Karvalo wrote: Calnago wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 am
And this study...funded by oh... shall I take a wild guess.
Sure. But the thing is, wild concept I know, sometimes people invent stuff that works and when they tell you it works they're telling the truth.
So is there a particular part of the study that you think is unreliable or may have been fudged?
“Sometimes” I’m sure you are absolutely right. But when studies are commissioned or funded by a party or related parties where the outcome of those studies could have a financial impact on their business, they are never really “independent”.
Same as reviews... If I was a magazine reviewer for, let’s just say “Bicycling Magazine”, and I was reviewing a Trek bike, knowing full well that Trek had no less than four full page ads accompanying the issue, do you think I’m really going to say anything explicitly bad about it. I may word things as to not outright lie, and hint at things in a roundabout way, without really calling anything significant out, but that’s about the extent of it. I used that example simply because that appeared to be how it was when the Emonda came out. Guess which was featured on the cover as “Bike of The Year”. Ha, now I happen to think the Emonda is a fantastic bike, but that’s not due to what the magazine reviewers had to say, because what they have to say is pretty generic and that’s a given. If they “don’t” say it corners like it’s on rails, then that’s a bad review. Nuff said on that.
That’s why with any of these things you need to look at and consider them with a critical eye and thought process, not just blindly accept the rationale that it’s new, they say it’s great, therefore it must be better, and if course, great. But that seems to be a pretty common scenario in this industry.
This new helmet may very well be the safest bike helmet available at the moment. I don’t mean to imply it’s not. I don’t automatically accept that it unequivocally is, however. And truth is, I’m going to buy the one that fits my head the best and is most comfortable to wear. I had a Giro Synthe on when I crashed hard, broke the helmet and other things holding my body together, and ended up in ER with a concussion. But I lived. And the replacement helmet was a MIPS Giro. Hated the plastic liner so much I got rid of it and went back to the Synthe (non MIPS). I’m fine for helmets now but that new Giro Aether looks interesting. I mean, if I were looking for a new one and all. This wave cell stuff looks like it could end up looking like your dirty furnace filter after a bit and be really hard to keep clean. I don’t know, I’ll see one for real soon enough.