Highlights from the new Sweet Protection trail and enduro collection 2019
Oslo, Norway – The Norwegian-based Sweet Protection, designers of cutting-edge mountain bike, paddle sports, and snow sports helmets and apparel Sweet Protection is renowned for making innovative products for passionate athletes.
The all-new 2019 collection was driven and designed by this motivation. With the release of the long awaited convertible full-face helmet, Sweet Protection is able to cater to all needs for the keen trail- and enduro biker. Other news includes the Enduro Race Vest as well as a completely revamped apparel collection – the Hunter series.
Sweet Protection launches their safest bike helmet yet: The Arbitrator is not a jack of two trades, it’s a master of both.
Meet the all new convertible full-face helmet from Sweet Protection – Arbitrator MIPS.
Introducing the Arbitrator MIPS, no compromises were given in order to protect you on high consequence trails or races. This is a downhill certified full-face helmet that easily converts into a trail bike helmet.
With a removable chin bar, this helmet easily converts into a trail helmet settling a long-time dilemma on helmet use for the most dedicated enduro and trail riders. You choose between trail mode and full-face mode, with the ultimate safety and ventilation at all times. Serving as a two-in-one helmet, the Arbitrator MIPS is the quiver killer of helmets and will be the only helmet you will need for the coming season.
“We started out with the objective to make a full-face helmet and trail helmet in one with as little compromise as possible. Further, we defined this as the helmet should be able to meet both EN 1077, CPSC and ASTM downhill MTB standards in both “modes”. At the same time the helmet needed to be lightweight and ventilated for Enduro racing,” explains director of design and development Staale Moeller.
The explanation for how this is achieved is by developing a proprietary internal ZYTEL skeleton with in-molded anchors. The main shell attached to the ZYTEL skeleton and the whole assembly is in-molded with the EPS. The chin guard is made of pre-preg carbon-fiber for superior strength. The helmet switches from fullface mode to trail mode with one lever only.
Furthermore, Sweet Protection developed a solution with two different retention systems depending on the mode of the helmet. As all of Sweet Protection bike helmets, it comes with STACC ventilation enabling the rider to stay cool in hot conditions. As the name implies the Arbitrator MIPS comes only with MIPS.
Thoroughly tested, the Arbitrator MIPS has achieved extraordinary test-results both with and without the chin guard and does not compromise on the most important aspect: Rider safety.
With a price point at only 299 Euro / 2999 NOK / 2999 SEK / 299 USD this helmet is a two-for-one scoop.
Available in stores from March 2019.