Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet
Ultimate speed requires something truly special. With the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Giro moved the needle a step forward with speed shape and added MiPS for protection, but it was the use of TeXtreme™ carbon for the shell that made it- Ultimate. The shell saves weight, and adds significant strength and protection from impact. Speed and safety are a tenuous pairing. We know that we take risks to find speed and we accept the tradeoff, however we do seek to mitigate the risks and keep ourselves whole to race again, and enjoy our time with friends and family. Advances in equipment, if not our judgment, make much of this possible. The MIPS protection system has added a measurable element of brain health and safety to every helmet that was designed to accommodate it. Giro has adopted MiPS for many helmet models and we are pleased to see it in aerodynamic road and TT/Tri designs. But with the use of TeXtreme™, the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS aero helmet provides the highest level of safety available today. Structurally, with the real world proven leading edge shape of the Aerohead design, but without the comfort and (and drag inducing) ventilation with the standard Aerohead MIPS WindTunnel™ vents, the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet simply delivers the cleanest aerodynamics and gives you confidence to chase your ultimate speed.
The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS helmet shape includes a massive, full 180° shield with optics by Zeiss. The vented shield integrates perfectly with the helmet and its magnetic anchor attachment system ensures smooth transitions throughout and allows the shield to flip up for storage as well. The actual helmet shape is pure aero, but in some ways evocative of standard road helmet with limited ventilation. The polycarbonate shell and In-Mold construction provide the standard CPSC-required impact protection. With the addition of the MIPS layer and Giro's secure, comfortable Roc-Loc Air retention system, the helmet is secure, with excellent protection. This is all augmented by Giro's Super Fit™ engineering, which ensures that the three available sizes fit the best range of head sizes and shapes with the necessary comfort and security.
So why pay for TeXtreme™? Giro states: "TeXtreme’s wide and flat fibers fit closer together than conventional round carbon fibers and require less of the resin used to bind fibers together. In the case of the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, TeXtreme enabled us to create an ultralight shell that’s tougher, stiffer and stronger than Giro’s offered before. Most importantly, TeXtreme offers impressive high-energy impact management." That is all pretty concise. It is clear that Giro feels the investment in the carbon is worth the cost. We do believe cyclists trust in their equipment and the level of trust is part of what allows them to push their own limits. When tenths of seconds or a few watts determine results, those users who have ultimate trust will push harder. With so many compromises in handling capability and balance in aerodynamic bike designs with a steep seattube angle, if the rider believes the helmet will save them in the event of an accident, they may well push harder- if not exactly throwing caution to the wind. This the rider the Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet was developed and built for.
Giro's sponsored pro cyclists and triathletes who are willing to push at the highest possible levels for maximum performance choose the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet. In truly hot weather, the standard Aerohead MIPS might be the choice for it's open ventilation system, but when the rider can balance heat and in-helmet temperature at tolerable levels, the Ultimate is the only way to go. It is a huge investment, but if you have decided to leave it all on the course this season, the Ultimate is ready for you.
- Compact aero helmet, proven leading-edge shape, integrated shield design, MIPS
- Ideal for events where speed is the Ultimate goal, and safety is paramount
- TeXtreme™ carbon fiber shell with in-molded EPS liner, MIPS layer
- Zeiss Optics shield with magnetic anchor attachment system, 180° vision
- Same wind-cheating silhouette as the leading-edge Aerohead, without vents
- Internal channeling and exhaust to keep you as cool as it can
- Super Fit engineering, RocLoc Air retention system
- Vented shield, vented over brow, shell venting
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
- Colors: Carbon Black, White
- Weight: 450 grams (Medium)