Giro Atmos review

A top end road racers helmet

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £99.99 RRP | USD $159.10

Our review

A pricey raod helmet with superb venting and a great fit; ideal for road and MTB cross-country racers
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This is a replica of super roadie Lance Armstrong’s helmet. The one you’ve probably seen on the cover of roadie mags, with the carbon fibre lateral reinforcement spars poking out giving a welcome air of superiority to world of head potties.


Because this is a road racing lid there’s no peak, or any other features usually found on mountain bike specific helmets. However, it’s lightweight at 240g, there are 26 gaping vents to suck air into your head and the well established Roc-Loc system keeps it firmly, but comfortably in position – just what serious XC racer types are after.
Don’t be fooled by the helmet’s ‘hardly there’ look though, because the Atmos is as safe as houses – well a reinforced polystyrene house anyway. The aforementioned carbon bits create a frame around which the seamless polystyrene and micro shell ‘in-mould’ body is added. The result is the ultimate in open face helmet technology and safety. The Roc-Loc retention system works perfectly to keep the helmet in position with limited call for chinstraps to do their bit.
Wearing the Atmos is the nearest thing to riding bare headed – there’s almost nothing keeping the breeze from cooling your head. In fact, over the winter months when the temperature dropped we found it too cool on several occasions, so we had to reach for a skull warmer or a less well vented helmet. The price is high but you get great performance Justin

Product Specifications


Name Atmos
Brand Giro

Description Protective bike helmet
Integrated Visor No
No of Vents 26
Vented Yes
Weight (g) 256
Available Colours Matte Black Red/Blue Various
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Fastening Type RockLoc 4 System
Helmet Sizes Available Large 59-63cm Medium 55-59cm Small 51-55cm