CORONA Ca, USA, February 2020 - Troy Lee Designs, brand distributed by Athena specialized in MTB clothing and protections, was the only brand to have 2 helmets included in the top 5 of MTB specific models, beating out models from Bell, POC, LaZer, Giro, Specialized, Bontrager WaveCel, Scott, Smith and many more. So far, 86 popular models of helmets have been tested at the Virginia Tech laboratory. It is worth noting that MIPS solutions took 8 of the top 10 spots, proving to be the superior solution to mitigate rotational forces.
This is an excellent result both for the Californian company, which sees its efforts rewarded in the product development phase, and for Athena, which can boast the distribution of a very high quality brand throughout the Italian territory.
Craig Glaspell – Category Manager for MTB: “We are very proud to see test lab results from a 3rd party, unbiased test facility finally available to the public to gauge their buying decisions. To see both of our MIPS equipped trail helmet models in the top 5 was not a total surprise, but certainly exciting news to share what we see in development.
We go to great lengths during all of our development to ensure that our helmets do the best job of managing high speed impacts, low speed impacts and rotational forces-but also provide superior fit, comfort and ventilation in a great looking package.
Troy Lee Designs test highlights:
• A2 W/MIPS : 5 Star Rating and 2nd overall MTB safety ranking
• A1 Classic w/MIPS : 5 Star Rating and 5th overall MTB safety ranking
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For further information about Troy Lee Designs products, visit https://shop.athena.eu/it/brands/troy-lee-designs