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Helmets

Protection

DECISIVE

HEAD PROTECTION

Ride with confidence

When you ride with a TSG helmet you’re protected against the inevitable. Each and every model of TSG helmet is rigorously tested in the lab and by our team riders in the field to provide ultimate safety. Learn more about our construction technologies and helmet protection here.

Hardshell construction
For maximum safety our hardshell construction combines a super strong injection moulded outer shell and a shock absorbing EPS inner shell.
Helmet Hardshell construction
For maximum safety our hardshell construction combines a super strong injection moulded outer shell and a shock absorbing EPS inner shell.
In-Mold construction
The protective EPS is foamed directly into the shock resistant polycarbonate shell, for a super light, yet extremely stable helmet construction
helmet In-Mold construction
The protective EPS is foamed directly into the shock resistant polycarbonate shell, for a super light, yet extremely stable helmet construction
MIPS protection system
MIPS® is a low friction layer inside the helmet, which allows the head to rotate relative to the helmet in an angled impact. This reduces rotational violence and potential damage to the brain.
Helmet MIPS protection system
MIPS® is a low friction layer inside the helmet, which allows the head to rotate relative to the helmet in an angled impact. This reduces rotational violence and potential damage to the brain.

Fit

THE

PERFECT FIT

Ride better for longer

A snug low-profile fit is key to comfort, protection and enjoying your ride. Fit is the core of our philosophy and is what makes us the best.

Snug Fit
Developed to provide a secure fit and superior wearing comfort without the need of a sizing band. A true anatomically shaped design perfectly hugs the curve of a head’s shape, making slippage and wobbling things of the past.
Helmet Snug Fit
Developed to provide a secure fit and superior wearing comfort without the need of a sizing band. A true anatomically shaped design perfectly hugs the curve of a head’s shape, making slippage and wobbling things of the past.
Low Fit
A helmet can only protect what it covers. Our Low Fit design sits low and fully protects the entire back and sides of your head without impairing field of vision or restricting movement.
Helmet Low Fit
A helmet can only protect what it covers. Our Low Fit design sits low and fully protects the entire back and sides of your head without impairing field of vision or restricting movement.
Tuned Fit System
Our Tuned Fit System allows a rider to dial in their fit using different thickness comfort pads on the interior of the helmet. Helmets come with two sizes of comfort pads.
Helmet Tuned Fit System
Our Tuned Fit System allows a rider to dial in their fit using different thickness comfort pads on the interior of the helmet. Helmets come with two sizes of comfort pads.
Dial Fit System
The Dial-Fit System makes it easy to dial in a custom fit in seconds. A dial at the base of the helmet provides size adjustment and enhances stability.
Helmet Dial Fit System
The Dial-Fit System makes it easy to dial in a custom fit in seconds. A dial at the base of the helmet provides size adjustment and enhances stability.

Comfort

All-Day

Comfort

Ride free

A real helmet should feel like your not wearing one. TSG helmets are built to deliver all-day comfort in the most demanding conditions, leaving you to think about your ride.

Air Flow Channels
Our innovative Air Flow vent system delivers optimal air circulation and reduces uncomfortable heat build-up in the helmet. The air channels have been designed to pull fresh air over and around the head while forcing stale air out.
Helmet Air Flow Channels
Our innovative Air Flow vent system delivers optimal air circulation and reduces uncomfortable heat build-up in the helmet. The air channels have been designed to pull fresh air over and around the head while forcing stale air out.
Active Shell Venting
Channels between the EPS foam segments in our FlexTech instant fit helmets allow heat to rise and get pulled out of the shell.
Helmet Active Shell Venting
Channels between the EPS foam segments in our FlexTech instant fit helmets allow heat to rise and get pulled out of the shell.
Screened Vents
Mesh protected vents block insects.
Helmet Screened Vents
Mesh protected vents block insects.
Comfort padding
Premium heat-sealed padding that is pre-formed and quick-drying: Removable and machine (hand) washable.
Helmet Comfort padding
Premium heat-sealed padding that is pre-formed and quick-drying: Removable and machine (hand) washable.
Basic padding
Light, interior fit pads: Removable and hand washable.
Helmet Basic padding
Light, interior fit pads: Removable and hand washable.

Protection

protection

CERTIFIED PROTECTION

AGAINST HARD KNOCKS

State-of-the-art body protection

TSG protective gear protects you against the inevitable knocks of riding hard and exceeds the most stringent international safety standards for personal protective equipment. From Hardshell to Pure Softshell, we offer constructions for all conditions and riders demands.

