Whatever sort of mountain biker you are, you inevitably have special cycling shoes and a particular helmet you wear. Some riders want nothing but the best, most efficient version of everything, while other riders are after the minimum level of tool to do the particular job. The Giro Manifest Spherical is definitely for the first group of riders. It's the most high-tech helmet we've seen from Giro, except perhaps the Switchblade with its removable chinbar. And it's a helmet that has the latest thinking in MIPS anti-rotational tech and design, all from a company that's been making helmets for as long as there's been mountain biking.
This helmet, in a snazzy greeny gold colour showed up a couple of weeks ago, just in time for a three way Zoom meeting presentation on the tech with marketing, PR and engineering all present and doing their respective bits. And then I was left to get some rides in on the helmet.