Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    948

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light

    So I have a Giro Chronicle helmet and my wife has the Montara.

    I just noticed that hers came with a neat little gizmo that snaps into one of the top venting holes and is a good mounting point for a light or GoPro.

    My Chronicle however does not have this feature and I'm having trouble mounting my Exposure Diablo.

    Anybody suggestions?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MRMOLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,030
    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    So I have a Giro Chronicle helmet and my wife has the Montara.

    I just noticed that hers came with a neat little gizmo that snaps into one of the top venting holes and is a good mounting point for a light or GoPro.

    My Chronicle however does not have this feature and I'm having trouble mounting my Exposure Diablo.

    Anybody suggestions?
    Giro had a accessory Gopro mount on their site. Didn't say which helmets it fit but worth checking out.
    Mole

    https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/...ory-mount.html

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    40
    Not sure what kind of mounting system your light head uses, but here's what I did with my Chronicle with my little KD2 light that uses the standard O-ring mounting system.

    First I bought a pack of the little velcro circular tabs, and a pack of the really meaty industrial velcro. Both with the sticky back.

    I put 2 velcro tabs on the front of the helmet here, and stuck the two mating ones to the back side of an old re-purposed headband O-ring mount - I scavenged it from an old Magicshine light, but I think ActionLED and other sources sell them pretty cheaply;

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162012.jpg

    I attach the O-ring mount to the helmet using the two velcro patches, and slide the other end of the mount into the gap between the helmet and the visor. It holds pretty solidly, and doesn't move around at at all.

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162027.jpg

    I then stuck one side of a strip of the heavy industrial velcro to the back of the helmet, and sewed the mating piece to my nylon battery holder for my 2-cell battery. I stick the battery to my helmet with the velcro because I don't like wires running into my pack or pocket. I use another pair of the little velcro tabs to hold the wire in place where it runs over the helmet, to keep it from flopping around.

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162056.jpg

    The whole setup is pretty solid, with the added bonus that if I clip a branch with the light, it will pop off fairly easily. It takes about 30 seconds to mount the light and battery to the helmet, and the whole thing cost a couple of bucks.

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162131.jpg

    You could probably do something similar with a mounting base for whatever your light head uses (go pro?) - but instead of sticking the mount to the helmet permanently, use heavy duty velcro so you can remove it easily.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162012.jpg  

    Giro Chronicle / trouble mounting helmet light-20181205_162027.jpg  


  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    948
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinB2 View Post
    Not sure what kind of mounting system your light head uses, but here's what I did with my Chronicle with my little KD2 light that uses the standard O-ring mounting system.

    First I bought a pack of the little velcro circular tabs, and a pack of the really meaty industrial velcro. Both with the sticky back.

    I put 2 velcro tabs on the front of the helmet here, and stuck the two mating ones to the back side of an old re-purposed headband O-ring mount - I scavenged it from an old Magicshine light, but I think ActionLED and other sources sell them pretty cheaply;

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20181205_162012.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	225.4 KB 
ID:	1227736

    I attach the O-ring mount to the helmet using the two velcro patches, and slide the other end of the mount into the gap between the helmet and the visor. It holds pretty solidly, and doesn't move around at at all.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20181205_162027.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	191.8 KB 
ID:	1227737

    I then stuck one side of a strip of the heavy industrial velcro to the back of the helmet, and sewed the mating piece to my nylon battery holder for my 2-cell battery. I stick the battery to my helmet with the velcro because I don't like wires running into my pack or pocket. I use another pair of the little velcro tabs to hold the wire in place where it runs over the helmet, to keep it from flopping around.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20181205_162056.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	427.9 KB 
ID:	1227738

    The whole setup is pretty solid, with the added bonus that if I clip a branch with the light, it will pop off fairly easily. It takes about 30 seconds to mount the light and battery to the helmet, and the whole thing cost a couple of bucks.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20181205_162131.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	114.1 KB 
ID:	1227739

    You could probably do something similar with a mounting base for whatever your light head uses (go pro?) - but instead of sticking the mount to the helmet permanently, use heavy duty velcro so you can remove it easily.
    Thank you for this!

    Busy week at work but I hope to get dialed in this weekend.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: akaBrowntown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    454
    I'm not too familiar with the Diablo Exposure, but a quick search shows it is more of a flashlight.

    I went with what some friends suggested and used "two fish lockblocks", which is just a light mount secured by velcro straps. They are cheap and effective - and low profile as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/TwoFish-1-Loc...4278954&sr=8-1


Similar Threads

  1. Giro Chronicle / Helmet light mounting issue
    By racefit in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 5 Days Ago, 06:03 AM
  2. Giro Montaro Helmet - Great Helmet but...
    By mcam in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-11-2018, 09:45 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 07:43 AM
  4. Giro Code $130 and Giro Gauge $80 At Jensonusa
    By Alpenglow in forum Where are the Best Deals?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-28-2013, 08:07 AM
  5. Giro Switchblade. Which Giro helmet is it based on ? n/t
    By Blather in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-31-2004, 03:32 PM

Members who have read this thread: 25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2018 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.