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$95.99

Chain Reaction Cycles

Route MIPS Helmet

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$102.11

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Route MIPS Helmet - Matte Black

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1533604224675

$149.90

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Smith Route MIPS - 2017

1534432412037

1534432412037

$150.00

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Route MIPS Limited Edition Helmet

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$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Charcoal

1528041785082

1528041785082

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Black Cherry

1528041785338

1528041785338

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte White

1527971669128

1527971669128

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Reactor

1527971669812

1527971669812

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte White

1527971670012

1527971670012

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Black

1527971670329

1527971670329

$150.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Opal

1527971670608

1527971670608

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Black

1527971671516

1527971671516

$150.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Opal

1527971671296

1527971671296

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Charcoal

1528041804868

1528041804868

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Black Cherry

1528041804625

1528041804625

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Reactor

1527971671738

1527971671738

$149.90

Performance Bike

Smith Route MIPS - 2017

1534432469322

1534432469322

$105.00

Bike Bling

Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Lapis Frost

1528041809300

1528041809300

$95.99

Chain Reaction Cycles

Route MIPS Helmet 2017

1530107266916

1530107266916

$75.00

Competitive Cyclist

Route MIPS Helmet

1533271045085

1533271045085

$105.00

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Smith Optics Route Helmet Mips Matte Lapis Frost

1528041785607

1528041785607

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The Smith Route MIPS helmet is a stylish and comfortable road cycling helmet that comes in a variety of different colors. This model is a derivative of the earlier (and pricer) Smith models, but still contains the features that make this helmet top of the line. The size and number of the vents paired with the mesh material on the inside of the helmet make it more breathable than earlier models, but just as safe.

The Route Helmet is available for purchase in several different colors, so when purchasing, please make sure that you have clicked on the link for the correct color, because some vendors only have one color available per link. The Route MIPS helmet is just about the exact same as the Route helmet, with the exception that this one features MIPS technology. 

To keep the rider safe in the event of a crash, the Route helmet features both Koroyd and MIPStechnology to absorb impact and offer increased protection. One drawback to the use of Koroyd in the Route is that it also acts as an insulator, meaning that the ventilation isn't as comprehensive. Liam Cahill at Road.cc describes that "[his] head did get quite hot when the conditions were a little warm. The Koroyd isn't brilliantly breathable and the added bulk seems to block a lot of the airflow." In addition, the Route doesn't lend itself to be a very aerodynamic helmet, but it doesn't claim to be one, so if you are looking for something a little more sleek we would recommend looking elsewhere. As for comfort, vendor and user reviews all seem to agree that the straps as well as the dial adjuster fit well, and that the helmet was very pleasant to wear on a ride. In addition, it seems that the helmet is set up in such a way that allows the rider to use a wide variety of glasses, small or large, and experience minimal if any helmet interference.

Overall, the Route MIPS helmet does an excellent job of protecting the rider. Though its ventilation system can at times keep the rider's head a bit warm, this can be a highly valued piece of equipment for those that ride frequently in colder weather. 

Bicycle Times review