University study rates helmets for safety

University study rates helmets for safety

When it comes to protection, are all bike helmets the same? And does MIPS actually work? A new helmet-safety rating program created by Virginia Tech and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) answers these questions and awarded star ratings to 30 popular helmets. Best road bike helmets: 16 of our top picks Best aero road helmets - 8 tested and rated Lifting the lid on the helmet debate In Virginia Tech's testing, cost did not predict performance; the $200 Bontrager Ballista MIPS and the $75 Specialized Chamonix MIPS were among the four helmets that scored 5 stars. The $165 Lazer Genesis was one of two to get 2 stars, and the rest of the 30 models fell in the 3- to 4-star range. “Our goal with these ratings is to give cyclists an evidence-based tool for making informed decisions about how to reduce their risk of injury,” says Steve ...

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