Product Spotlight: Giro’s New Aero Road Helmet

Recently worn to victory in both the men’s and women’s 2017 UCI European Road Championships, this remarkable aero road helmet delivers advancements in head protection, aerodynamics, and comfort in Giro’s fastest road cycling helmet ever. The Vanquish MIPS is available this fall from and authorized Giro dealers for $275/ €279/ £239.

“Giro pioneered the aero road helmet category,” said Scott Junker, Giro Helmet Product Manager. “Throughout Giro’s 30+ year history we’ve introduced countless innovations. Vanquish MIPS is the latest and, we believe, the greatest to date. We leaned heavily on the extensive development and testing capabilities of The Dome (the unrivaled helmet R&D facility in Scotts Valley), the resulting helmet packs several unique features new to cycling helmets.

Most notable is the patent-pending TransformAir design which tricks the air flowing over, and through, the helmet to dramatically reduce aerodynamic drag. The Vanquish MIPS is a testament to the expertise of our industry-leading development team and safety testing resources, as well as the depth of our partnerships with the world’s fastest riders.”

Key features that set the Vanquish MIPS ahead of the pack:
·       TransformAir: An aerodynamic “cliff” tricks the air by reducing drag and providing the aerodynamic efficiency of a full teardrop helmet, in a profile that is more comfortable and versatile in a variety of head angles. This enables aerodynamics that are 7% faster than Giro’s benchmark aero road helmet  Air Attack and 13% faster than Giro Synthe, with an additional 2% gained by using Vanquish’s shield


Loc Air™ MIPS®: An innovative combination of the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) and Giro’s proprietary Roc Loc® Air fit system that makes the Vanquish™ better ventilated, supremely comfortable, and more protective in certain impacts.

·       Progressive Layering: A multi-density foam construction saves weight and allows the Vanquish™ to help manage a wide range of impact energies.
·       WindTunnel™ Ventilation: A network of vents and channels allows air to flow smoothly across the top of the rider’s head to deliver optimum cooling around the entire helmet, and works to reduce aerodynamic drag. This helps Vanquish have 7% better cooling power than the Air Attack and within 1% of Synthe.
·       Vivid™ shield by Zeiss: This magnetic shield makes the Vanquish™ even faster by streamlining airflow, and features an all new road-tuned Vivid™ lens that increases contrast and definition while keeping colors true-to-life.

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