Giro invited us to go for a ride with them to check out their new Switchblade MIPS helmet. Check out some of our first impressions of the helmet inside.
Photos: Giro, Robin O’Neil
If you haven’t read the key details on the Switchblade be sure to check that out to learn the basics of their new MIPS.
Giro assembled everyone and we made our way to Pemberton for a ride with Richie Rude, Cody Kelly, and the Giro crew.
Yeti provided some loaner SB 6C bikes which were quite the hit among the attendees for the terrain.
Cody Kelly has been on the Giro Switchblade MIPS for some time now and we snapped a few pictures of him wearing it at Sea Otter this year as some of you were wondering what helmet he was using.
Giro presented the details you’ve read earlier so we’ll skip over that in the interest of space. Key bullet points were
Fitting helmets is hard to gauge unless they’re on riders. Below you can see how the three sizes they’re offering fit on a wide range of faces well.
The helmet has a secure fit and Giro spent quite a bit of time to get things right. The roc-loc knob on the rear allows things to be snugged up nicely once the helmet is on for a secure fit. The roc-loc adjustable fit system is designed to not be accidentally released by backpacks and neck braces.
Overall we were pleased with the helmet and riders will certainly enjoy the benefits of Giro’s latest helmet. You’ll be able to order the helmet next week for $250. Robin took a ton of detailed pictures and we’ve linked a big gallery below if you’re keen on looking at more pictures from the event.