POC has added to it's fantastic line up of helmets, by giving us the Omne Air SPIN. Using technology and innovation from the award-winning Octal and Ventral SPIN helmets, the Omne Air SPIN is everything we've come to expect from POC, but offered at an unprecedented value price. It's low-profile, lightweight, and built for any cycling adventure you may have in mind. Look good while commuting across town, feel confident while bombing down your favorite foothill descent, or gain those extra few seconds in your Tuesday night time trial. The Omne Air SPIN helmet is your go-to helmet for everyday use.
As with all of its' helmets, POC includes all of the industry-leading safety features in the Omne Air. The full wrap polycarbonate shell protects the EPS foam and liner from accidental impact. The fit and retention system is clean and easy to use while being highly effective. SPIN refers to Shearing Pad INside. Medical experts in the POC Lab know that oblique impacts are common in cycling and can cause serious head injury due to a rotation of the helmet and head. That rotation at impact causes shearing or twisting of the brain within the skull, which leads to tissue damage beyond point of impact and the rebound effect. To counter oblique impacts, POC has created SPIN pads, which are optimized to provide rotational impact protection based on the precise location of the skull and pads inside the helmet.
The pads feature silicon inside, which allows the movement. POC still uses the excellent Polygiene pad covers to wick away moisture and prevent funk. The objective of SPIN is to minimize the effects of an oblique fall by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head. With a properly fitted helmet you get the external impact protection, then the pads allow the helmet to rotate, reducing the shearing forces of rotation. This technology replaces existing pads, so there is no real weight gain or need for an expanded shell size to accommodate any layered protection system.
The Omne Air SPIN is the ultimate choice for great value with no compromise in protection, performance or style.