Look at the bar for elevated for safety in mountain bike helmets with the Kortal MIPS Race. The new POC helmet, which is arguably the safest mountain bicycle helmet produced, is for trail and enduro riders who drive their limits.
The major innovation is MIPS Integra, a new invisible, in-molded update of Mips. Silicone-crammed pads (related to people POC utilised in its SPIN method) slide on a low-friction layer built into the helmet’s EPS foam, cutting down rotational forces on your brain in a crash. The in-molded layer allows helmet pads move in any route on impression and the new design gets rid of Mips signature yellow plastic layer that was awkward, pulled hair, and also limited helmet vent structure.
But that’s not the only “new” in the Kortal Race MIPS. The helmet’s visor, which can be raised high sufficient to perch goggles on the brim of the helmet beneath, snaps off if it’s hyperextended, lessening the prospect of neck injury. Aramid bridges involving the helmet’s oversized vents preserve it from disintegrating on effect. The helmet exponentially surpasses conventional bicycle protection benchmarks. A RECCO reflector inside of the helmet helps rescuers come across you in the backcountry. And if you have a crash lousy adequate that you just cannot talk for on your own, rescuers can accessibility your health-related details, title, birthdate, emergency get in touch with, and much more by way of a scannable chip.
Right after two months of screening, we can also affirm that the helmet is the most snug mountain bicycle helmet POC has ever built. 8 vents in the entrance, 3 on prime, and five outsized exhaust ports in the rear retained my head neat. And the in-molded Mips system synced seamlessly with POC’s helmet harness. Gone are the times of my POC helmet driving forward and rattling all-around on a rocky downhill. The Kortal Mips stayed planted in position, and was so totally free of rattle, it felt like it experienced suspension. [$250, na.pocsports.com]