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An ultra light carbon fiber helmet

News International-French

13 Nov 2015

Bell Helmets have launched its new Pro Star helmet reinforced by TeXtreme. Utilizing the novel TeXtreme carbon fiber Bell Helmets managed to build light and strong shells.

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.

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.

Cameron Beaubier is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from United States who competes in the AMA Superbike Championship. Cameron won the 2015 Superbike title and is using the Pro Star.

Products reinforced by TeXtreme in general get 20% lighter than when using other carbon fiber materials and reduces weight without sacrificing strength or stiffness.

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