In 1998, Giro created the first mainstream mountain bike helmet with a removable chin bar – it was called Switchblade. In the years that followed we’ve seen many options come and go, all based on the same premise of taking a cross country-style helmet and adding a chin bar.
The new Switchblade MIPS bucks that trend completely. Everything about the Switchblade is optimized for the descent. In order to achieve ASTM downhill certification with a rigid, removable chinbar, we leveraged stainless steel hardware and a series of internal anchors moulded directly into the EPS foam. The chinbar is extremely easy to remove — just push the buttons under the chinbar, rotate up, and remove—and it’s just as easy to reinstall.
- ATSM Downhilll Certified
- With and Without Chinbar
- Removable Chinbar
- Easy to Remove and Install
- Wind Tunnel Cheek Pad Ventilation
- Extra Cooling Power
- Roc Loc Air DH Fit System
- Enhanced Stability and Ventilation
- MIPS Technology
- More Protection In Certain Impacts
- POV Plus Visor
- Full Goggle Integration
- A Medium Only Weighs 975g