Speed Racer: Giro Bike Helmet Reduces Drag, Slices through Air

It debuted at the Tour de France last summer. This spring, Giro offers its new-generation aerodynamic helmet to the cycling masses.

(See additional images of the Giro Air Attack helmet line on this page.)

Called the Air Attack, Giro touts “free speed” gains with the aero design. Two main models — the Air Attack ($200) and Air Attack Shield ($240) — provide a unique cut-through-the-wind dome design that Giro cites has the lowest air drag of any road-type helmet tested.

Air Attack Shield

We have the Air Attack helmets in house at GearJunkie and are currently putting them through some paces. So far we love the close fit and “speed racer” look and performance of the Shield model.

Stay tuned for our full review later this month. Below and on page 2 of this post is a look at the full Air Attack line, from studio shots to a peek inside Giro R&D where the helmets were tweaked and refined in wind tunnel tests. —Stephen Regenold

—See more on the helmet line on Giro’s new Air Attack microsite.

10 models: Giro’s Full Air Attack line

Giro lab test

continued on next page: Additional images of the Giro Air Attack helmet line. . .

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.