Is MIPS actually safer?
MIPS is about safety pure and simple. Reducing rotational force, MIPS helmets lessen the chance of concussion, more so than non-MIPS helmets, and other brain injuries.
Are mountain bike helmets safer?
The latest finding from the STAR protocol finds that road cycling helmets offer more and better safety protection (including protection from concussions), compared to MTB trail riding/non-road helmet. Also, helmets with MIPS (or similar technology) perform better than helmets without.
Is it worth paying extra for MIPS?
MIPS helmets provide an extra degree of safety for all bike riders. So if you’re ready to replace your old helmet, the extra $20 or so to upgrade from a non-MIPS to MIPS-equipped model is well-worth the price.
What is the benefit of a MIPS helmet?
Defining MIPS helmets
The purpose of MIPS is to reduce rotational motion on the head – and thus, the brain – in the event of impact, by allowing the helmet to rotate independently. In more basic terms, MIPS technology allows the helmet to move around your head during a crash or other impact.