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2011

Wheels Workbook

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Credit: Julien Barety Universalbikeracing

Next gear Entering the third season, we move forward with new products for new segments – on par with the downhillers, free riders, street and dirt riders and BMXers. Products to be launched are a new Aramid reinforced in-mold single track / enduro helmet and something for all of those who don´t want to look like Lance on their way to work. The success with our MIPS anti rotational helmets has been an important contribution to those who need the highest possible protection. We have therefore chosen to implement the system not only into the full face helmets, as of before, but also into a normal free ride helmet. On the body armor side, everything is taken one step forward and we are excited to launch the day pack with integrated back protector and hydration pack. Furthermore, amazing athletes are teaming up with us. After tremendous achievements this past year by the SUNN Montgenévre Team, Daniel Dehrs, Martin Söderström and Anthony Napolitan we are extremely proud to welcome “Mr. Incredible”, Danny Macaskill to the team. Damn, he´s good! Check it out, hopefully there is something just for you. Best, A very committed POC team

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We love the sport but hate when people get hurt POC is a young swedish company built on a strong mission; to do everything we can to possibly save lives and to reduce consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes, by developing and renewing what personal protection is all about. POC has in many ways, with three seasons in the ski business behind us, already set a new standard when it comes to technical solutions, construction, material combinations, engineering and ergonomics with patent pending solutions, to increase the degree of protection. POC works in a cross disciplinary way. The organization involves competences from different fields, such as engineers, material specialists, industrial and graphic designers, neurologists and specialists in spinal cord injuries. POC is based in Stockholm which is an important center for some of Europe´s leading research and development experts in the areas of safety, medicine, health care, advanced product development and testing. When developing a product at POC, we do it in the spirit of doing the best. When it comes to safety, quality and performance, we never compromise when choosing a construction or material. Even if it would mean cheaper products or increased margins.

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POC Lab POC Lab is our scientific forum. It brings together experts who provide us with invaluable assistance in ensuring that we develop the most relevant, reliable and advanced protective products on the market today. The POC Lab enables a close and rewarding collaboration with some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, brain scientists and specialists in spinal cord injuries.

Innovations

New technologies MIPS – developed in cooperation with Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute, Sweden The new MIPS technology mimics one of the safety systems which already exist in the human head. When the head is subjected to an oblique impact, the brain can slide along a membrane on the inner surface of the skull, which reduces the forces transmitted to the brain. This protective feature has, with the MIPS technology, been incorporated into the helmet. In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology, the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner. Experimental tests shows a significant reduction of the forces to the brain. Find more information about the tests at www.mipshelmet.com Accident statistics show that the most common accident occurs in an oblique impact to the head, resulting in a rotation of the head and brain. The brain is more sensitive to oblique impacts than radial impacts. However, according to the helmet test regulations, the helmets are dropped vertically onto the impact surface, resulting in a radial force to the head. This is why helmets today have good protective properties for vertical impacts while the protection is not optimized for oblique impacts. MIPS AB has therefore developed MIPS technology to provide substantially increased protection against oblique impacts. Deformation of the brain from an oblique impact when the rider is wearing a conventional helmet and a helmet with MIPS technology.

Members of the POC Lab are carefully selected for their unique expertise. Each member shares POC’s mission to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries resulting from accidents.

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CLAES HULTING

M.D Ph.D. Medical Director Karolinska Hospital Spinalis Policlinic at Rehab Station Stockholm PER HAMID GHATAN

M.D. Ph.D. Karolinska Institute Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience

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FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF THE HUMAN HEAD, MIPS AB. DEVELOPED BY BY SVEIN KLEIVEN, KTH. SOFTWARE: LSDYNA BY COURTESY OF ERAB, SWEDEN.

As a complement to the POC Lab, we also seek help from material technologists – and from people such as you, who make avid use of our protective gear in practice, ranging from proficient X-Game riders to the elite at the World Cup level.

The mission

The curved arrows shows the movement of the outer shell relative to the liner, reducing the forces to the brain.

MAGNUS WÖRNERT

Former ski racer and expert in the ski trade FREDRIK LUNDH

M.D. Karolinska Hospital Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery

POLYGIENE – helmets and armor stay fresh and last longer Polygiene permanent odor control treatment neutralizes odor by stopping the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi, and makes your helmet and armor stay fresh and odor free. Your gear also lasts longer because bacteria never get the chance to break down the synthetic fibers. Polygiene is safe next to your skin and helps reduce your environmental impact, too. Polygiene odor control treatment is included in all POC products where applicable. With Polygiene

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Team athletes

Team athletes

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DANNY MACASKILL TRIAL/STREET – SCOTLAND

Credit: Dave Sowerby

Credit: Fred Machabert Universalbikeracing

ROMAIN SALADINI  4 CROSS Romain is a two time World Championship silver medalist (07 & 09) and has two World Cup wins. Romain is one of the fastest 4X riders on the world circuit.

Credit: Julien Barety Universalbikeracing

SUNN is back on the racing scene and we are proud to be a partner of this young and funky team of international top level riders! The good results and global visibility of the team not only allows us to showcase a great pool of young talents, but also plays an important part in our entry into the bike scene as well as in our quest to develop ground breaking gear and optimal protection.

Team SUNN Montgenevre

Twenty-four-year-old Danny MacAskill is a Picasso on two wheels. Danny became world famous last year when his friend filmed him riding around Edingburgh and then uploaded it on YouTube. Their only hope that other riders would like the video. The film now has over fifteen million hits. Danny started riding as a four year old and was doing tricks before most kids were still relying on their stabilizers. We look forward to being a part of Danny’s take off and believe that we have seen only parts of his potential.

