POC has launched the Otocon range, two full-face helmets for enduro riders .
The brand says its aim for the Otocon was to achieve a balance of light weight and optimum ventilation, combined with a host of advanced safety features. The helmets were developed with input from the Ibis Cycles Enduro Factory racing team, who will be using the helmets at this season’s Enduro World Series.
There will be two models in the range – the Otocon and the Otocon Race MIPS. The Otocon will be priced at £240 / €269.95 / $350 / AU$425 and the Otocon Race MIPS at £300 / €329.95 / $350 / AU$500.
Availability for the Otocon is from the end of March and the Otocon Race MIPS from late April. Safety first
POC says the Otocon Race MIPS represents the epitome of its ‘Whole Helmet Concept’.
The Whole Helmet Concept is an amalgamation of digital and structural safety features that, POC claims, will protect riders during and after an impact.
The Otocon Race MIPS uses two different liner materials that POC says are optimised for function and protection – the upper zone is constructed from EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam and the lower zone is made from EPP (expanded polypropylene). The brand says the transition between EPP and EPS in the helmet is structurally enhanced with an injection-moulded cage for extra strength and stability.Aramid bridges (thin finger-like portions of very strong, woven material) are moulded to the helmet liner. POC says these are designed to improve structural stability and […]