Hardshell
Hardshell covered pads reduce friction against the ground in case of a fall. Maximum protection from impacts often associated with pedals, rocks and other objects found on varied terrain or falls from great heights on concrete or wooden ramps..
Protection Hardshell
Hardshell covered pads reduce friction against the ground in case of a fall. Maximum protection from impacts often associated with pedals, rocks and other objects found on varied terrain or falls from great heights on concrete or wooden ramps..
Amplified Softshell Construction
Softshell look and feel but Hardshell performance. A thin and flexible pierce-proof insert inside the pad on top of the multi-impact soft foam secures the foam and your joints from crushed rocks or other sharp objects. Your choice when you want comfortable soft but reliable protection. (Insert removable for some products).
Protection Amplified Softshell Construction
Softshell look and feel but Hardshell performance. A thin and flexible pierce-proof insert inside the pad on top of the multi-impact soft foam secures the foam and your joints from crushed rocks or other sharp objects. Your choice when you want comfortable soft but reliable protection. (Insert removable for some products).
Pure Softshell
Soft foam protection for the softest and most flexible performance. Your choice when you prefer wearing almost nothing but still want safe support.
Protection Pure Softshell
Soft foam protection for the softest and most flexible performance. Your choice when you prefer wearing almost nothing but still want safe support.
Arti-lage foam
Arti-lage foam mimics the physical structure of human cartilage with molecular freeflow technology. Soft and flexible at normal use but building a hard, protective shell at impact. The remaining impact energy is converted into barely noticeable heat before reaching the body.

- High performance shock absorption (up to 95% of impact energy)
- Lighter than common impact foams
- Long-lasting anti-compression and deformation even after multiple uses
- Temperature steady
- Breathable and anti-microbial- EN 1621-1 und EN 1621-2 approved
Protection Arti-lage foam
Arti-lage foam mimics the physical structure of human cartilage with molecular freeflow technology. Soft and flexible at normal use but building a hard, protective shell at impact. The remaining impact energy is converted into barely noticeable heat before reaching the body.

- High performance shock absorption (up to 95% of impact energy)
- Lighter than common impact foams
- Long-lasting anti-compression and deformation even after multiple uses
- Temperature steady
- Breathable and anti-microbial- EN 1621-1 und EN 1621-2 approved
EVA foam
EVA provides great shock absorbing properties, stress-crack resistance and low-temperature toughness. It can be used in multi layers and backed with hard shell caps for a solid performance.
Protection EVA foam
EVA provides great shock absorbing properties, stress-crack resistance and low-temperature toughness. It can be used in multi layers and backed with hard shell caps for a solid performance.
Memory Foam
This smart PU foam gives you a great level of comfort and safety. It absorbs impact, is comfortable and soft to wear and adapts to create an individual fit.
Protection Memory Foam
This smart PU foam gives you a great level of comfort and safety. It absorbs impact, is comfortable and soft to wear and adapts to create an individual fit.
HDPE
High impact strength and low friction caps for use on rough and concrete ground.
Protection HDPE
High impact strength and low friction caps for use on rough and concrete ground.

comfort

PROTECTION

BUILT FOR COMFORT

Maximum comfort

We create protective gear that is so comfortable and functional you forget you’re wearing it. And when you do fall back to earth you’re protected against the worst gravity, your bike and  hard earth can throw at you.  

