Tech Question: Is MIPS the safest helmet impact technology available?

We lift the lid on the safety testing protocol

US rider Coryn Labecki of Team Jumbo-Visma
KinetiCore technology is Lazer’s answer to MIPS
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Look inside your helmet and you’ll probably see a ‘CE’ sticker. This means it has passed the European EN 1078 standard and complies with a series of test conditions. 

However, the European standard doesn’t include a specific rotational impact test. To address, or exploit this - depending, on your point of view - over the last decade we’ve seen the emergence of add-on protection technologies designed to reduce the risk of brain injury caused by sudden rotation in a collision. 

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