Giro’s new products for Fall 2022 ranged from MTB gloves and shoes, to aero road gloves, to MTB-friendly casual commuter shoes. And a dedicated commuter bike helmet with front and rear lights, plus a Bluetooth remote to control its turn signals.
Giro Formula & Formula Pro trail shoes
Designed as a high-performance “Fun country” trail shoe, the new Formula Pro is as much for pedaling as descending, and to be comfortable doing both all day.
It gets a new Sensor rubber compound they say is durable yet grippy with a medium durometer that works well in the wet and dry. That material is co-molded with a carbon-composite outsole that’s shaped into smaller lugs under the rubber.
This design puts a thinner layer of rubber over top, so the lugs are better support and there’s less overall weight, but also eliminates adhesive and any chance of delamination. The Formula Pro gets two BOA dials and will retail for $300/pair.
The Formula gets essentially the same exact construction, just with one less BOA dial. It comes in a women’s version, too. MSRP is $250.
Giro Tracker & Tracker Fastlace MTB/commuter shoes
If you’re looking for a casual MTB shoe that’s great for beginners, or a serious commuter shoe that has the technical look and feel you’re used to on your performance bike, the new Trackers are it. Price is $110 for the Fastlace version, and $130 for the BOA equipped model.
They’re built similarly to Giro’s more aggressive flat pedal MTB shoes, but with a slimmer profile and lighter weight materials. The Tack Rubber outsole provides plenty of grip on pins, with a sole stiff enough for good foot support on singletrack, but something you could still walk around the store in. Available soon.
Giro Gnar Glove MTB gloves
The new Giro Gnar mountain bike glove gets D3O impact protection materials across the knuckles and fingers. The back of the hand is a lightweight, breathable Airprene material, which along with the Bravo microfiber palm is part of their Renew series of recycled materials. MSRP is $50.
Giro Supernatural Light road gloves
Giro was the first to use Elastic Interface’s seamless padding on a glove, and now they’re streamlining it even more by using a sleek pull-on design with no closure. Als0 $50, these stretched well when we tried them on, so might be worth sizing down one size or (ideally) trying on at your local bike shop.
Giro Ethos commuter helmet with turn signals
The Giro Ethos is a new deep coverage urban cycling helmet that not only builds in front and rear lights, but also turn signals. With standard white front and red rear lights, they switch amber when you indicate a turn using the included Bluetooth handlebar remote control.
The lights provide 360º visibility, and can be toggled between steady and flashing modes during normal use.
The remote lets you switch modes and indicate that you’re turning. Once you’ve clicked L or R to signal a turn, it’ll beep lightly, much like your car’s turn signals click to remind you that they’re on. And if you don’t hear it or tune out, they’ll automatically turn off after 120 seconds and go back to your normal front and rear light output.
MSRP is $250 for the standard version, and $280 with a clear face shield that protects your eyes from wind and rain.
Other than the Tracker shoes, everything else shown here starts shipping in late Fall 2022.