Sep 24, 2003 11:07 PM
|Anyone out there have any luck getting the replacment pads for a Giro Pneumo helmet? I have checked every bike shop in Southern Cal including the one I work at. Also, I called Giro and then said they would send me a set for free when they got them in. No word in over a month.
Anyone out there know a shop that has them?
|Is the helmet just worn out?||the bull|
Sep 25, 2003 2:58 AM
|If pads are beyond rinising out you might want to treat yourself to a new helmet.
You should replace it once a year if you ride alot anyways.
|$10 for pads or $150 for helmet??? That's an easy choice...||biknben|
Sep 25, 2003 4:00 AM
|Replace a helmet every year? You could send your "worn out" helmets to me. You're keeping the bike helmet industry going strong. Are you on some kind of buy 5, get 1 free plan? Don't toss your helmet around, leave it on the hot dash board, or crash and it will last much longer.
The pads don't necessarily have to be replaced with "Giro Pneumo" pads. Keep your order in with Giro. In the mean time, grab any pads you can find that are the same thickness and put them in. I'll go out on a limb and say you could cut up a headband, glue the pieces in, and you wouldn't notice a difference.
|After 1 year I want to throw it away from me!||the bull|
Sep 25, 2003 5:37 PM
|I get a Pneumos a little less then you guys but it is money well spent.
Its just me but that thing has been on my sweat dripping head for around 800 hours after one year!
And I dont even sweat that much.
Sorry maybe you only ride a couple of hours a week.
In that case sure a helmet can last along time.
Wear and tear is mostly how you store it.
But I sometimes leave it in car as I have to go to my ride after work and dont want to carry it in a shop wear it would be less safe or worse I could forget it.
When it comes to my safty a hundred bucks a year is money well spent!
|After 1 year I want to throw it away from me!||riderbobsocal|
Sep 25, 2003 10:58 PM
|Well, I can see that getting the replacement pads is a hard deal. I think I will just wait to get a new set from Giro when they get around to it.
On a side note......if you take decent care of your helmet (not keeping it in the hot car and not droping it) the helmet should last several years. The Giro rep mentioned 3 years. Just thougth I would pass it on. Getting a new helmet every year is very silly....even if you ride alot! I asked that question too!