Similar Products Used: Stupid wal-mart helmet of some sort, tried my boyfriends helmets, I have fourwheeler helmets from bell that are heavy and hot because they are not wel vented when its warmer outside.
Bike Setup: Right now I just have a basic Trek 4300- team colors. I changed the pedals from those stupid stock ones to wellgos and they seem to work great. Im on a budget so im upgrading slowly, I just wanted something to get around with in an attemp to keep up my with my boyfriend :) Never said i wanted anything fancy!
a Weekend Warrior
from Grand Forks, ND USA
I bought this online as a replacement for my aging Giro Supermoto. Attractive features on the Exodus were price, color (orange), and Giro durability. I know it had good venting but a hot head has never been a problem for me.
I am very happy with several features: - Visor adjustability - I never really messed with adjusting my visor much but have been pleased with the range of adjustability on the Exodus, especailly compared to the velcro attachment of the Supermoto. - RocLoc system - I use this helmet year round and in the spring I can wear a thin skullcap in the morning commute and not need it in the afternoon. The Rocloc works great to accomodate the extra thickness. - Shell construction - I am both pleased and nervous with the "hard" shell casing. It wipes clean easily, feels more secure, and looks great, but I'm always nervous that the shell will crack upon a small impact (rather than maybe just denting a little like the "softer" hardshell of the Supermoto).
Bottom line: I feel like I have a "real" helmet when I wear it. Fit is great for my smallish head and the helemet is really comfortable for short or really long rides. I thend to forget it's there a lot, so I guess that's the real testimony, huh?
Bike Setup: Custom steel XC hardtail RM Slayer in freeride mode
from morelia ,mich,mexico
Date Reviewed: April 29, 2003
Strengths: it seems very Pro on me and the colors are very cool i think that i couldn´t buy other better design than this
Weaknesses: the glue of the rocloc is poor, is a little heavy and in some ocations come to my face.
I used this helmet for about 3 years and look pretty cool and painted looks awesome, the only issue is that the lateral pad is very poor glued and it moves and in several times i lost the control of the bike due this. but when all work fine , the Rocloc really works. i can´t find another cool helmet.
Bike Setup: alubike frame XT kit Judy SL fork mavic 517 rim michelin widgripper sprint s tires
a Weekend Warrior
from Oxford UK
Date Reviewed: January 29, 2003
Strengths: Protective Nice fit for cranius largus such as meself! Pretty colours (say aaaaahhhh!)
Weaknesses: Poor manufacture in some areas Looks like a great big puddin' on me bonce!!!
I coveted this lid from afar many moons ago - one of those items you're drawn to on every visit to the shop! There was no way I was paying £80 for a bit of foam and plastic, however nicely it fitted. Waited and waited until it lay festering in a dusty corner, overshadowed by the latest crop of lids in ever nastier colours.
Healthy discount secured. She mine. Job done!
I've found it lightweight, non-sweaty and nice to look at. Go buy one!
a Cross Country Rider
from Germany, Black Forest
Date Reviewed: December 12, 2002
Strengths: - ventilation - fit - protection - looks
This is a great helmet. I use it for 4 years now. I´ve been riding many miles of real bike trails in that time. Changed almost my whole equipment in these 4 years, but the helmet is still the same. I had some minor crashes (bout one or two per year), however, the helmet did not develop any cracks and looks still quite ok. Sometimes I think that I should buy a new one, but then again I ask myself why should I do so as it still does at it is supposed to do and the design is - at least to my opinion - still up to date. Hmm, maybe I will look for a new one this winter...
The only gripe: I think Giro helmets are somehow a bit overpriced compared to the competition (at least regular retail prices!). I cannot believe that Giro´s production processes are so much more costly than those of the competition. Do they shape their helmets by hand or what ? So, only 4 chillies in terms of value !
After writing my previous negative review I am pleased to say that Madison (The UK Giro importer / distributer) Customer services came up trumps. They sent me a replacement improved Rocloc free of charge by return (with about 50 velco pads ?????) and promised to resolve any future problems should they occurr. At last a company who takes customer services seriously!
a Cross Country Rider
from washington, dc
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002
Strengths: very comfy and looks good. the straps on the back hold the helmet on your head very well...the visor is a metal feeling thing that looks cool too
Weaknesses: none!...it does look a littel big on the head...much bigger than other helmets for some reason.
the orange helmet was on sale on pricepoint.com for cheeeeaaap!!! get this helmet. it is super comfy and looks really good. the only complaint is the size which is big on my pea sized head. but i think it looks big on anyone's head since my buddy owns one also. but other than that it is the s#$t...can't even tell it's on your head when riding!
When I bought this helmet I thought is was the best helmet ever, and to a certain extent I still do. Last week the bonded strap came undone for no reason. I contacted the retailer who were unsure what to do. I contacted the UK distributor who sent me back to the retailer. The retailer eventually agreed to send it back to the distributor. Over a week later the distributer still have not heard anythging and said they don't want to talk to me as they don't deal with customers. When asked what they would do about it they said they'd either replace or repair. I said I was unsure about having an E2 as a replacement as I'd read bad reports on the internet - to which they said that I shouldn't believe everything I read on the Net. I replied I'd bought the Exodus as a result of the excellent reports on the net.
Reading about the E2 it seems that GIRO may have had it's day - both GIRO and their UK distributor SUCKS in my opnion. If only I could find someone who stocked a decent Bell helmet.
Similar Products Used: Giro Helmets only. Stick with the best
Bike Setup: XTR derailers, Rapid Fire shifters, Bomber Air front forks, Titanium 9spd rear cassete, White Industries Hubs, Race Face Bars, Schwinn Aluminum Frame, Egg Beaters, Serfas Grips, Kore Elite titanium seat post and neck and skewers
a Weekend Warrior
from NE Ohio
Date Reviewed: April 14, 2002
Strengths: Construction, lightweight, venting (cool), fit & color
The fit system on this helment is excellent. Stays tight the entire ride. Had a couple of crashes and so far so good. Construction is very good. If you can get one of these at blowout price jump on it.