Finally landing on our shores is the excellent new lid from Giro, the Montaro. Stacked with all the features to satisfy the modern mountain biker and MIPS technology for increased protection.
The not-so-minor details
Giro Montaro MIPS
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Goggle and camera compatibility.
This ain’t your average brain bucket, this sturdy helmet feels super-solid in your hands and has a deep fit with loads of coverage around the rear and sides of your head. There’s a removable mount for your camera or light, provisions for goggles with rubberised vents around the rear to grip the straps and the visor lifts all the way up for resting goggles off your face and onto the helmet. It ticks all the boxes in classic Giro style.
Weight is up there at 375g for a medium. The TLD A1 is 350g and the Specialized Ambush weighs in at 240g. The Scott Stego with MIPS comes in at 340g and POC Trabec MIPS is also 350g. It’s certainly no featherweight.
All Montaro helmets are MIPS equipped, a system in-built into the helmet for added protection. MIPS is a plastic liner that helps reduce rotational forces transferred to you in the incident of impact.
The new Roc Loc Air retention system is adjustable with just one hand via small dial, and the visor is adjustable too. The straps and retention system are all very minimal, and should breathe well.
There’s three colours coming to Australia, Matte/Gloss/Black pictured above. And a Matte/Blue/Lime and Matte/Flame/White/Titanium pictured below.
We’re big fans of Giro helmets, so we’ll be running this number a lot on the trails with confidence.
P.O.V. Plus visor adjustment
Full camera mount integration
Full goggle integration with strap grippers
Full wrap in-mold, In-mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner, Roll-cage reinforcement
Roc Loc® Air
16 vents with internal channeling
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