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POC Trabec, Sounds Weird, Looks Great

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Originally released just before Interbike, POC’s Trabec helmet marks a noted departure from the DH and DJ line of helmets they were currently offering. While not quite an XC helmet, the AM inspired Trabec is a likely choice for gravity oriented riders when their riding takes them away from the lifts.

Offering much more protection for the side and back of the heads than your average XC lid (also appears more so than current AM helmets such as the Xen, etc.), the Trabec is claimed to fit more like a skate helmet than your average bicycle helmet. That’s not to say that it will vent like a skate helmet though, as 16 large, well placed vents will surely help to keep your head from baking in a styrofoam hotbox.

In order to offer the highest level of protection, the in-molded Trabec is constructed of an Aramid filament reinforced EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene foam) core with a poly carbonate shell that has been constructed specifically to keep seams away from vulnerable areas prone to impact. While the Trabec is offered in two models, the Trabec Race and the Trabec, the only difference comes down to the amount of Aramid reinforcement, which means the Race model gets more protection from extra Aramid.

Both models of the Trabec will be offered in three sizes, XS-S, M-L & XL-XXL, and will also be offered in 3 unique colors that differ between the two.

Check out the colorful Candy(ok, not really candy) Shells after the break!

The Trabec Race will be offered in orange/white, black/white, and white/orange and will retail for $179.00.

While the Trabec will be offered in colorways with panels that are much closer in color than the stark contrast of the Trabec Race. The Trabec will be offered in lime green, blue, and black, and will retail for $149.00.

I’ll leave you with a few shots I snapped of the Trabecs from Interbike, and yes they do look in person as good as they do in the photos!


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binny bin
binny bin
11 years ago

how does the weight compare to a Giro Zen?

ZachOverholt
ZachOverholt
11 years ago

No word on the weight yet, but we are hoping to get a test model in a few weeks, and you can count on that being one of the first things we check out!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned..

Kool
Kool
11 years ago

Funny thing: in Russian, the word (or abbreviation) POC reads like ‘potz’ ))

David
11 years ago

Word on the street is that the Trabec should be about 350 grams; 40 grams heavier than the Xen. Pretty stoked on this helmet.

Peter
Peter
11 years ago

I have one it is 327gr only 10 gr heavier than xen but with aramid (kevlar) reinforcement for added safety ill take the 10gr anyday, hell a ionios is only 305gr!

Nick Burklow
11 years ago

This looks like it might make a decent urban commute helmet as well. I use a POC snowsports helmet (the Skull Light) and I really like it. They make a very good product. I like that they have more than just S, M, L when it comes to fit as well. I was able to get the Skull Light to fit just right.

Chris
Chris
11 years ago

When will this be available to buy in the US? …if its available who is carrying it?

Chris S.
Chris S.
11 years ago

Are they available in Ontario, Canada?

Pete
Pete
11 years ago

I just bought my Trabec from All Sport Protection.

I think they ship to Canada.

http://www.allsportprotection.com/POC_Trabec_Helmet_p/poc0033.htm

They don’t have the blue and green model though

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