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I have a Giro E2 helmet. Okay, maybe after 2 years it should be replaced, but it's in great shape and only needs a pad kit. So I do an Internet search and find, with a few exceptions, US websites don't carry pad kits, and none for an E2. So if I want a pad kit I have to pay shipping from Britain. I also have a Blackburn mini-pump where the reversible gasket won't hold a schrader valve anymore, so I went looking for a rebuild kit. Again, lots of web stores in Britain, but nothing in the US. What's with that?
 

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Dude, call Giro and they will send for free. I did this a month ago and they didnt even ask me to pay sipping...
 

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good CS at Giro

A couple months back I busted the retention system in my Giro Xen. I contacted their customer service who were polite and responsive and had a new retention strap mailed to me at no cost within 10 days.
It's worth an email or call to find out. Worse case scenario they'll tell you where the closest available pads are.
Good luck.
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Thanks! I've got an email into Giro; I'll let you know what happens.

Brad
 

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Helmet pads? That would suck to have to pay to SIP. Just ask and all is good. There are people out there beyond the internet.
 

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
Any LBS will give you some new ones from an outdated helmet - just cut to fit, and buy a toob - then all is well and unicorns will temporarily stop killin' kids.
Giro pad kits are pretty unique.
 

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Well, my bad on this one. Turns out the USA websites don't sell Giro helmet kits and Blackburn pump kits because both those companies supply those items for free. I just received an email from Giro to tell me the helmet pad kit is on the way. How's that for customer service?
 

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Throw that old skid lid and pump into the trash, and buy some new ones. The LBS and the economy will thank you.:p

I'm sure you'll get comped in the cash for clunkers program.
 

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octotat said:
Throw that old skid lid and pump into the trash, and buy some new ones. The LBS and the economy will thank you.:p

I'm sure you'll get comped in the cash for clunkers program.
And how much better off are you since the Obama Stimulus Plan forked out 700 billion (at least with Bush I got a check).
 

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And how much better off are you since the Obama Stimulus Plan forked out 700 billion (at least with Bush I got a check).
Move to Australia, our stimulus package worked a treat.
 

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chas_martel said:
If Giro helmets suck as much as their gloves I would never trust one to protect my head.
Giro is a maker of helmets; if you want gloves buy them from Fox.
 
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