Giro Unveils Prolight, “World’s Lightest” Bicycle Helmet

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Giro will resurrect the Prolight moniker for its new “world’s lightest” road race bicycle helmet it’s debuting on the skulls of Astana, Garmin-Slipstream and Rabobank riders this Friday.

Back in 1986, Giro used the Prolight name for its first EPS foam helmet, which Greg Lemond rocked for a while.  The new model gets a totally new RocLoc SL fit system that replaces the traditional plastic straps with ultralight elastic webbing, a new injection molded webbing retainer and new padding.  Claimed weight is just 175 grams for the Medium size.

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Click the pics to enlarge.  Price isn’t set yet, and it won’t hit retail until early 2010. My bet is the “sweatband” retention trick will be picked up by some other helmet manufacturers before too long…

Comments

Patrick - 08/20/09 - 11:54pm

That is genius. I just hope that they make them relatively tight at first, my favorite thing about helmet retention systems is a tight feeling against my head. I just hope these are secure and aren’t too expensive to replace every few months or so.

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