The Omne Air SPIN was designed with the focus of an optimal mix of form and function for all racing cyclists and commuters. Developed on the basis of award-winning technology, the Omne Air SPIN protects its wearer when it matters without compromising it in any way.
The EPS core has been optimized to keep the shape of the helmet as slim as possible without compromising safety thanks to specially compressed areas and a matching PC shell. The front ventilation zones in combination with the half-shell construction provide the perfect balance for all needs.
In order to fulfil its mission, POC always develops its helmets with regard to the entire helmet, i.e. the interaction of all materials and features. SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) is POC's patent-pending silicone pad technology, which uses innovative materials that enhance the protective effect in combination with the core and shell. Thanks to its simple size adjustment system in circumference and height, the Omne is comfortable to wear and fits perfectly.
Oblique impact protection is necessary to counter the forces involved in non-linear impacts, which are a common cause of head injury. SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) pads are integrated inside a helmet and add an extra layer of oblique impact protection by shearing in any direction, reducing the force transmitted to the brain. The most common type of fall results in an angled, or oblique, impact with the ground or object which can lead to a rotation of the helmet and head.
Research has shown that compared to a direct, or linear, fall the force required to cause serious head injury from an oblique impact is often much lower. To counter this common impact scenario, POC created SPIN pads which are an evolution on nature’s own design and use an innovative pad technology and design. SPIN pads are optimized to provide oblique impact protection based on the precise location inside the helmet and by using various pad technologies which can shear in any direction. The aim is to minimize the effects of an oblique fall by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head.