Giro Sport Design has announced the new Aerohead MIPS and Aerohead Ultimate MIPS helmets.
The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS reportedly features the fastest helmet shape Giro has ever tested, plus MIPS multi-directional impact protection system, and the ventilation of Roc Loc Air.
The helmet will be available this summer in two versions: the Aerohead MIPS (with venting for longer timed events) at RRP £229.99 and the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, featuring a TeXtreme shell to combine a smaller frontal area and reduced venting for even less drag at RRP £499.99.
Rob Wesson, Giro Director of Helmet R&D said: “In 1985, Giro pioneered the aerodynamic helmet with the original Advantage. The Aerohead MIPS is our fastest helmet ever and represents the culmination of everything we have learned over the past 30 years. In addition, we have been able to integrate MIPS to provide more protection in certain impacts, as well as including the Roc Loc Air fit system and hydrophilic padding to improve ventilation and cooling.
"With its combination of reduced drag, MIPS, and increased comfort, the Aerohead MIPS simply wouldn’t have been possible only a few years ago. By utilizing a TeXtreme carbon fibre shell for the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, we were able to further reduce frontal area, making our fastest shape ever even faster.”
The newly designed helmets have already achieved positive reults when used in the Tour de France and UCI Track World Cups.