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New at Crankworx: 2014 Giro Cipher Helmet

Kurt Sorge Shows Off His New Lid

Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Morgan Taylor.
August 12th, 2013

Cruising the pits at Crankworx today we ran into Kurt Sorge just as he had received a fresh downhill helmet from Giro. The Cipher looks to be the replacement for the long-tenured Remedy full face, with a number of updates that should fire some synapses.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

The new Giro Cipher full face looks to be set to take the place of the Remedy. This is Sorge’s composite version, with a carbon one on the way.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

The Cipher’s nose piece has been smoothed out and brought back a touch closer to the face. The goggle opening has been enlarged as well.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

Ventilation has improved with big vents up front. The visor is only attached at the sides, and has a camera mount – and hopefully light mount in the future?

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

Pads can be removed while the helmet is still on your head.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

The black mesh has a pocket for earphones.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

Only the flattest of flat black for Sorge.

Kurt Sorge, Sorge, Giro, helmet, Cipher, Giro Cipher, 2014

Kurt Sorge with last year’s Remedy and his new Cipher. Ready to rock for Joyride on Saturday.


Could you see the Cipher on your noggin? Should Giro re-introduce the Switchblade? Weigh in the comments below…

  • Dirk

    Anybody else sick of energy drink sponsors? Is the next generation going to be nothing but toothless punks, hopped up on goofballs?