The SCOTT 550 Split Helmet comes with a new design and is a high end helmet that pushes the limits of ventilation and safety. Equipped with the latest safety technologies such as MIPSÂ® and Conehead and the perfect cooling management with strategically placed vents you will feel good and safe throughout your entire ride. Materials
Optimized & customisable ventilation 3D shaped foam Removable and washable liner & cheek pads
CONEHEADâ¢ CONEHEADâ¢ is a revolutionary method of molding EPS foam to increase the impact properties of helmets. The helmet is molded in two stages and features two parts in two different densities, with a unique conical interface. How Conehead TechnologyTM works ? There are two different densities of foam as well as two different foams with their own characteristics of recovery from impact and inter-foam bond strength. In a crash, the impact force pushing towards the head causes the cones to compress which creates lateral forces spreading sideways through the higher density outer foam layer. Impact energy/force is absorbed by this lateral motion. At the same time, the head is travelling in the opposite direction, compressing the base of the lower density cones and slowing the accelerating head. The result is lower G-force experience for your head. The benefit: a lighter helmet + softer protective shock absorbing foam closer to your head. Mips If you are seeking the best protection that money can buy then look no further. Scott helmets with integrated MIPSÂ® brain protection system offer a whole new dimension in safety. No matter where or how you ride, choose a SCOTT helmet and Elevate Your Safety! Testing and results : taking a fall with a SCOTT MIPSÂ® equipped helmet is very different.
A traditional helmet A helmet equipped with MIPS
Helmets are designed and optimized for straight impacts. They do not consider angled impacts. In an angled impact rotational violence is transferred to the head and the brain. MIPS is a low friction layer inside the helmet which allows the head to rotate relative to the helmet in an angled impact. This substantially reduces rotational violence and the potential for damage to the brain.
Rotational violence with a traditional helmet Rotational violence using a helmet with MIPS
How People Fall? Conventional helmets are tested by dropping them vertically onto a solid surface. They are designed to protect you from straight / radial impacts. For over 15 years, MIPS has researched how people crash in the real world. Collaborating with some of the world s leading neurosurgeons and experts, MIPSÂ® has established that when you fall, your head most often hits the ground at an angle, creating a rotational shock to the brain. This rotational shock can cause strain in your brain. A helmet with MIPSÂ® absorbs much of that rotational energy, offering you better protection. And if, against all the odds, you do fall vertically onto your head, a SCOTT helmet with MIPSÂ® will protect you just as well as an ordinary helmet. MIPS imitated the brain s own protection system he Brain is suspended in a low friction cerebrospinal fluid which allows your brain to slide within your skull to protect the brain under impact. MIPSÂ® Brain Protection System is a unique technology intended to protect your brain against angled impacts by imitating the brains natural low friction, barrier, thereby reducing the shock transmitted to your brain. Under angled impact the helmet slides on the MIPSÂ® low friction layer minimizing the rotational violence transfered to the brain.