At this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eurobike and Interbike trade show, TSG presentÃ‚Â a worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first, the Kraken helmet. Thanks to the new Kraken FlexÃ‚Â Tech system, this helmet automatically adapts to the head shape ofÃ‚Â its wearer, with the helmetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inner shell hugging the head like anÃ‚Â octopus. This is achieved through segmented EPS parts connected viaÃ‚Â thermoplastic joints and a hybrid nylon chassis. In case of anÃ‚Â impact, the chassis keeps the EPS parts together while allowing forÃ‚Â enough flexibility to adjust itself to the individual head shape ofÃ‚Â any wearer. Unlike monoblock EPS helmets (with a shell large enoughÃ‚Â to fit many different head sizes and shapes), the Kraken helmetÃ‚Â offers reliable protection as well as an extremely compact size. TheÃ‚Â Kraken Flex Tech system provides enhanced all-round protection due toÃ‚Â a superior fit with improved wearing comfort.
Another highlight characteristic of the system is the superiorÃ‚Â ventilation. Heat travels up the vertical air channels between theÃ‚Â EPS zones and is drawn out of the helmet shell through Active Shell Venting. Fresh air enters the helmet via 14 aerodynamic vents.
The Kraken also impresses with the established TSG Low Fit, aÃ‚Â lower-fitting helmet shell to cover and protect the headÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sides asÃ‚Â well. Each item comes with two sets of interior padding of differentÃ‚Â sizes. The helmet weighs 453 grams and complies with EN1078 and CPSCÃ‚Â safety standards. Available from spring 2010.