I really can't give this helmet good or bad marks as it didn't fit my head. I have difficulty with finding a helmet that fits me well without any pressure points and I've tried on quite a few. I wanted a XC type helmet and the Athlon looked the biz. I measured my head size and it's within the size range for a medium. I have to mention that I'm Asian and I don't have your typical western shaped head. The helmet didn't fit, there was too much pressure on the side around the temple area. It would be damn nice to get a helmet that fits well. I have a giro xen and it's the only I've found that fits ok but not perfect.