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Giro’s Audio Series II helmets

(giro.com; $140—$200). The headphones are built into ear pads, and a split cord (with volume control) runs to both your iPod and cell phone, so you can groove on the way down, then blab on the way up—though we’d prefer you refrained from the latter.