Louis Garneau Bikini Helmet

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $139.99

Product Description

With its 34 vents you get the best ventilation. The polycarbonate micro shell of this helmet is molded in small 7mm stripes curved in U shape, again offering a protection cage for your head. This cover combine with the MSB ( Monocoque Structural Base) gives the helmet a second structure which allows it to surpass the CPSC Standard like no other helmet!

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John A.-J. a Cross Country Rider from Pickering, Ontario

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    Light weight
Lots of vents
Shell covers the bottom of the helmet all around

Weaknesses:    Retention system

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet for the price. LBS gave me a good discount on this helmet.
Looks very sleek. Not the lightest helmet that Louis Garneau has (T-Bone is the lightest) but you hardly feel it on your head. Retention system that does not pinch your head and keeps the helmet in place even with the added weight of a light. The helmet looks great and has a lot is very airy because of all the vents. Easy to put a helmet mounted light on as well because of the position of the vent holes.
The outer shell covers the helmet all the way down to the bottom to protect the foam.
The retention system is infinitely adjustable. But the velcro they used to keep the headlock in place comes off. It came off the helmet and off the retention system itself.
Crazy glue and a bit of sewing kept all of this in place. The visor is very cheap as well. Again had problems with the velcro used to keep the helmet in place. The little piece in front fell off and was never found again.
Saved my head from stitches or maybe worse after I took a header on some rocks. I was able to roll it off but my helmet took the brunt of the force and I've got a couple of good sized dents on it now.
Unfortunately Louis Garneau does not make the Bikini V anymore. I'll stick with them but try the T-Bone (actually a bit cheaper and lighter)but without the visor this time.

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Favorite Trail:   Durham Region Trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Bay Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Cheapo Louis Garneau helmet

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSRXC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris ####### a Cross Country Rider from canada

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2002

Strengths:    light weigh good air ventalation confortable and not that $

Weaknesses:    Looks good from the side but not from the front,cheap velcro

Bottom Line:   
this helmet is not bad but I would like somting moor expensive$

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Favorite Trail:   UP HILL TRAC

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   MIKES BIKE SHOP

Similar Products Used:   giro e2 lg gladiator

Bike Setup:   Cannondale f5000 with leafty carbon elo full xtr and magura disc brakes ect

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thomas a Racer from Atlantic Canada

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2002

Strengths:    Light and has a good fit, very well vented and have been told it looks "sharp."

Weaknesses:    I find it looks wide.... the bunt on the back makes it look areodynamic, but looks big. It's hard to get a visor on it, and the visor looks out of place.

Bottom Line:   

Other people think it looks good... Maybe it does. I got it for half price, since it's a '01 model. I still think it looks wide... My Wings helmet was much better looking, more of a down hiller look. Then Bikini is more of a road helmet. As long as it protects my head, I'll be happy. I wont be sure of the ratings until I get to put my helmet to use...

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Favorite Trail:   Ch'Town

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Louis Garneau Wings... A nice hemet w/ visor

Bike Setup:   21' Kona Fire Mountain, w/ Nexave 48/38/28 crank, michelin slicks, M515 pedals, Easton EA70 bar, others....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay Farbowich a Cross Country Rider from HaAnafa St. Gilo Jerusalem Israel

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight, easy to set up and stays set up. Cool flow of air through out the helmet. Good design for the visor. I do not feel it and the sweat pads are excellent for getting rid of sweat quickly. Also the rear strap setup is comfortable and keeps the helment in the correct position without movement.

Weaknesses:    The price.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a helment that will protect your head, feel so light you do not know it is there, pound a trail and it does not move on your head, have so many vents to catch air flow in all directions to keep you cool, and look a little stylish in the bargin - this is a must have. But it will cost you so of the hard earned folding green!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Begin and Emek Sorak

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Express Bicycles Tapiot Jerusalem Israel

Similar Products Used:   Trek helment

Bike Setup:   1996 Giant 990 ATX with XT sifters and V brakes and XTR parts replacing LX parts. White brother springs in the front Rock Shox fork, Mavic Ceramic Rims, and continental tires.

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