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Giro Launches the Tyrant MIPS MTB Trail Helmet for Progressive Riders 3

The new Tyrant delivers MIPS Spherical, full-cut protection, and dual-density foam with style to spare.

Giro Launches the Tyrant MIPS MTB Trail Helmet for Progressive Riders

(August 5, 2019 – Scotts Valley, CA) Giro Sport Design, the cycling world’s design leader, today announced the helmet for the next generation of mountain bike riders, the Tyrant MIPS. With full-cut coverage, MIPS Spherical, and two types of foam with differing densities, the TyrantTM MIPS® serves up style to match the progression of riders like Ratboy, Loosedog, and Vero Sandler as they blaze new trails outside the racing tape. The Giro TyrantTM MIPS® is available this fall from authorized Giro retailers and www.giro.com for $150 USD/ €149/ £150.

“Racers are still racing, but so much of the real energy in mountain biking is now out playing in the woods -- building the ultimate lines and sessioning the best parts,” said Giro Marketing Director Dain Zaffke. “Tyrant is made for riders who are more likely to be wearing jeans than a number, but are still pushing boundaries with their riding. We wanted to give them a helmet that matches their style but still delivers the latest evolution in protection.”

At the heart of Tyrant lies MIPS Spherical, the latest iteration of the multi-directional impact protection system proven to reduce energy transmitted to the brain in certain impacts. Like a ball-and-socket joint, two layers of foam rotate around each other below a hardshell with in-mold polycarbonate HardbodyTM lower wrap. One layer is EPS, which is well suited to dissipating energy from high-speed crashes. The other is a lower density EPP foam, with rebound characteristics designed to address low-speed, roll-around-in-the-dirt-type spills, like when a rider tumbles off a mis-timed footplant. The added coverage of a “full-cut” design brings confidence along with style, while StackTM ventilation at the brow line and 14 vents combine with internal channeling to keep riders keep their cool. A new version of the RocLoc Air DH retention system locks everything in place, while adjustable cheek pads customize the fit.

Giro sent Vital a new Tyrant to check out. Our size large fits very well without any pressure points and has fullface-like coverage around the head with the covered ears. The large Tyrant we received weighs 704 grams.

KEY FEATURES:

  • MIPS® Spherical
  • Tool-free, bolt-on visor
  • Goggle compatibility
  • StackTM ventilation
  • Quick-dry padding
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  • Check pad ventilation
  • Spare set of cheek pads included for fit tuning

CONSTRUCTION:

  • Hardshell with In-mold polycarbonate HardbodyTM lower wrap
  • Progressive layering with EPS outer liner and EPP inner liner FIT SYSTEM:
  • Roc Loc® Air DH VENTILATION:
  • Channeled StackTM ventilation at brow line
  • 14 vents with internal channeling SUPER FITTM SIZES:
  • S 20”–21.75” / 51–55cm
  • M 21.75”–23.25” / 55–59cm
  • L 23.25”–24.75” / 59–63cm

About Giro: Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design is a leader in the design, fit and engineering of innovative products that complement the body and enhance the rider’s experience. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, to category-leading apparel, footwear and accessories, Giro is committed to being the first choice of riders because we understand that riding is the best part of a great life. That’s why we do what we do. So as long as riders keep striving for better, we’ll keep making the gear that gets them there. www.giro.com

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