I’ve been using Giro’s Montaro Enduro helmet for a while now and I’ve been getting on really well with it. Now I’ve got the new Switchblade to try too.
Remember the old Giro Switchblade? Erased it from your memory? Well, if so, you do right. The hardest hit that ever took was to its own rep. It wasn’t much more than a simple XC lid with a rather rudimentary chin piece bolted on. I’m very happy to say that this is a very different beast, quite a bold move by Giro to give it the Switchblade name.
With the combination of increased Enduro popularity and the courses getting tougher, this style of lid has made a bit of a comeback recently. With a few versions of the two piece lid available on the market, riders now have to choose between some pretty tasty bits of kit.
The chinbar mount for the Switchblade seems among the most robust I’ve seen. It’s also a very simple procedure to remove/fit it.
- Removable Chinbar
- P.O.V. Plus Visor
- Spare visor with camera mount
- Hydrophilic anti-microbal padding
- Certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH with & without chinbar
- MIPS Equipped
- 20 vents with internal channeling
- Wind tunnel cheek pad ventilation
- L 59-63cm
- M 55-59cm
- S 51-55cm
Spare visor with a camera mount is included, as are a set of spare pads for the inside.
Colours Available –
- Matt Black/Gloss Black
- Matt Lime/Black
- Matt Vermillion/Purple
- Matt White/Grey
Watch this space for a full review coming soon.