View Full Version : Giro Fuse vs. Nine?
11-07-2003, 09:16 AM
Has anyone tried both of these helmets on? How do they compare in fit. I have used the Nine in the past and liked the fit, but after cracking it I need to get a new helmet.
The local shops do not have the fuse.
11-07-2003, 09:24 AM
Make sure you try the Fuse on. They're shaped differently - the fuse is more round and the Nine is more oval. I wanted a Fuse, but the shape won't fit on my head at all, and the Nine fits great.
11-07-2003, 12:21 PM
They do fit diff. I liked the fit on the 9 a bit better, but the on/off vent switch on the Fuse is sweet so that's the way I went.
11-08-2003, 08:52 PM
The fuse is way more expensive. If the nine fits, i'd stick with it. killer helmet. The fuse switch is gimmicky IMHO.
11-09-2003, 09:56 AM
I tried on both and agree with what has been said. The Fuse is actually 1.0 oz heavier than the Nine, but has 4 more vents than the Nine. I took the Nine, cause my head didnt fit right in the Fuse, as well as price being and option.
here is a comparo for you from Giro
11-09-2003, 04:09 PM
Another vote for trying it on before you buy it.
11-10-2003, 03:20 PM
The other nice feature is that there's a second model of the fuse that has a headphone jack in the earflaps. Adds like $10 to the price of the normal model.
11-11-2003, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by altagirl
The other nice feature is that there's a second model of the fuse that has a headphone jack in the earflaps. Adds like $10 to the price of the normal model. That's called their TuneUps series.
FYI: You can add those ear flaps to any Giro 9, 9MX or Fuse by buying a TuneUps earlflap kit.
11-11-2003, 12:22 PM
Nine fits narrow, elongated alien heads - like mine. The nine was one of the few to fit. If your head is round it might not be so great.
Fuse (http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/asp/base_no.71977/str_base_no.71984,71983,71982,71977,71975,71974,71 925,71808,71807,/header_title./page_name.prod_list_display.asp/search_type.L2%7E2246/size1./size2./gender.0/ShowImages.yes/sq.0/cont.1/sqlSearchStr./intPgNo.1/special_type./qx/product.asp)
11-18-2003, 02:10 PM
I also tried on both and ended up going with the 9. Try them both though, as others have already recommended....
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