Giro Savant Helmet
Not everyone feels the need for a $300 cycling helmet. While we can easily make the case and justifications for such a purchase, Giro has worked diligently over the years to make sure road cyclists and recreational riders could get a CPSC approved, sub-300 gram road helmet with incredible ventilation, retention, comfort and style. At $100 at full list, the Giro Savant more than fits the bill, with 25 vents, sleek design, the excellent RocLoc 5 retention and fit system, and all at 262 grams in a medium. In other words the Savant exemplifies excellent value without compromise.
Look, while there are new safety systems available, governments in Europe and the US have some pretty rigorous impact standards. No helmet sold here can fail to meet those requirements. So the Savant offers proper protection In-Mold foam and polycarbonate shell construction. Structurally the helmet is sleek, not overly egg-like or befitting the Great Gazoo (anyone under 40 can use YouTube). Giro builds their Wind Tunnel ventilation and channeling system with 25 vents, ideal for keeping you cool on a hot day, but also constructed in a way that enhances the helmet structure, not detract from it. The In-Mold system allows the shell to take impact, dissipate energy, yet stay largely together, providing containment and protection even after an initial impact.
Fit and comfort as are crucial to safety as structure. We have always loved the RocLoc 5 system. With great adjustability, ease of use, and single-hand control of both tension and fore-aft positioning, this clean, simple, replaceable fit and retention system is still one of the best on the market. Giro has applied their SuperFit Engineering system to the Savant to create the ideal shell mold sizes and shapes to fit the largest percentage of the population without compromising feel and safety. Sure, some people will not find the shape to their liking. It happens, which is part of the reason there are so many options available, but SuperFit has been huge for Giro, getting more people into better fitting helmets then ever before.
We brought in the Savant Helmet for all the right reasons: fit, safety, RocLoc 5, cool colors, and a great price point. If you are in the market for a new helmet and don't want to break the bank, don't. You don't have to. Free your mind, be the true Savant of bicycle economics with Giro.
- Reasonably light weight, sleek, great fitting road helmet
- In-Mold foam and polycarbonate shell construction
- 25 Vents with Giro's Wind Tunnel channeling system
- SuperFit Engineering applied to shape and sizing
- RocLoc 5 adjustment fit and retention system is light, easy to use with one hand
- Soft straps and easy clip buckle lay flat, don't irritate
- Pads are removable, hand washable, and replaceable
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL
- Colors: Matte Black/White, Matte White/Black, Matte Dark Red
- Weight: 262 grams (Medium)