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Specialized Ambush MIPS MTB Helmet

  • "The Ambush is the lightest & most ventilated extended coverage helmet available" - Specialized
  • ANGI Crash Sensor Ready to let those closest to you know when you're in trouble
  • Energy Optimised Multi-Density patented technology reduces, manages & distributes impact energy
  • Patented EPS support system offers aramid-reinforced skeleton for added internal protection




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Specialized Ambush MIPS MTB Helmet

Specialized created the Ambush to provide every trail rider with a helmet that protects you as well as a full face option but has far superior ventilation and weight benefits. The Ambush has been designed to create space for google storage as well as ensuring you stay cool throughout your ride thanks to Specialized's 4th Dimension Cooling System which features massive vents and exhaust ports. The Ambush also features groundbreaking technologies that do not only enhance your performance but keep you safe. Specialized's ANGI Crash Sensor is available as an optional upgrade to let those closest to you know when you're in trouble. Pairing with your smartphone on Andriod or IOS, it then sends through an accurate location in partnership with STRAVA so you can be sure you're safe, wherever you're exploring. Specialized have also implemented MIPS technology which is designed to redistribute impact energy through a low friction layer which allows the helmet to slide relative to the position of the head, reducing the impact your head receives when it hits the ground. Finally, Specialized's Mindset 360 fit system features 5 different height positions as well as a rear dial to ensure you get the perfect fit. 


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Helmet SOS

With the additional upgrade of the ANGI Crash Sensor, you have peace of mind like never before—when combined with Specialized's iOS or Android app, the sensor will detect a crash and send a text message to specified contacts in your phone. It also syncs with our app and STRAVA® to provide GPS-based activity tracking.


MIPS Technology

In a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) the shell and the liner are separated by a Low Friction Layer. When a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System is subjected to an angled impact, the low friction layer allows the helmet to slide relative to the head. The MIPS BPS is designed to add protection in helmets against the rotational motion.


Just the right fit 

Specialized's low profile and fully integrated Mindset 360 fit system has five height positions, this system provides unmatched adjustment, while an integrated dial allows for on-the-fly tinkering. The Ambush also keeps you cool with Specialized's 4th Dimension Cooling System's massive vents and exhaust ports, so you don't have to worry about overheating—even on the hottest days.


  • The patented aramid-reinforced skeleton provides internal EPS support.
  • Patented Energy Optimized Multi-Density EPS construction helps to manage impact energy.
  • Mindset 360 fit system provides a secure, customizable fit with 360-degree tension adjustment, five height positions, and an integrated dial for easy, on-the-fly adjustments.
  • Micro indexing visor allows for a wide range of fast, secure on-trail adjustments, as well as convenient goggle stowage.
  • 4th Dimension Cooling System with massive vents, internal Cross-Channels, and aligned exhaust ports increases airflow to keep you cool.
  • Low profile in-moulded shell with smooth, snag-free exterior shape.
  • Extended coverage for added protection and durability.
  • Lightweight, quick-drying liner features a Gutter Action Brow that channels moisture away from eyes.
  • Tri-Fix web splitter for improved comfort and ease of strap adjustments.
  • MIPS-equipped.
  • Upgradeable with optional ANGI crash sensor.