Giro Switchblade MIPS Helmet

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Description

It's back! The Giro Switchblade MIPS is the latest incarnation of the original "Enduro" helmet. Released in 1998 - before "Enduro" wasn't even a thing - the original switchblade shocked the MTB world with its removable chin bar. While the original switchblade may have been a glorified cross country helmet with a chin bar, the new Switchblade is coming from the opposite end of the spectrum. With full ASTM downhill certification, the switchblade is a descent focussed helmet that allows you to remove the chinbar for those tough transition stages. The removable jaw piece features stainless steel hardware and anchor points moulded straight into the EPS foam for maximum stiffness and strength.

To remove the chinbar is a breeze - just push the buttons underneath the chinbar, rotate it up and it's off. Installation is just as easy.

With the chinbar removed, the full cut styling is super aggressive!

Fast Facts:

  • Certified ATSM Downhill helmet with or without the chinbar. NOT ACCEPTED AT MTBA DH EVENTS, MTBA ENDURO IS FINE THOUGH.
  • Easily Removable Chinbar. 
  • Extra cooling is delivered via wind tunnels in the cheek pads for maximum ventilation. There is 20 vents with internal channels too.
  • Hydrophillic padding absorbs up to 10 x it's own weight in water. This keeps sweat from running into your eyes.
  • The X-Static lining is antimicrobial to keep it smelling fresh!
  • Fitting is spot on with Giro's Roc Loc Air DH system.
  • MIPS technology provides maximum protection from certain crashes
  • Visor has multiple positions including an "out of the way" position that allows goggle storage underneath.
  • Supplied with an additional visor that has a action camera mount underneath the visor
  • The Switchblade MIPS is ultra-light too at just 975g.

Sizing Chart:

Measured around the head just above the ears. 

  • Small - 51 - 55cm
  • Medium - 55 - 59cm
  • Large - 59 - 63cm

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Reviews

4.2

Great helmet, definitely recommended.

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This is a great light weight helmet I bought for Thredbo, very comfortable and cool , ie plenty of air flow.
MTB Direct got it to me within a couple of days, every time ive order something of them postage has always been speedy.

Long Term Review

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Owned this helmet about a year now. It’s held up well but I’ve had to re-glue the lining a few times. They could improve on padding design and quality. Padding is firm on cheeks and jaw so on long rides becomes uncomfortable. They run hot and due to minimal padding don’t soak up sweet well. My next helmet purchase probably won’t be a GIRO

Overall great helmet but not for summer

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Very good and comfortable helmet with a fairly snug fit. The helmet makes you feel very confident and the chinbar mechanism is very sturdy seeming and the helmet is decently ventilated (maybe not the best for summer in the NT or QLD but it works down in Vic). My only concern is a slightly questionable creaking sound from somewhere in the helmet.

Good helmet but deterioration very quickly

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Don’t buy one. Have had one for a little over a year with not a whole heap of use. The attachment points rust easily in the back of the helmet, for $450 helmet don’t think this should happen. Have contacted Giro just outside my warranty period which is 1 year and they didn’t want to know. Although on their website it clearly states that their helmets are designed to last 3-5 years...

Great all rounder

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This helmet has been great for riding in Tassie. Full face for Maydena and some of Derby, Open for around home. A little fiddly to put the jaw bat back on, but you don't do it much so not a hassle

Love this helmet!

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I got this helemt a few weeks ago for my birthday from my Dad and I love it. hits like a dream and isnt too heavy. Love the extra protection i get with it without the extra weight of my full face helmet. Chin bars come off and on super easy. What I love the most is I can wear my ear phone to listen to music with out worrying about them falling out and losing them. This helmet give me lots more confidence when riding more nar trails like at Falls creek this weekend and some of the more faster tracks at my local trails with more rocks than the xc trails.

Great helmet, definitely recommended.

by

This is a great light weight helmet I bought for Thredbo, very comfortable and cool , ie plenty of air flow.
MTB Direct got it to me within a couple of days, every time ive order something of them postage has always been speedy.

Long Term Review

by

Owned this helmet about a year now. It’s held up well but I’ve had to re-glue the lining a few times. They could improve on padding design and quality. Padding is firm on cheeks and jaw so on long rides becomes uncomfortable. They run hot and due to minimal padding don’t soak up sweet well. My next helmet purchase probably won’t be a GIRO

Overall great helmet but not for summer

by

Very good and comfortable helmet with a fairly snug fit. The helmet makes you feel very confident and the chinbar mechanism is very sturdy seeming and the helmet is decently ventilated (maybe not the best for summer in the NT or QLD but it works down in Vic). My only concern is a slightly questionable creaking sound from somewhere in the helmet.

Good helmet but deterioration very quickly

by

Don’t buy one. Have had one for a little over a year with not a whole heap of use. The attachment points rust easily in the back of the helmet, for $450 helmet don’t think this should happen. Have contacted Giro just outside my warranty period which is 1 year and they didn’t want to know. Although on their website it clearly states that their helmets are designed to last 3-5 years...

Great all rounder

by

This helmet has been great for riding in Tassie. Full face for Maydena and some of Derby, Open for around home. A little fiddly to put the jaw bat back on, but you don't do it much so not a hassle

Love this helmet!

by

I got this helemt a few weeks ago for my birthday from my Dad and I love it. hits like a dream and isnt too heavy. Love the extra protection i get with it without the extra weight of my full face helmet. Chin bars come off and on super easy. What I love the most is I can wear my ear phone to listen to music with out worrying about them falling out and losing them. This helmet give me lots more confidence when riding more nar trails like at Falls creek this weekend and some of the more faster tracks at my local trails with more rocks than the xc trails.

Specifications

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Giro Switchblade MIPS HelmetGRSWTCHBLD
Matte Black - Gloss Black - L - AS-NZS 2063-2008 Standard768686729386
Matte Black - Gloss Black - M - AS-NZS 2063-2008 Standard768686729379
Matte Black - Gloss Black - S - AS-NZS 2063-2008 Standard768686729362

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