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Giro Phase Helmet

4.14/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $115.99


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Product Description

The Giro Phase Mountain Helmet features an In-Mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner to provide maximum protection while emphasizing comfort as well. With 24 Vents, this helmet will keep the user cool for maximum riding efficiency. Additionally, the included snap-fit 2 visor is also provides excellent protection. To create the perfect fit, this helmet features the Giro Acu Dial 2 adjustment system. Finally, with six stylish color options, there is a helmet for everyone!


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2012

Strengths:    So l will start by saying this, the helmet looks great with the blue, white, and black design. The fit is very nice and snug when I request it; depending if I'm wearing a HeadSweats band or my Cannondale cap (for winter rides). Speaking of snuggest. One complaint that I have like another reviewer mentioned was the tension wheel that tightens/loosens the helmet. It is sensitive.

Weaknesses:    As previously mentioned then tension wheel on the back is sensitive. Not great when trying to make minor adjustments during a ride. This situation would almost definitely require stopping. Ventilation is not fantastic. Lots of sweat build-up in the front, above the forehead. This has forced sweat into my eyes and riding glasses. Let me add this could be due to high humidity combined with torturous heat here in south Texas.

Bottom Line:   
For the money this is a great helmet. Unless you visit the local Cannondale shop here in San Antonio where I was told this was a cheap helmet because I didn't fork out $150+; but just for the record he was referring to the ventilation issue. Okay, still. Sorry I am not wealthy, but I spent $70.00, and that was within my budget. Don't be fooled, this is a good helmet made by a very well known company.

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Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   BikeBling.com

Similar Products Used:   Giro Hex

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll (2004)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by COTarHeel a Weekend Warrior from Boulder

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2011

Strengths:    Fits well, stays put, good venting

Weaknesses:    Acu Dial thing is sensitive

Bottom Line:   
I really like this helmet, especially since I was able to snag it on sale. It is a vast improvement from my old Specialized lid. Vents really well and stays in place, really the only two things I want my helmet to do besides protecting my noggin.

Two things bug me about it though, but they aren't really a big deal. The first is that the adjustment dial in the back is really sensitive and will loosen up at the slightest touch to any part of that little gizmo (not just the dial itself). Second, the pads in the front, for whatever reason, collect sweat like crazy and then it drips down my face, especially if the helmet gets pushed against my forehead. I've never had this happen with any other helmet I've used.

Those minor things are my only knocks on it though. When I need to replace it I'll definitely go for another Phase.

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Favorite Trail:   whatever is next

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbmc82 a Weekend Warrior from Missoula, MT

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable, well ventilated, easily adjustable, protects well

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This helmet was great while it lasted. The best part is that it saved my life yestreday. Taking a massive header into a rock garden is not a fun way to find out your helmet works, but that's how I found out this one works. I have to get a new helmet now because the foam broke on impact. While the rest of my body feels like it's been in a train wreck, my head feels great. I will be able to go to the store today to buy another Giro Phase today because one saved my life yesterday.

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Favorite Trail:   Rattlesnake NRA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Bell Slant, Giro Indicator

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock Jamis XCT 3.0

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ape a Weekend Warrior from Socorro NM

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2010

Strengths:    Good fitment, Price compared to other Giros. Good amount of adjustability.

Weaknesses:    Ratcheting adjuster on the back is sometimes hard to tighten, without accidentally pushing the release button. Also, the chin strap seems to keep loosening, but that could just be the helmet breaking in.

Bottom Line:   
I have a large head. Like, really large. Like, most baseball caps and L/XL hats don't really fit me. I was happy to find that pretty much all of Giro's helmets, even with just a quick "try-it-on" adjustment, fit me very well! I picked the Phase for its low price (though I really liked the Hex and Xen too). If you have a huge head like me, Giro seems to be the way to go!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   some old clunker

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Goatologist a Downhiller from hood river, or, usa

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2009

Strengths:    lightweight, multiple sizes available, cool

Weaknesses:    not adjustable visor

Bottom Line:   
Used the dividend and a broken encinial at REI for this one, good deal, solid helmet, feels like it has more coverage than other helmets without going for a full face. comfortable stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   mitchell ridge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $74.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   giro hex, encinal

Bike Setup:   Kona A 69er

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wyatt lowery a Cross Country Rider from Edmond, Ok, USA

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2009

Strengths:    Light, comfortable, tons of vents, reasonable price

Weaknesses:    Wish the visor came down a little further, or was a bit longer

Bottom Line:   
Protective helmet that does its job, is light and cool due to the vents, is comfortable due to the adjustable skull lock and the adjustable straps, no bells and whistles to worry with, just simple and safe. I'd buy it again. If the visor came down a little more, I'd give it a near perfect score, but the visor sits so high that you barely notice its there, making it almost pointless when you need it the most (at least for me). I would recommend to a friend. I gave it a 4 for value due to the bang-for-the-buck value, and a 3 overall because I'm sure there are much lighter (and more expensive) helmets out there- and nothing is perfect...

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Favorite Trail:   I like them all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Al's Bicycles in Edm

Similar Products Used:   multiple Bells, other Giros, a few Treks

Bike Setup:   '08 Gary Fisher Pirahna- stock so far

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kk4df a Weekend Warrior from Augusta, GA

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2009

Strengths:    Fit!
lightweight, well ventilated (27 vents), looks nice


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I tried on just about everything in the bike shop. This one was by far the best fit for me, no doubt. I had always used the "universal fit" helmets before, but really like having one that is better sized to my head. Fits like a glove, comes down further over my head than many others, and I don't feel any protrusions from this helmet (as I did with several other expensive helmets). It took a few minutes to adjust the straps, but now if fits great.

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Favorite Trail:   FATS

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   Bell Solar

Bike Setup:   Road, touring, and hardtail mountain bikes

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