Giro Torrero Older Helmets

3.86/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $85.00


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Giro Torrero


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Thompson a Cross Country Rider from Oceanside, CA

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2004

Strengths:    It works well in a crash. I did a bad landing on a jump this week. Did an endo. I broke some small bones in my hand, bruised my ribs, and my neck suffered whipash from the head impact. The helmet shell cracked through, as well as the hard liner in several places. Visor blew off as designed. I sustained no head injury.

Weaknesses:    It is an older model with the AccuLoc. Fit could be improved. During the impact, the helmet did tilt slightly to the right, tearing the top of my ear. It is hot. Can I say that again? It is hot. Needs better ventilation.

Bottom Line:   
I'm buying a better Giro under their crash replacement program which gives a 30% discount, one with a RocLoc and better ventilation. Giro is a great company and believes in protecting the consumer and listens to their feedback.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   El cheapo's.

Bike Setup:   Mongoose F/S.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hans g. a Weekend Warrior from makati, philippines

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Strengths:    great fit and comfortable, cools your melon well.

Weaknesses:    pads wear out too quickly, the lining of the brow pad of my helmet separated from the foam after the 1st washing, hope they improve on this..and maybe they could kinda make the pads a little thicker.

Bottom Line:   
good helmet for the price...would be better if they improved on the pads a bit

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Favorite Trail:   hard time choosing, all of them are great

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   VELO City

Similar Products Used:   specialized sub 6....(used to be a roadie)

Bike Setup:   schwinn moab, deore mega 9 setup, avid bbdb's, avid dial 7 levers, judy fork.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by davy scoobidoobi a Racer from skunk hollar WVA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    It is a helmet. Very comforatable

Weaknesses:    Pads fall apart very quickly. After first handwashing will start. If you don't wash, may last a month. Name sounds like "gero" which means "puke" in Japanese.

Bottom Line:   
Comfortable. Fits wells. Crappy sweat pads stopped me from being a repeat GIRO customer. Has more foam than holes so will probably protect better. (see some of the helmet studies on the internut. WOuld give an addy,but don't remember them.)
Sorry, did not save my life as I did not crash and land on my head, split the helmet and wal away w/o as much as a concusssion like most guys seem to have done.

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Favorite Trail:   Robert C Byrd bike path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $69.00

Similar Products Used:   Bell Vertigo

Bike Setup:   Scwinn banana seat heavily modified. 2 747 jet engines huge Catepiller tires. Twin M-60s on handlebars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Barry King a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable, reasonable vents, sturdy

Weaknesses:    roc loc comes unstuck in heat...needs to be reglued repeatedly, also the velcro dies and doesnt work

Bottom Line:   
Decent helmet, buy if on budget, otherwise go better

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Favorite Trail:   Riverside trail or anything in Halls Gap

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Wimmera Wheels (Australia)

Similar Products Used:   Adura cheapo helmet


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate a Cross Country Rider from Crofton MD

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2002

Strengths:    It's Giro. Giro helmets fit incredibly. Carbon shell looks quite cool.

Weaknesses:    Umm... let me think for a couple months and maybe I'll get back to you.

Bottom Line:   
I will never buy another brand of helmet. I guess that's pretty much all I have to say about that.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Decent Bell helmets and other cheaper crap.

Bike Setup:   bike (with wheels included)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Haggis a Cross Country Rider from Cincinnati, OH

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2002

Strengths:    Cool carbon fiber look, fits well just as all Giro helmets do.

Weaknesses:    It's hot. Not enough vents.

Bottom Line:   
With Giro you get what you pay for. All of their helmets meet ANSI certification, but the ability to cool your head drives the price up. Don't be sold on the Roc Loc system--I think all Giro helmets fit well.

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Favorite Trail:   Any with dirt and roots

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   West Chester Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Giro Pneumo, Giro Havoc

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 800 with carbon seat post and handlebars - to match my helmet ;)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jordan a Weekend Warrior from baltimore MD

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2002

Strengths:    cool design and colors. reasonably light weight and cheap.

