Your brain deserves the best protection.
The original Synthe was a ground-breaking helmet for Giro, combining the best of both aerodynamics and ventilation to create a lightweight helmet that slices through the air while keeping riders cool and comfortable. With the Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet, Giro follows the general trend in introducing the industry-leading Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) safety technology into its top-end helmet.
The big draw with MIPS is its ability to reduce impact force and decrease concussion risk in the event of a crash. MIPS consists primarily of a strategically anchored, thin liner on the inside of the helmet that looks exceptionally simple, but serves a rather complex purpose. That little liner is designed to move independently of the helmet shell to essentially redirect impacts and reduce force on your brain compared to standard, non-MIPS helmets. If you do happen to crash, MIPS technology reduces your risk of concussion and dramatically increases your chances of walking away without a head injury.
On the outside, the Synthe retains all the awesome features that made its non-MIPS predecessor so well-loved in the peloton by cyclists like the US's own Phinney. Wind tunnel testing shows that it's more aerodynamic than the Aeon, while giant vents and Aero Mesh Panels funnel air across your dome for a massive cooling effect — a rare combination of fast and comfy.
Giro uses Featherweight Webbing straps with a Slimline buckle to hold the Synthe MIPS firmly in place without any of the pesky irritation or distractions that can plague thicker strapped helmets with bulky closure systems. The Roc Loc Air fit system features two-way fit tuning that's easily adjustable on the fly and is ponytail-compatible, making this helmet extra convenient for those of us with long hair. Giro even integrates eyewear docking ports into the Aero Mesh Panels for safe storage of your favorite sunglasses when the clouds come out to play.
Bottom line, the Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet brings together a tough-to-beat combination of wind-cutting speed, cooling temperature control, and top-line safety features to get you safely down the road.
- An all-purpose aerodynamic road cycling helmet
- Proven at the highest levels of cycling
- In-Mold construction increases impact resistance
- Adjustable fit cradle accommodates ponytails
- Generous ventilation so "aero" doesn't mean stifling
- An optics perch holds your glasses while you climb
- Giro has set a new standard in understated, functional cycling design