DABBLING IN AFFORDABLE AERO.
The world of cycling has come, in the last few seasons, to a deeper understanding of the importance of aerodynamics in helmets. Witness the pro peloton’s adoption of slippery, low-profile lids virtually across its teams, and the rising popularity of helmets like Giro’s own Synthe or Air Attack, shown to reduce aero drag by as much as 14% in the right conditions. That’s not a small amount, either. But because we can’t all afford the pros’ stuff, Giro brings wonderful pieces like the Giro Foray Helmet to market, so us mere mortals can enjoy the tech and style of the pros, just without the stress of trying to afford them.
We can tell you off the bat that the Foray isn’t quite as light, as breathable, or as slippery in the wind as the Synthe, but it’s darn close. It utilizes many of the same technologies in both materials and manufacturing, as well. It’s made with Giro’s In-Mold construction. a technique that firmly unifies the helmet’s EPS foam liner to a polycarbonate shell, as opposed to simply adhering the two together, creating a lighter, stronger structure that’s ultimately safer. The helmet follows Giro’s Streamlined Design language, allowing slick style to permeate the functional aerodynamic shape that dictates the helmet’s efficiency. Finally, the Roc Loc 5 retention system dials in the proper fit to your head, comfortably and easily, while still being up to 40% lighter than competing systems.
- In-Mold construction
- EPS foam liner with polycarbonate shell
- Roc Loc 5 retention system
- Aerodynamic shape