Helmet-safety pioneer’s latest offering provides improved safety performance through Advanced ODS technology
April 12, 2022 (Monterey, CA) – During the 2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival, 6D Helmets unveiled its all-new 5-Star rated ATB-2T MTB Trail Helmet. The ATB-2T features a new and refined version of the company’s award-winning Omni-Directional Suspension™ technology as well as numerous new features to enhance overall comfort and safety.
6D revolutionized helmet design with the 2013 introduction of the ATR-1 dirt bike helmet, whose ODS technology set new standards in brain protection by providing protection over a broader range of energy demands. Since that introduction in 2013, 6D has evolved their technology into multiple new helmets in the motorsports and bicycle markets including the ATB-1 full-face downhill/BMX helmet and the ATB-1T MTB Helmet. The ATB-2T utilizes the company’s 4th generation ODS technology.
“The 2T is the culmination of more than 10 years of research and development” said Bob Weber, 6D’s CEO and cofounder. “Our latest version of ODS is the most advanced system to date and further improves impact mitigation performance.”
The ATB-2T’s ODS system is highlighted by a new Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) multi-impact inner liner design featuring damping towers and a series of elastomeric isolation dampers, assisting in progressive loading of the ODS system during impacts. The award-winning system provides unmatched performance in Low Speed, High Speed, and Angular impacts, all encased in a lightweight fully ventilated trail helmet. The ATB-2T has been awarded a 5-star Virginia Tech rating and exceeds the NTA 8776 E-Bike Standard.
In addition to the new ODS system, the helmet received a 7% weight reduction and a new slimmer profile. A new brow vent and numerous ventilation ports have been added for significantly improved flow-thru ventilation. The shell features an integrated sunglass dock to hold glasses when not in use and the detachable visor has 3 adjustment positions and is goggle compatible. On the inside the 2T utilizes an ionic+™ antimicrobial comfort liner and features a proprietary new fit system to go along with the Fidlock™ magnetic closure. The ATB-2T includes adhesive fit pads to custom tailor fit as well as a mesh travel bag to keep your helmet protected when not in use.
The ATB-2T is available in three size options covering a total of 6 size-ways XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL and MSRP is $229.95
- Patented Omni-Directional Suspension™ Technology (ODS)
- New Lighter Weight
- New Brow Intake Port and increased ventilation
- 3 Position Adjustable Visor
- Integrated Sunglass Dock
- Ionic+™Antimicrobial Comfort Liner
- Fidlock™ Magnetic Closure
- 6D Travel Bag
- Exceeds NTA 8776 (E-Bike), EN1078, CPSC, AU/NZS 2063 Safety Certifications
- Virginia Tech 5-Star Rated