Interbike 2015 – POC

by Brian Mullin on September 24, 2015

Tectal Helmet

They are introducing two new helmets for 2016, the All Mountain Tectal and the full faced Coron. The full-coverage Tectal helmet has increased coverage, improved ventilation and uses their lightweight Unibody shell construction. The full faced Coron incorporates their advanced fiber M-FORGE shell material and has a multi-impact EPP liner and breakaway visor. In addition, they have the innovative Crave sunglasses with Zeiss lenses and the Resistance mountain bike apparel system.

Tectal Helmet

The Tectal is an All Mountain helmet that follows along some of the design precepts of their Trabec helmet. The Tectal has increased coverage over the neck and ears for greater protection and has improved ventilation and feature their Unibody shell construction. This shell system wraps the entire EPS liner with an outer shell to add structural integrity and strength while allowing a lighter and lower-density foam to be used for the inner liner. Like the Trabec, it incorporates an Aramid fiber grid system for increased protection, strength, and durability. The Tectal Race version includes the RECCO reflector, which is two part system (reflector and detector) that search and rescue teams can use for location purposes through the use of sophisticated radar technology. On the back of the helmet is a nifty goggle strap.

Specifications:

  • EPS liner
  • Unibody shell construction
  • Aramid fiber grid for protection, strength and durability
  • Adjustable visor
  • RECCO reflector
  • Additional coverage over the ears and back of neck
  • MSRP –  $190 for standard and $210 for race

Coron DH Helmet

Coron DH Helmet

The Coron is a full faced helmet that is oriented to the downhill and gravity crowd, making it a great item for bike parks and racing Enduro and downhill. The Coron incorporates their M-FORGE shell material, which is an advanced fiber material that is less brittle than carbon fiber. It means less chance for any fracturing during impacts for increased protection and durability. The Coron offers a multi-impact EPP liner and breakaway visor for the utmost in safety during a crash. For ventilation purposes, it has a new internal channeling design for improved air flow, especially up over the top of the head.

Specifications:

  • Multi-impact EPP liner
  • M-FORGE shell material
  • Removable and washable liner
  • Breakaway visor
  • MSRP: $450

Crave Sunglasses

Crave Sunglasses

The Crave sunglasses utilize a polycarbonate Carl Zeiss lenses and feature a snap-in hinge system for easy lenses changes.  This design also facilitates a quick breakaway of the hinge during a fall for improved safety. The Crave is designed to fit seamlessly with POC helmets, and the frameless design helps it sit flush within the helmets. It comes in four tints to enhance contrast and visibility in various riding environments: two deep forest options, a desert, and a road lens. It uses their Grilamid frame that is lightweight, flexible and durable and features Hydrophilic rubber on the nose and ear pieces. The lenses have a Ripel treatment to reduce fogging and keep dirt and grime off the lenses.

Specifications:

  • Grilamid frame
  • Hydrophilic rubber on nose and ear pieces
  • Carl Zeiss polycarbonate lenses
  • Four tint options
  • Open frame construction provides ventilation
  • Ripel treated lens

Resistance Apparel

 

Resistance Apparel

The Resistance collection is an apparel system that incorporates jerseys and shorts or pants. The synergistic system comes in a couple of flavors; the most applicable to mountain bikers are the Strong and the Mid versions, one being more gravity oriented and the other All Mountain/All Trail.

The Strong jersey is long sleeved and utilizes a more robust material on the outer section for abrasion resistance. The Strong pant is almost full length and has a ceramic coated super fabric over the knees and hips for improved durability and protection, plus a section of the their VPD padding by the hip bone. The gloves also have the VPD system added to the top of the hand and over the fingers for additional protection.

The Mid jersey has 3/4 length sleeves and uses the same mesh material throughout, with one abrasion resistant section on the forearm. The Mid shorts features a heavier material in the gusset for durability purposes while the rest uses a lighter and more comfortable material. The gloves are thinner with less padding for improved dexterity.

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