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MIPS helmet

Post by Weealwyn » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi there,
On returning to biking I am looking for a new helmet as mine are all well out of date now.

In the cycling world MIPS is all the talk in helmets. What’s the craic in motorcycle worlds?

I was looking at the Bell adventure lids and there is a £100 almost price difference between MIPS equipped and non.

Any recommendations or thoughts?

Not looking to invest in a ‘forever’ helmet as yet (maybe a Schuberth E1 for that) so budget is important.

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by Steve T » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:23 pm

MIPS???

Whats MIPS?
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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by zimtim » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:46 pm

Steve T wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:23 pm
MIPS???

Whats MIPS?
Impact protection system.
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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:32 pm

I've got a MIPS Bell Adventure helmet.

So far as I can see, MIPS is a thin sheet of plastic that fits between the hard polystyrene foam helmet structure and the liner.

Although an excellent fit, the helmet gets quite uncomfortable after a couple of hours of wearing...I'm thinking of taking the MIPS bit out to see if it makes it any more comfortable.

The non-MIPS helmets may just be cheaper because they are very old.

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:32 pm
....Although an excellent fit, the helmet gets quite uncomfortable after a couple of hours of wearing...
No insult intended but it could just be the shape of your head.
I find Shark helmets really uncomfortable, but my MIPS Bell MX9 Adventure helmet is one of the most comfortable I've ever had.🤔
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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:56 pm

It may well be...the MIPS creates a pressure line on my forehead.

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by FatFreddy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:11 am

I find bell helmets are just the wrong shape for my head.
I found HJC fit lovely and am on my third.
Not gone down the "adventure" helmet route yet. Am considering getting an MX helmet and goggles for trail riding and keeping my existing HJC for longer distances/cold weather.
I suspect MIPs in a motorcycle helmet is a bit of a gimmick as unlike in cycle helmets, your head is held much more firmly in place rendering the MIPs idea a little redundant. But maybe I'm wrong?

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by FatFreddy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:13 am

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:56 pm
It may well be...the MIPS creates a pressure line on my forehead.
Try using your thumbs to compress the polystyrene lining underneath the MIPs where it causes the pressure line perhaps?
Not sure how effective the MIPs is but no harm in keeping it if you can eh?

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by DaveCon » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:52 am

FatFreddy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:11 am
I suspect MIPs in a motorcycle helmet is a bit of a gimmick as unlike in cycle helmets, your head is held much more firmly in place rendering the MIPs idea a little redundant. But maybe I'm wrong?
I think I would agree. My understanding is the MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is there to allow a bit of movement between your helmet and head to prevent the helmet "grabbing" and twisting your head in a different direction to the rest of your body.

Like you say a motorcycle helmet encloses your head and holds it quite firmly, even with open face helmets. A cycle helmet sits more on top of your head.

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Re: MIPS helmet

Post by daveuprite » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:08 am

Fried Egg Sandwich wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 pm
No insult intended but it could just be the shape of your head.

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