San Diego, CA - 2003 - A carbon-fiber, lightweight helmet suited for those involved in aggressive riding such as eventing is now available from Troxel, the leading provider of performance headgear for the equestrian industry. Using aircraft composites consisting of kevlar, carbon fiber and epoxy, Troxel has created an ASTM/SEI approved Radius that features a stronger yet thin, carbon fiber outer shell and a patented, co-molded polycarbonate Surround Ring secured within the wall of the helmet. The Radius' combination of protection, weight and low profile is a unique advancement for the equestrian industry.
"Troxel was motivated to design this helmet because of an alarming number of fatal accidents throughout Europe and the USA. We responded to hundreds of requests to develop a light-weight ASTM/SEI helmet that would have a light yet stronger outer shell, provide additional crush resistance over Troxel's standard ASTM/SEI helmets, and meet the performance needs of those looking for more protection," explained Dr. Rick Timms, Chief Executive Officer of Troxel. "The Radius offers equestrians in high-performance environments a lighter, certified helmet with special features to improve the combination of impact and crush protection."
The Radius may be worn with or without a visor, and allows covers with or without peaks to be added. It has a 3D comfort fit system creating the highest degree of size adjustment. This adjustment includes a superior extent of length choices that can accommodate long oval heads. The Radius comes in black, with a luminescent, composite appearance in small, medium and large sizes. It retails through the Dover Saddlery Catalog and specialty dealers at an MSRP of $425.00. For more information on the new Radius and other Troxel helmets, or to find the Troxel retailer nearest you, call 858-527- 4800 or visit www.troxelhelmets.com.
About Troxel (www.troxelhelmets.com)
Troxel is the world's leading provider of SEI certified equestrian helmets for show, schooling and recreational riding. Based in San Diego, California, the company has delivered over 2 million helmets to the equestrian market since 1990. Troxel was established in 1898 and provides extensive research and development capabilities, applying innovative technology to it's performance headgear.