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Impact Protection in High Risk Sports

Posted by Susan Reed on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | No Comments »

BMX cycling, mountain biking, and motocross racing are exciting, adrenaline-filled sports. They’re also high risk sports. All riders face the possibility of serious injury in the form of concussions, broken collarbones, pelvic fractures, broken wrists, ruptured ACLs, or broken ankles. While moving through obstacle courses, it is important for riders to have the necessary equipment and padding to protect them from common falls and collisions.

Traditionally, padding in bicycling equipment has been entirely composed of EVA foam. Over time, the foam wears and loses its effectiveness, which is not ideal for use in a sport where participants are subjected to continuous impact. The ideal material is one that is long lasting, lightweight, and provides a high level of protection.

GIRO, an outdoor activity equipment manufacturer specializing in cycling, set out to improve the overall performance of several models of their bicycling gloves and shoes by taking a closer look at the material used inside each. They chose to incorporate XRD® Material and its superior shock absorption properties in their new designs. Here’s how they made it happen…

Case StudyRogers Partners with GIRO to Provide High Impact Protection in Bicycle Gear

Designers can quickly find the appropriate XRD Material that fits their sports apparel, equipment, and accessories needs here: XRD Technology Products and Applications.

Susan Reed

Susan Reed

Marketing Communications Manager for the Rogers Elastomeric Material Solutions Marketing team. With over 20 years of marketing experience in technology and manufacturing organizations, she is responsible for leading the development of the strategic marketing communications activities across the business. Susan holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Southern Connecticut State University.

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