We were quite excited by the launch of the Giro Air Attack and sang it’s praises in the Preview article, but since then it might perhaps be considered a bit ‘old hat’ (forgive the pun) in light of Giro launching the new Synthe. Well we think there is plenty of life left in the old dog yet and in anticipation of a head to head with the newer Giro lid sometime soon, thought we’d best have an in-depth look to determine if it’s still worth investing in an Air Attack..?
I am going to start this review with a huge positive in support of this genre defining, aero road helmet: it has to be a good sign when, having damaged the Air Attack helmet we had in for review (as I did when I crashed at the Hillingdon Winter Series in quite spectacular fashion as you can see in the photo below), I immediately bought a new one to replace it – with my own cash.
It says that the test helmet has made a huge impact on me (as well as me on it unfortunately!) and that I’ve fully bought into the Air Attack concept. So I’m obviously answering “Yes” to the question in the opening paragraph, but why didn’t I buy the new Synthe? Why am I so enamored with the Giro Air Attack?