Safety

New SoCal retailer opens as Giant Partner Store

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif.

Salsa debuts 5-inch fatty, carbon 29ers

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products’ annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah. The Blackborow “expedition fat bike” is Salsa’s first designed around 5-inch-wide tires, to deliver greater flotation on soft surfaces than 4-inch tires. The 6066 alloy frame has 196-millimeter symmetrical rear spacing, 136-millimeter bottom bracket spacing and Surly OD crankset to create a proper mountain bike chainline around the massive 5-inch treads.

Scott’s 2015 helmet line prioritises safety with MIPS

While many other new helmets are focusing on aerodynamics, ventilation, weight, and style, Scott Sports has opted to put rider safety above all else with six MIPS-equipped MTB, road, and urban models for 2015.

While traditional EPS (Expanded Polystyrene System) helmets are really only designed for straight-on impacts, MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is said to provide additional protection for angled impacts that are more common in real-life crashes. MIPS is remarkably simple, consisting of a paper-thin, low-friction plastic liner that’s attached inside the usual EPS foam shell. This mimics the thin cushioning of cerebrospinal fluid inside your head and allows for a small amount of shear, or rotational, movement between the skull and brain.

MIPS may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive: mips may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive

MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System)?consists of a thin layer of low-friction plastic that allows the helmet to move very slightly on your head upon impact

According to Scott, this movement is very slight – just 15mm – but it supposedly occurs within the first 15 milliseconds of impact and reduces the impact force that’s transmitted to the brain by up to 34 percent.

MIPS is incorporated into six Scott helmet models for 2015.

The Stego mountain bike helmet is aimed at the enduro scene with generous side and rear coverage plus an exterior that’s intentionally smooth so as not to catch on the ground in the event of a crash. There are just a handful of forward-facing vents but the internal channeling behind them is very wide and leads to generously sized exhaust ports that suggest good overall cooling capacity.

Scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage: scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage

The enduro-focused Stego features generous coverage on the sides and rear

Claimed weight for a medium size is 340g.

Next in the MIPS-equipped line is the ARX MTB Plus, which uses a more traditional XC-like shape and more generous venting relative to the Stego. The ARX MTB Plus uses the same height adjustable MRAS 2 retention system as the Stego, though, which features finer diameter adjustments for 2015.

Also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price: also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price

The MIPS-equipped ARX MTB Plus (right) features cross-country styling while the Taal (left) brings MIPS safety to a relatively low price level

Claimed weight for a medium ARX MTB Plus is 280g.

The Lin brings MIPS safety even further downstream. Scott equips this model with a simpler VRAS retention system and there’s less ventilation than on the ARX MTB Plus but claimed weight is the same at 280g for a medium size.

Finally on the MTB side is the Taal, which comes with an integrated bug net covering the forward-facing vents and the impact force-reducing MIPS liner but in a one-size-fits-all shell.

Scott will offer MIPS in a road model with the ARX Plus, which is essentially identical to the ARX MTB Plus but without the removable visor. Claimed weight for a medium size is 270g.

Scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus: scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus

Scott is offering MIPS on the road, too, with the ARX Plus

MIPS is even incorporated into the urban-focused Torus Plus. The thicker exterior shell brings the claimed weight up to 450g (size medium) but Scott says that was a conscious decision to improve the day-to-day durability. Fixed strap splitters make for a quicker fit and venting is rather minimal but the matte grey finish with tweed accents is awfully stylish.

MIPS is even included on an urban model called the torus plus: mips is even included on an urban model called the torus plus

The Torus Plus urban helmet is pretty heavy at 450g but it’s pretty stylish, too

Retail prices and availability for all of the new helmets are still to be announced.


Scott’s 2015 helmet line prioritizes safety with MIPS

While many other new helmets are focusing on aerodynamics, ventilation, weight, and style, Scott Sports has opted to put rider safety above all else with six MIPS-equipped MTB, road, and urban models for 2015.

While traditional EPS (Expanded Polystyrene System) helmets are really only designed for straight-on impacts, MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is said to provide additional protection for angled impacts that are more common in real-life crashes. MIPS is remarkably simple, consisting of a paper-thin, low-friction plastic liner that’s attached inside the usual EPS foam shell. This mimics the thin cushioning of cerebrospinal fluid inside your head and allows for a small amount of shear, or rotational, movement between the skull and brain.

MIPS may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive: mips may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive

MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System)?consists of a thin layer of low-friction plastic that allows the helmet to move very slightly on your head upon impact

According to Scott, this movement is very slight – just 15mm – but it supposedly occurs within the first 15 milliseconds of impact and reduces the impact force that’s transmitted to the brain by up to 34 percent.

MIPS is incorporated into six Scott helmet models for 2015.

The Stego mountain bike helmet is aimed at the enduro scene with generous side and rear coverage plus an exterior that’s intentionally smooth so as not to catch on the ground in the event of a crash. There are just a handful of forward-facing vents but the internal channeling behind them is very wide and leads to generously sized exhaust ports that suggest good overall cooling capacity.

Scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage: scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage

The enduro-focused Stego features generous coverage on the sides and rear

Claimed weight for a medium size is 340g.