RÉMI THIRION  DH Rémi is the 08 European Jr Champion, he also got a bronze medal at the 09 European Championship for his first year in the elite category. ANAÏS PAJOT  DH Anais is a two times Jr women DH World Champion and is now ready to compete with the top elite athletes.

DANIEL DHERS BMX – VENEZUELA

Credit: Damiano Levati

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Credit: Fred Machabert Universalbikeracing

ROBIN WALLNER  DH/4 CROSS Robin is a two time Nordic Championship gold medalist. He also arranges hugely successful camps for those who want to learn DH biking.

Daniel has been ”writing the book” when it comes to BMX park riding. In the last 5 years since he started his professional career he has amassed 3 X Games Medals, 3 Overall AST Tour Titles, numerous individual contest podiums, and the list goes on and on. He has an unbelievable arsenal of 720 tricks that leaves the competition in awe. Daniel spends countless hours perfecting his craft at Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, his passion and dedication to the sport of BMX is unparalleled. Stay tuned as Daniel continues his pursuit of dominance in the BMX world.

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Team athletes

Miscellaneous

ANDREW SHANDRO DH / FREERIDE – CANADA

Credit: Sterling Lorence

Martin has had another amazing season, becoming a world authority in mountainbiking: placing 3rd at Crankworx and winning Vienna Air King, Big In Bavaria as well as ending up on many more podiums. No matter if you see Martin riding dirt, street or slope style, he is always one of the top riders on the track pulling insane tricks and making the crowd go crazy.

Team athletes Credit: Joakim Andreassen

MARTIN SÖDERSTRÖM DIRT / SLOPESTYLE / STREET  SWEDEN

Martin Söderström

Andrew Shandro started his career as a Downhill racer. Over the course of his career he won two world cup downhills, and numerous national downhill titles. He is an X-Games gold medalist and Silver medalist at the Red Bull Rampage. Andrew is one of the pioneers of freeride mountain biking. He has been featured in over fifteen mountain bike movies, the most recent movie Seasons from the Collective trilogy. Nowadays Shandro runs the hugely successful Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler. Andrew is our senior athlete / ambassador involved in our product development.

Credit: Justin Kosman WORLD WIDE TEAM

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ANTHONY NAPOLITAN BMX – USA

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Anthony is full of surprises. Like last summer in the X Games where he landed the first ever Double Front Flip in competition. His innovation and daredevil attitude keeps us watching and wondering… what will be next? Keep an eye on him to see what new trick he has up his sleeve.

The Local Talent Program is a joint project between POC, retailers and local kids between 12–17 years old. The idea is to support these kids with proper protection gear and information to make them aware of the development and importance of functional protection gear. For more information, please visit www.pocsports.com

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HEAD

About

Current designs When entering the bike scene, we made use of the experiences gained from our short but successful history in making revolutionizing ski helmets. The concepts that we have developed for ski helmets has been taken further and optimized to reach and exceed the demands of today’s bike users in the DH, Dirt, Free ride and BMX disciplines. The aim has been to provide better head protection than ever before. Normally, both the traditional hard shell and in-mold helmets rely on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) for the shock absorption. EPS absorbs energy by plastic deformation, meaning it is deformed permanently upon impact. Therefore, a helmet liner made of EPS will not be good at absorbing repetitive shocks.

The concepts that we have developed for ski helmets has been taken further and optimized to reach and exceed the demands of today’s bike users in the DH, Dirt, Freeride and BMX disciplines. Multi Impact Performance Most of POC’s bike helmets use a liner of EPP instead of the traditional EPS. The difference between the materials is that EPP, unlike EPS, does not deform permanently on impact and is therefore suitable for absorbing repetitive shocks. Transferring experience from ski The safety requirements for ski and bike helmets are similar, but bike helmets call for some additional requirements when it comes to ventilation and comfort. A bike helmet should have full ventilation to let fresh air flow into the helmet as well as letting out excess heat and perspiration. The challenge with ventilation is that open vents in the helmet leaves the user unprotected from sharp objects that may penetrate the vents. This is a serious risk, especially for DH riders since they are likely to be exposed to branches, sharp rocks and other hazardous objects in a crash. To overcome the challenge of providing penetration resistance, excellent ventilation and impact protection properties, we developed our patented concept with double overlapping shells (VDSAP). MIPS rotational violence protection POC has also added the patented MIPS technology to our collection of innovations, aiming for safer helmets. MIPS is a system used to reduce the rotational forces on the brain in the case of oblique impacts. This is achieved by allowing a controlled rotation of the shell relative to the liner. We are proud to present this unique and necessary system in a bike helmet. POC’s double shell helmets Traditionally, there have been two different types of bike helmets on the market. First, there is the traditional hard shell helmet with a thick outer shell, covering a shock absorbing liner of EPS. The hard shell helmet provides good protection against penetration and makes a durable construction. But, the nature of the stiff outer shell also has its drawbacks.

