Giro Rift Helmet - This is a mid price point helmet (retailing for around $50). This design was done at a time when the Giro design language was changing to have a more edgy, updated feel. The above image is a presentation model used for sales meetings the year this helmet was released.
The rear 3/4 view of the helmet is always the hardest...
Early clay work... but it's not really working out.
The FIRST full size 1/2 model. I thought I was finished... but after a marketing review, the team decided that while it looked great, it was too similar to another helmet. So I had to redo the whole thing...!
The approved final direction. Bondo/Urethane model. This model is completely drafted for tooling, and all the parting lines worked out by hand.
Final design was scanned, and is being machined. This model was then cleaned up, hand finished, and shipped to the factory.
Giro Rift Helmet


The Rift's design brings features and styling inspired by Giro's premium trail riding helmets, like durable In-Mold construction and a removable visor, to recreational riders.

The fit adjustments are fast and easy to make with the Acu Dial™ system, and 24 big vents pull in cool fresh air to enhance comfort in almost any conditions.

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Kyle Ellison
Sr. Industrial Designer | Soft and Hard goods... Austin, TX