Keep a low profile and lay down some solid sessions.
- In-mold shell construction reduces weight and overall bulk by fusing the outer shell with the impact-absorbing foam liner
- Super Cool vents pull fresh air in and push heat out for better temperature regulation
- Weatherstrip shields work to seal-off vents in extreme cold
- Removable ear pads
- Compatible with TuneUps systems
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I wrote a review on the Giro shiv, I'm not quite sure what is different about the Shiv2, but I figured the review may still be helpful to some so here it is.
I decided to try something new this year and I found a good deal on a Giro Shiv on SAC so I decided to pick it up. After an entire season I am a big fan of this helmet. I've never been a stickler about the vents really, I pulled out the "vent plugs" and they stayed out all year. I also pulled out all of the padding and earpads and wore a beanie underneath instead. Even though some say its bulky, I enjoyed the big fuzzy chinstrap. Really comfortable and no rubbing/irritation to speak of, although it does ice over pretty well on cold/blizzardy days, in which case I'm always wearing an artic yowie so its not a big deal. All in all, I haven't had any problems with this helmet and it has held up really well. I like the way it fits, and it doesn't stick up too high or give the dreaded bobblehead look (in my opinion). I've accompanied this review with a corny photo to show the fit of the helmet with smith I/O goggles.
Favorite Head Bucket Yet
Got a Giro Shiv 2 after checking out a bunch of other helmets that would look and fit well with a beanie. I rock a medium as an adult in matte black, pretty standard. It's the best fitting helmet. Bonus: doesn't make me look like a goof. I've taken a few falls this thing for sure saved me from a headache on and it just keeps on trucking. I don't use the pads and ear buds work perfectly. When I rock a GoPro, located almost directly in between the 2 front vents, it doesn't nod so far forward that it's a problem even on large jumps. Overall I love this thing and would recommend going to try one on before ordering.
how do you remove the ear peice off the...
how do you remove the ear peice off the giro shiv helmet?
they pull out with ease but don't fall out when you're riding, there's also a net inside that is velcro'd in and easy to remove.
does this helmet come with speakers for...
does this helmet come with speakers for an ipod or have an area where you can put speaker/headphones inside the helmets ear straps?
Yes it does. If you take out the earpieces there is a Velcro closure at the top where you can insert Audio drop-ins. Giro sells Skullcandy drop-ins made for their helmets on their site. but a Skullcandy Home-brew kit would do the same. The wire will run out through holes at the bottom of the earpieces. What I did last season with my Giro helmet was I put earbuds into those holes and that works great too.
I love this helmet because it fits "low" on my head, i.e., not sticking way up like a bubble-head. It's light, has perfect venting, and I just take out the liner and the earflaps and wear a hat underneath for perfect warmth and temperature regulation.