Brimming with innovation and shaped by years of experience, the major goal of the Scott MX550 Helmet was to fulfil the exact requirements of athletes and consumers — ventilation and safety.
Class leading ventilation
The MX550 provides maximum airflow thanks to its unique construction.
It has a huge air opening at the front, strategically placed vents and massive ventilation channels throughout the helmet that pull out the air in the back.
The ventilation was benchmarked in a wind tunnel scenario against key competitors. The MX550 significantly outperformed them.
Safety as priority
In designing the MX550 helmet, Scott wanted to address two types of impacts — radial and angular.
Radial are impacts straight into the head while angular impacts cause rotational violence passed to the brain.
In doing so they implemented two key safety technologies — conehead and MIPS.
Conehead technology protects against radial impacts straight into the head.
It is a unique construction with two different densities of EPS and a unique geometry between the two, which increases the impact protection of the helmet.
MIPS Brain Protection
The MIPS Brain Protection system protects against angular impacts.
MIPS works by putting in a slip layer between the head and the helmet.
Besides ventilation and safety, a major goal was to make the design of the MX550 unique.
The integrated visor and the clean lines give the helmet a fresh look to make it stand out from the crowd.
The 2018 collection offers five different colours.
Robert LynnEnduro21 Editorrobert@future7media.com