Watch out folks, NEW PRODUCT ALERT — And it’s one I’ve personally been really looking forward to!
We are very excited to have just received our first shipment of the brand new MIPS equipped Bontrager Helmet line!
The big questions: What is MIPS? And why should I care if my helmet comes with it?
Great questions, thank you for asking. MIPS or Multi-Directional Impact Protection System is a technology that, in it’s most basic sense, helps protect your noggin better in real-life scenario crashes. As with anything in RL (that’s hip slang for Real Life), bicycle crashes are unpredictable. When falling/crashing/being hit, the impact upon your brain bucket can come from any angle and can exude many different types of forces. MIPS explains that “in a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System is subjected to an angled impact, the low friction layer allows the helmet to slide relative to the head.” Below is a great video explaining the history of the MIPS Brain Protection System. This short video also shows some great tech info on why and how helmets equipped with this system can help keep your brain safer!
Below are some shots of the MIPS Brain Protection System in action on the new Bontrager lids.
We’ll be stocking two different models of these high-tech helmet options, the Bontrager Solstice MIPS and the Bontrager Rally MIPS.
The Solstice – $59.99 : A more basic styled helmet that’s a great option for the average rider concerned about increased safety and reducing their risk of concussion in the unfortunate event of a crash. Commuters, trail riders, and just the everyday recreation cyclists will enjoy this offering.
The Rally – $119.99 : A slightly more performance oriented trail style helmet is the perfect option for any and all mountain bikers. If you’re ripping through the woods, getting as gnar as possible, you’re naturally much more prone to taking the occasional spill — keep that thinker working at peak performance! Along with MIPS, the Rally sports an adjustable visor and an in-mold composite skeleton for comfort, form, and function.
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