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Giro says its new Synthe is its most aerodynamically efficient road helmet - but it's also very well ventilated at both fast and slow speeds, light, and comfortable

Giro Synthe helmet review

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October 22, 00:10

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Aero road helmets have historically been an exercise in compromise: you could have a speedy shape, good ventilation, low weight, or sleek aesthetics but not all four. Giro finally breaks that paradigm with the new Synthe.

The Synthe admittedly doesn't look like many other aero helmets, aside from its notably trim profile – not only does it fit close to the top and sides of your head, it also sports a distinctly clipped tail that's fast becoming the norm with modern road lids. While we weren't able to verify this in a wind tunnel, Giro boldly claims that the Synthe's sleek shape and unusual 'Aero Mesh' side panels lend it...

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