- MIPS helmets – do they all feel a bit wobbly, and do you notice when riding?
I’m after a new trail helmet and have tried a fair few recently (A1/A2/Chronicle/can’t remember the others) and they all felt like they jiggled around a fair bit on my head, which I found really disconcerting.Posted 6 months ago
Is this something you get used to very quickly, or do you even notice it?
I’ve tried a Leatt which has their Turbine thingy which doesn’t do this and I think is the best fitting of the lot so far, I’m getting a bit bored of the quest for the perfect lid for my in between sizes head and may just stick with that, but that seems a bit daft…binmanSubscriber
Just bought a Specialized Ambush MIPS, in medium but all my previous helmets have been large. The Ambush is snug before I tighten it up. Tried quite a few on, it way the best fit for my oblong head. 2nd best was a Troy Lee A2. Giro don’t fit me.
Previously had a Smith’s Forefront MIPS, but broke the rubber MIPS retaining strap / lug when I hit a low hanging branch, writing the helmet off.Posted 6 months ago
just to test this, I put my Montaro on this morning and did some head wobbling in the name of SCIENCE.
left to right – yes I can make it wobble if I do this vigorously but that’s not a common movement you do whilst riding unless constantly distracted by squirrels.
Nodding axis was not discernibly wobbly – which I think is the most important axis
side to side – minor wobbling could be initiated but again outside the regular range of cranial oscillation one might expect during bicyclering.
I await my nobel prize.Posted 6 months agolardmanMember
I’ve only had one MIPS helmet, a POC Trabec race, and that felt wobbly and insecure, no matter how tight a fit it was.
The plastic bits of the MIPS liner always rubbed against my head somewhere and felt sharp and uncomfortable.
Used it twice and it’s sitting in the cupboard now as a spare. I wouldn’t buy another one, unless i could ‘off-‘road test it first.Posted 6 months ago
Cheers Y’all. So it sounds like a very conclusive yes/no/maybe/some then. Excellent 😀
In response to am I trying the right size – I am as much as I can – I’ve got an awkward just over 59 ish potato head. So most M are too small, and I’m usually right at the bottom of most L /XL type sizes. M/L A1/A2 is perched on me head.
There are a few brands that size slightly differently so I’m working through those at the moment!Posted 6 months ago
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