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Giro Indicator Helmet

4.33/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 290g MSRP : $39.99


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Product Description

The Giro Indicator's confident style and superior ventilation are coupled with a modern design that complements every type of rider. As a result, the Indicator helmet is the perfect choice for riding downtown, up a technical climb, and everything in between. The helmet is built using Giro's in-mold construction, which fuses the helmet's outershell with the impact-absorbing EPS liner. Not only does this reinforce both layers, but the "exoskeleton" also allows Giro to engineer helmets that are lighter, more durable, and better ventilated. The helmet also includes 20 built-in vents, which thrust cool, fresh air over and around the rider's head while forcing heat and stale air out. And riders will love the helmet's snap-fit visor, which shields your eyes on bright, sunny days. The Indicator bike helmet is carefully sculpted and size-specific, with an easy-to-adjust Acu Dial fit system. The helmet--which adjusts between 21.25 and 24 inches--weighs only 0.62 pounds and complies with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's safety standards for bicycle helmets.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2012

Strengths:    Has protected my head in a couple of light hits, has a visor to shade your face. Lightweight and easy to adjust. Affordable.

Weaknesses:    Looks dorky (like all helmets :)

Bottom Line:   
Overall a good buy for the money - does what it is supposed to. I would buy it again.

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Purchased At:   Richardson Bike Mart


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from Hermosillo,Sonora,México

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2012

Strengths:    It is a really light helmet, really compact, with a gret ventilation. It´s a great helmet when you are getting involved in the bike enviroment, you will feel you are wearing a pro helmet. For its price it worth it.


Weaknesses:    None but colors are not really cool. they are acceptable.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet should be more expensive for it´s performance
If you are just getting in this bicycle enviroment you should try this helmet.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Bike Setup:   Specialized, Rockhopper Comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SgtBaxter a Cross Country Rider from Maryland

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2011

Strengths:    Extremely light, vents provide excellent cooling.

Weaknesses:    Cheap stick in padding, visor not really removable.

Bottom Line:   
Fortunately I've not had to experience this helmet's ability to protect my head but it seems a very well made helmet. The cooling vents do a really good job of venting air over your head and keeping you cool at speed. Helmet looks nice too, and is very comfortable.

About the only complaints I have are the cheap extra stick in pads seem like they would come off, though mine haven't so far. Also, removing the visor leaves holes in the helmet, rather cheap in that aspect.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BlueWheels a Cross Country Rider from Baltimore, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2011

Strengths:    Price, Flexible Sizing, Quality of Protection

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought a Giro Indicator because I wanted a cheap helmet for Mountain Biking and it was the most comfortable helmet around for less than $100. About 3 months ago, I had a serious wreck that included my head meeting a curb when I was moving pretty fast. The helmet split open, but I didn't even get a concussion from the impact. Having learned the value of a good helmet, I went out to get a replacement and couldn't find another helmet that I preferred to the Indicator, so I picked up another one and that's what I'm wearing now.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Various Others

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush 6

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim verner a Weekend Warrior from Epworth Ga U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2010

Strengths:    Saved my life.Need i say more!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Nasty crash on the Thunder rock express.No broken bones,just some brusies and cuts.

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Favorite Trail:   TANASI

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   CYCLE SOUTH BLUERIDG


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sambob a Cross Country Rider from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap, looks good for it's price, light

Bottom Line:   
For the price it's hard to beat this helmet, I've had it for a few years now, decided to push myself harder this season and this helmet has performed as expected. Time to replace it tho after a nasty down hill tumble took a toll on the helmet and my shoulder, helmet looks better than my shoulder but after a nasty impact it should be replaced.

I recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for a great helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   Tryon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Dicks

Bike Setup:   Completely custom Giant DS1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tuscan a Cross Country Rider from London UK/ Victoria BC Canada

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2010

Strengths:    Its Comfortable, fits good.

