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SPEEDFRAME PRO AND DROPFRAME PRO EARN VIRGINIA TECH TOP HELMET RATING

SPEEDFRAME PRO AND DROPFRAME PRO EARN VIRGINIA TECH TOP HELMET RATING

The all-new Speedframe Pro and Dropframe Pro trail helmets have earned the “Best Available” 5-Star rating from Virginia Tech University. Of the 99 helmets tested, the Dropframe Pro receiving the #1 score.

 

VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS

Since 2011, Virginia Tech researchers have been providing unbiased helmet ratings that allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing helmets. The helmet ratings are the culmination of over 10 years of research on head impacts in sports and identify which helmets best reduce concussion risk. This work is done as part of Virginia Tech’s service mission and is 100% independent of any funding or influence from helmet manufacturers.

 

HOW HELMETS ARE RATED

In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Virginia Tech has rated a total of 99 bike helmets using the STAR evaluation system. Their bicycle helmet impact tests evaluate a helmet's ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a cyclist might experience. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with fewer stars.

 

Mountain bike rounding a turn on a trail and wearing the Fox Dropframe Pro helmet

BEST IN CLASS HELMET SAFETY

The Fox Dropframe Pro and Speedframe Pro have both received the highest rating (5 stars) possible in the testing. Additionally, The Dropframe Pro earned the #1 rating of ANY of the 99 helmets tested as part of this project. This includes all categories of open-face bicycle helmets including mountain, road, and urban styles.

 

“Our goal at Fox has always been to create products which allow our consumers to enjoy their riding experience to the fullest. Building the best helmets possible is at the forefront of that focus, and the performance of the Dropframe Pro and Speedframe Pro in the Virginia Tech Ratings program validates our consumer-first position in the open-face helmet category.” - Kevin Franks, Global Brand Director, Fox MTB

 

Two mountain bikers riding on a trail. Both are seen wearing the Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet

 

The Fox Dropframe Pro and Speedframe Pro have both received the highest rating (5 stars) possible in the testing. Additionally, The Dropframe Pro earned the #1 rating of ANY of the 99 helmets tested as part of this project. This includes all categories of open-face bicycle helmets including mountain, road, and urban styles.

 

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