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.
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