Interbike 2015: POC launches Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets

Swedish company also unveils new MTB specific Crave sunglasses

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The Tectal offers more coverage than conventional mountain bike helmets and incorporates the same aramid bridge system found in the Trabec.

The Tectal offers more coverage than conventional mountain bike helmets and incorporates the same aramid bridge system found in the Trabec. Photo by Saris Mercanti

Following the success of its original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, POC has added to its MTB brain protection portfolio with the new Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets. These also have some new MTB specific shades. Read on for all the details.

Plenty of venting.

Plenty of venting. Photo by Saris Mercanti

POC Tectal Trail Helmet

The Tectal offers more coverage than conventional mountain bike helmets and incorporates the same aramid bridge system found in the Trabec. The new lid also utilizes unibody shell construction and an improved adjustment system, and it has a recco search and rescue reflector and (of course) a goggle strap. Other features include:

  • EPS liner
  • Outer PC shell with unibody shell construction
  • Aramid fiber grid for protection and durability
  • Designed to provide more coverage at temples and back of head
  • Adjustable visor
  • Price: $190 standard model/$210 race version
Intense Racing Team Red.

Intense Racing Team Red.

POC Coron DH Helmet

Meanwhile, the full face Coron is targeted specifically at aggressive gravity-focused riding, and was developed in collaboration with POC team athlete Martin Söderström. The Coron incorporates M-FORGE shell material, a fiber material that POC claims outperforms previously-used shell materials. The Coron has also been constructed with an internal channel ventilation system which enhances ventilation. Other features include:

  • Multi-impact EPP liner.
  • Breakaway visor
  • Ear chambers designed for less effect on balance and hearing
  • Chin bar constructed for optimized protection and breathing
  • Removable and washable liner
  • Available in Martin Söderström and Intense Factory Racing Team models
  • Price: $450
Integration with the new helmets is seamless.

Integration with the new helmets is seamless. Photo by Saris Mercanti

POC Crave Sunglasses

Accompanying these helmets are the new POC Crave sunglasses, which are designed to fit seamlessly with POC helmets. These shades have a unique snap in hinge which allows easy lenses changes and greater durability in case of falls.

  • Grilamid frame
  • Hydrophilic rubber
  • PC lens from Carl Zeiss Vision
  • Various lens tints
  • Open frame construction provides ventilation and evacuate steam
  • Lens is ripel treated

The Tectal, Coron and Crave will be available in spring 2016. For more information visit www.pocsports.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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