POC Downhill Helmet Prevents Brain Spin, Wins Eurobike Award

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PRESS RELEASE: POC has received the Eurobike Award for the Cortex DH anti-rotational violence downhill helmet. A lightweight advanced carbon shell wrapped over our patent pending aramid reinforced in-mold liner. The liner has a thin shell of polycarbonate covering the multi-impact Super EPP core. The double overlapping shell design, our patented VDSAP, allows a fully ventilated construction for maximum comfort without sacrificing penetration resistance or impact energy management. The helmet is also equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces on the brain in the case of an oblique impact. In the Cortex DH helmet, nothing has been neglected to attain the highest possible level of protection.

”The issue of rotational violence to one’s brain when crashing is major. The load transmitted to the brain due to the rotational violence is severe and is especially crucial to prevent at high speeds on gnarly terrain, like in downill mountain biking and when jumping big. Thanks to a collaboration with MIPS, a Swedish entity that’s researched these aspects for more than 10 years, POC is proud to launch the world’s first bike helmet using the MIPS technology.” Says Stefan Ytterborn CEO and founder of POC.



PRESS RELEASE: POC has received the Eurobike Award for the Cortex DH anti-rotational violence downhill helmet. A lightweight advanced carbon shell wrapped over our patent pending aramid reinforced in-mold liner. The liner has a thin shell of polycarbonate covering the multi-impact Super EPP core. The double overlapping shell design, our patented VDSAP, allows a fully […]

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Quintana Roo CD 0.1 Triathlon Bike Wins Eurobike Gold

Quintana Roo has won a Eurobike Gold Award for its top-of-the-line CD 0.1 triathlon bike.  QR, who manufactures triathlon bikes exclusively, designed the CD 0.1 with an 18mm offset downtube toward the driveside.  The effect is that “dirty” air that normally gets tangled up in the drivetrain is rerouted to the smoother “cleaner” non-drive side to improve aerodynamics.

US MSRP for the frameset (frame, fork, headset, seatpost and brakes) is $3,399.  They’ll also offer two fully built models with full Dura-Ace or Ultegra.  They won an iF Design Eurobike Gold award for the design.

Hit ‘more’ to see frame details and the offset downtube/bottom bracket area…

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Quintana Roo has won a Eurobike Gold Award for its top-of-the-line CD 0.1 triathlon bike.  QR, who manufactures triathlon bikes exclusively, designed the CD 0.1 with an 18mm offset downtube toward the driveside.  The effect is that “dirty” air that normally gets tangled up in the drivetrain is rerouted to the smoother “cleaner” non-drive side […]

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Eurobike Recap – Part 2

More big thanks to Carlton Reid from Quickrelease.tv for sharing his pics from Eurobike 2009.

Above, a prototype stem and handlebar from Shimano Pro for Cavendish in green, of course.  He ran this stem and bar in the Tour de France in a white on black color combo to fit better with Columbia-HTC colors.

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More big thanks to Carlton Reid from Quickrelease.tv for sharing his pics from Eurobike 2009. Above, a prototype stem and handlebar from Shimano Pro for Cavendish in green, of course.  He ran this stem and bar in the Tour de France in a white on black color combo to fit better with Columbia-HTC colors. Hit […]

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EuroBike Recap – Part 1

A big thanks to Carlton Reid of Quickrelease.tv for sharing his pics from Eurobike with us!

Shown above is Kona’s new Electric Ute bicycle.  It forgoes the front disc brake for what appears to be a regenerative dynamo motor.  Other than that, the frame looks the same as their people-powered Ute.

Hit ‘more’ for lots more photos of shiny new things!

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A big thanks to Carlton Reid of Quickrelease.tv for sharing his pics from Eurobike with us! Shown above is Kona’s new Electric Ute bicycle.  It forgoes the front disc brake for what appears to be a regenerative dynamo motor.  Other than that, the frame looks the same as their people-powered Ute. Hit ‘more’ for lots […]

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SRAM Colored Road Wheels Shown at Eurobike

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SRAM showed off some custom color matching with S80 and S60 wheels for Merida in Green and Red.

