Giro Mojave Older Helmets

4.45/5 (33 Reviews)
Weight : 11 oz/312 g


Product Description

  • 25 Vents
  • Soft Nylon Pads
  • 2XS/XS, S/M, L/XL


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Genital Apparatus a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 13, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks cool, feels comfortable, made by Giro, doesn't feel heavy, didn't cost very much either.

    Weaknesses:    The visor doesn't do much. I took it off, but the helmet still has those ugly holes where the visor clips in.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great helmet. I didn't pay much for it, and I haven't had a single problem with it. I got rid of that cheesy visor thingy because it looks stupid and doesn't do very much. I wish I'd bought it in red though...

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    Favorite Trail:   Etobicoke Creek, Urban Trials

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   SportChek

    Similar Products Used:   None.

    Bike Setup:   2002 Specialized Hardrock Pro, RaceFace handlebar and stem, Shimano drivetrain.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ed from Memphis

    Date Reviewed: September 25, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, well ventilated, adjustable and fits very well

    Weaknesses:    small variety of colors

    Bottom Line:   
    This helmet is easy to adjust. The fit is very comfortable. I have had zero problems or complaints. The price is very reasonable. I like the roc loc adjustment system and will probably stick with Giro in the future.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Sports Authority

    Similar Products Used:   none


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Don a Cross Country Rider from Ontario Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2003

    Strengths:    A comfortable helmet when properly fitted and set up. Durability. Price. Good cool weather helmet.

    Weaknesses:    Hot in hot weather!! Not enough sweat absorbing padding.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used this helmet for just over a year now and it has worked well for me in cool conditions. No visor problems as some others have reported. However I would not recommend this helmet for hot climates and especially not for hot and humid climates. The venting and design is just not capable of adequate cooling. Compounding this weakness is the forehead padding portion of this helmet tend to saturate with sweat which then pours down the front of your face. I even tried attaching some additional padding [supplied with helmet]. It alleviated the problem only slightly. I often find myself having to stop on extended rides in hot conditions and squeeze sweat out of the pads.

    I'm giving the helmet 4 chilis for value because after hundreds of rides and thousands of miles it has performed without failure of any kind ie; padding all still attached, straps still fine and no visor problems. A good cool weather helmet at an affordable price.

    I'm giving it 3 chilis as an overall rating because of its inabilty to cope with hot conditions. You should look at something else if you regularly ride in hot and/or hot and humid climates.

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    Favorite Trail:   Next one!

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Tassajara upgraded. Sun Rhyno Lite rims, xt hubs laced with DT champion spokes, Avid sd 7 brakes, Raceface Turbine LP crank, WTB Speed V seat.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by eric k a Weekend Warrior from sparwood B.C. canada

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2003

    Strengths:    good i have not fallin on my head yet so i do not no how it would impact the helmet.

    Weaknesses:    one defect it has is the viser is not well put in i have to duct tape it to keep it in place

    Bottom Line:   
    it is a good helmet for a good price

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    Favorite Trail:   petes trail

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   ski base in fernie bc

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   i have a old gt pro series bmx from the early 1980's

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

    Date Reviewed: March 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Helmet is lite and Pretty strong for a foam helmet. Comfortable enogh for a long ride. Inexpensive for all of you on a budget. Seems Padded enough for comfort. Rock lock works very well and holds helmet in place when your gettin bounced around. Visor does not fall off when riding some of the guys I know have this problem with other helmet brand.

    Weaknesses:    On hot days there is not much ventalation and not enough padding on brow to absorb sweat when your pouring. Addidtional padding does not stick worth a crap. Chin strap placement is alittle annoying is twists easy and sometimes it gets annoying on my cheek when long rides in the heat and I'm sweating.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a good helmet, comfortable, Lite, stays in place. All the thing that make it a good helmwt for a minamalist like myself when I ride it's great does what it suppose to do if you like your helmet with other options look somewhere else. Ventalation sucks you sweat like a pig on hot days and with the absence of a good sweat band it my become a problem. I will look at other models but maybe not another brand. When you live in New York and the cops are gonna start givin out tickets for no helmet guess I'll wear mine. Normally I don't wear it on the road but if you go offroad without a helmet your F*!kin crazy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any Single Track

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   The Bicycle Planet

    Similar Products Used:   ProTec Brain Bowl (nice but no ventalation what so ever)

    Bike Setup:   Specilaized StumpJumper FSR XC Disc (Mostly Stock)

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by OregonMTB a Cross Country Rider from US

    Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

    Strengths:    Inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    HOT, WARM, NOT Cool


    Bottom Line:   
    This helmet was my winter helmet. It was too warm to be used on long rides during the summer.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Lousi Garneau


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tony a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette,La

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2003

    Strengths:    Low cost, exlint fit, won't move around when hitting the ruff stuff. Visor works somewhat.

