Contemplate the bar for lifted for security in mountain bicycle helmets with the Kortal MIPS Race. The new POC helmet, which is arguably the safest mountain bicycle helmet created, is for trail and enduro riders who push their boundaries.
The huge innovation is MIPS Integra, a new invisible, in-molded update of Mips. Silicone-loaded pads (comparable to those people POC made use of in its SPIN system) slide on a lower-friction layer crafted into the helmet’s EPS foam, minimizing rotational forces on your mind in a crash. The in-molded layer allows helmet pads transfer in any course on impression and the new style eliminates Mips signature yellow plastic layer that was uncomfortable, pulled hair, and also restricted helmet vent style.
But that is not the only “new” in the Kortal Race MIPS. The helmet’s visor, which can be lifted substantial ample to perch goggles on the brim of the helmet beneath, snaps off if it’s hyperextended, lessening the likelihood of neck injuries. Aramid bridges among the helmet’s oversized vents continue to keep it from disintegrating on impression. The helmet exponentially surpasses typical bicycle security requirements. A RECCO reflector inside the helmet allows rescuers discover you in the backcountry. And if you have a crash undesirable ample that you cannot discuss for you, rescuers can entry your health-related information and facts, title, birthdate, emergency contact, and a lot more by a scannable chip.
Right after two weeks of testing, we can also confirm that the helmet is the most snug mountain bicycle helmet POC has at any time created. 8 vents in the front, 3 on major, and five oversized exhaust ports in the rear held my head awesome. And the in-molded Mips system synced seamlessly with POC’s helmet harness. Long gone are the times of my POC helmet using ahead and rattling close to on a rocky downhill. The Kortal Mips stayed planted in area, and was so cost-free of rattle, it felt like it experienced suspension. [$250, na.pocsports.com]
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