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Reviews Giro Monza

Giro Monza

Giro has contributed significantly to developments in helmet technology, but the Monza doesn’t really contribute anything new despite its relatively high cost.

The third-generation Roc Loc grabs the back of your head securely in a girth- and height-adjustable grasp. Add three sizes for a close fit, plus easily adjusted cam-lock buckles at the strap ‘Y’, and this helmet feels better than most. Overall shape is a nice balance between perched and deep dish wraparound, too.

However, the Monza doesn’t have an internal skeleton. This means smaller vents and a hotter head on slower climbs. Internal channelling means ventilation improves as velocity increases, but overall it’s not as breezy as we’d expect.

Furthermore, the two-piece hardshell leaves the bottom of the helmet exposed to damage, which isn’t clever on a £60 lid. It’s not light, either.

Contact : Madison www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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