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Giro releases two commuter helmets with lights and turn signals

Published November 1, 2022

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design announced its new Ethos Mips and the Ethos Mips Shield helmets on Tuesday. The commuter helmets are designed for commuters and transportation riders and feature front and rear integrated LED lights and turn signals. The turn signals are operated by a wireless handlebar remote.

The Ethos Mips will retail for $250, while the Ethos Mips Shield, which includes a clear eye shield, retails for $270. Both are available now.

"Riding has always been a revolutionary mode of transportation, and that's true today more than ever," said Peter Nicholson, Giro's brand manager. "Whether they're riding an e-bike to the office, pedaling to the grocery store, or shuttling the kids to school on a cargo bike, more riders are mixing it up in traffic; and they can benefit from the added visibility and protection of the new Ethos Mips or Ethos Mips Shield."

Both helmets have white front lights, rear red lights, and amber turn signals with 4 light modes, which can all be adjusted and controlled via the remote. The entire system is rechargeable via USB-C with a run-time of 11 hours in low-blink mode (25 lumens front, 15 lumens rear) and 7.5 hours in the high-blink mode (45 lumens front, 30 lumens rear). At low solid mode the estimated runtime is 5.5 hours (25 lumens front, 10 lumens rear), while high solid will run for 2.5 hours (40 lumens front, 25 lumens rear).

The Ethos Mips features a thermoplastic polyurethane soft rubber waterproof brim. The Ethos Mips Shield's clear, molded eye shield adds protection from the elements while still allowing riders to use their existing eyewear. Both helmets use in-mold construction, full hardbody coverage for durability, 12 vents, and a Roc Loc City fit system and quick-dry padding. They also have reflective decals and webbing. 

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