The chinbar is easy to remove – just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and take off – and it’s just as easy to reinstall. Another boast-worthy feature on the Switchblade MIPS® is the Roc Loc Air DH fit system, which has a bumper around the dial to prevent accidental adjustments if your helmet contacts your backpack or neck brace – all while keeping you cool. When the chinbar comes off, Wind Tunnel cheek pad ventilation adds even more cooling power as you start to climb. Plus, the full-cut style gives this helmet an aggressive look and provides ASTM certified coverage even when the chinbar is removed. When your ride is all about descending, your helmet should be too, and the Switchblade MIPS is the only removable chinbar helmet that is truly built for the down.
MIPS: MIPS-Equipped – to redirect impact energy, providing more protection in certain impacts
SAFETY: Removable chin bar
CONSTRUCTION: In mold construction
VISOR: P.O.V. Plus visor
NUMBER OF VENTS: 20
INTERIOR/LINER TYPE: Hydrophilic x-static anti-microbial padding
VENTILATION TYPE: Internal channeling & wind tunnel cheek pad ventilation
FIT SYSTEM: ROC LOC Air DH
ELECTRONICS COMPATIBILITY: Spare visor with camera mount
CERTIFICATION: U.S.: CPSC bicycle for ages 5+, E.U.: CE EN1078
HYDROPHILIC PADDING: The Hydrophilic Pad can absorb up to 10 times its own weight in water, helping you manage sweat while riding. The pad retains moisture to prevent sweat from dripping into your eyes, and then dries quickly. The antimicrobial, X-Static lining helps to reduce odor, keeping your helmet fresh.
HARDSHELL WITH IN-MOLD HARDBODY™ LOWER WRAP: The two-piece shell combines a tough outer hard shell with a polycarbonate lower shell permanently fused to the liner for durability without excess weight.
INTEGRATED MIPS®: All Giro helmets are designed to reduce as much energy as possible while meeting and exceeding stringent safety standards. The goal of Giro’s Integrated MIPS®-equipped helmets is to reduce rotational forces while enhancing fit and comfort by combining the MIPS slip plane with the helmet’s adjustable fit system. Giro believes that helmets equipped with this technology can reduce the amount of rotational force that may be transferred to rider’s brain in certain impacts. Learn more about MIPS in the video above.
P.O.V. PLUS VISOR: Our P.O.V. Plus visor features an adjustment mechanism that lets you move the visor up and down in indexed steps. These steps include three riding positions plus a high position for goggle storage above your brow. The design allows you to easily adjust your visor with one hand while riding.
ROC LOC® AIR DH: Adjustable fit system enhances the helmet’s comfort, stability and interior ventilation while reducing the chances of accidental adjustment.
WIND TUNNEL VENTILATION: Giro helmets are developed utilizing our proprietary Wind Tunnel ventilation system. This elaborate design combines active vents in the helmet’s shell with exhaust channels inside the helmet that thrust fresh, cool air over and around the rider’s head while forcing heat and stale air out. It’s the most effective cooling system available, and a difference you can feel every time you ride.