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The all-new Coveta helmet

ALL-MOUNTAIN AND ENDURO FOCUSED PERFORMANCE FOR RIDERS AND RACERS WHO LOVE THE CHALLENGES OF TECHNICAL TERRAIN.

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Highlights

We’ve got you covered for rowdy descents — confidence-inspiring protection lets you keep your head in the game. Evoke your inner shredder with an all-mountain style, perfect for your next alpine adventure. The extended visor shields your eyes and face from long sun exposure, sniper tree branches and airborne mud. Inspired by gravity riders and presenting a modern mountain biking style, this off-road helmet is designed with generous ventilation and added protection. The in-mold construction fuses helmet layers together for structural integrity and offers improved lower rear coverage. 

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Brain Protection System

MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, is a patented...

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BRAIN PROTECTION SYSTEM

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MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, is a patented brain protection system designed to reduce rotational motion from angled impacts that can cause strain in the brain.

MIPS mimics the brain’s own protection system inside the skull by adding a low-friction layer between the head and helmet. A helmet with MIPS can absorb more rotational motion from an angled impact.

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STRAIN IN THE BRAIN

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MIPS was developed by some of the world’s leading researchers in biomechanics and neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Strain level images from lab tests where two identical helmets, one with MIPS and one without, tested at the same speed show a clear difference. The red that appears in the image below indicates more strain in the brain. A helmet with MIPS reduces the rotational motion transmitted to the brain.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FALL?

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When you fall off your bike, rarely will you hit your head directly on top of your helmet. Generally, when your head impacts the ground it does so at an angle. When this happens, rotational motion occurs to the brain which could cause injury. Luckily, there is a membrane inside your skull that the brain slides along to reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain. MIPS uses a low-friction layer between the head and helmet similar to the membrane inside your skull, which in experimental and numerical tests has shown a reduction of rotational motion to the brain.

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COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

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Since 1996, research and tests have been performed to compare a helmet with MIPS to a conventional helmet. The results have shown it is possible to reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain by adding the MIPS.

At Liv, we are committed to providing cutting edge technologies and integration of enhanced protection with partners like MIPS. When you are zooming down a mountain pass, navigating technical off-road terrain or negotiating city traffic, you should be able to pedal in confidence knowing your helmet has you covered. Liv helmets with MIPS will never interfere with our helmet’s comfort or design, so there are no sacrifices when it comes to style.

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How MIPS helmets are tested

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