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On impact, the hard shell causes an abrupt stop of the head. This increases the risk of brain injuries. The hard shell may also bounce on the ground and thereby increase the risk of whiplash injuries. The second type of traditional bike helmet is the “in-mold” type. These helmets have a thin shell of polycarbonate molded together with an EPS liner. With this construction, the impact energy is very well absorbed as the thin shell allows the helmet to deconstruct on impact, creating lower energy levels for the brain to deal with and minimal bounce. The disadvantages are poor resistance to penetration and a less durable construction. Benefits Our effort to combine the strengths of these two major concepts in ski helmets led to our patent pending “Aramid ballistic penetration barrier”: APB. By adding a layer of penetration-resistant aramid between the shell and the liner, the shell thickness could be reduced, leading to weight reduction and better energy absorption. Transferring the APB concept into a fully ventilated system for bike users led to our revolutionary, patented VentilatedDouble-Shell-Anti-Penetration: VDSAP. This construction was initially developed for the Receptor + all season helmet. A helmet certified in Europe and the US for: biking, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and water sports. When developing the Cortex DH full face downhill helmet, it was an obvious choice to use the VDSAP concept. VDSAP has two ventilated shells placed offset for maximum penetration resistance and channels in between the shells to ventilate heat, perspiration, or water. The inner shell is an extremely thin layer of polycarbonate while the outer shell is made of carbon fiber or injected plastic depending on model. The properties are amazing and these helmets represent an unique way of thinking in helmet design.


Helmet

Trabec Race

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The Trabec Race in-mold helmet for single track and enduro, is developed to provide the highest possible degree of protection without compromising functionality or performance. The construction is borrowed from how a skeleton is built for resistance and durability. The Aramid filament reinforced EPS core is tough and the outer PC shell is optimized with no seams at the most exposed areas. An aerodynamic channel system and 16 vent holes provides good ventilation. Compared to a traditional helmet, which sits on top rather than around your head, Trabec fits more like a skateboard helmet. The Trabec Race model has extra aramid reinforcements. Sizes: XS–S, M–L & XL–XXL.

Helmet

Trabec

Technical features 01 Slim and comformable fit system. 02 Adjustable visor protects your eyes by deflecting rain, sun, mud and tree branches. 03 Aerodynamic ventilation channel system. 16 vent holes. 04 The Trabec helmet fits and covers much like a traditional skate helmet rather than a traditional bike helmet which sits on top rather than around your head. 05 Aramid fiber grid for protection and durability.

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The Trabec in-mold helmet for single track and enduro, is developed to provide the highest possible degree of protection without compromising functionality or performance. The construction is borrowed from how a skeleton is built for resistance and durability. The Aramid filament reinforced EPS core is tough and resilient and the outer PC shell is optimized with no seams at the most exposed areas. An aerodynamic channel system and 16 vent holes provides good ventilation. Compared to a traditional helmet, which sits on top rather than around your head, Trabec fits more like a skateboard helmet. Sizes: XS–S, M–L & XL–XXL.


Helmet

Cortex DH

Technical features

A lightweight advanced carbon shell wrapped over our patent pending aramid reinforced in-mold liner. The liner has a thin shell of polycarbonate covering the multi-impact Super EPP core. The double overlapping shell design, our patented VDSAP, allows a fully ventilated construction for maximum comfort without sacrificing penetration resistance or impact energy management. The helmet is also equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces on the brain in the case of an oblique impact. In the Cortex DH helmet, nothing has been neglected to attain the highest possible level of protection. Sizes: S/M, M/L & L/XL.

Helmet

Cortex Flow

Technical features

01 Carbon outer shell.

01 Fiber glass outer shell.

02 Thin PC inner shell.

02 Multi impact liner.

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03 Maximized ventilation.

04 Aramid penetration barrier.

04 Ear chambers designed for balance and hearing.

05 Ventilation through outer shell. 06 Ventilation through inner shell and liner. 07 Ear chambers designed for balance and hearing.

05 Chin bar size and distance from face is optimized for protection without sacrificing easy breathing.

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A generously ventilated full face helmet with an outer shell made of fiber glass. The fiber glass shell is slightly heavier than carbon fiber but on the other hand, it is more durable. The liner is made of multi-impact EPP, which means that the helmet withstands numerous crashes without having to be replaced, as would any other EPS helmet. The open vents allow more air to flow through the helmet, increasing the user comfort. So, for all those fearless riders out there eating dirt, this should be their choice. Sizes: S/M, M/L & L/XL.


Receptor +

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Our Receptor+ is developed for multi disciplinary activities and for those who are tired of storing various helmets around their home. The Receptor+ can be used on snow, bike, skateboard or in water and has the appropriate certifications for all three different environments. When it comes to safety and versatility the Receptor+ is unique. This is due to the patented VDSAP system with double overlapping shells and state of the art materials such as our in-molded aramid barrier together with a multi-impact SEPP liner. The included kit makes it easy to switch mode depending on the sport of the day. Sizes: S, M, L & XL.

Receptor Flow

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For those seeking a more ventilated bike helmet, optimized for low weight and user comfort, the Receptor Flow is an excellent choice. Safety is kept at a high level thanks to the advanced shell from the Receptor + helmet with an EPS liner optimized in density to match perfectly with the shell. The size adjustment system provides a simple way to customize the fit of the helmet. We have listened to the demands of our pro riders, seeking for a more slim design that grips snugly around the head to stay comfortably in place during the various movements of the head that takes place while performing tricks in the BMX park or riding a bumpy dirt track. Sizes: XS–S, M–L & XL–XXL.

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Patented double-shell system: VDSAP.

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03 Penetration-proof ventilation system with airflow channels between the two shells.

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04 Multi-purpose lining for all conditions. 05 Attachable winter-lining and earpieces. 06 Aramid reinforcement.

