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    Disappointed with the Giro Atmos

    While I was at REI today, I came across this super nice Giro Atmos for only $99. Normally, they are $175. Even though the color wasn't my first choice, I bought it anyway since an Atmos in Large is difficult to find on sale.



    Then, I came home and discovered this:



    What a disappointment. For a product that normally sells for $175, I would expect it to be made in the USA. Funny thing is, Giro's headquarters is about 5 miles from me.
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    im pretty sure chinesse helmets are just as safe as american helmets. its a giro after all.

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    It's only $175.00 because it is made in China. A select few would pay the price for an American made lid.

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    $175. Overpriced. I agree with you that it's a letdown. But it's also a case of mind over matter. If you can get over that it's manufactured there, and you can accept that its price is probably way over inflated and have no problems buying it, then it will not matter...unless the thing's comfort does not meet your expectations, but then again, if you can get over that as well, then you'll be fine.
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    Plastic fantastic! it hurts when you hit too! I think there are mostly for show.

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    I just like that you bought what's basically a road helmet, didn't like that it was made in China, and decided you should post this in the ALL Mountain Forum.
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    So are you disappointed with everything you buy?
    F@%K! Where the hell did that tree come from?!

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    Might have been made in China, but it was DESIGNED in the USA!!!

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    i know how you can get them good. ride without a helmet!

    that'll show those red commie f'ers! do it!

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