Horseshoe Shape
Our custom Horseshoe shape that greatly surrounds knees, elbows or shoulders. The compression-moulded foam pad with a raised top part sits perfectly around your protected joints. This shape minimizes shifting and down-sliding to keep your pad in place during action.
Protection Horseshoe Shape
Our custom Horseshoe shape that greatly surrounds knees, elbows or shoulders. The compression-moulded foam pad with a raised top part sits perfectly around your protected joints. This shape minimizes shifting and down-sliding to keep your pad in place during action.
Pre-Shaped Design
Our pre-shaped body protection comes with a pre-bended articulated design for unrestricting wearing comfort and superior fit.
Protection Pre-Shaped Design
Our pre-shaped body protection comes with a pre-bended articulated design for unrestricting wearing comfort and superior fit.
Ariaprene
Ariaprene is breathable, light weight and durable. Air can circulate, the skin can breathe and moisture is reduced.
Protection Ariaprene
Ariaprene is breathable, light weight and durable. Air can circulate, the skin can breathe and moisture is reduced.
Stretchy Neoprene
Very strong and at the same time flexible over a wide temperature range, Neoprene offers great temperature regulation and shock absorbing qualities. Perforated for breathability.
Protection Stretchy Neoprene
Very strong and at the same time flexible over a wide temperature range, Neoprene offers great temperature regulation and shock absorbing qualities. Perforated for breathability.
Flexible Lycra
Lycra is used for a thin and low-profile design, easy usability and a flexible and comfortable wearing experience.
Protection Flexible Lycra
Lycra is used for a thin and low-profile design, easy usability and a flexible and comfortable wearing experience.
Anti-Slip NBR
A NBR neoprene stripe at the inner top of the pad supports an anti-slip fit, keeping the pad in place during action.
Protection Anti-Slip NBR
A NBR neoprene stripe at the inner top of the pad supports an anti-slip fit, keeping the pad in place during action.
Anti-slip cuff
Silicone lamination inside top cuff to keep protector in place.
Protection Anti-slip cuff
Silicone lamination inside top cuff to keep protector in place.
Anti-shift silicone print
A silicone print on the inside of the joint padding supports a slip-free fit and minimizes shifting
Protection Anti-shift silicone print
A silicone print on the inside of the joint padding supports a slip-free fit and minimizes shifting
Pierce-proof insert
A thin and flexible pierce-proof insert inside the pad on top of the soft foam secures the foam and your joints from sharp objects. Insert removable for most products.
Protection Pierce-proof insert
A thin and flexible pierce-proof insert inside the pad on top of the soft foam secures the foam and your joints from sharp objects. Insert removable for most products.
Power Band stripes
Strategically placed PU Powerband stripes, inspired by kinesiology tape, add strength to the lightweight material and significantly reduce movement when worn.
Protection Power Band stripes
Strategically placed PU Powerband stripes, inspired by kinesiology tape, add strength to the lightweight material and significantly reduce movement when worn.
Kevlar Stretch
Kevlar reinforced stretch fabric used at areas with high abrasion resistance. Extremely durable but still light and flexible.
Protection Kevlar Stretch
Kevlar reinforced stretch fabric used at areas with high abrasion resistance. Extremely durable but still light and flexible.
Cordura reinforcement
Cordura fabric is known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Used in highly stressed areas, Cordura improves the durability of the protectors.
Protection Cordura reinforcement
Cordura fabric is known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Used in highly stressed areas, Cordura improves the durability of the protectors.
360 Strap
The strap wraps around the whole limb offering superior fit adjustment, wearing comfort and protection.
Protection 360 Strap
The strap wraps around the whole limb offering superior fit adjustment, wearing comfort and protection.
Butterfly Strap
No shoe removal needed. Accessible open-back design with comfortable neoprene butterfly velcro closure for easy on and off.
Protection Butterfly Strap
No shoe removal needed. Accessible open-back design with comfortable neoprene butterfly velcro closure for easy on and off.
Buckled Strap
Buckled straps allow great size fine adjustment
Protection Buckled Strap
Buckled straps allow great size fine adjustment
Double-layer Velcro
A flap with double-layered Velcro firmly locks the end of the strap to avoid straps sticking out.
Protection Double-layer Velcro
A flap with double-layered Velcro firmly locks the end of the strap to avoid straps sticking out.
Flex Zones
Lateral stretch mesh gussets ensure better fit, ventilation and flexibility. The pad stays in position and you perform better.
Protection Flex Zones
Lateral stretch mesh gussets ensure better fit, ventilation and flexibility. The pad stays in position and you perform better.
Vented 3D Mesh
This three dimensionally structured fabric offers the optimal properties in ventilation and cushioning for the covers of padding and shoulder straps
Protection Vented 3D Mesh
This three dimensionally structured fabric offers the optimal properties in ventilation and cushioning for the covers of padding and shoulder straps
Vented Mesh
Elastic and breathable mesh for best possible ventilation. Lightweight and stretchy fabric for additional freedom of movement
Protection Vented Mesh
Elastic and breathable mesh for best possible ventilation. Lightweight and stretchy fabric for additional freedom of movement
Lateral Padding
Foam padded side walls offer additional coverage.
Protection Lateral Padding
Foam padded side walls offer additional coverage.
Open-back design
No shoe removal needed. Accessible open-back design with comfortable neoprene butterfly Velcro closure for easy on and off.
Protection Open-back design
No shoe removal needed. Accessible open-back design with comfortable neoprene butterfly Velcro closure for easy on and off.
Pull-over design
Pull up and fix straps for the most secure and shift-free fit and wearing comfort.
Protection Pull-over design
Pull up and fix straps for the most secure and shift-free fit and wearing comfort.

