A classic choice for the riders in the pro peloton and self-sponsored cyclists alike, the Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet blends lightness, ventilation, and now MIPS protection to only further solidify its beloved status amongst the Lycra set. One of the major characteristics setting the Synthe MIPS apart from other similar models is the safety of MIPS; MIPS, or Multi Directional Impact Protection System, refers to the Swedish technology added to the helmet in the form of a thin inner layer that rotates slightly upon impact to absorb the dome-damaging rotational energy created in certain crashes. With less rotation comes less likelihood of a dome injury when you take a spill. Impact protection is usually a feature of helmets you'd rather not put to the test, however, and it's far from the only one that's important. When you're out on a ride, the Synthe's iconic aerodynamic shaping helps reduce drag in the wind, while 19 airy vents work with Aero Mesh Panels to strategically usher air across your head to let heat continuously escape. Giro's Roc Loc Air adjustment system makes fine-tuning the fit of the helmet before a ride quick and easy, so you can make adjustments in the driveway without taking up valuable ride time. When you finish your ride and head to the coffee shop, use the eyewear docking ports to safely perch your pricey sunnies and avoid having them fly off your helmet when you turn your head -- it's just another thoughtful touch of many that have helped earned the MIPS its respected reputation.