POC announced last week innovations for its 2018 bike and eyewear collections.

SPIN, a helmet technology created to counter the effects of oblique impacts, will be integrated into several existing helmets, as well as the Coron Air, a new enduro and DH-specific helmet for 2018. The new Clarity lens technology was designed to enhance contrast and definition, and will debut in road, MTB and urban eyewear, including a new enduro and DH goggle, the Ora, for 2018.


“The POC mission to do all it can to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists is at the very center of our development process,” said Jonas Sjögren, CEO, POC. “SPIN and Clarity, and the new helmets and eyewear they will feature in, are built on that commitment and incorporate the wealth of knowledge we have developed over the last ten years.”

The patent-pending SPIN pads, which stands for ‘Shearing Pad Inside,’ are placed in precise locations throughout the helmet and shear in any direction to minimize the effects of an oblique impact by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head. SPIN will feature in the new Coron Air helmet, designed for enduro and DH riders. Its ventilation channels enhance airflow to keep riders cool during transfer stages while the SPIN pads, multi-impact EPP liner and breakaway visor protect riders during the descent.

Clarity lenses were developed in collaboration with Zeiss to provide highly-tuned and specific base tints to enhance contrast and light. The technology will be available in POC’s Crave mountain bike and Do Half Blade cycling eyewear, as well as the new Ora goggle. Ora was designed to fit seamlessly with POC’s Tectal Race and Coron Air helmets. It has enhanced ventilation zones, bike specific frame and fit and multiple lens options.

POC will introduce SPIN, Clarity and the new helmets and eyewear, along with its entire 2018 bike collection at the Eurobike Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany August 30 – September 1.

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