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They also had Alberto Contador’s bike for his Tour de France winning ride into Paris.  Check it out after the jump…

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SRAM showed off some custom color matching with S80 and S60 wheels for Merida in Green and Red. They also had Alberto Contador’s bike for his Tour de France winning ride into Paris.  Check it out after the jump…

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EuroBike Award Winners

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It seems some IBD worries that Cannondale would get homogenized and dumbed down when they were purchased by Dorel (which owns Pacific Bikes aka: Walmart bikes) should be put to rest upon viewing this Bad Boy city bike using a modded headshok.  Click through “more” for other sweet bikes and gadgets that took home some awards…

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It seems some IBD worries that Cannondale would get homogenized and dumbed down when they were purchased by Dorel (which owns Pacific Bikes aka: Walmart bikes) should be put to rest upon viewing this Bad Boy city bike using a modded headshok.  Click through “more” for other sweet bikes and gadgets that took home some […]

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2009 Pinarello, Colnago Road Bikes at EuroBike

We can’t be everywhere yet, so we’ll take you to those that are.  BikeRadar has pics of the new 2009 Colnago and Pinarello road bikes.  The Pinarello Prince, shown above, is unchanged for ’09 other than a broader variety of color schemes including Valverde’s personal paint scheme, shown above.  All photos here are ©Ben Atkins from Cyclingnews.com.  Couple more pics in the “more” link, as well as links to other sites with some good EuroBike coverage.

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We can’t be everywhere yet, so we’ll take you to those that are.  BikeRadar has pics of the new 2009 Colnago and Pinarello road bikes.  The Pinarello Prince, shown above, is unchanged for ’09 other than a broader variety of color schemes including Valverde’s personal paint scheme, shown above.  All photos here are ©Ben Atkins […]

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First Ride: Lapierre reworks cross country with new XR full suspension

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To round out its 70th year of building bikes in France, Lapierre has rolled out several all new bikes for both road and trail riding in 2017. Their two new flagship mountain bikes, both carbon full suspension designs based on the same Lapierre OST+ virtual pivot suspension tech, exist about as far apart on the mountain biking spectrum as you could imagine. The XR is an updated version of their lightweight cross country race bike that gets a trail riding overhaul to make it more capable on today’s technical XC courses. The Overvolt AM on the other hand is an e-bike, but with a rather unique motor and battery arrangement. Take a look at the XR after the break, in addition to our first ride impressions…

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To round out its 70th year of building bikes in France, Lapierre has rolled out several all new bikes for both road and trail riding in 2017. Their two new flagship mountain bikes, both carbon full suspension designs based on the same Lapierre OST+ virtual pivot suspension tech, exist about as far apart on the mountain biking […]

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PC16: Ridley debuts NOAH SL disc speed machine, Helium SLA with bang for the buck

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Ridley’s decision to move their flagship aero road bike to disc brakes is driven partially by the extreme wet and muddy conditions of the Belgian terrain, but mostly by the philosophy that braking faster allows riders to go faster. Afterall, F1 race teams spend fortunes shaving down their stopping distances, notes Ridley Vice President of International Relations, Richard Wittenberg. As an indicator that the brand is committed to disc, they have re-interpreted their Noah SL to accommodate a flat mount brake system while staying true to the pure race roots of the aero machine.

While the brand may be looking to discs as the future of speed, Ridley has been cooking up several smart gateway products for racers just getting their start, and was able to give us a sneak peak into what we might see this Eurobike…

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Ridley’s decision to move their flagship aero road bike to disc brakes is driven partially by the extreme wet and muddy conditions of the Belgian terrain, but mostly by the philosophy that braking faster allows riders to go faster. Afterall, F1 race teams spend fortunes shaving down their stopping distances, notes Ridley Vice President of International Relations, […]

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