    Weaknesses:    The pivot socket pulled out (located on the temple area under the pad), there are two one on each side of the helmet. They are part of the rock lock system, becareful not to put to much force here because once they pop out they won't stay put after you pop it back in. I went back and got a replacement. There is no guide lines on where to place the four pads.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wanted a helmet that didn't look like a Starwars spaceship on my head this one in grey looks ok. It does what its suppose to, stay on until (hopefully never) needed..They were onsale at the time which is always nice. The pads do come loose but I had the same problem with other brands just use your own glue when needed. Bottom line is; this one fits me well and i'm off to hit some trails..

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper FSR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Harry a Cross Country Rider from Nashua, NH

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Inexpensive Comfortable when New....

    Weaknesses:    Does not Age well and not particularly well ventilated.

    Bottom Line:   
    Ok helmet probrably only really good for a season.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fireball

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   Idrive xt,avid,fox and Judy

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Richard a Cross Country Rider from Simi Valley, CA

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2003

    Strengths:    I recently crashed this passed weekend and cracked my '02 Mojave in a U shape above my left temple. It knocked me out for a couple seconds and left me fuzzy for a couple of days, but it sure saved my butt.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great hellmet at a great price, that just may save your life.

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    Favorite Trail:   Long Canyon

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $59.00

    Purchased At:   Wheel World

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS with all the goodies

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by crash a Cross Country Rider from aliso viejo

    Date Reviewed: January 28, 2003

    Strengths:    fit well

    Weaknesses:    pads fell apart

    Bottom Line:   
    crashed, hit my head and knocked myself out. ended up in the emergency room with a concussion.

    the helmet was cracked though above the right temple.

    this helmet saved my life.

    bought a Giro E2 to replace it.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $45.00


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Novi, MI, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Good ventilation, fits really well and is nice and snug on my head.

    Weaknesses:    Holds in sweat pretty well but then when I take the helmet off it all drips down my face, oh well.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great looking helmet and it fits well. Great for hardcore mtn. bikers.

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    Favorite Trail:   Maybury, Island Lake

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   D&D Bicycles, Northville, MI (employee discount)

    Bike Setup:   2003 Trek 8000 15.5" Blue, Stock except for Cateye Enduro 2.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by dinohuntr a Weekend Warrior from Utah

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks good. I like the Roc Lock 3, or whatever it's called. The ventilation is better than on my old head bucket.

    Weaknesses:    The visor sits too high. I guess it's only there for looks? The brow pad is too narrow. Sweat runs down the outer edge of my eyes. The pad on my old helmet was wider, and kept the sweat off my face.

    Bottom Line:   
    For ventilation and appearance, I like this lid better than the Bell Vertigo it replaced. However, The visor sits higher and the brow pad allows sweat to run down my face at the corners of my eyes. I like the fit, and the retention thing in the back is adjustable and comfortable.

    Four flaming horse carcases!

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Bell Vertigo

    Bike Setup:   Rockhopper FSR. Duke Race fork. Many upgrades.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan Gallimore a Weekend Warrior from Santa Rosa CA USA

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

    Strengths:    saved me from being a vegetable.

    Weaknesses:    didnt stop me from almost tearing my rotator cuff (but then how could it)

    Bottom Line:   
    if you dont wear a helmet, then you apparently want to leave your brain residue for the vultures on some rock, and you go ahead and have fun with that. me, on the other hand, likes my gray squishies inside my head, with no open access. my helmet stopped a big fat rock from exploring my head cavity recently, and it cracked the helmet into 3 seperate pieces. i got a wicked neckache, and headache and shoulderache and all other kinds of aches but a deadache. so WEAR YOUR FREAKING HELMETS OR BE TRAIL PASTE!!!!!! Giro makes sick helmets too. just got my new one in the mail :)

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    Favorite Trail:   anything in annadel cuz its close 2 my house

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   Several Giro helmets.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Cam Williams a Weekend Warrior from Victoria

    Date Reviewed: June 12, 2002

    Strengths:    Great fit, easy to adjust, comfortable, looks great

    Weaknesses:    none that I have come across yet

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are looking for a great looking comfortable helmet this is the one you want. I had a Bell, it was comfortable it just looked really dorky, it was big, wide & long. When I started my new helmet search, I set the price and tried on everything in that range, this won hands down as soon as I put it on my head!! Happy riding everyone!! Kick up some dirt!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Hartland Dunp

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Russ Hays, Victoria

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   01 koan Stuff, just got it love it!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Genevieve Bernier a Cross Country Rider from Montréal - Quebec - Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Good looking, light, well ventilated, good fit.

    Weaknesses:    None yet!

    Bottom Line:   
    I used to be a sunday rider, but since I have my new kick ass bike, I realized that I needed protection, cause I'm getting more into cross country riding. I turn myself to Giro, cause my boyfriend already had one, and he is pretty satisfied with it! I was a very surprise to feel comfortable with it on my head (I used to wear a helmet to snowboard, and it's not that comfortable). Altough I have long air (and a lot), it doesn't feel too hot when i wear it! And about the price, it's not too much expensive, so I appreciate this (poor student I am!). So I'm really happy with my new purchase and I can't wait to go ride again...

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Cycles Sports ABC

    Similar Products Used:   Bell

    Bike Setup:   Rocky-Moutain - Oxygen (XTR/XT, Avid 7, Bomber MXR, race face components...)

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