Goggles

lenses

PERFECT

VISION

Refined optics with minimum distortion

TSG lenses optimize safety and performance for a clear, sharp and accurate vision.

UV Protection
TSG lenses offer a 100% UVA and UVB protection
eyewear UV Protection
TSG lenses offer a 100% UVA and UVB protection
Spherical Dual-Lens
Our spherical polycarbonate lens is curved and mimics the curvature of your eye to maximize your field of view. You experience distortion-free superior vision in all direction. Our dual lens configuration provides a thermal barrier between the cold outside temperatures and hot body temperatures from within. This thermal barrier prevents fogging in varying weather conditions.
eyewear Spherical Dual-Lens
Our spherical polycarbonate lens is curved and mimics the curvature of your eye to maximize your field of view. You experience distortion-free superior vision in all direction. Our dual lens configuration provides a thermal barrier between the cold outside temperatures and hot body temperatures from within. This thermal barrier prevents fogging in varying weather conditions.
Cylindrical Dual-Lens
Our cylindrical lens combines the optical quality of an injected lens and the classic low-profile styling found in a thermos formed lens. Curved horizontally while remaining flat vertically, our cylindrical lenses promote better optics by eliminating peripheral distortion.
eyewear Cylindrical Dual-Lens
Our cylindrical lens combines the optical quality of an injected lens and the classic low-profile styling found in a thermos formed lens. Curved horizontally while remaining flat vertically, our cylindrical lenses promote better optics by eliminating peripheral distortion.
Anti-Fog
A hydrophobic coating on the inner lens absorbs moisture before fog can form.
eyewear Anti-Fog
A hydrophobic coating on the inner lens absorbs moisture before fog can form.
Anti-Scratch
An anti-scratch coating on the outer lens acts as a protective layer, making the lens more durable and safe.
eyewear Anti-Scratch
An anti-scratch coating on the outer lens acts as a protective layer, making the lens more durable and safe.

goggles

PROTECTION

AND CLEAR VISION

Comfort, adjustability and perfect vision

We designed our goggles to be comfortable, protective, easy to adjust and perfectly compatible with TSG helmets. With a range of lenses to fit all conditions they are the perfect match you and your TSG helmet.

Magnetic Lens System
Magnetic Interchange Lens System with self-locating rare earth magnets embedded in the lens and frame for fast, on-the-fly lens interchange. Features unsurpassed retention, coupled with convenient self-locating engagement.
eyewear Magnetic Lens System
Magnetic Interchange Lens System with self-locating rare earth magnets embedded in the lens and frame for fast, on-the-fly lens interchange. Features unsurpassed retention, coupled with convenient self-locating engagement.
Fastlock Lens System
Super easy and fast lens change system. Just click the lens on the frame to adapt to changing light and weather conditions.
eyewear Fastlock Lens System
Super easy and fast lens change system. Just click the lens on the frame to adapt to changing light and weather conditions.
Flexible Frame
Our frame is made of a flexible scratch resistant PU material that allows for maximum shape retention during low temperatures and varying weather conditions. In case of an impact, the frame spreads and absorbs some of the impact energy instead of transmitting it straight to the face.
eyewear Flexible Frame
Our frame is made of a flexible scratch resistant PU material that allows for maximum shape retention during low temperatures and varying weather conditions. In case of an impact, the frame spreads and absorbs some of the impact energy instead of transmitting it straight to the face.
Frame Vent
The vent positioning keeps hot air circulating up and out slowly, reducing eye watering and lens fogging.
eyewear Frame Vent
The vent positioning keeps hot air circulating up and out slowly, reducing eye watering and lens fogging.
Triple-Layer Face Foam
All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer fleece lined face foam. Enhances fit, comfort and performance.
eyewear Triple-Layer Face Foam
All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer fleece lined face foam. Enhances fit, comfort and performance.
Silicone-lined dual-adjust strap
All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer fleece lined face foam. Enhances fit, comfort and performance.
eyewear Silicone-lined dual-adjust strap
All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer fleece lined face foam. Enhances fit, comfort and performance.
Articulating Outriggers
Engineered to adjust to a full range of face shapes and sizes, the articulating outriggers evenly transfer pressure across brow and nose to ensure a complete seal against the face. When used with a helmet, the outrigger articulates allowing the goggle frame to sink into the helmet face port, providing a comfortable and consistent fit every time.
eyewear Articulating Outriggers
Engineered to adjust to a full range of face shapes and sizes, the articulating outriggers evenly transfer pressure across brow and nose to ensure a complete seal against the face. When used with a helmet, the outrigger articulates allowing the goggle frame to sink into the helmet face port, providing a comfortable and consistent fit every time.
Helmet compatible
Our goggles are designed to perfectly fit with our helmets and a wide variety of other helmets for a comfortable fit for all day comfort. The inside of the goggle straps are silicone printed to make them stick to the helmet. This allows you to adjust the position of the goggle by placing the strap at a comfortable level.
eyewear Helmet compatible
Our goggles are designed to perfectly fit with our helmets and a wide variety of other helmets for a comfortable fit for all day comfort. The inside of the goggle straps are silicone printed to make them stick to the helmet. This allows you to adjust the position of the goggle by placing the strap at a comfortable level.
Spare Bad Weather Lens
Your goggle comes with two lenses for bluebird and bad weather conditions
eyewear Spare Bad Weather Lens
Your goggle comes with two lenses for bluebird and bad weather conditions
Microfibre Goggle Bag
Use it to store and clean your goggle.
eyewear Microfibre Goggle Bag
Use it to store and clean your goggle.

