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Has anyone else had this helmet problem?(5 posts)

Has anyone else had this helmet problem?PS
Jun 9, 2003 1:24 PM
Hi all--

I have a Gyro helmet, about a year old, and the straps that stabilize it are attached to the helmet sides by a strong adhesive under thin cushioning pads.

Those straps are now loose, I think because my perspiration destroyed the adhesive.

My wife's Gyro helmet now has tha same problem, and she's one of those people who doesn't sweat.

I'm really anoyed at a product design that doesn't take real-world conditions into account (i.e.: that cyclists sweat, in this case).

I want to buy new helmets--does anyone happen to know of a helmet brand that doesn't have this stupid-ass design flaw?


Peter Serratore
Fairfield CT
re: Has anyone else had this helmet problem?gtx
Jun 9, 2003 3:13 PM
Contact Giro directly with your problem. In my experience they have great customer service.
I'll try that routePS
Jun 10, 2003 4:52 AM

Thanks-- I didn't think to contact Gyro, since I have no receipt and only know that I bought this lid sometime last season. I figure any warranty is expired, but if I rag them out for poor product design, maybe they'll give us new ones (which they should to make up for said lousy design).
Never had that problem...OverStuffed
Jun 9, 2003 7:49 PM
I don't recall seeing too many helmets that didn't route the straps between the shell and the actual helmet. Since you're buying a new brand helmet, you'll probably want to try them on. When you go into the shop, just check the straps for any strange designs. As for your actual question, I've owned Bell and Specialized helmets, all of which routed the straps between the shell and the styrofoam. I've had other more standard problems with straps loosening with all the helmets I've owned, and I'm resigned to checking the straps before every ride.
You read my description wrongPS
Jun 10, 2003 4:47 AM
You read my description wrong. It's not the main straps that pass where you describe, but the stabilizing straps that go to the side.