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stronz

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01/01/2014 11:00 PM
Anybody know where I can get one of these helmets? I want to buy a mips equipped helmet and this looks like the best for me - road application is what I'm looking for. Just can't find one to try on anywhere let alone actually purchase. Thanks
stronz

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01/02/2014 07:35 PM
the answer is: my local bike shop! -- turns out they have quite a few in stock. Bought mine today -- medium size comfortable fit. The MIPS insert is simple and very cool. They also had the trabec - aslightly heavier MTB specific helmet MIPS model. The LIN sans visor is lighter than my Bell Sweep. Very happy I got it.
79pmooney

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01/02/2014 08:35 PM
stronz, tell us how you like it after you have ridden it a while. Acceptably cool? Good wheel adjust? It may well be my next helmet and soon. (I wish it was more visible than Oregon green or matt grey.) My next WILL be a MIPS. My last crash convinced me.

My last crash, the strap was loose. The helmet slipped a lot, nearly took off my ear and left my face bleeding in multiple places from the travels of my glasses. But NO concussion! And my last memory was of my helmet grinding into the road. Both sides were trashed. (That last memory wasn't head injury, It was my brain sparing me of what my body was going through. As soon as I stopped sliding/making hamburger, i was totally with it.)

So, tell us what you think.

Ben
stronz

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01/04/2014 12:52 PM
Ben - I will definitely give feedback. The wheel adjuster is smaller than the same part on my Sweep. But functiions the same -- the helmet feels almost identical to the Bell Sweep on my head -- Perhaps it comes down a bit further on the back and it might be just a bit more snug in medium. I feels a lot like the Bell helmets I have used (Giro hemets have never felt good on my head fwiw). Gonna have to wait on the ventilation tll I have a chance to ride in warm weather. It was 2 degrees F here in the northeast today.

Your accident sounds like the helmet rotating was a good thing and that is precisely the idea with MIPS. Helmet rotates so your brain doesnt. Boom
Orange Crush

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01/04/2014 06:40 PM
I wonder if Schumacher was wearing a MIPS helmet when he suffered his life threatening crash this week (he was wearing a helmet) skiing at what now appears was a measly ~20 kph (with his kid) and hitting a rock with his head. What irony for someone racing F1 at crazy speeds.

My worst crash involving banging my head in many many years was last week XC skiing when I hit some unknown obstacle. Completely out of the blue, hard face plant on the snow/ice. Just wearing a tuque of course. Took me a little while to shake it off.
stronz

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01/05/2014 09:29 AM
I was talking to my local bike shop owner about Schumi. Dont know if he was wearing MIPS helmet. Foolish not to but if you hit your head hard enough it doesnt matter at some point. Yes it is ironic tho. What I understand is that he was skiing "pista" -- off the groomed trail which is apparently pretty popular among thrill seekers. It also accounts for a large portion of the serious head injuries. Lesson -- stay on the trail!
Dale

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01/05/2014 10:19 AM
Sounded like Schumacher's crash was slow speed but a direct impact, i.e. no rotational movement. MIPS would have not helped. That's the dilemma with helmet design-- the old designers statement hold some truth-- tell me how you're going to wreck and I'll design the perfect helmet for you.
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