Giro Torrent Older Helmets

4.44/5 (25 Reviews)
Weight : 11 oz/312 g


Product Description

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


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Matt O'Reilly a Weekend Warrior from Newmarket

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks pretty cool, comfortable. good entry level all mountain helmet. Strong body also.

    Weaknesses:    Shell is taped on to body of helmet, and gets pretty hotafter a while of riding.

    Bottom Line:   
    good helmet, but kind of expensive. If you're looking for a basic all mountain helmet, I would probably recommend this. Goota give it 3 flamin' chilis because of the price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ravenshoe all the way

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $63.00

    Purchased At:   A store for $63 Canadian

    Similar Products Used:   None really

    Bike Setup:   Norco sidewinder with axiom pedals, Race Face grips, 2.35 front tire, and Kool Stop brake pads.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Nicholas Liew a Downhiller from Montreal

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2003

    Strengths:    - Very lightweight
    - Decent ventilation for its class
    - Accu-Lock system give it a very good fit


    Weaknesses:    - The plastic shell is taped on to the body
    - Too expensive


    Bottom Line:   
    Good helmet with a very decent feel. The Accu-Lock system is something that Giro came up with that locks around your head to securely hold the helmet on your head (where it's supposed to be!). The tape used to secure the plastic shell on the body is fragile and mine has started to rip. Finally, the price is abit too high for such a product where you can find similar helmets for 10$ less in my opinion.

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    Favorite Trail:   Vallée Pruneau

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Sports Experts

    Similar Products Used:   - Giro Switchblade
    - Bell (alot of them)


    Bike Setup:   2003 Kona Stuff mostly stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Salt Lake City, Utah

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2003

    Strengths:    Light Good Fit price

    Weaknesses:    Small Visor

    Bottom Line:   
    Cheap helmet, maybe a little of the Fragile Side, Good Deal.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Trek(sucks), Bell

    Bike Setup:   Don't Ask

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Travis a Downhiller from Redding, California, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Fits Very Well and light

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    This helmet is not for downhill but it is very light and works well on trails
    4 chilis on price but great helmet

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Similar Products Used:   Bell helmets

    Bike Setup:   KHS 1500....Fox Vanilla R front and back...hayes HD disc breaks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Dylan a Weekend Warrior from Winterport, Maine

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2003

    Strengths:    -Fit
    -Adjustability
    -Cooling Vents


    Weaknesses:    -None

    Bottom Line:   
    Great Helmet for the price. Fits my head great and adjustments are very easy. Have biked on some really warm days and the cooling vents really have done their job. Also the helmet is quite strong in that I had a good fall in which my helmet hit pretty hard but the plastic didn't crack.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt. Waldo Loop

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V 500

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Chas a Cross Country Rider from Nashville ,TN

    Date Reviewed: January 19, 2003

    Strengths:    Comfort,Adjustments,looks cool.

    Weaknesses:    Price if I have to buy a new one after a crash.$45 seems like a rip off for what amounts to a redesigned beer cooler sold as a helmet.

    Bottom Line:   
    All these years I`ve seen kids have to start wearing helmets on peddle bikes as a result of more "nanny laws".I felt very sorry for them.But,they have come a long way from the goofy looking early models.So light and comfortable you forget you have it on...Only 2 turds on value due to price gouging...$10-20 would still give more than 1000% profit margin on this item...

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   No such thing as a peddle bike helmet last time I had a bike.Have tried on many

    Bike Setup:   Fuel 80

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Doug B a Racer from Washington

    Date Reviewed: December 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Does what its made to do.

    Weaknesses:    Not as strong as I would like it to be.

    Bottom Line:   
    This Helmet should probably be left fo rcross country riders. I only paid 40.00 canadien for it =)

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    Favorite Trail:   Whistler: A-Line

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Stevenston Bicycle

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Stuff 17 inch frame size.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Reinhart a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Florida

    Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

    Strengths:    Worth every penny, fits nicely, made sturdy.

    Weaknesses:    none that I can see

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this helmet and went on a ride today for the 1st time. The ride was a 22 mile ride in the 90+ degree Florida sun on a paved trail. It fit's great has a nice ratchet type system in the back of the helmet.

