Specialized launches new 2019 helmets with crash detection and upgraded MIPS tech

 
ANGi can’t stop crashes. But it’s tiny, nearly invisible, thing that, when you crash, can potentially get help to you sooner. Who wouldn’t want that?
— Bicycling Magazine

Specialized launches new helmets with crash notifications and better MIPS to reduce head trauma.

With the introduction of ANGi into their 2019 helmets, Specialized now makes it easy for folks to track you while you ride and also get an alert if you crash. All through a pod that is part of the helmet.

Also included in many of the models is an upgraded MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) known as MIPS SL that mimics the brain’s protective structure by reducing rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. The helmet’s shell and liner are separated by a low friction layer which allows the helmet to slide, noticeably reducing trauma to the brain in the case of oblique impacts.

 
 
 
 

Specialized ANGi and MIPS SL supported helmets are available at Hutch’s Bicycles stores.