Giro has released an all-new DH-Rated Full Face Helmet to replace the long-standing Disciple; the Giro Insurgent Spherical, a helmet they claim is 200g lighter than the Disciple, and offers 50% better cooling efficiency.
The full face helmet market is increasingly pushing toward lightweight, extremely well-ventilated helmets, fueled by riders’ desire to remain cool while pedaling to the next drop-in. That’s not where the Giro Insurgent is looking to compete, necessarily; our small weighs in at 1052g (940g claimed) making the 1,040g claimed weight of the M/L rather unlikely. That’s very heavy in comparison to the likes of the 640g Specialized Gambit, for example, but the Giro helmet designers were clear they wanted a more measured approach to balancing weight, ventilation, comfort and security, opting instead to be driven by the needs of the professionals of our sport who put their bodies on the line week-in week-out.
Debuted by Richie Rude, Bex Baraona and other members of Yeti Fox at EWS Tweed Valley, the Giro Insurgent was designed with their feedback, as well as the feedback from Reed Boggs and Carson Storch who rode Red Bull Rampage in an earlier version of the Insurgent back in October. Here is the final result. Giro Insurgent Full Face Helmet
Intention: Enduro and Downhill Mountain Biking
Certifications: ASTM-1952-DH, CE EN 1078, CPSC, AS/NZS, ASTM-2032-BMX
Weight (actual): 1,052g (XS/S)
Price: $350 USD / €389.95 / UK £349 The Giro Insurgent gets a pre-preg fiberglass shell, as opposed to the slightly lighter carbon fiber shell you’ll […]