Giro Air Attack Shield helmet review

The Giro Air Attack Shield is an aero road helmet designed to offer plenty of ventilation in a lightweight package - does it succeed?

Giro Air Attack Shield helmet

Giro Air Attack Shield helmet

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality construction that fits comfortably and provides adequate ventilation in a lightweight package. If you want the ultimate aero gains, look for a long tail helmet - but if you can only make room for one helmet, and need one that can give you an aero edge when you race whilst being practical elsewhere, this could be for you.

Reasons to buy
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    Provides ventilation when moving

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited appeal

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Giro Air Attack construction

The Giro Air Attack Shield is a lightweight, aero helmet designed to save you a few watts whilst still offering enough ventilation so that you can get to the sprint with a fresh head.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.