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Giro Flak Helmet

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $66.00


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Product Description

The Giro Flak helmet is constructed form durable material to create a safe helmet that will last a lifetime. Featuring The Giro Fit Kit padding design, this helmet is designed to create a secure fit. Additionally for comfort, there are 13 vents in the she


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bubblesfan101 a Weekend Warrior from waterdown, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2011

Strengths:    nice looking, fits decently ( i have a really big/weird shaped head) works pretty3 solid

Weaknesses:    Styrofoam inside shifts around really annoying

Bottom Line:   
great helmet for dirt jumping. looks sweet performs preyy welll good value awsome helmet

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   forget

Similar Products Used:   Bell GPS

Bike Setup:   giant xtc 29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by redrook a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Strengths:    Paid £24

Paul Basagotia signature design, looks really sweet. Comfotable, seems tough and durable. Good protection at the back.
Comes with a bunch of spare pads so you can get a really good fit.


Weaknesses:    Can't see any.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome protection with great looks at a great price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   www.wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   661 Mullet

Bike Setup:   Brodie Damien, Kona Shred

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mongo5857 a Weekend Warrior from Luke AFB, Az

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

Strengths:    Hardcore shell with comfort to boot!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Bad arse helmet for the green. It's tough and has great looks.

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Favorite Trail:   F.I.N.S.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Biker's Edge

Similar Products Used:   Some kind of Bell helmet bought a Wallymart.

Bike Setup:   07 Diamondback Response Sport

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from Calif.

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2008

Strengths:    Hard Shell gives me a warm and fuzzy going up against big boulders and rocks. Doesn't make me look like an alien.

Weaknesses:    No visor.

Bottom Line:   
I'm on my 2nd Flak. The first one was retired after a nasty crash into soft dirt and plants, which compressed the foam. I can almost pull the foam right out of the shell. I think I'll wear a bandana under the new one to soak up the sweat. Still needs some kind of visor.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Another Flak

Bike Setup:   Reign2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Idiot Pony a Weekend Warrior from Alexandria

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008

Strengths:    Price, Style

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
After two years it's time for me to finally buy a new helmet. Two things are putting this Flak in its grave - my lack of foresight in saving the spare set of interior foam pads, and the shell is coming loose from the Styrofoam body. I am tempted to get another Flak because they have served me well, but I'm not fond of the stupid designs present on the current models. I've luckily never had to really test this helmet in a crash so I can't say if it's a life saver but it's been comfortable and hasn't made me look like a total tool so I guess that's worth $30.00 or so.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Does it matter? It's a helmet.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy Lo a Cross Country Rider from Penang, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2007

Strengths:    Cool design(camo), comfortable.

Weaknesses:    I had a few stickers on it, but when I tried to remove one of the sticker, the matte lacquer layer on the helmet came off with it! Leaving a patch of scar and it's disturbing because they continue to peel off...

Bottom Line:   
Good helmet, but don't mess up with the matte lacquer layer on it. I tried peeling off the other stickers, and I got the same result. The matte layer peels off as well. Now I got a very ugly and terrible looking brand new Giro Flak...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   A few other unbranded bmx helmets...

Bike Setup:   UMF Brad 1 Team

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan a Downhiller from Kamloops, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2007

Strengths:    It's cool in hot weather, looks good, simple, plenty of protection, extra pads in different sizes.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet is great! It is very comfy, stylish, and protects you. Does it's job very well, at a low cost.

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Favorite Trail:   Steam Shovel (Sun Peaks)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Cafe

Similar Products Used:   Pro-tec B2

Bike Setup:   2007 Giant STP 1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan Nickell a Downhiller from old shasta, nor cal, usa

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2006

Strengths:    cool looking i have the black camo version. and protects the goods

Weaknesses:    none really

Bottom Line:   
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwssssssssssoooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme

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Favorite Trail:   chimeny

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   chaingang

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock giant ac

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Big Rapids, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2006

Strengths:    Looks great.

Weaknesses:    Could use a thicker pad on top.

Bottom Line:   
Looks like a BMX helmet, but designed for Mountain Bikers. I've got the Flat Black Camo version in size large, could have maybe gone with a medium but with the extra thick pad in back and medium pad in front, it fits just fine.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Bitter- Kenda K-Rad rear tire, otherwise stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pat a Downhiller from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2006

Strengths:    This helmet fits perfectly, looks great and protects yer noggin. What more could you ask for?

Weaknesses:    there could be another pad on the inside top of the helmet.

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome skate style helmet. it doesn't look ugly like the mace trigger, and it is extremely comfortable to wear. the only better helmet that i've ever worn was the TSG Evolution, and was more expensive.

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Favorite Trail:   Jimi Leg

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Oak Bay Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mace Trigger, TSG Evolution.

Bike Setup:   06 Kona Stuff w/ wtb saddle, B37 pedals, odi grips and vee rubber tire.

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