Giro Launches Brand New Brain Protection System With Aether Mips Helmet

Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:04 New Mips technology that could prove a 'game changer' in head protection on the bike £260 Giro claims its latest flagship road race helmet tops its previous best – Synthe Mips – both in aero and cooling tests, but the bigger news is a new technology called Mips Spherical that could well be a game changer for the future of head and brain protection for cyclists. Giro was an early adopter of the original Mips system that is now widely accepted and used by many helmet manufacturers. Using Mips as an ‘ingredient’ product to its existing lines, though, Giro felt had a number of compromises, including adding weight, reducing ventilation, and also potentially causing less adjustability and comfort for the user. The Aether helmet, three years in development, is Giro’s answer. It embraces the Mips concept, using the same slip-plane ideology proven ...

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