Giant Ixion helmet review

Sub £50 all-rounder

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £45.00 RRP | USD $79.00
Giant Ixion

Our review

A nice all-rounder at less than £50 with some good attention to detail
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Putting metal into a helmet might not sound like a good idea, but that’s what Giant have done. Yep, there’s an aluminium alloy V-shaped strip that runs around the front part of this lid.

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It’s clear that this is designed to keep the front section of the helmet together in the event of a large impact, essentially tying the two halves together – but putting metal into a helmet still seems like an odd choice to us.

That aside, this is a very good helmet for the money. It’s a higher profile cross-country style lid, but it fits and feels like a lower profile trail helmet. There are two thicknesses of pads included, and the cradle system works as well as any other.

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The quick-release buckles have a small micro-adjust lever section on them, so once you have the perfect fit you simply flip the levers closed and they stay in place – so no more loosening the straps every time you put your lid on and off.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Ixion Helmet
Brand Giant

Available Colours Black Blue Orange Silver
Weight (g) 337
Sizes Available L M S