Giro Sonnet MIPS Ladies Road Helmet
Giro Sonnet MIPS Ladies Helmet
The Sonnet (TM) is a favorite in our Ladies Series collection, offering acclaimed fit and performance for riders who enjoy great routes as much as a swift pace. The slim shape offers great ventilation thanks to 25 Wind Tunnel (TM) vents and the comfortable convenience of the adjustable Roc Loc (R) 5 fit system. And with the light weight and durability of In-Mold construction, it won't weigh you down. Sonnet MIPS models are available with the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. We believe MIPS can redirect energy and provide more protection in certain impacts. The Giro Sonnet MIPS Ladies Helmet; female specific helmet designed for comfort and protection Lightweight with 25 vents the Sonnet will keep you cool when the temperature starts to rise The MIPS (Multi Directional Impact Protection System) reduces the rotational forces on the riders brain during certain impacts Featuring Giro's Roc Loc 5 system which lets you dial in both tension and vertical positioning with a single hand
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Nowadays Giro are one of the largest helmet (and other cycling apparel) manufacturers in the world. They began life in the garage of Jim Gentes in 1985, California; his aim was to create a lightweight yet safe helmet, and from this goal the Giro Prolight was created. In 1994 the famous Roc-Loc system was launched, to keep the helmet in the correct position, maintaining comfort and safety. It enabled the wearer to fine tune the position of the helmet, helping to ensure a custom fit for every rider. Throughout it's history Giro has strived to create functional yet safe products, which also appear cool to encourage riders to use them. Sometimes it pays off (the Air Attack and the Xen) and sometimes not (The Fat Hat). Other innovations include the Aerohead, which helped win Greg Lemond the Tour de France by 8 seconds, and the Switchblade with removable facial protection. Nowadays Giro produce a line of cycling gloves, introduced in 2008, shoes (2010) and clothing lines (2013). In recent years Giro have introduced MIPs technology to their higher end helmets, helping to reduce the crash impact on a wearer's head and neck.
For more information about Giro, please visit their homepage, or for a detailed guide to their history click here. Alternatively, their Wikipedia page is here.
Ribble Cycles - since 1897!
Ribble Cycles are one of the oldest bike shops in the world, starting in 1897 in Preston, Lancashire, and are perhaps best known for their exceptional value own brand road bikes.
In 1987 (just the 90 years after forming!) they started a mail order side to their business, which helped them to expand - and as per the rest of their competition, launched their website in 2001. In order to deal with the increase in business, the company moved to Bamber Bridge, which resulted in the closure of their Watery Lane shop, and eventual upsizing to yet another warehouse in Leach Place.
In terms of actual cycling, Ribble have historically sponsored some of the most iconic riders in UK and world cycling history; Chris Boardman and Bradley Wiggins have both successfully competed on Ribble bikes. Other noted riders include the ladies Barcelona 92 Time trial team, the 1990's RT Italia race team and Steph Forrester at the Sydney Olympics. In short, they like to support the sport that they trade in!
You can read up more on Ribble's history on their website.