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Water Additional ear pieces for use in water. Made of sandwich molded EVA, to prevent bursting ear drums. Winter Neckroll and EVA bonnet for closing the ventilation system turns the Receptor + into a warm and comfortable snow sports helmet.

Accessory Receptor Communication The comfortable Receptor neckroll, upgraded with powerful drivers from Skullcandy. Solves communication and audio needs.

The Receptor Flow helmet is equipped with a unique size adjustment system, making it possible to adjust both the circumference and the vertical position of the helmet.

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Credit: Johan Ståhlberg

Check out our snow gear at www.pocsports.com

Receptor Backcountry

Helmet

Like the Cortex DH MIPS helmet, the Receptor Backcountry is equipped with the patented MIPS anti rotational violence technology to reduce the rotational forces on the brain in the case of an oblique impact. The Receptor Backcountry helmet is the perfect choise for North Shore, Slick Rocks or any free ride occasion where crashing into high friction objects is likely. The Receptor Backcountry comes with detachable ear pads. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL.

Technical features 01 ABS/PC outer shell. 02 Thin PC / PTFE inner shell. 03 Multi impact liner. 04 Aramid penetration barrier. 05 Ventilation through outer shell. 06 Ventilation through inner shell and liner. 07 MIPS system, letting the outer shell and liner move in relation to each other and thereby reducing the rotational forces to the brain. 08 Neckroll with integrated Recco® avalanche rescue system.

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Optional mode Neckroll and EVA lining for closing the ventilation system turns the Receptor Backcountry into a warm and comfortable helmet for cold days.

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Receptor Commuter

Credit: Hannes Söderlund

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Developed for the needs of today’s urban cyclists. Safety features include heritage from Receptor+, possibly the most advanced multi-purpose helmet out there. The outer shell is durable and houses a partially PC-covered in-mold liner, reinforced in strategic areas for highest possible safety. The padding has anti-static treatment as well as temperature regulation. Polygiene anti-odor treatment included. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL.

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Outer shell in super tough PC / ABS.

02 Light EPS liner optimized in density. 03 Generous vent holes lined with inmold PC jackets ensures good ventilation and great crash resistance. 04 Adjustable neck pad ensures a comfortable and snug fit. 05 Equipped with magnetic guided FIDLOCK® buckle for easy one hand operation.

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BODY

About

Better body protection In our work together with specialists in spinal cord injuries, riders of all kinds and experts in materials and construction, we have come to the conclusion that many of the protectors on the market have serious weaknesses. The challenge is to come up with a flexible, comfortable protection that really does the job! Many back protectors out there are lightweight, but less good when it comes to shock absorption and really protecting your spinal area. The experience and knowledge we have gained from developing with body armor for skiing are now being implemented into our bike products and we are very glad to present two different concepts of back protection, both as a result of different needs of riders and state of the art materials and constructions.

Our VPD protector works prog­ressively, adapts itself to the force of the impact and is probably the most flexible back protector out there. Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough POC uses a compound and technology for our most shockabsorbing back protector called VPD (Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough). This protector is one of few on the market that reaches the highest standard (Level 2 “High performance”) of the CE 1621-2 motorcycle standard. The material is highly dampening, using a modified polyurethane foam that is soft, comfortable and adapts to create an individual fit for each user. However, when exposed to impact, the material stiffens and has an extreme absorption of energy. Most of the protector systems available on the market have a relatively static impact absorption curve and are designed to just pass the specific CE-Norm test. However, this means that low energy impacts are transferred almost directly to the body. Our VPD back protector functions progressively and adapts itself to the force of the impact. To further improve properties, the back protector has a dual density combination with extra protection covering the spinal area. This way we maximize both the freedom of movement and the shock absorbing characteristic of the protection. Multi impact hard shell system To maximize energy absorption POC’s back armor with hard panel shields has a layer of multi impact EPP. Unlike many other back protectors, EPP also withstands multiimpact without losing the energy absorbing abilities. The hard shield protector also has a height adjustable waistband system for the best personal fit.

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An individual system We have a flexible patented back protection system which allows you to choose your degree of protection from various components, at all times. This means you can tailor the degree of protection, depending on how you ride for the day or to meet different rules and restrictions applying to the competition you enter. With POC Back Protection System you can be sure to gain protection for the upper part of the spine, including vertebrae C1 – C7, as well as the lowest part including the caudal area. The uppermost part of the spine – the vertebrae C1 – C7, is the most important region to protect as damages here may result in serious irreparable injury or even death. The armor is not only designed to give you the highest possible level of protection when riding. We have also done everything we can to make the armor as comfortable to wear as possible. You will feel how the protection anatomically and ergonomically follows the shape of your body. At the same time, the protec­tion is supple, giving you complete freedom of movement. Another major advantage of the POC armor is the highly efficient ventilation technology. To sum it all up, POC’s body protection will give you unsurpassed levels of comfort and safety. Looking at our range we hope that you will find a product for your personal need, regardless of how you like to ride, whether it be DH racing or pulling back flips in the park.


Body Armor

Spine VPD Tee

A short sleeve jacket with shoulder cups, breast plates and a back protector. One of few certified at Level 2 (“High performance”) of the motor cycle standard EN 1621-2. The new back-protector-concept is made of the new Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough (VPD) that gives a high level of protection as well as a unique capability to adapt its shape to your body. The ambition has been to support mobility and comfort, incorporating the highest possible level of spinal and torso protection. Sizes: XS/S, M & L/XL.