Apparel

features

DRESSED

TO RIDE

Performance, functionality and style

The TSG MTB line is built for riding and riders, combining function, fit, style and performance to suit all mountain bikers. Team riders Sam Pilgrim, Amir Kabbani, Matt Jones and Timo Pritzel are the standard bearers of the TSG apparel line, taking the TSG motto “designed by riders” to the next level. Functional bike wear with a relaxed fit and smart details for everyday trail cruisers to ambitious big mountain riders.

4Way stretch
Flexibility in all directions for maximum freedom of movement.
Apparel 4Way stretch
Flexibility in all directions for maximum freedom of movement.
Adjustable Hood
3-Point adjustable hood for a perfect fit.
Apparel Adjustable Hood
3-Point adjustable hood for a perfect fit.
Anti-Slip Gripper Waist
Silicone printed inner waistband for a secure fit.
Apparel Anti-Slip Gripper Waist
Silicone printed inner waistband for a secure fit.
Coolmax
Coolmax® moves perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable.
Apparel Coolmax
Coolmax® moves perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable.
Double Closure
Hook and button for a double security.
Apparel Double Closure
Hook and button for a double security.
Flatlock Seams
Flatlock seams don’t chafe and offer higher strength.
Apparel Flatlock Seams
Flatlock seams don’t chafe and offer higher strength.
Flow Fit
A flexible, fast drying and breathable rib insert in the back yoke and/or crotch allow an easy movement and guaranties a comfortable fit when pedalling
Apparel Flow Fit
A flexible, fast drying and breathable rib insert in the back yoke and/or crotch allow an easy movement and guaranties a comfortable fit when pedalling
Oxford D600
Rough structured and tightly woven fabric that ensures maximum tear and abrasion resistance. Treated with a PU membrane it provides water and dirt repellence. A mesh lining makes it comfortable to wear.
Apparel Oxford D600
Rough structured and tightly woven fabric that ensures maximum tear and abrasion resistance. Treated with a PU membrane it provides water and dirt repellence. A mesh lining makes it comfortable to wear.
Quick Dry
A special treatment that enables the fabric to transport moisture to the outside and to dry faster.
apparel Quick Dry
A special treatment that enables the fabric to transport moisture to the outside and to dry faster.
Reflective Details
Small reflective details and prints for additional visibility and safety.
Apparel Reflective Details
Small reflective details and prints for additional visibility and safety.
Sanitized
Sanitized is a certified antibacterial fabric treatment to prevent bad odour from bacteria, mildew etc. in moist or sweaty environments.
Apparel Sanitized
Sanitized is a certified antibacterial fabric treatment to prevent bad odour from bacteria, mildew etc. in moist or sweaty environments.
Sunglass Wipe
Integrated micro fibre cloth to clean your sunglasses or goggles.
Apparel Sunglass Wipe
Integrated micro fibre cloth to clean your sunglasses or goggles.
Ticket Pocket
Small pocket for your lift ticket or other tiny things.
Apparel Ticket Pocket
Small pocket for your lift ticket or other tiny things.
Ventilation
Stay fresh with soft mesh inserts for breathability and comfort.
Apparel Ventilation
Stay fresh with soft mesh inserts for breathability and comfort.
Waist Regulation
Elastic mesh at waist or interior adjustable waistband for a comfortable fit.
Apparel Waist Regulation
Elastic mesh at waist or interior adjustable waistband for a comfortable fit.