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Giro Semi MX Helmet

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.99

Product Description

Giro's low-profile helmet built for progressive riders who want a little extra coverage for riding and airing out trails, ramps, rails, benches and even curbs. It started with a nod to skate style, but Giro pushed those roots into the future with In-mold to cut weight, then added some real-world ventilation for long afternoon sessions. The Semi MX takes it one step further with the addition of a removable moto-style visor.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Francois a Weekend Warrior from Narvik, Norway

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    Very good overall coverage, specially on the back, good visor witch doesn't move an inch on rough downhill tracks, reasonabel thin appearance meaning not looking like a flowerpott

Weaknesses:    Although northern norway can be pretty cold, this helmet can be too warm.not satisfied with the inline padding,it is good placed but the outside textile looses very easy from the foam padding.I do have some difficulty's withe the straps and specially the clips right under the ears, those can be adjusted but it seems as if i have to adjust them every ride due to the fact that they loosen way to easy each time you put the helmet on.

Bottom Line:   
A very good helmet if you desire more protection and want a coollooking and very helpfull visor against branches and sun

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   cyclecomponents sweden

Similar Products Used:   met

Bike Setup:   streakx julia freeride

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lance Lowry a Downhiller from La habra

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2004

Strengths:    Well ventilated(for a skate type helmet), looks sweet

Weaknesses:    Little warm on the climbs, only available in all black(hot) and sparkly grey with lame red flames.

Bottom Line:   
This helmet does its job. I went off an 8 foot drop and landed to flat on my head and back of my neck. Had sore upper body for weeks, but the helmet took the brunt of the impact. It gets hot here in so cal and this helmet ventilates pretty well. Not as hot as a skate helmet but not full on ventilation like a regular MTB helmet. Thank god for the Semi-cool lookin Semi. Get the one with the visor! It only costs $40 so you can't go wrong.

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Favorite Trail:   The chutes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   661 mullet,Bell Bellistic

Bike Setup:   Kona Roast

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kyle Dumo a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, B.C, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2004

Strengths:    Very comfortable. Strong. Back head protection.

Weaknesses:    Get hot when you ride for a long time.

Bottom Line:   
Great Looking helmet, probably the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. Very Strong, nice visor.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Other Giro helmets

Bike Setup:   2oo3 Norco Bigfoot

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