Bluegrass Prototype Helmet to be Unveiled at Fort William World Cup

May 28, 2018 at 15:47
by Bluegrass Eagle  
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New vs Old, Joe’s take.

PRESS RELEASE: Bluegrass

We’re used to seeing bike prototypes being changed and tuned throughout a full season of the DH World Cup, with athletes on a seemingly endless quest to dial in their setup for that one perfect run.

This year, we at Bluegrass have taken the same iterative approach with our latest full-face helmet. At World Cup level, every detail counts – with not just the safety but also rider experience being constantly tweaked and improved.

We have drawn on the experience of our sponsored pro riders competing for Norco Factory Racing and UR to put together a prototype version of our new full-face lid, which will make its World Cup debut at Fort William in the next few days.

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The result, the culmination of hundreds of runs, each one analysed and reported back on by the teams, aims to be ‘the ultimate full-face helmet, one that ticks all the boxes’.

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While the prototype will take its bow at Fort Bill, the development process is far from over. Norco and UR will also use and develop the prototype helmet throughout the rest of the season, giving more time and opportunities for fine tuning.

The helmet will be released during the World Champs in Lenzerhide.

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Mick testing our 3D printed prototype, checking the visor position, field of vision and added features.

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Serious design-talk with Mick, Alex and Tracey.

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Maximum attention to detail.

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Will it bend?

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Comfy? – Blenki and Joe.


MENTIONS: @bluegrass-eagle



13 Comments

  • + 7
 Seems to me it's already been unveiled? Or is this just a red herring? Get the 2018 helmet speculations going boys!
  • + 3
 Very exciting, new helmet redesign that truly stands out amongst the competition with all of its truly groundbreaking helmet technology being teased that will redefine helmets as we know them. Can't wait till world champs just to see how many people actually care about a new helmet release with so much groundbreaking technology!!!
  • + 6
 Please, please, please make XXL sizing!
  • + 2
 But like an actual XXL. I'm looking at you POC...
  • + 1
 @MortifiedPenguin: Oh man, I hear ya. Right now, the only helmet I can really wear is the 100% Status. TLD's D3 supposedly comes in an XXL as well, but they're not available in Europe for now...
  • + 1
 @RichardJBos: I have a D3 and it *just* fits. I also have a moto helmet. Which is not as safe I know.
  • + 6
 That last photo is what you’re vision looks like after a crash in it...
  • + 0
 Isn't the best way to test a helmet is to survive a real nasty head and face smashing and not by seeing how it fits or looks? Tough to get the "test" guys to do that. And Alex is sleeping in that pic - the helmet screen saver must have been hypnotic.
  • + 0
 There's plenty of ways to test brain injury reduction without putting someone's actual head in a helmet. While great protection is number one on the list of important helmets, there's a lot more factors to a helmet that make it a good one than just that. What about comfort, fit, looks, breathability, weight, etc.
  • + 1
 Curious what these MET helmets have to do with this. Are these just personal helmets or is Bluegrass somehow related to MET?
  • + 1
 It's the same company...
  • + 2
 This is big news, people.
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