If you’re looking for a better way to attach a camera or a light to the top of your helmet, Giro has an answer for you. Shortly after introducing their new Montaro MIPS which has its own built in camera and light mount, Giro now has a universal option for the rest of their helmets. Simply called the accessory mount, the inexpensive device straps to the top of most helmets while adding a bit of safety to the mix…
Allowing the camera to rotate 360°, the accessory mount also includes a breakaway function in the event of a crash. At just $20, this easy to install mount might be worth looking into for lights or cameras.
If you happen to have the new Montaro MIPS you won’t need the accessory mount since it has a camera mount of its own. While the Montaro Mount doesn’t rotate like the accessory mount it does provide four different angles that are easy to move the camera to simply by popping it out and placing it back in. This feature also serves as the breakaway protection for increased safety in a crash. The Montaro camera mount clips inside of the rear center vent for easy installation.
Available in seven colors, the $150 Montaro is the first Giro helmet to only be available with MIPS.
As part of their Eurobike festivities, Giro was celebrating 30 years of helmets. Yes it’s been 30 years. To honor the occasion, they have a few new helmets with the graphics inspired by the original lids.
Throughout the clothing, shoes, and helmets, Giro is really working to provide cohesive color schemes with a story that translates through the entire outfit. As part of that, Giro’s clothing has now evolved to include the mountain bike focused Truant Collection, New Road which is now called Venture, Transfer for commuting, and the recently introduced Chrono road group. Truant is starting small with just two simple jerseys and two shorts one each for men and women, but it’s pretty clear this is just the beginning. Based on how many people we know using the New Road clothing for mountain biking, Truant will probably be a hit.
As for the shoes, one of the biggest newsworthy items is the Empire ACC and Republic LX. The two shoes use a reflective coating over the microfiber that is extremely reflective and really makes the shoe pop under any sort of light. Giro claims the coating won’t scratch off which should keep the shoes fresh for years. Even with the new reflective treatment, the shoes keep the same $279 price tag.