LIMAR has decided to include Mips in select models of our range. Specializing in safety and protection for helmets, makes Mips a world leader in this sector.
We have has selected the most suitable Mips feature for each model with unique characteristics described below.
Mips Air is a rotational management system developed and designed to be the lightest possible system to help reduce rotational energies otherwise transferred to the head during an impact or accident. Mips Air technology is integrated into the padding of the helmet and allows multidirectional movements of 10-15mm between the energy absorption layer and the padding. The multidirectional movement of the Mips Air is made possible by a PC polycarbonate support with a special low friction treatment and held by specially designed fixings that allow movement in all directions. By being integrated into the padding, the system is as light as possible and designed to fit each specific helmet and size, being barely visible to the consumer and adding only limited weight to the helmet.
Unique solution that Mips has developed for our ALBEN model in which the excellent characteristics of Mips are adapted to our model, with the Mips layer applied under the padding system, perfectly matching the shape of the padding themselves, in order to guarantee lightness, none extra sweating and full compliance with the ventilation structure designed for the specific helmet model.
Mips Evolve is a rotational management system that can not only reduce the energies transferred to the head during an impact or crash, but it does so with added style, comfort and fit. The system consists of a Low Friction Layer (LFL) less than 1 mm thick with a coating that reduces friction towards the energy absorbing layer. The LFL system is custom made for each helmet and size and sits between the shock absorption layer and the padding. The Mips Evolve uses the latest Mips technology to keep the LFL system in place during daily use. Each part is designed and manufactured to give the consumer the best possible experience.
The LIMAR range meets all certified and recognized international approvals:
CE EN 1078: 1997 / A1: 2005 (European Standard) European Standard
AS / NZS 2063: 2008+ A1: 2009 (Australian Standard) Australian Standard
CPSC 16 CFR 1203 (American Standard) American Standard
LIMAR's commitment is to guarantee maximum safety to all our products and to guarantee our riders the highest standards for all types of impacts (including rotational), with constant quality control and tests both internal and through independent accredited laboratories.
For these tests we used the EN960 HEADS with moment of inertia conforming to ECE22 / 06 in magnesium alloy, the official heads used in all certified homologation standards. Mips uses another type of heads instead. (mipsprotection.com/science-technology/the-fe-model/)
It should be noted that human heads have both skin and, in most cases, hair as well, thus reducing the coefficient of friction in real impacts.
- Oblique impact tests : at 45 ° (front / side / rear) - BrlC <0.78 (Brain Injury Criterium)
- Heads used: EN960 with moment of inertia of ECE22 / 06 -
Models tested: AIR PRO MIPS sizes M and L, AIR PRO sizes M and L, ALBEN MIPS sizes M and L, ALBEN sizes M and L.
After the various tests carried out on the top-of-the-range LIMAR AIR PRO model and on the best-selling model ALBEN, we are pleased to inform that all helmets with and without Mips responded very well to all tests, with an overall average value of less than 0.390 BrlC.
However, truly exceptional results come from the most frequent impacts, i.e. front and side hits with the following average values:
- in frontal impacts <0.32 BrlC with Mips and without Mips
- in side impacts <0.13 BrlC with Mips and without Mips