Giro Mad Max Older Helmets

4.88/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 43.2 oz/1225 g MSRP : $279.00


Product Description

  • 15 Vents
  • Soft Nylon Pads
  • S/M


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Rudolf a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2004

    Strengths:    It's cool looking, goggles work well with it, comfy, well ventilated,

    Weaknesses:    no major ones so far...kinda tough to get on and off...pads eventually make your face all dry and weird.

    Bottom Line:   
    This helmets good, not as huge as a louis garneau or such, fits nicely, comfy, looks rad, fits goggles well..it's a great helmet for the price

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    Favorite Trail:   dh trail at COP

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   eurotech cycle

    Similar Products Used:   mace hammer, sixsixone full bravo 2

    Bike Setup:   Specialized p.2, completely stock...i love it

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ryan a Weekend Warrior from napa,ca,usa

    Date Reviewed: February 8, 2004

    Strengths:    everything,it doesnt get that hot but then again i havent use it in the summer yet.great protection.it feels really nice on your head.it looks cool but that doesnt really matter

    Weaknesses:    the strap could be better.its especially hard to put on if you have gloves on.the visor also seems kind of week.my brother has one too and he broke his visor off.also the adjustor screws for the visor suck,they strip really easy.

    Bottom Line:   
    get this helmet.i think it is probably the strongest on the market (well, troy lee's are probably stronger but i wouldnt know)the strap is kind of a pain but when you crash,it's well worth it.if you do really aggresive xc,freeride,downhill, or even slalom, this helmet is for you.

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    Favorite Trail:   the one at my house

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $115.00

    Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com

    Similar Products Used:   some crappy bmx full face called "tech series",giro switchblade (weak as hell,i wont go there)

    Bike Setup:   arrow dss hardtail,marzocchi 00' z1,hayes hydrolic,arrow rims and tires

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Josh E a Weekend Warrior from Whistler

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

    Strengths:    sweet lookin, nice breather, everyone looks :p

    Weaknesses:    is there any?

    Bottom Line:   
    buy it

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere man....

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   steveston bikes

    Similar Products Used:   thats bell helmet that sucked ass

    Bike Setup:   small norco rampage with super-t

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bryan a Downhiller from Fernie

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, good vents, good looks, secure

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    As far as I was concerned this was the only helmet I could find that fit my head, so it was the obvious choice. A lot of the other helmets had no padding in the forehead area and it felt very abrasive there. I found that the other helmets could tip back and forth as well. This helmet is definately worth the little bit of extra money. The strap is very confortable under the chin. It does the job and looks cool too!

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    Favorite Trail:   Hedonism Fernie

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   Spokes and Attire

    Similar Products Used:   I tried at least 20 other helmets on in the stores and this is the only one that fit my head and had vents

    Bike Setup:   Big Hit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Justin T a Downhiller from Canada BC

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2002

    Strengths:    Great helemet, very strong, comfy

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great helmet for all around biking, If your looking for a great helmet to protect you get this one

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Similar Products Used:   first full face

    Bike Setup:   Brodie evolution

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Grubby Octoweed a Cross Country Rider from Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Comfortable, lightweight. Good ventilation.

    Weaknesses:    None from me.

    Bottom Line:   
    Awsome helmet. I am glad I bought it. I see many reviews of people asking for more vents. The more there are the weaker it gets. I don't find it that hot anyway. Mind you I got it near the end of summer. (So in the dead of summer heat the only thing to do is bike faster.)

    Fullface in general: More courage. Ride faster and be more aggressive. Deflect branches to the face.

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    Favorite Trail:   All

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $190.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   first full face.

    Bike Setup:   2001 RM Slayer

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by bOOnie a Downhiller from Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks Tuff, Strong, nice padding

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, don't breath, needs more vents, vision limited

    Bottom Line:   
    Not too bad, I like the QumaQaze better. Not many helmets can compete with the madmax

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   Canada

    Similar Products Used:   QumaQaze QrancOGK (z best) Apache odessy (farken crap)

    Bike Setup:   Intense M1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sebastian from Milford, Maine

    Date Reviewed: November 15, 2002

    Strengths:    - Nice plush feeling pads
    - Comfortable material on chin straps
    - Plenty of vents
    - Adjustable visor
    - Sharp looking helmet (red)


    Weaknesses:    - Haven't found one yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Nice helmet, fits great, some reviews complain about lack of visor adjustment, this is my first full face so i dont know how big of a deal visor adjustment is but i dont see a cause great enough to complain about.

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    Favorite Trail:   Kings trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   Ski Rack Sports

    Similar Products Used:   - First full face helmet

    Bike Setup:   - 2002 Kona Stinky, BETD rocker plates

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andrew Wallerstein a Weekend Warrior from NYC

    Date Reviewed: October 30, 2002

    Strengths:    Inspires confidence, lightweight, looks great, fantastic chin protection

    Weaknesses:    None worth mentioning

    Bottom Line:   
    Been riding 15 years, my style ranges from aggressive XC to hardcore freeriding, and I've never used anything quite like this... Great price (I got it on sale, but still priced well enough these days even if you can't), and once its on your head for a few minutes, you forget its even there. Great clearance for goggles and sunglasses, my only wish is that it were appropriate for warm-weather XC use! Perfect for my freerides, though!

