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

4.3

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.

Guri switchblade

by

Great helmet not a bad price , a lot lighter than their previous design great colour and comfortable

Bought this helmet for enduro

by -

Bought this helmet for enduro riding. First ride impressions using the helmet without the chin bar attached, i found that the helmet was very hot and that i was sweating a lot. That would of been fine with a normal full face helmet as they have extra padding which absorbs the sweat. But as i found the switchblades padding just was not up for the job and as a result the sweat was just pouring straight down the middle of my face into my eyes as i was wearing glasses not goggles. I also think that compared to a lot of other similar helmets the switchblade is quiet heavy. I do however think that the switchblade helmet is very well made and if you buy it for use as a full face helmet and mainly ride in colder climates it would be great. For me personally it was way to hot and because of this i have sold it for something thats a whole lot cooler.

Good helmet: some compromises in weight and air flow mean it isn't quite 2 for 1.

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I have a GIRO shaped head. The helmet is very comfortable, and has less head slip than my GIRO chronicle which can slip quite far forward. The breathe-ability is up there, however the overall size is noticeable when compared to a normal non-full face lid. For that reason, I ride with my Chronicle for the vast majority of the less technical trails as it is both lighter and more breathable. Also, re-inserting in-ear headphones is super frustrating if they fall out. Would I buy this over a dedicated half face and a full face helmet? Tough call especially with some of the sales going around. If you can stretch the budget, buy the individual helmets. If you can only afford one, buy this ripper helmet immediately.

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.

Guri switchblade

by

Great helmet not a bad price , a lot lighter than their previous design great colour and comfortable

Bought this helmet for enduro

by -

Bought this helmet for enduro riding. First ride impressions using the helmet without the chin bar attached, i found that the helmet was very hot and that i was sweating a lot. That would of been fine with a normal full face helmet as they have extra padding which absorbs the sweat. But as i found the switchblades padding just was not up for the job and as a result the sweat was just pouring straight down the middle of my face into my eyes as i was wearing glasses not goggles. I also think that compared to a lot of other similar helmets the switchblade is quiet heavy. I do however think that the switchblade helmet is very well made and if you buy it for use as a full face helmet and mainly ride in colder climates it would be great. For me personally it was way to hot and because of this i have sold it for something thats a whole lot cooler.

Good helmet: some compromises in weight and air flow mean it isn't quite 2 for 1.

by -

I have a GIRO shaped head. The helmet is very comfortable, and has less head slip than my GIRO chronicle which can slip quite far forward. The breathe-ability is up there, however the overall size is noticeable when compared to a normal non-full face lid. For that reason, I ride with my Chronicle for the vast majority of the less technical trails as it is both lighter and more breathable. Also, re-inserting in-ear headphones is super frustrating if they fall out. Would I buy this over a dedicated half face and a full face helmet? Tough call especially with some of the sales going around. If you can stretch the budget, buy the individual helmets. If you can only afford one, buy this ripper helmet immediately.

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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