Packing a Protective Punch
Weighing in at a gravity-defying 690 grams (size M/L), the Stage MIPS Helmet is the lightest full-face mountain bike helmet in its class. However, not for a moment should you think lightweight means lack of protection. Not a bit of it. The Stage packs a heavyweight flurry of protective punches too. To counter both slow and fast speed impacts it uses Dual-density EPS and EPP foam, absorbing impact forces should you take a tumble. It doesn't end there though. It also features brain-protecting MIPS technology, more detail on that further down. Lastly, the Polylite shell with fibre reinforcement makes it durable for everyday use and a Polyacrilite injected chin bar with EXOskeleton adds strength without sacrificing weight. Designed for Enduro but passing DH certification, you can be confident to push your mountain biking limits in this lid.
What is MIPS?
Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) is a proven system that reduces the rotational forces on the brain when you're involved in a crash. The forces are absorbed and redirected to prevent them from being transmitted to the brain.
MIPS is a Brain Protection System
Rotational motion can cause brain injuries
The low friction layer allows a sliding movement of 10–15 mm, in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain during impact
MIPS adds protection
So protection is first-rate, what about comfort? Yes, that's fantastic too. 11 high-flow vents let fresh air rush into the Stage, with internal channelling and 14 exhaust ports creating perfect airflow. Uphill pedalling is now more cool and comfortable than ever. Inside, the contoured 3D XT2 cheek pads and washable X-Static liner create the perfect fit. And with 2-liners, 3-sets of cheek pads and 2-neck rolls you can always get the right fit and feel.