Giro’s color way of the Cipher will offer a broad array from mild to wild.
Giro’s Cipher is an all-new helmet that finally breaks their 8-year Remedy mold. A much more conforming design than its predecessor, the Cipher features a comparatively streamlined chin bar, drastically reducing that bulky Remedy look.
The full-face helmet features a fiberglass shell with an EPS liner and vinyl-nitrile lined chin bar, and will retail for $200 in shops this October. Giro doesn’t have any immediate plans to offer the Cipher in carbon, which they state would be approximately 100-grams lighter than the claimed 1180-gram fiberglass version, and cost about twice as much. That said, don’t be surprised if some of their sponsored athletes have carbon versions next season.
(L) Removable cheek pads are all but standard these days. (R) One of the most low-profile POV mounts we’ve seen to date comes stock on the $200 Cipher.
For a relatively inexpensive lid, the ASTM DH and CPSC certified Cipher is full of impressive features that rival helmets twice its price. An X-Static anti-microbial liner reduces helmet funk, a low-profile POV camera mount makes GoPro/Contour compatibility seamless, there are removable cheek pads to help EMS personnel help you, and the Cipher is compatible with Giro TuneUps audio speakers. There is also an O-Snap “cord management” tab, that is basically just a little nub to wrap your headphone cord around so your ear buds don’t get yanked out of your ears while doing lookbacks.
The Cipher will be available in 4 sizes(XS, S, M, L), and will come stock with 40mm-thick cheek pads. 36mm and 44mm cheek pads will be available for a more custom fit, if the stock ones aren’t doing the trick.
With a successful delve into the mountain bike shoe market a couple of years ago, Giro is now broadening their line with what they’re calling a “real mountain biking shoe”. At $180, the Teraduro follows suit with the latest trend of mountain bike/enduro shoes that are designed to be easier to walk in, without losing on-bike performance.
The Teraduro is Giro’s “real mountain biking shoe”.
Featuring a molded EVA footbed with a “flexible forefoot zone”, the design essentially looks like Giro downsized a footbed, leaving about a centimeter of unsupported border encompassing the entire shank. Simple, but judging by how the Teraduro flexed in-hand at the launch, it just may do the trick both on and off the bike.
A full Vibram Mont rubber sole adds to the Teraduro’s walking friendliness, and a reinforced toe box with a molded rubber cover should keep toes a little safer both on and off the pedals. Up top, perforated microfiber and an abundance of scuff guard reinforcement give the impression of durability. And inside, an Aegis anti-microbial treated footbed should help keep odor and bacteria at bay.
The Teradura is a women’s version that is said to be an entirely different fit than the Teraduro, and not just renamed sizing from the same mold.
Both the Teraduro and Teradura will be available this October in sizes 39-49 and 36-43, respectively, including half-sizes for both. Giro’s estimated weight for a men’s size 42.5 is 420-grams.