Weaknesses:    gets really hot if you ride for a while

Bottom Line:   
this is a good value helmet. i use it for mountain biking and it offers decent protection. it has been thrown over my friends roof and came away undamaged execpt for a cracked piece that holds the visor on. the only complaints that i have about this helmet are that it needs more vents. it is the perfect helmet if you are a budget mountian biker.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   cheapo helmets and my friends gila (nice!)

Bike Setup:   trek 820 (currently busted)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JJ a Cross Country Rider from Fairbanks, AK

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2002

Strengths:    Nice Fit, Nice Price, Nice Color

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I am very happy with the helmet, and for the price that i payed, you can't ask for more.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   Cheap Department Store Helmet

Bike Setup:   Marin Bear Valley, Manitou Magnum, Deore Drive Train

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lucifer a Cross Country Rider from Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2002

Strengths:    Giro's crash replacement, looks

Weaknesses:    more vents and more comfort on straps would be nice

Bottom Line:   
I think it offers good price/value

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Local dealer

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Focus Hot Venus, LX/XT, Truvativ, Cane Creek, VDO

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by §¤¤ƒ a Weekend Warrior from Staunton

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2001

Strengths:    look, strength

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this janks is off da heezy bageezy fo' sheezy yo. dis is tha nicest brain bucket i seen fo dis price in my whole life. im glad i got one a'deez.

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Favorite Trail:   little levels

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   wally world helmet

Bike Setup:   univega 950ds

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eve 6 o a Weekend Warrior from FL

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    carbon look is really cool, roc loc 2 ,

Weaknesses:    straps comes off but easily repairable.

Bottom Line:   
for the price , this is a steal.
they have the same safety standards as the more expensive helmets .
they look better than the walmart helmets priced the same.
for a weekend warrior, i dont need a more expensive one. this will do the same job.

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   bell helmets from walmart

Bike Setup:   trek 4300

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from League City, TX

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2001

Strengths:    Looks cool, fits great

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Bought two of these at Sun & Ski's tent sale for 28 bucks apiece..couldn't pass that up (2000 models). Look cool and fit great. I didn't really need another helmet...I still have my cheapie from Target (which saved me from getting a concussion), but could not pass up such a great deal. The carbon fiber look is badass, too.

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Favorite Trail:   East Loop, Lake Bryan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski

Similar Products Used:   El Cheepo from Target

Bike Setup:   '99 GT Aggressor, Oury grips, Shimano M545s, suspension seatpost, and the saddle off my Saddleback

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by screwdriver a Weekend Warrior from AR

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

Strengths:    Roc loc 2 , color ,fit

Weaknesses:    velcro that holds the sraps detaches, you need to do a better job gluing it.

Bottom Line:   
compared to the gila, the torrero is about the same except the gila cost 30-40$ more.
now the exodus is a different story . you can see the difference in quality of the exodus from the torrero and the gila.
im just a weekend warrior , all helmets meet a safety standard so i went with the buck saver this time.
i give it a 5 for value and a 4 for overall as the velcros could be secured better and the quility of build could be better, but for 29 bucks , i cant complain.

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Favorite Trail:   Atilla the Hun

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   none , first helmet but i tried on a Giro Gila and an giro exodus.

Bike Setup:   diamondback XR4 , panaracer xc tires,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustin Long from Buckhannon, West Virginia

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2001

Strengths:    Looks nice, Rock Loc works great, aerodynamic protects my noggin.

Weaknesses:    Strap on inside comes loose, so turn it to the other side.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great helmet, and it is aerodynamic (good for races). This helmet is a dream. It is a great helmet for all riders.

5 flamin chilis

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Fattire Cycle

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Wal-Mart bike (My junk bike while I save up for a Kona)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vincent a Weekend Warrior from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2001

Strengths:    Works as advertised.
Priced right.
Comfortable.


Weaknesses:    Have not bashed my head in, so I don't know.
Other than that, none.


Bottom Line:   
Good for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Specialized


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