Giro – Interbike 2011

by Brian Mullin on September 30, 2011

Giro had a couple new items for 2012, the most interesting was the All Mountain Feature helmets and the Privateer shoe. The Feature is meant for All Mountain and Trail usage, and is a cross between a skate board design and a more traditional cross country. It has excellent coverage, drooping deeply towards the neck, and up and over the ears, and has a full-face helmet type visor which to rotate 15 degrees. In keeping with a more cross country feel, it has 12 ventilation holes with internal channeling for cooling, and uses their In-Form fit system, and has internal fore-and-aft tilt adjustment. It uses the industry-standard In-Mold polycarbonate shell with EPS foam liner, weighs in at 305 grams and costs only $75.
 Giro Feature Specs:

  • MSRP: $75
  • Usage: All-mountain, Trail Ride, Super-D
  • Features: Adjustable moto-style visor
  • Construction: In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell with EPS liner
  • Fit System: In-Form
  • Ventilation: 12 Vents with internal channeling

The new Privateer shoe gets some of the trickle down technology from the top of the line Code, but at a much better price point. The outsole is comprised of the DuPont Zytel nylon sole for stiffness and power, dual-density high traction lugs, and a mid-foot scuff guard for grip when not clipped-in, and to protect the sole. The upper is made from a breathable synthetic microfiber, and includes a warp around welded scuff guard for durability, well padded tongue, and for closure, it uses a ratcheting buckle, and offset Velcro straps to alleviate pressure spots. The insole uses a molded EVA footbed with medium arch support, and Aegis anti-microbial treatment for odor control. They come in White/Black and Black, and are available in full sizes from 39-48, and half sizes from 39.5-46.5, and weigh approximately 350 grams each.

 Giro Privateer Specs: 

  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Upper: High-quality, breathable microfiber. Strong and secure ratcheting buckle closure (replaceable). Offset strap “D-ring” at mid-foot
  • Outsole: DuPont™ Zytel® nylon. High traction lugged outsole. Mid-foot scuff guard. Accommodates steel toe spikes
  • Footbed: Molded EVA footbed with medium arch support. Aegis® anti-microbial treatment
  • Weight: 350 grams (size 42.5)

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