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Product: Triple Eight Brainsaver II Helmet with MIPS Technology

It was almost exactly a year ago that I took a look at a helmet from Triple Eight that featured a new technology called MIPS that was supposed to provide an extra layer of safety when it came to protecting your brain. Styling-wise the helmet I checked out was more geared towards the bicycle commuter market, and at the time Triple Eight didn’t have any immediate plans of integrating MIPS into any of their more traditional skate-styled helmets. Something told me that would soon change, and I was indeed right. The Brainsaver has been Triple Eight’s flagship helmet since the…

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Review: Triple Eight Gotham Helmet with MIPS

I really wasn’t expecting any helmet manufacturers to send me anymore helmets to test after that last buyers guide I did, but to my surprise I got an email from Triple Eight asking if I wanted to check out their new dual certified Gotham Helmet that utilizes MIPS technology. Before we get into just what MIPS Technology is, I want to mention that this review is a little bit different than ones I’ve done before. The Gotham helmet is aimed more at the bicycle commuter market than at BMX. Sure, you can absolutely wear it at the trails, but it…

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A Brutally Honest Certified Helmet Buyers Guide

Over the last few years there has been a quite a noticeable increase in helmet use at the trails. In the early to mid 2000s it was pretty rare to see someone rocking a helmet. These days it’s the exact opposite. I don’t think head injuries were something that was on the radar of most people back then. Mike Aitken’s crash in 2007 opened a lot of people’s eyes as to the dangers of head injuries. I had just been chatting with Mike in Vegas a couple weeks beforehand and then came news that he had crashed and was fighting…

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