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    Favorite Trail:   Ski Plattekill

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Hunter Mtn. Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Giro Havoc and Switchblade

    Bike Setup:   Freeride and XC hardtails

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ben Hersey a Downhiller from Mylor, SA, Australia

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2002

    Strengths:    -great visibility
    -light-
    -cool
    -impresses chicks
    -gets you laid
    -protects your head


    Weaknesses:    -the stupid visor adjustor does hardly anything
    -EVERYONE has one


    Bottom Line:   
    Greatest helmet ive ever tested, and other people think so too cos 4 out of 5 people are wearing them at race meets. Nice to wear, boosts your confidence, looks sh1t-hot. Good for pretty much anyone, buy your grandma one, she'll love it so much she'll wear it to the shops and when she plays bingo.

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    Favorite Trail:   fox creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $115.00

    Purchased At:   Aldgate Bike Shop ;-)

    Bike Setup:   poverty de-lux 2002

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Herman Helmet a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver B.C.

    Date Reviewed: September 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Lots of padding, fits well,not too hot for a full face, good fit with goggles, cool design (race blue).

    Weaknesses:    Visor adjustment is really stupid because it hardly adjusts at all.Otherwise none.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good helmet got it on sale for $180 can. havent ridden with it much yet though.

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    Favorite Trail:   ?

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   Cove Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   2002 norco fluid w/ telescopic seatpost.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by james may from saltash,cornwall,england

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2002

    Strengths:    every thing,strengt+looks+ but in the end it does the job and it does it well, and cool features

    Weaknesses:    NONE!

    Bottom Line:   
    excelent probably the bst helmit ever made well worth the money

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    Favorite Trail:   Fort william(scotland),north shore

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Azonic,bell,661

    Bike Setup:   brooklins DH+ Avalanche 10"inch+XTR E.T.C

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Michael a Downhiller from Australia, NSW

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks sick
    pretty light
    heaps of padding
    comfortable
    googles fit easily
    doesn't come in a large size (for people with big heads)


    Weaknesses:    Price???

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great helmet for anyone that is serious in downhill or extreme freeride. The helmet looks sick and gives you pretty good view out of the sides. THe helmet is pretty light so you can be doing shuttle runs all day with out getting a sore neck, you also stay pretty cool.

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    Favorite Trail:   Midtown Madness

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   ABC bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Bell Balistic

    Bike Setup:   Giant AC1 full XT, Hayes, Mazocchi Z1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alex Zouev a Downhiller from Richmond Hill

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2002

    Strengths:    -Looks much better in real life, than on-line.
    -Light for a downill helmet.
    -Has enough vents (compared to other full-face helmets)
    -Good sight range.
    -Good fit for both goggles and shades
    (I use Oakley and SPY)
    -Nice strap with a tage --> easier to undo.
    -Nice decals on Black-&-Silver helmet.
    -Soft strap pads.
    -Nice shape, easy to maneuver around the shoulders.
    -Nice steel grid in the face-cage openings.


    Weaknesses:    There are very few minor glitches such as:
    -Low adjustability range for the visor.
    -Non-removable jaw pads.


    Bottom Line:   
    One good helmet for a good price, very well designed, it is very comfortable, good looking and strong.
    You could easily wear sun glasses, glasses, or goggles with it. Good quality product, stuff does not come off......time will tell : )

    Get it when you need another affortable best-priced helmet, it's available in a variey of colouring options and does the job of protecting your face best.

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    Favorite Trail:   A-line (Whistler)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   Silent Sports

    Similar Products Used:   -Bell bellistic.

    Bike Setup:   KONA Stinky Primo.
    -2002 Super-t Pro, XTR, Blackspire AS-1 chainguide, etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Guillaume B a Downhiller from Quebec, quebec, Canada

    Date Reviewed: April 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice fit
    Feels solid
    Visor adjustement
    Awesome looks
    Chin strap covered by a really soft material, very comfy
    cool (not warm)
    Looks like it can withstand many crashes
    LIGHT! No 5lbs MX helmet here


    Weaknesses:    Not enough range of visor adjustement
    non-removable iner liner, but just spray some stuff that removes the odours and everything is fine


    Bottom Line:   
    Best DH helmet out there, awesome in every domain (looks, protection, price), fits nicely if you got a small or medium head (no large, but the medium is big enough for the biggest one), and it's fricking light for a full face.

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    Favorite Trail:   Banzai @ Bromont

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Mont-Velo

    Similar Products Used:   Bell Nemesis 2 Pro, Bell Rhytm Pro, Lazer ??

    Bike Setup:   Kona Chute 2002 frame, Z1 MCR 01/02 5", Hussefelts, Hayes purple DH, XT stuff, MRP Long Range Patrol 2 ring guide, Intense Mag 30, etc etc etc

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