POC OCTAL X

Bicycling (South Africa) - - GEAR -

POC hel­mets have a rep­u­ta­tion for high safety stan­dards. While the unique aes­thetic may not be to every­body’s taste, few can dis­pute its pres­ence. Com­pared to the reg­u­lar Octal, POC has made some struc­tural re­fine­ments here, the most im­por­tant of which is an aramid bridge in­te­grated into the struc­ture – for strength, and to hold the shell to­gether in the event of a crash or im­pact. The X also em­ploys a sim­i­lar ven­ti­la­tion de­sign to the airy Octal road hel­met, and adds ex­tra cov­er­age for more ag­gres­sive rid­ing. ² Weight: 210g ² Price: R3 900

RECCO TECH­NOL­OGY: IT’S A CHIP EM­BED­DED IN THE HEL­MET THAT HELPS SEARCH AND RES­CUE TEAMS LO­CATE LOST PEO­PLE FROM THE AIR. ( NOT YET OP­ER­A­TIONAL IN SA, THOUGH). THE CLINCHER:

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