MIPS sounds like it could be a character name in an upcoming Disney movie. But if you haven’t heard of this new bike helmet safety tech, let us make a quick introduction. MIPS is short for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, an internal helmet technology that reduces rotational forces when your head takes a bounce. Testing shows this can reduce the amount of force absorbed by your brain during certain kinds of crashes.
A MIPS-equipped helmet doesn’t have a different fit or feel than a regular helmet. Better still, weight and ventilation are unaffected by the added protection. MIPS technology isn’t limited to one particular brand, either. Here at Bicycle Sport, several helmet models from Giro and POC are MIPS-loaded and ready to ride.
Now, does all this new MIPS stuff mean your current – or even brand new helmet – is unsafe? Not necessarily. If you got your helmet at Bicycle Sport, then you’ve got a helmet that meets all current bike helmet safety standards. That’s all we sell. But, if your helmet is a couple of years old, has been involved in a crash, or if you value safety as equally as other tech upgrades, it’s time to upgrade. And a MIPS helmet can add an extra layer of protection where it counts.