Giro Mad Max II Full Face Helmet

DESCRIPTION

The Mad Max II offers the benefits of a one-piece full-face desig, plus an adjustable bolt-on visor, plush padding and super cool ventilation. Weight 43.2oz vents 15

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 25, 2007]
Daniele De Simone

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super strong helmet and great fit. It is always comfortable on my head and has taken a seriouse beating and keeps coming back for more. It is lightweight but very strong.

Weakness:

Nothing really.

This is an amazing helmet. It just takes hit after hit without even flinching. It is lightweight and very protective without sacrificing comfort and fit. However, it is not meant to take more then one big hit and should be replaced after a taking a substantial blow.

For anyone looking for a good helmet that is to be used for downhilling and freeriding. It can even be used for some agressive trail riding because the vents work wonders and keep your head cool.

Bottom line, this is a great helmet.

Similar Products Used:

Mace Pack 9

[Feb 25, 2006]
Graham
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very good quality build.
Extremely good protection.
Looks really good.

Weakness:

The outer shell is very large and bulky.
Even on the small/medium size the helmet looks huge.
The moulding on the back of the helmet is not very nice - it sticks out real bad.

If you are more concerned about protection than looks - get it. This helmet is very well protected.
But if you're more interested in how you look, save up more money and get a nicer moulded helmet.
I suppose safety is more important than looks anyway, but that's for you to decide...

Similar Products Used:

None

[Feb 20, 2006]
Paul Gallagher
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

For the money, this helmet looks tops. And the fit is as snug as you like. Tried a few other and couldn't quite find one that sat comfortably on the back of my head, where my skull slopes down to meet my neck. Fits Oakley goggles nicely, nice a ventilated when cruising downhill.

Weakness:

D rings are a pain in the arse. When pushing back uphill in the winter I'm likely to take my helemt off, but to put it back on I've got to take the gloves of. Not good during a Uk winter! A little hot during summer, so wouldn't recommend for anything but downhill or freeride. Paint comes off pretty easily - but these are just minor gripes. It's otherwise great.

If you're low on money because you've pumped all your cash in to your bike, and you don't like the hard looks of 661, or the really 'round' look of a few others, you'd be mad to pass this helemt by. It's got some great lines and looks awsome.

Similar Products Used:

661 Full Comp, 661 Full Bravo, Troy Lee

[Jan 03, 2007]
jj c
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

very comfortable, light, lots of vents, not to hot to wear on a hot day, good protection, very easy to put on and off with the clip and not the d rings

Weakness:

colors(silver and red) i dunno what is up with the big point in the back, i just dont get it, paint scratches and chips pretty easily, doesnt hold googles very well with the big a** point in the back, bulky

this helmet is really really comfortable which is really good, i like everything on the inside, but am not to much of a fan of the outside, i guess for only paying 50 bucks its not to bad but this helmet would be really sick if it didnt have the point in the back, and it wasnt silver and red. but overall i guess performance is better than looks, and this helemt is better on the performance side

Similar Products Used:

cedric gracia bell full face(looks way sicker but isnt as comfortable)

[Jan 28, 2006]
Ben Sokolski
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

like some others have said, any great helmet that doesn't fit is not that great. A hazard too. My noggin fit inside its interior quite well. It's taken hits and comes back, even after several dismounts and tosses No damage except for scratches. i haven't had problems with the double d rings with full finger gloves. straps stay snug when cinched. mine has a good color scheme too.

Weakness:

being my 1st full face, I can't say there is anything that annoys me.

helmet is being replaced by a new model this year. And I am up for a new one(sponsorship deal) So the Giro works very nicely when you need it too.

Similar Products Used:

none- first full face owned

[Dec 27, 2005]
M.A.X
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent helmet! Very good fit and padding, very good ventilation, looks awesome :)

Weakness:

Nothing. the best helmets out there for the price

No matter how many people on here say this helmet is the best (which it is), the bottom line is that it's all about fit. You can have the strongest helmet but if it slips and slides it's not gonna do much to abosrb impact when you crash. If the helmet does fit you, I'd definetly recommend it - it's probably the best balance out there between strength and ventilation.

Similar Products Used:

Bell Tension (way too hot), Louis Garneau fullface (doesn't fit too well, weak)

[Mar 29, 2004]
Jack Mehof
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

IT is really light for fiberglass it has a ton of vents and has some pretty sick color sets, accept for the red which is pretty fruity. it is the best full helm i've ever tried. accept for my buddies troy lee but thats already a no brainer

Weakness:

chin strap, hard to put on with gloves on. i was blazed while putting it on sooooo.

tight A$$ Helm, the price is awsome and it is a tankish helmet that when your wearing it, it tells you to go big or go home. it is definaty a freeride DH helm

Similar Products Used:

troy lee, 661 full bravo, azonic

[Aug 22, 2005]
James
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Helmet looks awesome, fits great and its light as. Removable pads which can be washed and the clip strap and also has great ventilation and visibility. Best bit...cheap as!!

Weakness:

The paint is scratched really really easily but doesnt matter.

This helmet is the best ever when compared to the value...$199Au compared with like the TLD Tank D2 which is like $700Au, its just as good! Looks awesome and fits great, i reckon this is really really worth a buy!!

Similar Products Used:

TLD Tank D2, Bell Balistic, 661 Full Bravo

[Jul 08, 2005]
Peter
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong and light!

Weakness:

Paint job peals pretty easy.

Really good helmet, great air flow and a comfy fit!

Similar Products Used:

661 Full Face

[Apr 15, 2005]
Mark
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything

Weakness:

Nothing

Erm, it's good. Having just visited the Giro factory, I can say the development that goes into these helmets is amazing. Teh helmut maks mi hed gud.

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skate lid

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