Welcome to our review of the Giro Aeon Road Bike Helmet.
The search for the lightest cycling helmet seems to be an endless quest. After all, even today’s most feather-light models are required to pass the safety standards of the CPSC. While Giro’s 200-gram Prolight is up to 50 percent lighter than most models under the same price range, it falls short in fit adjustability.
The Ionos on the other hand, features a nice fit adjustment hardware, but is a tad heavier at almost 300-grams. But don’t worry because this doesn’t automatically mean that you can’t have the best of both worlds. Enter the Giro Aeon road bike helmet. With this new model, the company aims to provide cyclists with the next generation of ultra-light helmet design.
It combines the incredible lightness of the Prolight together with the superb ventilation and easy adjustability offered by the Ionos. Plus, it comes with a host of advanced features to suit different styles – from rough terrain riders to hardcore road cyclists.
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A closer look at the Giro Aeon
The Giro Aeon at size medium weighs 218 grams only. This makes it almost as light as the Prolight, but with a more fine-tunable fit. It features the brand’s new and improved Roc Loc 5 technology that will let you adjust the fit tension and vertical position of the helmet single-handedly.
It is also 40% lighter than the old Roc Loc 4 and equipped with a micro-adjusting dial for opening and closing the retention system. In order to fit any head shape comfortably, there’s also the 3-position bracket that offers 15-millimeters of vertical movement in the retention basket.
Another notable improvement over the Prolight is the smart strap management which makes sure that the straps of the helmet are always right where you want them. Riders also get the “dual pod” panels that hold the back of your head firmly while supporting your occipital lobe comfortably.
The design engineers behind the Aeon road bike helmet used in-mold construction for fusing the foam liner to the helmet’s abrasion, along with a puncture-proof polycarbonate shell, just like the other helmets from Giro.
But the new EPS liner of the Aeon is low density, which means that it successfully provides that reliable impact absorption, yet it is up to 15-percent lighter that the previous foams they used. They also took advantage of this lightweight feature by preceding the Ionos’ composite reinforcement.
As an alternative, the Aeon is reinforced with a new thermoformed SL roll cage for improved safety, but is still 50-percent more lightweight over the composite sub frame of the Ionos.
Available colors and sizes
To suit different cyclists, Giro’s Aeon is available in small, medium, and large sizes. It also comes in a wide range of colors, including matte black, matte black/color fade, matte black/white, matte black/yellow Livestrong, matte red/black, matte blue/black, matte white/silver, matte titanium, and highlight yellow/black.
With a vast range of color schemes to choose from, you can easily mix and match the Giro Aeon with your bike or cycling uniform’s color.
Additional information About The Giro Aeon Road Bike Helmet
The Giro Aeon Road Bike Helmet in medium size measures 14 by 9 by 7 inches and weighs approximately 218 grams. It comes complete with removable pads reducing the overall weight without compromising the helmet’s safety features. Giro has the Aeon covered with a 1-year limited warranty on parts and service.
Last thoughts on the Giro Aeon
The ability you have to adjust this helmet so it fits perfectly is just one of the many alluring features it has. The helmet is light, very light, so you can ride without any noticeable weight restrictions coming from the helmet.
It is also really well ventilated, so you will not find it uncomfortable to wear, even after doing many miles on your bike. The quality of the Giro Aeon Road Bike Helmet is clearly apparent throughout, and if you are serious about your riding and want a quality, unrestricting helmet then this is an excellent choice.