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NEW–Giro Switchblade MIPS Helmet - In Stock Now

   Words by Beth Noy

   on 19/10/2016 16:25:00

We’ve been looking forward to the Giro Switchblade Helmet to arrive and today is the day! This full face helmet has been appearing on World Series champion Richie Rude all summer and we have been patiently awaiting it’s arrival.

The Switchblade is the ultimate enduro helmet that converts from a full face helmet to an open face helmet in seconds; it’s the only convertible full face helmet that has been truly built to smash the downhill.

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Giro Switchblade MIPS Full Face MTB Helmet Features

  • Removable chinbar - just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and remove—and it’s just as easy to reinstall
  • P.O.V. Plus™ visor
  • Spare visor with camera mount
  • Hydrophilic, x -Static anti-microbial padding
  • Everything about the Switchblade is optimised for the descent, and that’s why it’s certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH with and without the chinbar
  • MIPS equipped
  • In-mold construction
  • Roc Loc® Air DH fit system, which has a bumper around the dial to prevent accidental adjustments if your helmet contacts your backpack or neck brace—all while keeping you cool
  • 20 vents with internal channeling
  • When the chinbar comes off, Wind Tunnel cheek pad ventilation adds even more cooling power as you start to climb

Giro Switchback Removable Chinbar

The chinbar on the Giro Switchback is easy to remove; just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and remove and it’s just as easy to reinstall. Don’t be put off by your first go at this, after a few trys you’ll be a pro!

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First Impressions

“Thanks to the Switchblade’s many vents, auditory feedback is the best of any full-face helmet I’ve worn. It’s also better than I expected when worn as a half shell.” Bike Radar.

“The Switchblade is the most complex helmet Giro have ever made – a helmet for mountainbiking – and that means ALL of the mountain, climbing traversing and descending the most technically challenging terrain – with all the built in safety that a DH helmet provides and more than a touch of moto cool.” Dirtmountainbike.com

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