Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS review

We previously reviewed the Giro Aerohead time trial helmet, but this is its bigger brother, the Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, which at £499 is more than twice the price

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS is fantastic time trial helmet, albeit with a prohibitive price tag. The lack of venting makes it less versatile for some riders and for those individuals I would suggest the less expensive Aerohead. The case, slightly lower weight and additional visor are great, but I feel they are very hard to justify at £260 over the standard version. I love this helmet but if I am honest I would buy the less expensive version. If you are serious about time trials and can afford it, this mega helmet will not leave you disappointed. It is also excellent for Star Wars fancy dress parties.

Reasons to buy
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    Well made and good design

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    Very light

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    Great case

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    Looks cool

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    Very fast

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    Great field of view

Reasons to avoid
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    Costs more than some bikes!

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    Limited venting

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The Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS is the top-end time trial lid from the helmet specialists. At £499 it is more than twice the price of the lower spec Giro Aerohead MIPS we have previously reviewed. The Giro Aerohead has been worn by Rohan Dennis, while riding the fastest ever Tour de France time trial and more recently by Marcin Bialoblocki, while setting the outrageous 16-35 10 mile TT competition record. With its sweeping visor it looks unconventional in design but if it works for the pros, I'm sure it can work for us mortals too.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.