Buying a helmet that provides protection without adding bulk on the trails shouldn't mean you need to choose between paying pro-level prices and ending up with an entry-level helmet. With its new Raid MIPS RTR Helmet, Louis Garneau contributes to the in-between category. The Raid MIPS RTR features an effective mix of safety and comfort worthy of long days on the trails with the additional reassurance of MIPS and a price that's kind to self-sponsored cyclists.
Garneau constructs the Raid MIPS RTR using In-Mold polycarbonate and EPS with an additional reinforced ring of plastic around the base of the helmet, which it then lines with quick-drying, antimicrobial X-Static XT2 padding for comfort. One of the most noticeable aspects of the Raid is its extended back section, which provides extra coverage for the back of the head in the event of a crash, and Garneau adds further protection to the inside of the helmet by adopting popular MIPS technology. MIPS, or Multi Directional Impact Protection System, refers to Swedish technology added to the helmet in the form of a thin inner layer that rotates slightly upon impact to absorb the brain-damaging rotational energy created in certain crashes.
Garneau simplifies pre-ride fit adjustments by including its Spiderlock 4D adjustment, which allows you to change both the lateral and vertical fit of the helmet easily, and it adds 14 vents with internal channeling to make sure you don't overheat mid-ride. The RTR in the helmet's name refers to Garneau's inclusion of additional reflective accents on the helmet to help keep you seen by other road users during low-light hours, proving that a helmet can keep you safe by helping you avoid crashes, not just protecting you when a crash does occur.