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There are various ways to wear a back protector, this is the option that gives you the greatest flexibility and freedom of movement. Choose how to wear it, with or without the removable waistband. All sizes, XSS, XS–S, M & L–XL, are available in both regular and slim fit.

Extra layer of high density Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough (VPD)in spinal area for maximum protection

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Our VPD back protector outperform the EN 1621-2 standard Level 1 (18kN) reaching the higher Level 2 requirements (9kN). Still many CE approved protection systems have a relatively static impact absorption curve and are constructed to just pass the specific CE-Norm test. This means that low energy impacts are transferred almost directly to the body. Our VPD back protector functions progressively and adapts itself to the force of the impact.

Accessories The patent pending extra attachments for complete back protection are called Cervical and Coccyx.

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Cervical A ‘must’ – according to us and to our medical experts. This extra shield, made from a sandwich construction of heat-molded foam, protects the top part of the spine from vertebrae C1 to C7. You can easily snap-fit it to the Spine range products.

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Coccyx At last you can also protect the lowest part of your spine – the caudal region – from impact and resulting pain! Coccyx snaps onto the Spine Ergo back-shield just as easily as the Cervical and is made from a similar sandwich construction of heat-molded foam.


Body Armor

Spine Ergo

The Spine Ergo is a lightweight back protector, with shoulder straps and a height adjustable flexible waistband system for the best individual fit. The back plates are made of polypropylene and have an inner shock-absorbing core made of multi impact EPP. The Air Induction System transports perspiration and has great ventilation. Spine Ergo is the alternative if you prefer to use a light weight hard shell protection with multi-impact shock absorbing properties. Sizes: XS/S, M & L/XL.

Body Armor

Joint and Bone protection

Our body armor products developed to protect your elbows, knees and legs come in two versions. Joint are softer, very flexible protectors made of Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough (VPD), which fits perfectly to your body and yet provides you with an excellent degree of shock absorption. Bone are hard shell protectors for even more hard core riding, made of sturdy polypropylene.

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Shock absorbing multi impact EPP core inside the shields.

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Patent-pending snap-on Cervical top in sandwich-molded and lined polyethylene.

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Shields of injected polypropylene. Prevents penetration, spreads impact.

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Joint VPD Knee Soft knee protection made of stretchy Aramid fabric and VPD that is simply as comfortable as it gets but at the same time provides excellent shock absorbance. Sizes: S, M & L.

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Joint VPD Shins

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Finally you can get a great knee and shin protection in a truly flexible construction, the Joint VPD Shins provides you with good protective coverage in a slim package. The VPD material just makes this piece a joy to wear. Heat molded panels for extra abrasion protection. Sizes: S & L.

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Accessories The patent pending extra attachments for complete back protection are called Cervical and Coccyx. Coccyx At last you can also protect the lowest part of your spine – the caudal region – from impact and resulting pain! Coccyx snaps onto the Spine Ergo back-shield just as easily as the Cervical and is made from a similar sandwich construction of heat-molded foam. Cervical A ‘must’ – according to us and to our medical experts. This extra shield, made from a sandwich construction of heat-molded foam, protects the top part of the spine from vertebrae C1 to C7. You can easily snap-fit it to the Spine range products. Coccyx

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Joint VPD Elbow The elbow version of our soft VPD protection, highly pre bent shape and with a core that will adapt to your body. It will provide you with both comfort and security. Sizes: S, M & L.


Body Armor

Body Armor

Spine VPD Hydration Pack

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A knee/shin guard with shields made of sturdy polypropylene and the inside of highly ventilated comfort lining. The top piece protecting your knee is made of VPD. Fit and mobility is crucial, without sacrificing protection. The Bone VPD Leg comes with a detachable calf protector. Sizes: S & L.

The Bone Arm is an elbow guard divided in three segments providing extraordinary fit and protection. The construction is alike the Bone VPD Leg, where special attention has been paid to protect the joints. Sizes: S & L.

LOGOTYPE

Visco Elastic Polymer Dough

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Hip VPD Shorts 2.0 Protection shorts with flexible VPD hip protection pads. Seat padding with Coolmax – you will figure out why. Tailbone VPD protector for the lowest spinal area – the Caudal region. Sizes: XS–S, M & L–XL.

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Joint Ankle Highly flexible ankle protection with extra padding for your achilles tendon. They are so comfortable that you won’t notice them. Size: ONE SIZE.

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A hydration back pack on top of that your back protector is not very practical. Bulky! This piece does it all, combining the superior VPD back protector with a hydration pack and extra compartments for tubes, energy bars, rain jacket, mobile phone, keys and repair kit.


EYES

About

Goggles

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hen it comes to protecting your eyes and give you the best protection of all – a good vision, we have assisted you in several ways. First, we have worked on optimizing the field of view on all our goggles. Research show that simply increasing the field of view allows you not only to see better generally, but also to perceive details in your peripheral vision. This in turn speeds up your reaction time. All goggles use a polycarbonate outer lens for durability and penetration resistance. The dual density face foam is covered with Coolmax closest to your skin for maxi­mized moisture transportation.

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Goggles

Cornea Flow

The patent pended Cornea is based on the POC innovation of attaching the lens on the outside of the frame, to enlarge the field of view. Cornea has ”outriggers” which provides a great fit to the helmet. The lens is a perfectly shaped, injected cylindrical PC screen for superb optical qualities. To avoid steaming, the inner lens is made of CP and is laminated exactly parallel to the outer lens. The face foam is laminated with Coolmax fabric to minimize perspiration and to wick away moisture.

