Louis Garneau Globe Helmet

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)


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Louis Garneau Globe


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OregonMTB a Weekend Warrior from US

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

Strengths:    Light weight--VERY COOL--as in not hot.

Weaknesses:    No rock lock or anything like that. It moves around on my head when I wear a helmet-mount light.

Bottom Line:   
Great racing helmet and for those of us that ride in hot climates!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Performance


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Central CA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

Strengths:    Fit, ventilation, weight

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Last two helmets bit the dust prematurely, IMO--Trek delaminated so that the straps did not keep the helmet centered on the head, Bell Vita Pro's straps started to fray (they also needed constant adjustment), and besides that the front lip was too low on the head; it blocked my forward vision when down on the drops of the handlebars.

The Globe was a revelation: perfect fit right out of the box, no forward vision problem, easy strap adjustment, and so light weight it's like you're not wearing a helmet at all. The ventilation is great, too--you can really feel the breeze coming through the vents!

That Louis Garneau can turn out such a great product for 1/2 to 1/3 the price of the high-end brain buckets makes it all the better. A full 5 chilies in both categories.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Giro, Specialized, Bell, Trek

Bike Setup:   Classic lugged steel roadie

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gabor a Weekend Warrior from Regina, Sask, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

Strengths:    Looks, fit, comfort.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any.

Bottom Line:   
I've had this helmet for almost a year now, and I have found it to fit very nice. The spiderlock on the back of the helmet ensures that it will stay tight on my head. The look of the helmet is pretty cool as well.

Bottom line ... I love this helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   Sutherland Beach

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LCB

Similar Products Used:   Older Louis Garneau. Tested other helmets priced in the same range.

Bike Setup:   Just bought a 2001 Kona Nunu. Will review after I have owned it for a while. Before this bike, I had a '93 Trek 830.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scot a Racer from Westchester, New York

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2000

Strengths:    Excellent Value & Fit w/comprable safety specs

Weaknesses:    None apparent

Bottom Line:   
Used and tried all high level helmets from Bell & Giro, only problem is that those helmets after prolonged use the retention units tend to delaminate causing the helmet to shift around. This causing a very frustrating situation when riding off-road. I originally got the idea to purchase this helmet after seeing a review in "Consumer Reports" which rated this very high for Safety and Fit. Believe me this company has done there homework and needs more respect from the cycling community...for the price you cannot beat it, not that you should ever skimp when it comes to your head.

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Favorite Trail:   Canaan, West Virginia

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   All High level Bell and Giro

Bike Setup:   99' Intense Tracer w/Zoke Z2 Atom 80

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by a Cross-Country Rider from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: August 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Nice look, comfy adjustable fit


Weaknesses:    
no viser


Bottom Line:   
Not a bad helmet for the price...

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Iron horse

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Darren Shafer a Weekend Warrior from Leavenworth, KS

Date Reviewed: August 13, 1999

Strengths:    
Great looks, light weight, excellent fit adjustable everywhere and meets or exceeds every standard out there.


Weaknesses:    
None. Although, for $49, it should have come with a visor. But Louis will sell you one for a mere $14...


Bottom Line:   
This helmet is superb. Adjustability, looks, safety, bang for your buck. What more can you ask for? (It's not another typical name brand like Trek, GT, Bell, Giro, etc...)

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Favorite Trail:   
The Levee, Lawrence, KS

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
GT, Specialized


Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher

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No more Globe?

I realize this isn't a mountain biking specific question, so this is probably the wrong forum, but as Specialized is a big mtb manufacturer, perhaps someone here knows: Is Specialized dropping their Globe line of bicycles for 2015? It would appear so, based on the fact that they don't show them ... Read More »

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