It took a lot of fiddling to get the straps straight and the Acu-Dial retention device centred on this helmet. Giro’s strap buckles are some of the best in the business, so once set up they never slid down or popped open unexpectedly.
There’s no vertical adjustment on the retainer but the dial sits so low it’s not really necessary. Internally the Indicator gets the same clip-in sweat pads as the Bell Slant, and luckily they’re just as easy to clean.
Venting is also good, although the hard body doesn’t extend down at the back as much as some. This exposes more EPS, and from a cosmetic point of view our test lid is already starting to look battered. The simple clip-on visor is tame looking, but the Indicator looks as good without it, and at least it’s at the right height. There are more durable and better-fitting helmets here, however, for the money the Indicator is hard to beat and a great helmet for the first timer.
Mbr rating: 9