Technical features

Additional color

01 Perfectly shaped cylindrical double lens construction with anti-scratch treatment.

Iris DH

Technical features

Additional color

02 Coolmax facefoam cover for moisture transportation. 03 Clear PE tear off sheets. 03 04

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The DH goggles are designed to optimize visibility by stressing size and angels without comprising fit. Frames are made of flexible polyurethane and lenses come with tear-off knobs in optical clear and penetration resistant polycarbonate. Goggle straps have silicone strips on the inside, to stick to your helmet. The face foam is laminated with Coolmax fabric to minimize perspiration and to wick away moisture.

01 PC lens with anti-scratch treatment.

02 Coolmax laminated facefoam optimizes moisture transportation. 03 ”Outriggers” for superior fit with wider helmets.

Goggle case, fits all our models

Goggles

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Iris Flow

The Iris Flow goggles are designed to optimize visibility by stressing size and angels without comprising fit. Frames are made of flexible polyurethane and the lenses are penetration resistant optical grade polycarbonate. Iris Flow has three different lens options. The black version has a photochromatic lens that goes from clear to wine red depending on the light condition. Goggle straps have silicone strips on the inside, to stick to your helmet. The face foam is laminated with Coolmax fabric to minimize perspiration and to wick away moisture.

About

Lenses

VLT – Visible Light Transmission

VLT is a measurement that specifies the percentage of light coming through the lens reaching your eyes. A clear lens for dark conditions have around 90% VLT and a very dark colored lens with mirror for sunny conditions may have down to 10% VLT. Most allround lenses have between 30 – 60 %. POC goggles have alternatives for all kinds of conditions. Please note that the VLT for one tint can differ a bit if the lens has a single or double construction and if it has a spherical or cylindrical shape.

Colors vs. light conditions

The color spectrum runs from blue to red with a lot of different shades in between. The color sensation and perception will differ between individuals and due to this the choice of lens color will to an extent be a subjective matter. One basic rule explains the contrast enhancing effect by studying the color spectrum. When choosing a lens with yellow, orange, pink or red color it blocks out more of the blue end of the color spectrum. This enhances contrast, enabling you to make out shapes, objects and bumps in the snow more clearly. These lenses work well in low light, fog and flat light, but also in moderate light. However some individuals experience good contrast by blocking the other end of the spectra as well, by using a blue tint. In bright light, dark tints will keep your eyes more comfortable. There is also the possibility of choosing a brighter tint but with mirror coating to block some of the light to keep your eyes comfortable. Some individuals experience green as a good lens color since it will dampen the color spectrum evenly, the colors will be experienced as they normally do appear.

Clear VLT 82 – 90 Totally clear lens for evenings or low light conditions.

Persim./Red mirror VLT 44 Boosting contrast with persimmon base, red mirror cuts out glare. From overcast to sunny conditions.

Additional colors

Yellow/Green mirror VLT 54 Allround lens which enhances contrast and visual definition for overcast to sunny conditions. 38

Clear/Red mirror VLT 66 Superb lens for overcast to medium sunny conditions with a contrast enhancing effect.

Photochromatic VLT 60 – 77 The ultimate lens which reacts to changes in light conditions. The tint goes from wine to dark wine.


HANDS

About

Gloves

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ur gloves have the best available materials to provide you with the best possible comfort and durability. The range offers you a wide variety of options, everything from DH leather gloves with hard knuckle protection to thinner options made of highly ventilated mesh and gripping palm surface for best comfort.

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Gloves

Additional color

Index DH

The Index DH is a durable, high protection, but still supple glove for DH and freeride. They have inserted hard shields to protect your knuckles. The inside is made of grippy Pittards® and digital leather with gel inserts in the palms to avoid bruises, cuts and to absorb energy on impact. The knuckle protector is foam coated on the inside to become “unnoticeable” to the user. Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Index Flow

Additional color

A freeride glove, where touch and feel are the key criteria. The knuckle shields are divided in two parts and the joint protection is made of soft but durable rubber. The inside is made of grippy Pittards® and digital leather and has just the right feel to it. Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Index Air

Additional colors

A well ventilated, light glove in durable mesh fabric for best comfort. To optimize the grip you will also find soft, flexible synthetic leather in the palm area and silicone finger grippers. The whole glove is highly pre bent to secure a good fitting to the handlebar. Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

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BIKE WEAR

About

Bike Wear

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here are different needs for different occasions.To withstand bruising and cuts, bailing on a downhill course you will need heavy duty, durable, yet breathable fabrics. For those gnarly moves in slope style or in the park, comfort and conformability is crucial, while the everyday casual gear is stuff that you want to wear over and over, on and off the bike, just because they are great garments. These were our guidelines when developing the gear to wear.

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Bike Wear

Additional color

DH Jersey

Designed to wear over body protection and made of a sturdy and airy polyester with mesh insert in armpits to maximize ventilation and durability. Hopefully leaving your competitors looking at your spine. Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Bike Wear

DH Shorts

Additional color

DH Jersey Team SUNN

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Shorts made of heavy duty Cordura and with elastic inserts where needed for real hard core riding. Zipped pocket on left leg for lift pass or other essentials. Sizes: 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36” & 38”.


Bike Wear

Additional colors

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Flow Jersey

Designed to wear over body protection and made of a thin and airy CoolDry polyester with mesh insert in armpits to maximize ventilation. Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Bike Wear

Flow Shorts

Additional colors

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Flexible and stretchy shorts with durable Cordura reinforcements in the back. Zipped pocket on left leg for lift pass or other essentials. Sizes: 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36” & 38”.


