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  1. Julie/Martin Hesketh on July 19, 2019 at 12:10 am

    great advice, just bought new bike and need a new helmet

  2. Daniel Brown on July 19, 2019 at 12:11 am

    They’re all made by Bell. We’re all being played by marketing

  3. Die2Tri on July 19, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Please continue the reviews of products. However, I would suggest going beyond the "subjective" and add the "objective" test data when available. In the case of helmets, they are required to have extensive testing and public results. That side-by-side product comparison would allow us to determine the reality of the cost / benefit differences.

  4. GICking on July 19, 2019 at 12:14 am

    I have a large noggin, so I can only choose based on the small number of helmets that fit, and they’ve turned out to be around the USD $60 price mark, and both have been giro helmets specifically made for big heads-up first the Atlas, and now the Bishop. I’ve tried dozens, and my damn head only allows these.

  5. Rockinroomsrob on July 19, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I use giro reverb urban helmet as an aero helmet, it has minimal vents a dome shape similar to their top of line aero helmets and are light. I have a few of em and they cost £40 ish quid the best thing is they have a z replica one!!

  6. hiro111 on July 19, 2019 at 12:18 am

    The top performing helmets in Virginia Tech’s recent and well-regarded testing were budget models. So let’s see: budget helmets offer 99% of the functionality and better safety than more expensive options for 1/5th the price. The only reason to buy an expensive helmet is to impress other cyclists who care about helmets. Which is almost no one.

  7. licandres01 on July 19, 2019 at 12:19 am

    I had a synthe two yeara ago and I remember it had a retention system that could be adjusted up and down without effort, now I have a synthe mips and the retention system is not the one I remember, it feels weaker and can’t be adjusted up and down by simply pulling it, I don’t get how the one with mips that is far more expensive has now a worse retention system.

  8. kashif firoz on July 19, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Isko kehte hain chutiya banana. BC cycling ka kya haal kiya hua hai GIRO type lauda brands ne. Chhi Chhi

  9. Patrick Carroll on July 19, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Budget vs Premium Cassettes. I think the real differences will show over the long term but I’m curious about steel vs aluminum. Thanks

  10. Patrick bennett` on July 19, 2019 at 12:21 am

    WHAT! youre not going to jump out the window for us. THUMBS DOWN SIR!!! jk man lol

  11. DROFHAPPINESS on July 19, 2019 at 12:23 am

    how about a comparison of pedals?

  12. Jay Tee on July 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

    The cheaper helmet is using technology that people paid 3x the price for back in the 90’s. Most people will never be as fast as the pro’s using lesser helmets of years past. That’s why the helmet does not matter so long as it’s sufficiently safe.

  13. RookTV on July 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Giro has mips.

  14. Eric de Ruffray on July 19, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I expected a crash test. This is the ultimate test. Which one offers the best protection? This is what really matters.

  15. Chris Oliver on July 19, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Never understood the upside down glasses thing?

  16. Marcos De Souza on July 19, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Great video. The difference in price is due to the very simple fact that there are rich and poor (or conscious with money) people. Profit margin is always huge on everything sold to the wealthy because fewer will be sold. Simple economics.

  17. Al Castill on July 19, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I’ll take that cheap helmet if you guys don’t wanna use it. 😁

  18. Fred Last on July 19, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I pay £7.95 for a helmet.

  19. Jean Bacan on July 19, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Couldn’t see the diff. Cammon.

  20. GICking on July 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

    You didn’t mention that both helmets offer the same impact protection. Essentially the 5 times price premium is styling and comfort.

    If they had chosen the Giro Bishop, the weight difference would be larger: 250gm Vs 350gm.

    Also, that netting on the front vents is very useful if you live in an area with lots of bugs and nature.

    This was a useful video. Thanks guys!

  21. Eric Gould on July 19, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Maybe next time take the tags and theft device off the helmet before weighing them? Just an objective thought. Also compare apples to apples, MIPS vs. MIPS – MIPS adds 20-30 grams to the overall weight of the helmet…

  22. Himanshu Lanjewar on July 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    You look like william dafoe

  23. Hellas Ducatisti on July 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    What is your opinion about Salice Italian made helmets?

  24. Thomas Blaszczyk on July 19, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Please more videos

  25. mike b on July 19, 2019 at 12:42 am

    if anyone out there can feel a 3 gram difference, and if you want to put your sunnies in it (just cut the netting) my monies on the cheaper one, because if you have a spill with either they should be replace regardless of price

  26. MrOnyourbike on July 19, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I had a rta wearing a cheapo decathlon resulted in zero physical injury but internal bash

  27. Mrssea Sea on July 19, 2019 at 12:43 am

    thank you for the review..

