Bell Launches New Ultra Light Carbon Fiber Helmet
Utilizing the novel TeXtreme carbon fiber Bell Helmets managed to build the lightest and strongest shells ever.
Since 1954, Bell Helmets has been at the forefront of head protection in the world of motorsports. For 2016, Bell set out to reestablish its flagship model in the motorcycle market with the introduction of the Pro Star. Bell sought to reduce the weight of the shell by as much as possible and through incorporating TeXtreme into the layup, the weight of the shell of the Pro Star helmet was reduced by 21% without sacrificing any mechanical properties.
Chris Sacket, VP of Bell Powersports, says: «For the new Pro Star we wanted to take shell technology to the next level and by using the ultra-thin TeXtreme carbon fiber material we managed to engineer our best shell ever. The unique characteristics of the TeXtreme material enabled us to reduce 1/5 of the weight and still have the same high level of performance.»
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements is used in a large number of sports and competitions: Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans, Bicycles, Ice Hockey, Surfing, Rowing Shells, Golf, Tennis, Skis, Snowboards. Alongside the Sporting Goods industry TeXtreme is also used in a wide variety of Aerospace and Industrial applications.
«We are proud to see the latest application using our carbon fiber materials hitting the market and that TeXtreme have been a key factor in the construction of the shell. For anyone looking for a solution requiring ultra-light weight we can provide the knowledge for how to construct it and the materials to create the weight savings and mechanical performance needed. The Pro Star helmet is another outstanding reference for what value the TeXtreme Technology brings,» says Andreas Martsman, VP Marketing & Sales of Oxeon AB.