Giro announces all-new helmet, shoes and gloves for the cost-conscious mountain bikers

Giro Source gives you MIPS for not much money
(Image credit: Giro)

Giro has revealed three new items for its 2021 mountain bike gear portfolio. The American brand has launched new comfort and safety solutions for riders who have XC fitness goals but enjoy their singletrack descending in equal measure.

Giro’s most intriguing new mountain bike product release is an affordably priced helmet, called Source, with all the trail riding safety features you’d expect from something at a fuller price point.

The Source has a generous structure, covering the base skull area and is fitted with an energy-absorbing MIPS liner. Ergonomic design details include an adjustable visor, goggle compatibility and the Roc Loc 5 fit system, offering vertical adjustability.

Although the Source has comprehensive head coverage, Giro’s industrial designers have managed to package 16 vents into the helmet’s structure, allowing for generous airflow when riding.  

Available in men’s sizes S-XL and women’s S-M, the Source is priced at $120.

Rincon shoe and Havoc gloves could classify as 'downcountry' gear

Rincon shoe and Havoc gloves could classify as 'downcountry' gear (Image credit: Giro)

Gloved and ready to pedal

Giro is renowned for its impressive range of riding shoes and the latest addition is the company’s Rincon. It combines both XC and trail shoe features, delivering a product that is efficiently low in mass (340g), but also very comfortable in all conditions – even off the bike.

The Rincon uses Giro’s Synchwire structure, which is a single-piece upper constructed from bonded thermoplastic polyurethane and mesh. Synchwire allows for superior ventilation without sacrificing the Rincon’s structural rigidity.

Delivering the best possible fit, and reducing possible slippage, is a dual-fastening system using both BOA dial and a Velcro strap technology.

The single BOA L6 specification dial links its stainless steel lacing through three tightening loops, to ensure appropriate pressure distribution and optimal snugness. This configuration also offers intuitive adjustability on the bike.

Recognising the need for walking traction on those hike-a-bike detours, Giro’s designers added rubber tread patches to the Rincon’s nylon and glass-fibre sole. For those riders who are going to use it in severe winter riding conditions, there is two toe spike mounting point at the front of the shoe.

The Rincon is available in men's sizes 39-50, and women's sizes 36-46, priced at $150.

Giro’s latest mountain bike glove design is the Havoc, following a minimalist design philosophy to deliver that natural feel desired by many riders.

Impact pads are present on the knuckle edges, but the glove’s palm is hewn from lean woven polyester and has a 0.65mm AxSuede covering. Ensuring that your Strava and social media always updated, even when out on the trail, the Havoc gloves are touch screen compatible and retail for $40.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.