Bike Wear

Additional colors

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Air Jersey and Tee

Tees made of 100% combed cotton with print that will last. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL.

Bike Wear

Air Shorts

Additional colors

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The Air shorts are made of heavy duty corduroy or denim. Shorts to wear in the park or when just hanging out. Sizes: 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36” & 38”.


TEAM GEAR

About

Team Gear

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OC is putting increased emphasis on off activity clothing. Even though it’s just a tee or a hood, all garments are made of the best available fabrics and produced with care and love, using the latest technologies in sewing and stitching. These are all durable, long lasting products with the ambition of becoming your favorite piece of clothing.

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Team Gear

Miscellaneous

Team Gear

All T-shirts are made of 100% high quality cotton, with printing that will last and with the right look and feel.

Miscellaneous

Corp T-shirt

Corp Hood

Men´s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL. Women´s sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Extra thick cotton and high quality embroidered POC logo. The heavy duty feel will make you wear it over and over again. Men´s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL. Also in women´s editon

Also in women´s editon

Spine T-shirt

Corp Hood Zip

Men´s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL.

Zipped hood with extra thick cotton and printed POC logo. The perfect after ride hood. Men´s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL. Women´s sizes: XS, S, M & L. Front

Back

Also in women´s editon

Colors T-shirt

Corp Cap

All colors available in women´s edition.

Cotton twill cap in clean design and with “flexfit” function.

Men´s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL & XXL. Women´s sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL.

Sizes: S–M & L–XL.

Also in women´s editon

Also in women´s editon

Also in women´s editon

Also in women´s editon

Multi Color Beanie Fine knitted beanie. 100% Cotton. Skully fit.

Also in women´s editon 100% WHITE

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

PMS 185

PMS 185

PMS 185

PMS 185

Surf Shorts Perfect on the beach, made in quick drying durable fabric. Sizes: 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36” & 38”. 100% WHITE PMS 185

100% BLACK 100% WHITE

100% BLACK 100% WHITE

PMS 1655 PMS 291

100% BLACK 100% WHITE

PMS 2995

PMS 1655

PMS 2995

PMS 1655

100% BLACK

PMS 1655

PMS 2995

PMS 361

100% WHITE

PMS 291

PMS 1655

PMS 107

PMS 1655

PMS 291

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PMS 1655

PMS 291

55 100% BLACK

PMS 1655

PMS 2995

PMS 361

PMS 361 PMS 107

PMS 2995

100% BLACK

PMS 361

PMS 1655

100% WHITE

PMS 107


Wheels 2011

Wheels 2011

TRABEC / 10500

DH jersey / 52112

CORTEX DH / 10310

CORTEX FLOW / 10320

RECEPTOR+ / 10220

RECEPTOR FLOW / 10330

Receptor CommutEr / 10510

DH Shorts / 63020

Flow jersey / 52121

Flow shorts / 63030

air t-shirt / 52141

Air jersey / 52131

CORP T-SHIRT / SG6104 Wmn’s CORP T-SHIRT / sg6120

CORP T-SHIRT / SG6113 wmn’s CORP T-SHIRT / sg6121

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

RECEPTOR FLOW Martin Söderström pro / 10520

RECEPTOR FLOW danny macaskill pro / 10530

RECEPTOR backcountry   / 10490

air shorts / 63042

Spine vpd hydration pack / 20070

T-SHIRT spine/SG6103

COlors T-SHIRT / sg6114 wmn’s COlors T-SHIRT / sg6122

CORP HOOD / SG6201

HOOD zip men / SG6206 HOOD ZIP WOMAN / SG6204

CORP CAP / W86001

multi color Beanie / SG6401

SPINE VPD TEE / 20330

SPINE VPD VEST / 20320

SPINE ERGO flow/20010

CERVIcAL / 21010

COCCYX / 21020

JOINT VPD ELBOW / 20390

bone vpd leg / 20350

bone arm / 20360

HIP VPD SHORTS 2.0 / 20341

JOINT ankle / 20380

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

JOINT VPD shins / 20400

JOINT VPD KNEE / 20370

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

first aid kit / W88304

Water bottle / W88301

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

CORP T-SHIRT / sg6112

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

IRIS DH / 40211

cornea FLOW/ 40230

GOGGLE case/w84201

INDEX DH / 30210

IRIS FLOW / 40221

INDEX FLOW / 30220

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

PMS 185

PMS 185

PMS 185

INDEX air / 30230

100% WHITE PMS 185

surf SHORTS/sg6305

100% WHITE PMS 185

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100% BLACK

100% BLACK

100% BLACK PMS 1655

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

100% WHITE PMS 291

PMS 1655 PMS 291

PMS 1655 PMS 2995

100% BLACK

PMS 1655

100% WHITE

PMS 291

100% BLACK

PMS 2995

PMS 361

PMS 1655

PMS 107

PMS 291 PMS 1655 PMS 1655

PMS 2995

PMS 361

PMS 2995

PMS 2995 PMS 361

100% BLACK PMS 361

PMS 361

PMS 1655

PMS 29

PMS 1655

PMS 1655 PMS 107

100% WHITE PMS 107

PMS 107

PMS 291

PMS 16

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Snow 2010 / 11 FRONTAL/10190

