Despite ever-increasing knowledge about head injuries, safety standards for bicycle helmets have remained largely the same. In spite of this, Bontrager strives to achieve a higher standard in safety. And in that pursuit, offer select Bontrager helmets with MIPS. MIPS is a patented technology that adds a low friction layer between the head and the helmet, developed to add protection by reducing the rotational violence to the brain on angled impacts. In a crash, the MIPS system allows the helmet to rotate independently around the head, redirecting impact energy, which can provide more protection in certain impacts. Bontrager proudly offers MIPS versions of its Rally, Starvos, and other popular helmets in the endeavor to deliver great performing, exceptionally engineered equipment. And just like every Bontrager helmet, should a MIPS helmet be impacted within the first year of ownership, Bontrager will replace it at no charge.