The choice of wearing a bicycle helmet can
mean the difference between life and death. Customers call
giving thanks and appreciation for still being alive
explaining accidents that would've ended in death without
wearing a helmet. From young children to adults, protecting
your noggin should be a priority! At PT Helmets we firmly
believe we are helping save lives as this has been proven time
and again. Throughout the years bicycle helmets have come a
long way in protection since leather straps and EPS foam.
According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (2006)
"The average careful bike rider may still
crash about every 4,500 miles. Head injuries cause 75% of our
500+ annual bicycle deaths. Medical research shows that bike
helmets can prevent 85% of cyclists' head injuries. And
helmets may be required by law in your area."
If your helmet does not have a CPSC sticker
then don't use it for bike riding. In
1998, the Consumer Product Safety Commission updated the
rules and regulations for bicycle helmet standards,
including impact resistance. You can read the PDF file
- courtesy Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. You can also
visit the official federal agency website www.cpsc.gov
Surface activated eXpanded Polypropylene, a patented,
multi-impact helmet technology that is ideal for the
aggressive riding style of action sports athletes. When
conventional helmets take a hard hit, the foam liner
compresses and stays compressed, losing most of its impact
absorbing properties. Due to the advanced chemical structure
and sophisticated processes used to create SXP helmet liners,
Pro-tec pushes beyond the norm by offering multiple impact
protection that far exceeds the competition.
So what’s the secret? MEMORY!
Because SXP has built in rebound control,
once the helmet liner has been compressed, SXP
memory kicks in and the liner rebounds to its original shape,
maintaining its impact absorbing qualities.
SXP was developed by the same group of scientists
who, through advances in moldable foam, made automotive steel
bumpers obsolete in the ’80s. Exclusively licensed by Pro-tec,
SXP technology uses a patented Surface
Activation Process to create a pure form of Polypropylene that
is at least 20% stronger than other Polypropylene foams. With SXP,
Pro-tec is able to offer consumers unprecedented multiple
impact protection in a lightweight helmet.
Pro-tec SXP helmets are the only lightweight, multiple impact
helmets to be CPSC approved and deliver the
style and fit the market demands. - courtesy Vans Inc.
Enjoy your sport and protect your head!