    The airflow through the helmet is great too! It seems to be a nice sturdy well built helmet at a great price.

    I wish I would have bought one of these a long time ago! I have been telling my fellow rides if they haven't bought one yet, they do not know what they are missing!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Frankford Bicycles (on net)

    Similar Products Used:   Bell (forget name of the helmet)

    Bike Setup:   2003 Giant - Iguana Disc

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Emmaus, PA, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Great fit, very cool and comfortable, excellent price.

    Weaknesses:    Feel like I am going to regret the taped on shell after my first mud ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    I never wore a helmet before, and figured now was the time to start. I am so comfortable in it that I don't even bother taking it off during rest stops.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Line, Allentown

    Bike Setup:   2003 Cannondale F300

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rdm a Weekend Warrior from Sudbury, ON

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2002

    Strengths:    -decent looks
    -good ventilation
    -light
    -comfy
    -excellent price
    -fits ME well, Giro's tend to be more oval in shape


    Weaknesses:    -none as yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent helmet for the price! It's as light, well ventilated, and looks as good as the ridiculously expensive helmets did 2 years ago.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $31.00

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Bell


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Red a Cross Country Rider from St. Cloud, MN

    Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice fit, good warranty

    Weaknesses:    cheap materials

    Bottom Line:   
    I had a bad experience unfortunately, so I will temper all the great reviews a little bit. It would appear that the plastic they're using for the Rock Lock straps on these helmets is very cheap and shoddy. The very first time I put mine on it broke. Just like that.
    But the warranty is good, I brought it back to the shop I bought it from and they handed me a replacement that seems to be better made than the first one. We'll see how it holds up.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Granite City Schwinn


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Trabuco Canyon, CA

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, cheap, absudly good fit, stays where you put it, does its job in a crash.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great value, especially with a friends employee discount. You couldn't ask for a better fit in a helmet, fits like a good baseball cap. I took a pretty good hit to the head, and the helmet did its job perfectly, letting me get to the bottom without a giant bump on my temple. I whole-heartedly recommend, my favorite piece of my riding gear.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Tech

    Similar Products Used:   Bell Something or other... doesnt compare

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Desperado

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Glendale, AZ

    Date Reviewed: March 31, 2002

    Strengths:    Reasonable price, good fit, easily adjustable, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    None found yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    A great helmet for the price. It has lots of cooling vents, looks good, and has great crash protection. I've never worn a helmet with better adjustability. Recommended to anyone looking to not pay too much but still get a quality brain bucket.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $49.00

    Purchased At:   Southwest Bicycles

    Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 6500, Shimano clipless pedals, Shimano Deore LX Drivetrain, Manitou Super Six front suspension (RockShox Duke XC coming soon).

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan Smith a Racer from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

    Strengths:    This helmet is a great price, fits great, looks okay and is easy to adjust. It is fairly light.

    Weaknesses:    The tape cracked at the back. This is easily fixed by peeling off all of the tape and carefully replacing it with electrical tape. This looks just as good and takes only about 5-10 minutes.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a really great helmet, never had any real problem, I would reccomend it to anyone.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dagmar or Hardwood Hills

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   Spoke 'O' Motion

    Similar Products Used:   Some sort of axiom and some other cheap crap.

    Bike Setup:   2002 norco sasquatch. kick ass bike for the price (f&r hayes mech. disc brakes, fsa headset, truvativ bb, crank, chainrings, dyno lite rims, marzocchi z1 shocks)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by cliff Darby a Weekend Warrior from Pineville Louisiana

    Date Reviewed: March 7, 2002

    Strengths:    fits nicely, confortable, paint skeem matches my orange and blue wonder cycle

    Weaknesses:    some of the foam lining is coming out. (superglueing peding)

    Bottom Line:   
    good, err great helmet. havent splattered with it yet so strength is unknown. lining come out but that can be glued.

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    Favorite Trail:   kinkaid lake i guess

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   it was a gift

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   mongoose d60r w/ mavic crossland wheels, panaracer fire xc 2.1, yada yada yada

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