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Review: Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS is a great option for a lightweight trail helmet

Review: Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS is a great option for a lightweight trail helmet

Bluegrass recently added a high-end open face mountain bike helmet to their selection of head protection traditionally dominated by those of the full face kind.…

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Bluegrass recently added a high-end open face mountain bike helmet to their selection of head protection traditionally dominated by those of the full face kind. The Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS gets an aesthetic that is likely to split opinion, though we fall on the favorable side of the fence in that regard. Never mind what it looks like… what’s the fit like, and are its premium features worth the $180?

All photos by Finlay Anderson Review: Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS Helmet

The Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS is a lightweight trail helmet; the Small we tested weighed in at 355g. The Bluegrass Rogue Core MIPS open face helmet has a rather unique aesthetic, with nineteen vents, six of which are elongated down the front, doubled up on the long peak in addition to the main body. In its downward position, the peak completes the shape of the front of the helmet with clean lines that flow downwards, lining up the decals on the left. On the trail, the peak does a great job of keeping the sun off your face. However, on the very steepest of descents, the peak can, on occasion, obscure the view of the trail ahead. That’s when it’s in the lowest position; the peak can be raised higher to get around this issue but it doesn’t click or lock into position. That said, there is sufficient friction in the hinge to prevent it slipping down while riding. Bluegrass claim the Rogue Core can stow sunglasses through […]

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