Elevate your safety. That’s Scott Sport’s motto when it comes to helmets for the 2015 model year. In addition to a number of common design goals for their helmets to optimize impact protection, Scott is investing heavily in Mips Brain Protection with 6 different models that include the special yellow liner. Primarily geared towards mountain biking, Scott also offers an urban Mips helmet along with what they believe is the first road helmet to bring Mips to riders who prefer skinny tires.
Utilizing a low friction layer that is built into the helmet, Mips is said to prevent serious brain injuries by reducing the force of angled impacts to the head. Working with Biokinetics in Canada as an independent test facility, Scott recorded anywhere from a 9-34% reduction of impact forces when comparing identical helmets, Mips and non-Mips. In the event of an impact, the low friction layer works within 15 milliseconds and moves less than 15mm.
In 2015, Scott has expanded their Mips line to include 6 different models including the all new ARX Plus road helmet. While increased options for Mips is the big story, Scott has also made a few improvements to other helmets including updated fit systems with better adjustment.
Read on for more on Mips, plus actual weights…