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Spotted: Giro's New Full Face Helmet

Oct 16, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  

It looks like Giro has a new full face helmet on the way, at least if what athletes like Richie Rude, Reed Boggs, Carson Storch, and others have been wearing is any indication. Giro's current DH-oriented full face helmet, the Disciple, has been in the lineup for five year, and it's likely due for a refresh.

The shape of the new helmet is more uniform, with less pronounced ridges on the top, and the chinbar vent location has been moved back. It also looks like there are larger horizontal vents in the forehead area compared to the Disciple. The chinbar's length also appears a little shorter, possible to help reduce twisting forces that can occur in a crash. According to an Instagram post by Kurt Sorge, it uses Giro's Spherical Technology, which helps provide protection from rotational impacts, and is 200 grams lighter than the previous model. The exact launch date and availability of the helmet has yet to be announced.


Richie Rude needs to be out front and one the gas if he wants to make up the 70 point deficit to Jack Moir in the overall



25 Comments

  • 34 0
 Didn’t Carson thank his helmet for keeping his head safe during his big crash?
  • 5 0
 Yeah he called out his Giro helm specifically
  • 12 0
 Crashing for your sponsor, that's commitment!
(Yes, this is obviously a joke...)
  • 24 0
 Kurt sorge posted about it on his Instagram, 200 g lighter than before and spherical.
  • 23 0
 Ah, I'd missed that. Good eye - the article's been updated.
  • 20 0
 I guess the trapezoidal one didn't make it to production....
  • 5 0
 I bet it's been developed in conjunction with Formula 1 and aerospace engineers from NASA. If it's new and it's in the bike industry, it has to be!!
  • 10 0
 @Waldon83: using food grade stainless steel.
  • 8 0
 @CustardCountry: Make sure to always buy aircraft grade, space age, cage free, food grade, sustainably and ethically sourced, super alloy, gold trinitrate coated, biocompatible, 30% glass fiber filled, spelled with an "ium" not an "um", age hardened, 5-axis manually machined, high hardenability alloy, cintered metal, blow molded, ultra high molecular weight, liquid nitrogen quenched, semi-crystalline bike parts
  • 5 0
 @vtracer: I ONLY buy aircraft grade, space age, cage free, food grade, sustainably and ethically sourced, super alloy, gold trinitrate coated, biocompatible, 30% glass fiber filled, spelled with an "ium" not an "um", age hardened, 5-axis manually machined, high hardenability alloy, cintered metal, blow molded, ultra high molecular weight, liquid nitrogen quenched, semi-crystalline bike parts
  • 13 3
 Nsmb is gonna be pissed
  • 5 3
 And do a full editorial about it, with the comments section filled with rants blaming the "spotted" on capitalism
  • 2 0
 One thing i don't understand with most full face helmets is why the chinguard is so low?
When comparing moto and mtb helmets, the moto ones have the chin guard in front of the chin, not below like most mtb helmets.

So please explain, for when i use my Fox Proframe i don't feel very Protected if i would land on my face, or hit i tree.
  • 1 0
 Proframe is nice for light dh or stuff when you have to pedal a bunch but it isn’t the most protective at all. If you want a helmet that is more like Moto get a Bell Full 9.
  • 1 0
 @Ashe14:
Bought the Proframe for enduro use, so lightness and ventilation works well.
What i meant was that the angle of the chin guard basically points downwards, so when you faceplant the face is really exposed.
  • 1 0
 @j0lsrud: Better field of vision my guess....
  • 2 0
 More airflow is the only explanation I have.
  • 2 0
 This could be a great helmet. I honestly think that MIPS spherical offers something new and worthwhile to the market. I was hoping to see something like this on the TLD D4 and then the new Fox Rampage but they just put in the old mips slip plane. I have always had my doubts about the function of that slip plane. This could be Giro having the best DH helmet, I dunno.
  • 4 0
 I miss the Remedy so much.
  • 2 1
 Still got mine!
  • 3 0
 I hope it comes in larger sizes. 65cm please.
  • 1 0
 good to meet you, my fivehead brethren
  • 3 0
 I hope they ressurect the Mad Max name.
  • 1 1
 Is the front of the helmet inspired on a Tacoma? TBH that grill looks terrible.
  • 3 3
 The Giro Disciple is trash. About time they updated it.

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