While the fundamental principle of all quality bike helmets is to reduce as much energy as possible in the event of impact, the goal of the Giro MIPS-equipped helmets is to also reduce rotational forces that might be transmitted to the brain.
According to Giro, helmets equipped with this technology can reduce the amount of this force. This is done via the interior capsule being able to move as much as 10 to 15mm upon impact, effectively adding another dimension of energy absorption.
MIPS equipped Giro helmets have earned high praise from riders and researchers alike. The company has produced this informative video to help explain the MIPS system.
“There is still a lot to do and a lot to learn about the human brain,” Peter Halldin of MIPS says in the video.
Ongoing Helmet Research
“I think the whole helmet industry will make a huge step forward in the next 5-years when it comes to protecting the head,” Mr Halldin added.
Along with MIPS, the Giro Synthe is a light-weight helmet that combines a cutting-edge aerodynamic profile with fantastic venting & cooling ability. Key features include the company’s ‘Roc Loc’ 2-way fit tuning, aero mesh panels, and a dedicated port for securely docking eyewear. For further details visit http://www.giro.com