MIPS sets a new standard in helmet safety. Developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head. In a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System is subjected to an angled impact, the low friction layer allows the helmet to slide relative to the head.
You should absolutely ALWAYS wear a helmet wherever you ride. Even a low-speed fall on a bicycle can scramble your brains. Statistics show the average cyclist can pretty much expect to experience a crash, sooner or later and head injuries cause 75% of bicycle deaths. Not surprisingly, research shows helmet use has been estimated to reduce head injury risk by 85%. Here are tips on how to choose the right bicycle helmet.