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2011 POC Receptor Flow and Receptor+ Helmets

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The POC 2011 line-up reintroduces the Receptor+ helmet and Receptor Flow models. The POC Receptor+ is a four-season item, which can be used for winter, bike, water and skateboards sports. It features a patented VDSAP system that includes a multi-purpose liner.

In addition to its versatility, the Receptor+ is extremely durable with its double overlapping shells that features an in-molded Aramid barrier. Multi-impact SEPP liner is embedded with a penetration-proof ventilation system, which allows smooth airflow in between the two shells of the helmet. It comes in black, red, white and green colors.

The POC Receptor Flow helmet uses a Receptor+ shell and has an EPS liner inside for protection. Lightweight and well ventilated, it has a slim design as preferred by most BMX riders. There’s a PC inmould shell just below the outer shell for added protection and a visor attachment rig. It comes in six colors (white, black,…

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2011 Giro Helmets

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2011 seems to be a great year for Giro, first they debut the Xar Helmet, but a new retention system called Roc Loc 5 will appear on the 2011 models.

Comparing the Roc Loc 5 to the previous retention device, the Roc Loc 5 is 40% lighter. More importantly, you can adjust the system with one hand, plus better vertical adjustment. Tested well over 6,000 cyclists in the Giro lab, and the verdict was the system is more durable. Six different road and mountain bike helmets will release in 2011 from Giro, which will use the Roc Loc 5.

The 2011 Giro road helmets are the Ionos, Atmos, Advantage 2, and Saros. 2011 Giro mountain helmets include the Xar, Athlon, and Hex.

First off we have Giro flagship helmet, the Ionos, which retails for $235. 2011 Ionos is the lightest (due to the Roc Loc 5) and…

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Fox V3R, V2 MTB Helmets

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fox mtb helmets 1 300x270   Fox V3R, V2 MTB HelmetsFox releases helmets for mountain biking known as the V3R and V2. The V3R is made from carbon fiber and kevlar and almost look similar to a motorcycle helmet. It has 10 intake vents and 4 exhaust ports for superior ventilation. It’s CPSC and ASTM approved and has adjustable options for the vents.

The V3R also uses the Coolmax liner and pads which is removable and washable. The mouthpiece can also be easily detached for cleaning. The Fox V3R also makes use of the D-loop, a system designed to ensure that with a snap, the helmet is secured without the fear of it loosening. With a MSRP of $379.99, the Fox V3R comes in four sizes and in one carbon design.

At a more affordable range, the V2 helmet from Fox has an injected polycarbon-ate shell. It is DOT and Snell 2005 approved and provides quality protection with its Fox…

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Giro Ionos Helmets Lance Armstrong Edition

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giro ionos helmets lance edition 1 300x225   Giro Ionos Helmets Lance Armstrong EditionTwo additions were made to the Lance Armstrong Collection for The Giro Ionos Helmet. The new models come in matte red and titanium colorway and a matte yellow and black colorway with Lance Armstrong’s signature on the helmets.

They feature Giro’s new RocLoc 5 retention system which has a micro-adjusting dial which is easy to use. A simple twist of the dial opens the retention system of the helmet. It also has ergonomic arms to accommodate Giro eyewear, and a 15mm vertical bracket which you can adjust without removing your helmet.

Other features of Giro Ionos are retained like the In-Mold Composite frame, 21 air vents, X-Static helmet padding and super fit engineering. The two new helmets are available in small, medium and large sizes. The Giro Ionos Lance Edition helmets retails at £169.99.

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2011 Bell Commuter Helmets

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2011 bell commuter helmets 1 300x223   2011 Bell Commuter HelmetsBell releases two new helmets for 2011 called the Muni and the Arella. With a tag line that says “King and Queen of the Street”, it’s possible that the Muni will be targeted for men while the Arella will be for women. Weighing approximately 275 grams, the Muni will be available in matte titanium (grey), matte white (weathered), matte black and safety yellow.

The helmets feature integrated water gutters and a ratchet buckle for micro-fit. It also has a mount for a rear-view mirror and comes with a visor to protect your eyes. It also has a light mount which is integrated on the helmet. You may place a Blackburn Flea front light for better visibility.

The Muni and the Arella also have integrated lights for the back of the helmet on the head retention device. Bell showcases its OneStep Plus Fit system on both helmets to make sure…

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Giro TT Lance Armstrong Helmet

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Giro recently made a time trial helmet especially for Lance Armstrong which he wore on the 2010 Tour de France prologue. Named “LAX”, the TT helmet works to give Armstrong two to three second-advantage over his rivals.

One can say that the helmet proved to be an advantage since Armstrong finished fourth on the event. However, it is unlikely that Giro will create the “LAX” for commercial use since the helmet basically works for Armstrong because it was designed specifically for him.

Giro shared that it took several months to conceptualize and actualize the helmet’s design. This was also due to the fact that Armstrong was literally hard to get hold of because of his busy schedule. The only way to get around this challenge was to create a replica of the cyclist which cost $15,000.00. The testing of the helmet was done on this model of Armstrong.

Chris Bullock tells…

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Tec-Tical helmet from Abus

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Abus most advanced helmet in its line is called Tec-Tical. Lightweight to meet the demands of cyclists, the Tec-Tical is 250 grams in a medium size (54-58 cm) and 265 grams in a large (58-62 cm). For durability: a fusion of multi shell in-mold for its outer shell and maximum absorption material for shock (EPS).

Tec-Tical uses ZoomPro for precise cranial fit adjustment. This is a racheting system that secures the helmet to the back of its users head and allows for size adjustment with its half ring system. It also has 14 air inlets and 9 outlets to give you the best ventilation. All of the vents are fused together with air stream channels.

The padding for Tec-Tical can be removed and is washable. Practical sliders are also in place for easy adjustment. The Tec-Tical helmet is available in colors of velvet black, polar matt, asphalt grey and team. Tec-Tical is…

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