Next in the MIPS-equipped line is the ARX MTB Plus, which uses a more traditional XC-like shape and more generous venting relative to the Stego. The ARX MTB Plus uses the same height adjustable MRAS 2 retention system as the Stego, though, which features finer diameter adjustments for 2015.

Also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price: also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price

The MIPS-equipped ARX MTB Plus (right) features cross-country styling while the Taal (left) brings MIPS safety to a relatively low price level

Claimed weight for a medium ARX MTB Plus is 280g.

The Lin brings MIPS safety even further downstream. Scott equips this model with a simpler VRAS retention system and there’s less ventilation than on the ARX MTB Plus but claimed weight is the same at 280g for a medium size.

Finally on the MTB side is the Taal, which comes with an integrated bug net covering the forward-facing vents and the impact force-reducing MIPS liner but in a one-size-fits-all shell.

Scott will offer MIPS in a road model with the ARX Plus, which is essentially identical to the ARX MTB Plus but without the removable visor. Claimed weight for a medium size is 270g.

Scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus: scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus

Scott is offering MIPS on the road, too, with the ARX Plus

MIPS is even incorporated into the urban-focused Torus Plus. The thicker exterior shell brings the claimed weight up to 450g (size medium) but Scott says that was a conscious decision to improve the day-to-day durability. Fixed strap splitters make for a quicker fit and venting is rather minimal but the matte grey finish with tweed accents is awfully stylish.

MIPS is even included on an urban model called the torus plus: mips is even included on an urban model called the torus plus

The Torus Plus urban helmet is pretty heavy at 450g but it’s pretty stylish, too

Retail prices and availability for all of the new helmets are still to be announced.








Scott’s 2015 helmet line prioritizes safety with MIPS

While many other new helmets are focusing on aerodynamics, ventilation, weight, and style, Scott Sports has opted to put rider safety above all else with six MIPS-equipped MTB, road, and urban models for 2015.

While traditional EPS (Expanded Polystyrene System) helmets are really only designed for straight-on impacts, MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is said to provide additional protection for angled impacts that are more common in real-life crashes. MIPS is remarkably simple, consisting of a paper-thin, low-friction plastic liner that’s attached inside the usual EPS foam shell. This mimics the thin cushioning of cerebrospinal fluid inside your head and allows for a small amount of shear, or rotational, movement between the skull and brain.

MIPS may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive: mips may just seem like a layer of slippery plastic but its claimed effects on safety is impressive

MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System)?consists of a thin layer of low-friction plastic that allows the helmet to move very slightly on your head upon impact

According to Scott, this movement is very slight – just 15mm – but it supposedly occurs within the first 15 milliseconds of impact and reduces the impact force that’s transmitted to the brain by up to 34 percent.

MIPS is incorporated into six Scott helmet models for 2015.

The Stego mountain bike helmet is aimed at the enduro scene with generous side and rear coverage plus an exterior that’s intentionally smooth so as not to catch on the ground in the event of a crash. There are just a handful of forward-facing vents but the internal channeling behind them is very wide and leads to generously sized exhaust ports that suggest good overall cooling capacity.

Scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage: scott will feature the mips system heavily in its helmet range for 2015. headlining the mountain bike collection is the enduro-focused stego with generous side and rear coverage

The enduro-focused Stego features generous coverage on the sides and rear

Claimed weight for a medium size is 340g.

Next in the MIPS-equipped line is the ARX MTB Plus, which uses a more traditional XC-like shape and more generous venting relative to the Stego. The ARX MTB Plus uses the same height adjustable MRAS 2 retention system as the Stego, though, which features finer diameter adjustments for 2015.

Also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price: also included in scott's mips-equipped mountain bike helmets for 2015 are the taal (left) and arx mtb plus (right). not shown is the mips-equipped lin, which sits in between the two in terms of price

The MIPS-equipped ARX MTB Plus (right) features cross-country styling while the Taal (left) brings MIPS safety to a relatively low price level

Claimed weight for a medium ARX MTB Plus is 280g.

The Lin brings MIPS safety even further downstream. Scott equips this model with a simpler VRAS retention system and there’s less ventilation than on the ARX MTB Plus but claimed weight is the same at 280g for a medium size.

Finally on the MTB side is the Taal, which comes with an integrated bug net covering the forward-facing vents and the impact force-reducing MIPS liner but in a one-size-fits-all shell.

Scott will offer MIPS in a road model with the ARX Plus, which is essentially identical to the ARX MTB Plus but without the removable visor. Claimed weight for a medium size is 270g.

Scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus: scott also has a mips-equipped option for the road called the arx plus

Scott is offering MIPS on the road, too, with the ARX Plus

MIPS is even incorporated into the urban-focused Torus Plus. The thicker exterior shell brings the claimed weight up to 450g (size medium) but Scott says that was a conscious decision to improve the day-to-day durability. Fixed strap splitters make for a quicker fit and venting is rather minimal but the matte grey finish with tweed accents is awfully stylish.

MIPS is even included on an urban model called the torus plus: mips is even included on an urban model called the torus plus

The Torus Plus urban helmet is pretty heavy at 450g but it’s pretty stylish, too

Retail prices and availability for all of the new helmets are still to be announced.








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