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Giro Cinder vs Giro Agilis

When doing all kinds of activities, prioritizing safety can be your most important thing to do, other than said activities. This also includes hobbies and sport. In cycling, for example, a helmet can be one of many equipment that you can use to protect yourself. Today, we will take a look and compare two bike helmets made by a well-known bike equipment producer, Giro. To be exact, we will take a look at the Giro Cinder MIPS and the Giro Agilis MIPS helmet and see, which one is the best one for you to buy.

Giro Cinder MIPS Helmet

First, let us take a look into the Giro Cinder MIPS helmet. This helmet is made specially to protect you when you are cycling in and around the city. With that in mind, this helmet is having a characteristic of being light to wear and also stylish. Read also: Bell Super DH MIPS vs Giro Switchblade MIPS.

The Giro Cinder MIPS helmet comes with many configurations of colors and three sizes that you can choose when you want to buy this helmet. Some of the many colors available are green, white, gray, black, and the rest being a combination of two or more of said colors. For its size, it has a small, medium, and large helmet, which gives you the option to find one size that is most suitable for you to wear.

For its specification, the Giro Cinder obviously supports the MIPS protection system, as the name implied. MIPS or Multi-directional Impact Protection System is a protection system that is located inside the helmet to protect your head and especially your brain from unwanted damage from being hit. The protection system itself is located between the padding and EPS foam shell which reduces the impact leftover that has been absorbed by the outer and inner shell of the helmet.

Giro CinderGiro Agilis
Product Dimensions11.81 x 9.45 x 7.4 inches0.01 x 0.01 x 0.01 inches
Shipping Weight1.59 Pounds0.01 Ounces
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The Giro Cinder uses In Mold Construction technique which then is reinforced by thermoforming a roll cage on top of all the protection it has. For the material itself, Giro Cinder uses Polycarbonate Shell which assures the toughness of the outer shell of the helmet.

Since its conception as a helmet that is suitable for city use, the Giro Cinder helmet has come with big amounts of vents with it. To be exact, there are 26 vents available in the helmet which allows it to better ventilate the inside of the helmet and reduce the chance of your head being overheated due to the lack of ventilation. It is then boosted with Air-FX padding that is used as interior inside the Giro Cinder, making it easier for airflow to move.

The Giro Cinder helmet does not have multiple versions of itself for specific gender as the helmet is design by being unisex. The Giro Cinder helmet also uses a Roc Loc 5 fit system that allows you to adjust the helmet fitting with ease. This fit system enables you to change the fit of your helmet even with one hand with ease, giving you the advantage of fitting while riding.

Giro Agilis MIPS Helmet

Next, we will take a look into another Giro helmet, which is the Giro Agilis MIPS helmet. The Giro Agilis can be said as a helmet that is fit for all types of road while still offering the feel of being stylish.

For the Giro Agilis helmet, there are 7 color variations that you can choose to your liking. Some of these colors are green, white, black, and a mix of these three colors. However, this helmet is very limited in terms of size, as the helmet only has one option of size, which is small. As previously mentioned, the Giro Agilis is one of those helmets that is made by having multi purpose in mind. The Giro Agilis design features can be said with a helmet that mixes between plenty of vents to give good ventilations and more coverage compared to city helmet, yet less compared to dedicated mountain bike helmet.

Just like the Giro Cinder, the Giro Agilis is also equipped with MIPS protection system as the name implies. The helmet uses In Mold construction technique in the form of four interlocking polycarbonate shells as the outer shell of the helmet. While it is made with a mix and match of two types of helmets, the Giro Agilis is most suitable to be used when you are cycling in the city compared to when you are off-road or on the mountain. This is due to the helmet still offering you less protection when compared to dedicated helmets.

Also, as previously mentioned, this helmet has a huge number of vents available in it. To be exact, there are 32 vents all around the helmet, giving it superior air ventilation inside the helmet when compared to most other helmets in the market. While women can use this helmet, the helmet itself is more targeted towards male users with its design, which might cause it to be uncomfortable when used by women instead.

Other than  the many vents and the MIPS protection system, the Giro Cinder also featured the usual Roc Loc 5 fit system, just like any other Giro’s helmet. This will allow the user to fit the tension of the helmet even with one hand with ease, allowing you to fit it while also riding the bike. 

Giro Cinder vs Giro Agilis

- MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab
- MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash
- COMFORT: Easily adjust vertical position and tension with the Roc Loc 5 fit system
- VENTILATION: 26 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling
- MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab
- MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash
- COMFORT: Easily adjust vertical position and tension with the Roc Loc 5.5 fit system
- VENTILATION: 32 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling

Conclusion

All in all, if you are looking for a new helmet for when you are cycling in and around the city, then I recommend you to get your hands on the Giro Cinder MIPS helmet. For its price of 150 to 160 USD, you already receive plenty of features that usually come in even higher priced helmets. From its multiple layers of protection such as the MIPS protection system, its construction reinforcement, and the base material itself, you can be rest assured that the helmet will do its job wonderfully in the urban environment. While it lacks the huge amount of vents compared to the Giro Agilis helmet, the one that is available on the Giro Cinder is already sufficient enough for you to not feel overheated when wearing it.