July 30 2008.

When you are out on track you need all the protection you can get and the new Race version of the AEGIS back protector from Knox provides extra protection over the coccyx (tailbone) as well as the option to fit a chest protector.

Named after the mythological shield of Zeus, king of the Greek Gods, the AEGIS Race is the most technically advanced back protector available to date. Inclined cell wall technology delivers improved energy absorption and the new AEGIS is independently tested and approved to EN1621-2 Level 2 - the highest rating possible under current EU regulations.

Additional side impact protection is achieved with an adjustable and removable kidney section in soft PU that gives added performance in this sensitive area.

Knox currently supports Gregorio Lavilla in WSBK and James Ellison in BSB. Years of development on track means their design team understand that comfort is crucial for racers, as they need to be free to focus on the competition. So the Aegis Race is 30% lighter and a more refined shape and thickness than previous models. It has a self-adjusting shoulder strap slider system and multi-position waist strap that may be adjusted not only for length, but also moved up and down, giving precision fitting to all shapes. To make it cooler, the AEGIS is completely breathable with a superior air venting system for maximum airflow.

The Knox AEGIS Race back protector retails for £89.99 including VAT and an optional CE-approved chest protector sells for £24.99.

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