At A Glance
The Remedy from Giro has been a popular helmet amongst many riders, it is affordable and dependable and the new 2010 version looks set to continue that tradition. It features removable cheek pads that pop in and out and the inner liner can also be removed for cleaning. There are 11 large vents on the helmet and 3 on the mouth guard so you should always stay cool inside. The white and green zombies will no doubt appeal to some, but fear not there are some much tamer colour options available! Sizes: Small 51-55cm Medium 55-59cm Large 59-63cm.
On The Trail
The size range on the Remedy is quite big; a whole 4cm’s being covered by each size. We found the medium a little snug on our 57.5cm test head, so be sure to try before you buy with this lid, as with any helmet! Over time the pads should wear in a little making it a more comfortable, be prepared to wear it round the house for a few days if it is a snug fit! The smaller headed riders amongst us instantly liked the Remedy however, commenting on the increased airflow around the helmet from those extra vents. The chinstrap is a simple snap buckle that is easy to do up and release with gloves on. Over time the pads should wear in a little making it a more comfortable.
With the removable pads this helmet will be easy to maintain, Giro also offer spares, so if you are good at not falling off then you could be wearing this lid for the foreseeable future. It meets and exceeds the safety requirements too so you know your melon is well protected! RRP £99.99Buy DH Helmets on
This review was in Issue 4 of IMB.For more information visit Giro
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.