The Giro Tyrant arrived unsolicited, in a brown box, with no delivery note, and no idea of the contents – it reminded me of the final scene from Se7en.
If we were to categorise the Giro Terraduro shoe, it would be as a Jack of all trades. But does that make it the master of none? Absolutely not.
We loved the original Giro Chamber, but does the Giro Chamber II address the little issues and improved an almost perfect pair of shoes?
We tested the £100 Chronicle previously in last year’s helmet test but Giro Montaro is the next level up in the Giro mountain bike range.
The Giro Jacket II Flat shoe is one of the cheapest, but with a gumwall sole, thick tongue and heel pads and tough materials, the finish doesn’t look cheap.
The Giro Riddance sports Vibram’s stickiest sole to date and a hexagon design sole that bears more than a passing resemblance to a rival brand.
With 14 vents, the Giro Chronicle runs a little hot, but it’s the perfect helmet for harder trail riding — it’s also killer value.
Put the Giro Blok MTB on and the first thing that hits you is the clear, almost completely uninterrupted field of vision.
The Giro Terraduro Mid is a good shoe, comfortable on and off the bike, efficient on the pedals and it’s definitely tough, but the lace flap niggles.
The Giro Chamber is a shoe designed around DH racing and the demands of riding the hardest courses. In fact, Aaron Gwin had a hand in creating them.
At £250 the Giro Switchblade is more expensive than the Bell Super 3R but it feels more substantial, and still good value considering it's 2-for-1.
Coming across like the love-child of a football boot and a 1960’s cycling shoe, there’s no mistaking the distinctive Giro Empire VR90 MTB.
Pretty boy, café-rider looks. The Giro Alpineduro boot offers good warmth and protection, it’s just a shame the laces are so exposed to the elements.
A great, light platform let down by a lack of venting - £69.99
Giro's new Chamber is a minimalist spd bootie promising loads of comfort