FRONTAL JON OLSSON ED 10200

RECEPTOR+ / 10220

CORTEX DH/10310

Snow 2010 / 11 CHIN/w81101

receptor backcountry 10490

RECEPTOR CROWN/10230

SYNAPSIS AURÉLIEN DUCROZ/10420

SUPER SKULL COMP 10100

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SKULL X /10120

HELMET CASE/W81301

POCITO light helmet 10150

POCITO helmet/10210

Sinuse SL / 10270

Sinuse SL The swedes/10470

LED ALERT /w81030

SPINE VPD TEE/20330

SPINE VPD VEST/20320

POCITO VPD spine/w92002

POCITO BIB/W85302

SPINE ERGO BUG / 20030

CERVIcAL/21010

COCCYX/21020

JOINT VPD KNEE /20370

JOINT VPD ELBOW /20390

HIP VPD ski SHORTS 20240

spine vpd fis/20300

SHINS CLASSIC/20170

SHINS Wc/20180

forearm classic/20160

full arm jacket/20500

full arm jacket jr/20501

KNUCKLES/20190

CORNEA yellow/40077

CORNEA green/40074

SYNAPSIS 2.0/10160

CORNEA pink/40076

CORNEA blue/40075

CORNEA orange/40078

CORNEA white/40071

CORNEA black white/40073

CORNEA black/40072

LOBES ALL BLaCK / W94012

LOBES/40093

SKULL LIGHT/10140

LOBES/40092

LOBES/40094

LOBES/w94008

LOBES/40096

LOBES/40090

LOBES/40091

LOBES/40095

LOBES/w94011

IRIS COMP julia/40040

IRIS COMP the swedes/40011

IRIS X purple/40028

IRIS X green/40024

IRIS X pink/40026

IRIS X blue/40025

IRIS X black/40022

IRIS X orange/40023

IRIS X PHOTOCHROMATIC 40050

GOGGLE case/w84201

RECEPTOR BUG backe/10290

RECEPTOR BUG tanner hall/10260

RECEPTOR BUG COMMUNICATION/10250

COMMUNICATION NECKROLL/11050

SKULL COMP the swedes/10430

SKULL COMP 2.0/10110

JAW/w81102

SPINE ERGO/20010

RECEPTOR BUG/10240

RECEPTOR BUG TJ schiller/10410

SLALOM BUMPER/w81202

BANKERS BRIM/w81203

SKULL COMP JULIA 10440

IRIS COMP RS/40000

IRIS X red/40027

IRIS X white/40021

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Snow 2010 / 11

Snow 2010 / 11

IRIS BUG/40030

HOOD POCITO/SG6205

100% WHITE IRIS BUG multicolor 40031

POCITO IRIS/40060

wrist freeride/30170

PMS 185

PALM COMP 2.0/30010

100% WHITE

100% WHITE

PMS 185

PMS 185

AIR SHORTS/63040

hood zip/SG6206 HOOD ZIP WOMAN SG6204

HOOD sweather/SG6201

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

AIR SHORTS jeans/630401

100% WHITE PMS 185

surf SHORTS/sg6305

100% WHITE PMS 185

100% BLACK

100% BLACK

100% BLACK PMS 1655

100% WHITE

CAP/W86001100% WHITE

100% WHITE PMS 291

PMS 1655 100% BLACK

PALM MITTENS / 30120

NAIL BUG/30140

100% WHITE

CAP bug/W86002 PMS 291

100% BLACK

PALM X/30020

NAIL ALL BLACK/30150

T-SHIRT poc/SG6104 wmn’s CORP T-SHIRTS/SG6120

T-SHIRT all black/SG6113 wmn’s T-SHIRT all black SG6121 T-SHIRT spine/SG6103

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

PRINT/30110

SKIN DH/W105011 SKIN GS/W105012 skin dh jr/w105013 skin gs jr/w105014

RS JACKET/51020

RS PANT/51030

POCITO T-SHIRT/SG6119

BUG T-SHIRT/SG6110

RS T-SHIRT/SG6118

TJ schiller T-SHIRT/SG6125

the swedes T-SHIRT/SG6127

BUG HOOD/SG6202

100% BLACK

100% BLACK

color BEANIE/sg6401

100% BLACK

PMS 1655

PMSbeanie/sg6403 1655 bright-color

T-SHIRT all white/SG6112

T-SHIRT colors/SG6114 T-SHIRT colors WN/SG6122

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

ALSO IN WOMEN´S EDITON

TANNER hall T-SHIRT/SG6116

JULIA mancuso T-SHIRT/SG6117

JON olsson T-SHIRt/SG6124

Anders backe T-SHIRT/SG6126

aurélien ducroz T-SHIRT/SG6128

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skin GS VPD/ W105015 skin GS jr VPD/ W105016

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PMS 1655 PMS 2995 PMS 1655 PMS 291

RS CAP/SG6004

PMS 1655

PMS 2995

PMS 361

PMS 1655

PMS 107

PMS 2995

PMS 361

PMS 291 corp beanie/SG6402 PMS 1655

PMS 2995 PMS 1655

POC HEADBAND/SG6404

PMS 2995

PMS 361PMS 2995

100% BLACK PMS 361

PMS 36

PMS 1655

PMS 107PMS 1655

100% WHITE PMS 107

PMS 10

PMS 2995

2995 PMS 361PMSSKI STRAPS/W85301

100% BLACK PMS 361

PMS 36


Credit: Julien Barety Universalbikeracing

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Photographers: Joakim Andreassen Julien Barety Universalbikeracing Fred Machabert Universalbikeracing Keith Valentine Damiano Levati Dave Sowerby Sterling Lorence Justin Kosman Johan StĂĽhlberg Hannes SĂśderlund


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