By Toby Hill
DENVER — Boa Technology and MIPS have collaborated on a new integrated helmet system that the companies say will provide improved fit and protection for cyclists and snowsports athletes.
“The MIPS B-series Boa allows for the Boa Fit System to connect directly to the MIPS Low Friction Layer (LFL), rather than attaching in a stationary fashion to the helmet. This new method of integration with Boa improves the fit of the MIPS liner, making it the latest evolution in 360-degree fit systems,” the companies stated in a release.
“A helmet that fits well is ideal for maximizing safety, and Boa brings the leading fit component to bike and snow helmets,” said MIPS CEO Johan Thiel said, “We are excited to team up and offer brand partners a joint system that optimizes integration and assembly, and ultimately provides great protection for the rider.”
Boa’s Shawn Neville said: “MIPS is as dedicated to head and brain protection as Boa is to making the world’s best gear better through improved fit and performance. We are fortunate to partner with a likeminded company such as MIPS who is also passionate about creating meaningful, innovative solutions for our brand partners and consumers.”
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