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Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:41 am
by micky
Luca Paolini calls it "the pot" as the kitchenware.

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:41 am
by Weenie

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:09 pm
by micky
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Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 pm
by dynaserve
^ Its rather hypnotic

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:28 am
by doomith
BEST

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:01 am
by Cat6TT
That's awesome, the teasing must be relentless. AERO POTS FOR EVERYONE!!!

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:12 pm
by bura
It is official.
The pot slows you down.
"Normal" helmets are quicker. :)
Sagan wins in front of Gilbert .
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Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:29 am
by Cat6TT

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:50 pm
by Kjetil
My white size M, no visor came in at 282 g.
Not really a WW-helmet, but then again not the helmet I'd choose for a hot alpine day.

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:08 pm
by Cat6TT
http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/04/17/inside-look-giro-design-headquarters/#more-58534

Looks like the shape of the Air Attack was initially based on the shape of EPA liner in the Selector.

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:26 pm
by Rick
These skateboard helmets pass as "new aero helmets".
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Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:26 am
by Cat6TT
On that note, I have a old Bern Macon carbon fiber I'll be trying for a few days to see how it compares to the Air Attack. I have to say, using my Giro Ionos for a few days after using the Air Attack for a week, IMO the latter is cooler. Those air inlets at the forehead do more to make your head feel cool than a bunch of vents at the top but with no vents against the forehead. I expect that the Bern will make me melt in comparison to either, and it certainly is heavy at 457 grams!

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:29 am
by bura
Rick wrote:These skateboard helmets pass as "new aero helmets".
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Same issue was covered here before. But not easy as it sounds. Skateboard helmets are different designed in the neck and air inlets.
Needs to remembered once more. The demand for more aero road helmets mainly first seen within the pro peloton with covered air inlets on "normal" road helmets in the passed years lead to the rebirth of the Giro Air Attack and now same story is re written at Scott and Specialized helmets.
Just not true that Giro came up with a new helmet and are "forcing" poor pros to use it. :)

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:02 pm
by Cat6TT

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:56 am
by bura
Thanks for the Scott link.
Here is a part of what they say:
"The story began one year ago when the ORICA-GreenEDGE riders approached SCOTT Sports to propose an evolution of the Vanish EVO helmet for flat and sprint stages. The team requested a helmet with the lowest drag coefficient possible, an advanced aero solution, a dynamic ventilation system, and of course the same great adjustable and comfortable fit."

Good to get it confirmed once more from Scott.

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 pm
by bura
Received my helmet. Took out for a short ride. Very happy with it.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=61797&start=3225

Re: Giro Air Attack, news on availability?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 pm
by Weenie