Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet
Debuting at the Tour de France in 2015, the Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet has been enjoyed by a variety of racing teams and can now be picked up at a reasonably decent price just three years later.
Fit & comfort
Notable for fitting even the largest of heads, the Giro Synthe is a sophisticated piece of equipment that offers a vast amount of comfort with minimal cost.
Featuring the famous Roc Loc Air fit system, the retention dial in the helmet is considered to be one of the most intuitive, and it can be easily adjusted with just one hand.
The helmet has also been tested in some of the hottest conditions on the planet, and its highly ventilated design means that sweat isn’t an issue here.
Although ventilation can often be seen to compromise a helmet’s aerodynamic credibility, this isn’t the case, as the Giro Synthe features an internal channelling system that’s designed to boost efficiency around the 26 wind tunnel vents.
Considering that the helmet features an internal Roll Cage reinforcement system, the helmet is one of the lightest around, weighing just 234g in its medium size.
It’s also considered to be nearly as efficient as the fastest time trial helmets, which is noteworthy if you’re searching for a helmet so that you can enjoy a little road racing.
Where safety is concerned, the helmet also features MIPS, which means the helmet is designed to redirect and absorb high energy impacts away from the brain.
Pros and cons
Deliciously sleek, after three to four years on the road, the Giro Synthe is still one of the coolest and aesthetically pleasing helmets on the market today.
Although a higher end helmet, it does come with a hefty price tag. However, if you’re looking for a helmet without financial bounds, this should be one worth considering.
One of the very few cons surrounding the Giro Synthe however, is the fact that it is susceptible to artificial scuffs and scratches, which have noted to occur after just a few rides.