Since the launch of the One, the first road cycling helmet from accessories specialist Bollé, the company’s focus has been to ‘bring a higher level of design, while refining technologies to match the ever-growing demands of cyclists.’ With a focus on high-end performance products, Bollé has released its latest advanced road cycling helmet – FURO MIPS.
FURO MIPS is positioned as Bollé’s pinnacle performance road cycling helmet. Aerodynamic development, ventilation design, and air flow testing inspired by the automotive industry has led to the creation of this high-end helmet. FURO’s design is recognisable with its two aerodynamic features: a NACA duct allowing ‘increased airflow without additional drag’, and a kamm tail providing a smaller wake that reduces drag for better aerodynamic properties.
For comfort and protection, FURO MIPS features a 360° integrated MIPS. By merging the Mips LFL and its 360° fit system into one engineered piece, Bollé claims to have achieved extra protection against angled impacts.
The helmet’s signature 360° adjustability for fit also includes better ventilation and comfort. In order to achieve its ventilated design, the helmet also benefits from an innovative construction derived from the principle of ‘roll cage’ mostly seen on racing cars (and built in the vehicle compartment to protect from injuries in case of a rollover).
This construction reinforces the helmet, and allows the creation of large vents for increased airflow. In addition, FURO offers the signature features of Bollé’s cycling helmets: removable wind shells for customised ventilation and aerodynamics, and Bollé’s Opti-Dock storage system to securely stow sunglasses when not required.
- 360° integrated MIPS
- Naca duct
- Roll cage
- Removable wind shells
- Opti-dock storage system
The FURO MIPS will be available in October, priced at £179, in three colours. The helmet will also pair with Bollé’s new road cycling sunglasses SHIFTER, which officially launches in September.
The latest addition to Bollé’s Performance eyewear range, SHIFTER sunglasses feature a large shield made of NXT, offering a wide field of vision and a combination of optical clarity and impact resistance. Frontal air vents directly integrated in the frame help to ensure optimal air flow and prevent fogging.
The AG2R La Mondiale team, led by its talented captain Romain Bardet, will be wearing Bollé’s new cycling sunglasses. Among the available colours, AG2R La Mondiale have chosen SHIFTER styles that match their outfit.