  28. Maverick Manson on July 19, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I have always bought the lower end Giro helmets. The differences are just too minimal, after all, they’re just helmets.

  29. NW Herbalist on July 19, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Are there any helmets made that don’t look gay af?

  30. Haassan1 on July 19, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Lol, total waste of money.

  31. Karl Fonner on July 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I bought a Schwinn Helmet at target on clearance for $12 funny it looks just like that .Gyro except it as a visor which I love for riding at night when someones lights in my eyes I just set my head down and it immediately blocks it it also looks just like your Gyro.I’ll bet if you dropped a 12 pound shotput on either of them the results would be the same

  32. avalanchesoul on July 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Have him do a vs review but not knowing which is more expensive…. Bet that’ll skew opinions

  33. Oscar S on July 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Its sad to say, but the cycling industry in general is over priced.

  34. wuditluklikify on July 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I just buy helmet that looks best with bike color scheme.

  35. Ruben Bittermann on July 19, 2019 at 12:48 am

    The most striking explanation why the more expensive is not worth the money difference over a Giro Foray.

  36. MH0709 on July 19, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Just as I thought, pay extra and get less physical security of fittings. Giro must be having a laugh every time someone buys a ‘high end’ helmet. And, if you need to store your glasses in the helmet just cut a hole in the mesh!

  37. garreswe on July 19, 2019 at 12:51 am

    I’ve got the Giro AirAttack and it’s crazy comfortable! I bought it mainly for the attachable visor but the extra comfort alone makes it worth the money.

  38. V_ AP on July 19, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Is there any helmet on the market that doesn’t make the rider look like a complete knob ?

  39. arid2923 on July 19, 2019 at 12:55 am

    i would love for you to compare the synth a mips helmet, so its more of an "apples to apples comparison". like compare the foray Mips (about $80) and the synthe mips

  40. DivideBYZero69 on July 19, 2019 at 12:55 am

    "banging helmet"

  41. Kam V on July 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Should I change my helmet? I was knock of my bike by a 4×4 but unfortunately the driver didn’t stop or i would have asked them to replace. As i spent a bit on last helmet i wanted advice before replacing. There a few scuff on lid post crash as body took brunt of impact but i want to make sure before i get back on road again. Also whats you opinion on helmets with leds integrated into them. Are they really bright enough. Id love to test one out for u. Thanks for advice in advance.

  42. Charli’s Channel on July 19, 2019 at 12:59 am

    This video is useless. Helmets are designed to take energy and redistribute it and you failed to test the single purpose of the helmet. This is the dumbest cycling product review I’ve ever seen. I am not joking. Fire this idiot. He seems nice but absolutely incompetent.

  43. havadatequila on July 19, 2019 at 12:59 am

    One difference not noted in the video between the Synthe and the budget is that the Synthe has a plastic frame (which is part of the adjustable ring around your head) that holds the helmet off your head by a few millimeters. Giro claims this lets air circulate against your scalp for better cooling. The cheaper helmet sits directly on your head.

  44. Lars Kristian Rusaanes on July 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Great video! Can you come up with an update (compare the cheapest to Giro Aether)

  45. 1Enas1 on July 19, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Cheap helmets with MIPS also have poor ventilation. The cheap one in the MIPS version could propably be noticeably worse in that regard.

  46. Mark Dixon on July 19, 2019 at 1:03 am

    No presentation of the differences in the helmets primary function… impact data. Fail. Go ask Giro for that, they would have that information. What anyone would want to know is if the more expensive option gives my head more protection.

  47. Rizki Hadiaturrasyid on July 19, 2019 at 1:05 am

    For me, cheapest as possible as long as it has proper certification and looks good. Helmets are basically disposables, once you crash and hit the helmet, it’s done. It just doesn’t make sense buying more expensive ones except if they are considerably safer, or maybe if there is quite significant aero advantage, weight, or comfort.
    Otherwise i’d rather spend on better wheels or something.

  48. Rockinroomsrob on July 19, 2019 at 1:07 am

    If that’s the difference…the fact you can store your glasses in it then it really isn’t justified in spending the extra money

  49. Hdh bdbj on July 19, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Same shit

  50. Jay D Great on July 19, 2019 at 1:07 am

    A $10 bike helmet is enough. No different from expensive ones.