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Sweet Protection releases its spring mountain bike apparel and helmet line

OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of its spring mountain bike line for men and women. The Norwegian brand said highlights of the spring line include the updated Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MTB helmet and Dissenter helmet. The Bushwacker II is an enduro/trail bike helmet that now includes STACC ventilation, which the company said ensures uninterrupted airflow over the temporal artery to enhance cooling

Fox launches redesigned Flux trail helmet

CALABASAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Racing introduced its deep-coverage Flux trail helmet back in 2006

POC moves from MIPS to its own SPIN technology for helmets

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is launching new 2018 model year bike helmets with its own SPIN technology to reduce injuries from oblique impacts.

POC moves from MIPS to its own SPIN technology for helmets

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC is launching new 2018 model year bike helmets with its own SPIN technology to reduce injuries from oblique impacts. The company was one of the first to use the MIPS technology, which promises similar benefits. A company spokesman said SPIN, which stands for “Shearing Pads Inside” is a more integrated system

QBP takes on global distribution of 6D Helmets

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has reached a distribution agreement with 6D Helmets LLC. QBP will be responsible for global aftermarket distribution and sales of 6D’s full range of bicycle helmets

The Lazer Anverz is a striking new helmet for e-bike riders

A sharp increase in the popularity of e-bikes throughout Europe has driven manufacturers to produce kit specifically for this growing segment. The Anverz helmet from Belgian brand Lazer is a great example, with a design that’s optimised for assisted cycling. 

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Conforming to a new NTA safety standard introduced by the Dutch, it’s rated for bicycles that provide assistance for up to 45km/h, and by doing so the Anverz bridges the gap nicely between a bicycle and motorcycle lid.

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Anyone familiar with Lazer’s current line of helmets may spot similarities between the Anverz and the company’s recent Revolution mountain bike helmet. In fact, the two lids share the same basic structure, although the clip-on shell and unique flip-up visor of the Anverz make for a unique look. The shell itself is a thin vacuum-formed sheet that’s easily removed. Underneath you’ll find several large vents and Lazer’s SMS modular mount system that will accept an action camera or similar accessory, while still allowing the helmet to pass all safety certification testing with it in place.

Another distinctive part of the design is the helmet’s removable plastic ear pads. These are taken directly from the Revolution and at present are just an aesthetic addition – although we did spot a prototype version that was fitted with speakers and a Bluetooth intercom system. Lazer already offers impressive integration with its current helmets ­– its Lifebeam system – for example, which turns a regular lid into a heart rate monitor. So we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a retrofit communications kit coming from the brand in future.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

The Lazer Anverz is a striking new helmet for e-bike riders

A sharp increase in the popularity of e-bikes throughout Europe has driven manufacturers to produce kit specifically for this growing segment. The Anverz helmet from Belgian brand Lazer is a great example, with a design that’s optimised for assisted cycling. 

  • Best electric bike: how to choose the right one for you
  • Best bike helmets: a buyer’s guide
  • Lazer’s Revolution is genuinely two helmets in one

Conforming to a new NTA safety standard introduced by the Dutch, it’s rated for bicycles that provide assistance for up to 45km/h, and by doing so the Anverz bridges the gap nicely between a bicycle and motorcycle lid.

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Anyone familiar with Lazer’s current line of helmets may spot similarities between the Anverz and the company’s recent Revolution mountain bike helmet. In fact, the two lids share the same basic structure, although the clip-on shell and unique flip-up visor of the Anverz make for a unique look. The shell itself is a thin vacuum-formed sheet that’s easily removed. Underneath you’ll find several large vents and Lazer’s SMS modular mount system that will accept an action camera or similar accessory, while still allowing the helmet to pass all safety certification testing with it in place.

Another distinctive part of the design is the helmet’s removable plastic ear pads. These are taken directly from the Revolution and at present are just an aesthetic addition – although we did spot a prototype version that was fitted with speakers and a Bluetooth intercom system. Lazer already offers impressive integration with its current helmets ­– its Lifebeam system – for example, which turns a regular lid into a heart rate monitor. So we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a retrofit communications kit coming from the brand in future.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

North America Cycles offers Overade Plixi folding helmet

AMES, Iowa (BRAIN) — North America Cycles is distributing the Plixi folding bike helmet from the French design firm Overade.  The Plixi helmet folds to approximately 30 percent of its original volume. This means users can easily fit the helmet in a handbag, backpack or briefcase.

Bell and Giro offer 25% off helmets with trade-in program

Do you have an old helmet in need of replacement? This might be the time to upgrade. From now through the end of October, both Bell and Giro are offering riders the chance to swap their old helmet — regardless of brand — for a new, MIPS-equipped model and receive a 25% discount off the purchase price. 

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Regardless of the brand, experts at helmet safety certification institutes recommend that riders replace their helmets at least every five years — even if there’s no visible damage, and even if you’ve never crashed in it, as the EPS foam liner degrades over time. 

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This 25% discount incentivizes an upgrade to a MIPS-equipped model. This offer applies to select 2016 Bell and Giro helmets with the MIPS multi-directional impact protection system, including a number of children’s models. 

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Lids, locks and more at third edition of PressCamp Winter

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.