Weaknesses:    Straps around the ear twist, minor thing

Bottom Line:   
Its a good helmet for what it is and price! Well worth it

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Favorite Trail:   To Many

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Goldstream Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Always used Giro Helmets

Bike Setup:   Klien .... enough said!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, California USA

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2009

Strengths:    -Hardshell in-mold construction
-Large vents
-AccuDial strap adjustment for instant, snug fit
-Removable visor
-Looks like it should be $100...but MSRP is less than $50
-Cool variety of colors


Weaknesses:    -Straps below ears twist, instead of flush against face

Bottom Line:   
Giro helmets saved my life TWICE. They do the job, when absolutely needed, without fail. Wear your helmet each time you throw a leg over that bike...people have DIED crashing less than 5mph without a helmet!

The Giro Indicator looks and feels cool, secure and is only 270 grams. Its so light you will not notice it on your head while riding. Don't waste your money on a cheap imitation with a shell as hard as a soda bottle...your head is worth more that that!

A perfect helmet for XC, All-Mountain and trail riding. I have seen these on closeout as low as $24.99...GET ONE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park(24 Hours of Adrenalin Course)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Nothing but GIRO:
-Pneumo
-Atmos
-Ionos


Bike Setup:   19-pound Cannondale XC race hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by illwill88 a Downhiller from Greenville, SC

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2009

Strengths:    Solid helmet, good protection

Weaknesses:    can hurt your head, pads rip easily, sits on your head high... might be just me but when i look in the mirror it looks goofy on my head.

Bottom Line:   
Good for weekenders. i am about to upgrade to full face because i do too crazy of stuff to only be wearing it. good value though.

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Favorite Trail:   too many

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Cambriabike.com

Bike Setup:   GT Force 2.0

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boscoboy a Weekend Warrior from Wilmington, DE

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2008

Strengths:    It's a helment - goes on your head - adjustable

Weaknesses:    Wont keep your head as cool as a $200 helmet

Bottom Line:   
Great value for weekend warriors - Liked it so much i got a 2nd one for my son.

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Favorite Trail:   Middle Run

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Specialized

Bike Setup:   2000 Supercaliber XT/XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flieger a Weekend Warrior from Keller,TX

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2008

Strengths:    Comfortable fit, decent looks, excellent protections.

Weaknesses:    Mushroom look.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this helmet for the fit and the price. Two weeks after I bought it, I took a flip over the handle bars of my mountain bike, and landed full force on the top of my head. Although my neck suffered a bit from the compression, the helmet did a great job of protecting my skull.
Since it is recommended to replace the helmet after a significant crash, I purchased the same model again.
The only drawback is the "mushroom" look, due to its width. However, in this price class you'll be hard pressed to find a better looking helmet.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Sun, Ski & Sports

Similar Products Used:   Cheapo helmets

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper '08.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by XCkiller a Weekend Warrior from North Royalton Ohio

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    Light, well ventilated, looks cool, and doesnt make me look like an idiot

Weaknesses:    none, its does what its supposed to

Bottom Line:   
great helmet for the price, it has saved my skull on several occasions and i look good doin it

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Favorite Trail:   Reagan Park, vultures, mine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Dicks sporting goooo

Similar Products Used:   other helmets... nothing specific

Bike Setup:   IBEX Ignition Super w/ a Manitou Relic fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nixburemi a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    fits perfectly, well breathing, cool design, hard and protective.....REALY

Weaknesses:    no one ....... I Think

Bottom Line:   
i liked it a lot becase it perfectly fits my head and im very confident aboyt riding with that helmet.it doesnt moves from my head indeed...

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Favorite Trail:   la primavera

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   bell


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by corralitos4x4 a Weekend Warrior from corralitos

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2008

Strengths:    Small intro price, vast color matching, (wife got to pick the color)

Weaknesses:    Once visor comes off, not going back on

Bottom Line:   
good look, with not a big price, save on 2 small branch straight to the head

Great if you've lost your helmet nad need a quick money save one.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Soquel DEMO

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   santa cruz-superlight
lake fs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh nemec a Cross Country Rider from NR, OH USA

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2008

Strengths:    Light, airy, adjustable (easily), Now i don't have to worry about cracking my skull open.

Weaknesses:    None that i can think of

Bottom Line:   
For the price this is a great helmet, i never leave the house on my bike without it. Should suit just about all your riding needs, especially if you ride XC

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Favorite Trail:   The Knob

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   other helmets...

Bike Setup:   IronHorse

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