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Giro Aether MIPS
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Pros Great ventilation, elegant style, advanced MIPS liner designWell-ventilated, adjustable and comfortable, sleek and classy styleLightweight, comfortable, low profile, good ventilationLighweight, comfortable, good ventilationComfortable, adjustable, durable, inexpensive
Cons Expensive, heavier than other high-end helmetsSlightly heavy for a high-end helmetExpensiveUnique adjustment dial might not be for everyoneHeavier, slightly less ventilation
Bottom Line A unique MIPS liner design with great ventilation highlight this expensive choiceA stylish, comfortable helmet with outstanding ventilation and solid all-around performanceLightweight comfort and performance from a semi aerodynamic model that ventilates wellAwesome comfort and ventilation combine for a top notch helmet for racing and general trainingTremendous value packed into a helmet with a multitude of high-end features
Rating Categories Giro Aether MIPS Bell Z20 MIPS Giro Synthe MIPS Lazer Z-1 MIPS Giro Agilis MIPS
Comfort (20%)
7
9
9
7
9
Adjustability (15%)
9
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9
Weight (15%)
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6
Style (15%)
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Ventilation (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Specs Giro Aether MIPS Bell Z20 MIPS Giro Synthe MIPS Lazer Z-1 MIPS Giro Agilis MIPS
Weight (grams) 330 g (size L) 336 g (size L) 312 g (size L) 305 g (size L) 336 g (size L)
MIPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of vents 11 18 19 31 32
Sizes S, M, L S, M, L S, M, L S, M, L S, M, L
Size Range (cm) 59-63 cm (size L) 58-62 cm (size L) 59-63 cm (size L) 58-61 cm (size L) 59-63 cm (size L)
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