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Louis Garneau Diamond Helmet
- Item: LGN0156 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 292 g
The Garneau Diamond Helmet is their top-of-the-line model. It's one of their lightest helmets, with structural elements that make it both beautiful and tough. One important detail that we like about the Diamond is its MSB (Monocoque Structural Base). This means that the in-molded micro-shell wraps around the bottom of the helmet and into the interior. The second major structural component is Garneau's "Composite Reinforcement." The bridges of silver carbon that you see exposed continue underneath the plastic shell and are all connected. This web of composite material, similar to what's used in motorcycle helmets, will give you superior impact protection and the helmet will resist coming apart if you crash. This works in conjunction with their Exo-Insert, two thin strips of plastic shell that are molded into the interior. It's one of the most impressive efforts by a helmet manufacturer to offer substantial armament in a stylish and still lightweight package.
In addition to offering supreme protection for your head, the Garneau Diamond has their Spiderlock Elite retention system. It hangs separately from the webbing straps and is free to move up or down before you dial it in for a perfect fit. To tighten it, simply use one hand to turn the adjustment wheel and it takes up any extra space. Fitting the web straps is easy because Garneau uses a camlocking slider on each side. There won't be any excuse for loose straps at the temple.
Garneau went with a more is more approach to make sure the Diamond has unmatched ventilation. It has a whopping 40 vents to ensure you keep your cool when the racing heats up, and their Airdry padding system is washable to keep it from getting too funky in the in the middle of summer.
The Garneau Diamond Helmet comes in White and is available in three sizes -- Small, Medium, and Large. It includes decal sheets in six different colors that allow you to customize it to match your team's kit.