know more details