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Giro Eclipse? Experiences? Sizing?(4 posts)

Giro Eclipse? Experiences? Sizing?Brian T
Mar 28, 2002 3:45 PM
I'm replacing an old Trek helmet, size medium. I was about to buy the Giro Eclipse mail order, but was apprehensive, because I don't have the opportunity to test it on my head. So, will a S/M fit? I checked the dimensions, they're about one fourth of an inch larger than my old helmet. Also, any experiences with the Giro Eclipse?
re: Giro Eclipse? Experiences? Sizing?Jekyll
Mar 28, 2002 4:06 PM
Very positive experiences over many years with Giro helmets, including both road and MTB models. That said, no one can tell you if it will fit. Go to a shop and try one on. Most Giro helmets will fit pretty much the same so a similar Giro model should give you an idea of how an Eclipse fits. If the shop has the helmet in stock and it fits I would suggest giving them the business as well (so long as their price is within reason).
What I know...Lone Gunman
Mar 28, 2002 8:18 PM
Bell helmets are (used to be) people with round melon shaped heads. Giro are for oval shaped heads. The Eclipse (I have) has the roc lok 3 system, it adjusts loose or tight to your head AFTER you have set the strap size to the velcro pads, with a little gizmo in the back that works like the teeth of an electrical zip tie. I have a great fit but am very disappointed with the glue that holds the velcro pads to the shell. I have glued them about 3 times now.
superglue works fine for those pads (nm)Woof the dog
Mar 28, 2002 11:14 PM