First Look: Giro’s New DH Helmet, Shoes and Gloves
After a sneak peak at Crankworx, Giro has officially released their new mountain bike products for 2014. Among the new products is the new Cipher downhill helmet which replaces the long-running Giro Remedy model. With a new shape, a lighter overall weight that rivals other more-expensive, carbon fiber options on the market, improved ventilation and features such as POV camera and headphone integration, the Cipher looks to be a great step forward for Giro. Along with the new lid, Giro has expanded their footwear offering for gravity riders with the Jacket Mid and Chamber Mid both designed to give more ankle support and protection.
For trail riders, the most exciting product from Giro for 2014 looks to be the new Terraduro shoe. During their brief existence thus far, Giro’s footwear options designed for clipless pedal have mostly been geared toward cross-country riders. In contrast, the Terraduro is intended for trail and all-mountain riders through and through with an outsole designed for more flexibility and grip off the bike and increased armoring on the upper for increased durability.
Along with the new helmet and footwear choices, Giro has introduced the new RemedyX glove. While all of these products certainly seem to stand out just fine on their own, Giro has also done an impressive job carrying certain colors throughout the entire product line, giving riders the option to match their helmet, shoes and gloves if they so choose. As always, we’ll be sure to bring you in-depth individual product tests as we put time on the trail with Giro’s latest and greatest.
- Fiberglass shell with EPS liner and Vinyl-Nitrile lined chinbar
- Custom injected goggle port and neck roll gasket
- ASTM DH and CPSC certified
- Low-profile Integrated P.O.V. camera mount
- Tool-free, bolt-on visor
- 8 vents with internally channeled ventilation at browline
- Emergency removable cheek pads with X-Static? anti-microbial fibers
- D-Ring closure system
- Compatible with Giro TuneUps? audio speakers ; O-Snap? cord management
- 4 sizes (XS, S, M, L) to fit head sizes from 51 ? 62cm circumference
- Estimated weight: 1180 grams
- MSRP: $200
- Available: October 2013
A new full-face helmet designed for the demands of downhill, freeride and enduro mountain biking, the Cipher? redefines the category with Vinyl Nitrile impact management technology, channeled brow ventilation, built-in speaker pockets and cord management for compatibility with TuneUps? audio headphones, and a low-profile integrated mount for use with GoPro? and Contour? video camera systems. MSRP $200.00 USD
Just a few of the Cipher Color Options available for the Cipher.
The Cipher shown with the optional GoPro video camera mounting system.
The Terraduro shoe is degined for trail riders who want all of the comfort of Giro’s racing shoes with a bit more flexibility and grip when you need to get off the bike and walk over rugged terrain. Also available in black.
- High-quality, breathable microfiber with scuff guard reinforcement
- Reinforced toe box with molded rubber cover
- Strong and secure MR-2 ratcheting buckle closure (replaceable)
- Offset strap “D-ring” at mid-foot
- Molded SPD-compatible shank with optimized cleat zone
- Full Vibram? Mont rubber with high-traction lugged outsole
- Flexible forefoot zone for walking
- Sizes 39-49, including half sizes 39.5-46.5
- Women’s specific Terradura model available in sizes 36-43 including half sizes 37.5 ? 42.5
- Estimated weight: 420 grams (men’s size 42.5)
- MSRP: $180
- Available: October 2013
The pedaling performance needed to blaze any trail at top speed, with the sure footing of a Vibram? Mont? rubber outsole when you need to hike or push the bike. Featuring a full interior shank for optimal power transfer, a breathable microfiber upper with micro ratcheting buckle closure, and an Aegis? anti-microbial treated footbed that keeps odor and bacteria at bay. MSRP $180
Last year saw the introduction of the Jacket DH shoe and this year Giro decided to create the Jacket Mid for riders seeking a bit more support and protection.
The Chamber Mid, like the Jacket Mid comes a year after the introduction of the low-cut version. Unlike the Jacket, the Chamber is designed for downhill and all-mountain riders who ride clipless pedals, though the sole still features grippy, Vibram rubber.
With continued input from Aaron Gwin and Graham Agassiz respectively, our DH-inspired Chamber and freeride-inspired Jacket shoes are now available with the option of a mid top style, for additional coverage and support. Key features are shared with the original versions including Vibram? rubber outsoles for exceptional grip and durability. MSRP $160 for the Chamber Mid, and $140 for the Jacket Mid.
- Vented Pittards? Cabretta leather with flexible, breathable XRD? armor
- Dual palm and wrist closure for optimal fit
- Absorbent microfiber wiping surface
- Super Fit? three-panel Clarino? palm
- Double stitched seams with sonic welded pull tab
- Touch screen technology
- XRD? crash pads in heel of hand
- 5 sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
- MSRP: $45
- Available: October 2013