Giro Montaro MIPS Mountain Bike Helmet

  • Full-featured mountain bike helmet with adjustable visor and integrated camera mount
  • MIPS is designed to reduce violent forces exerted on the brain in oblique impacts
  • In-mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner and Roll Cage reinforcement for added strength
  • Roc Loc Air gives multi-direction fitting adjustment without impeding on ventilation
  • Certified to EN 1078 standard; Weight: 370 grams

Our View:  The Giro Montaro MIPS is designed to be a faithful companion no matter where the trail takes you. Brimming with tech features including a removable camera mount, adjustable visor and fully adjustable fitting system - the fact this design can weigh in at just 370 grams is nothing short of incredible!

"From long climbs to rowdy, technical descents, the Montaro MIPS helmet inspires your ride no matter where the trail takes you. Its compact shape offers deep, confident coverage, and the Roc Loc Air fit system boosts ventilation while improving fit." - Giro

  • MIPS equipped
  • Full-wrap In-Mold construction
  • In-Mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
  • Roll Cage reinforcement
  • POV Plus adjustable visor
  • Hydrophilic X-Static anti-odour padding
  • Full camera mount integration
  • Full goggle integration with strap grips
  • Roc Loc Air fitting system
  • 16 vents with internal channelling
  • Certification: EN 1078
  • Weight: 370 grams (medium size)

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology

Helmet Technology

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - In-Mold Construction

In-Mold Construction

Fuses a durable outer shell with an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner, enhancing the strength of both parts. This fusion process reinforces areas around vents and ribs, creating a one-piece exoskeleton.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - MIPS


The Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. Helmets equipped with MIPS redirect energy to provide more protection in certain impacts, without compromising fit, ventilation or style.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - Roll Cage Reinforcement

Roll Cage Reinforcement

A light-yet-tough web of reinforcement invisibly molded inside a helmet’s EPS foam liner. It helps the helmet to hold together under impact, and provides an extra measure of strength and integrity.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - POV Plus Visor

POV Plus Visor

Features an adjustment mechanism that lets you move the visor up and down in indexed steps. These steps include three riding positions plus a high position for goggle storage above your brow.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - Roc Loc Air

Roc Loc Air

A patented design that suspends the helmet slightly off the top of the skull, allowing cool airflow to pass directly over your head, further enhancing the performance of vents and internal channeling.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - X-Static Padding

X-Static Padding

X-Static padding contains a fibers of pure silver, which has natural anti-microbial performance to help reduce odor and regulate heat, so your helmet stays fresh and comfortable, naturally.

Giro Cycle Helmet Technology - MIPS

MIPS Technology

Under real-world conditions, when you fall, your head usually hits the ground at an angle, putting your head into a spinning motion that could lead to strain in the brain. Accident statistics bear this out. However, in standard helmet tests, the helmet is dropped vertically onto a flat impact surface. This test is helpful for measuring precise vertical impacts, but far inferior for measuring the more realistic scenario of an angled impact.

MIPS was conceived as mitigation against the hazards of these angled impacts. The technology is simple, but its potential is profound. A low-friction membrane within the helmet allows the head to travel in the direction of impact, rather than violently forcing the head in the direction of the helmet. This means rotational energy at the moment of impact can be dissipated before it is exerted on the brain, potentially reducing the risk of brain injury such as concussion.

Protection Based on Human Anatomy

Mimicking the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain, MIPS adds a low friction layer that enables a relative movement of 10-15 mm between the head and the helmet in any direction.

Scientifically Tested and Proven

MIPS has evolved through research in Sweden since 1996 by some of the world's leading researchers in biomechanics and neuroscience. A testing rig was specifically built to simulate angled impacts as realistically as possible.

Lightweight, Seamless Protection

MIPS works by installing a thin (0.5–0.7 mm), ventilated, custom cut low-friction layer inside the helmet liner. The MIPS layer adds practically no weight and is thin enough not to compromise on fit.

Fitting dimensions for the Giro Montaro MIPS are as follows:

55cm - 59cm
59cm - 63cm