We’re thrilled to announce our most recent addition to KASK’s star-studded roster of athletes: Torsten Abel, World Class Ironman and professional triathlon coach.
Torsten’s recent accomplishments include 2nd place at IRONMAN CANADA last year, and 4th at IRONMAN ARIZONA.
A dedicated coach as well as a star triathlete, Torsten’s coaching laurels include coaching 3x Winner of Escape from Alcatraz (L.Cave), the winner of ITU Long Course WC (L.C.), Bronze 70.3 WC (L.C.), 8th IM Hawaii (L.C.), Multiple 70.3 Victories & Podiums (L.C), coaching world leading CEO’s, and many others.
“With more then 20 years of experience in this industry I have seen it all from an amateur and professional point of view. I know what it takes to achieve success and to train right.”
Originally from Berlin, Germany, Torsten attended university in the UK, and now resides in Tuscon, Arizona. Find out more about Torsten at his coaching website: http://highontri.com/
“…At first glance the [KASK Vertigo] looks similar to a lot of others in this price range. Loads of air vents, pretty lightweight, lots of colors … but where it truly crushes the competition is in the details. The chin strap is wrapped in leather, the ear straps have reflective ribbing, the brace at the back has gel inserts to cushion your head. The decals are clean and not covering every inch of the helmet like so many other companies. I dig the Kask logo too.”
“Would I buy a $300 helmet? Yep. Do I need that helmet for the sporadic type of riding I do? Maybe. I suggest when you walk into the bike shop looking for a new helmet, you’re actually deciding on what’s important to you besides safety. They are all safe and tested. You have to love a company that names a color “Mojito” (above left). Yum. I really like my Vertigo. Wait, why is the room spinning? It’s the Mojito, nevermind.
I can’t wait to get more miles in this helmet, and I’m positive you’ll start seeing them rolling down your local roads and rides.”
After a gruelling morning training ride taking in climbing roads featured in recent editions of the Amgen Tour of California, our US based VK athletes met with Vanderkitten-Focus staff and management to dial in their equipment for the impending season.
Critical to the session was the introduction of riders to the KASK 2012 range of helmets. Riders were able to try on various iterations of the Vertigo, Mojito, K-10 and K-31 Chrono helmets.
Vanderkitten is well known as a premium athletic brand, hence the alignment with KASK, but the importance of optimum safety whilst training is also something that the VK riders preach and practice. Whenever our riders are travelling across the USA to an International race, we make sure we align with schools and emergency services in host cities, so we can spread the word about bike safety. The fact that in 2012 we now utilize the most cutting edge designs in safety is paramount to the Vanderkitten message, and this weekend reinforced how lucky we are to be riding the best helmets in the world!
Now our athletes have the perfect fit for comfortable, stylish riding, our 2012 Vanderkitten-Focus jersey design will be matched precisely to the KASK in house template. This means our upstart Pro Women’s team will have access to the same premium technology and design featured in the KASK Helmets of UCI ProTour studs Team SKY. Check out the 2012 Vanderkitten-Focus KASK Mojito helmets online in the near future!
(San Diego, California) – Today, KASK Helmets announced the signing of Ironman Champion, Smokin’ Joe Gambles. Gambles, who is known for his lethal bike-to-run combo, joins the official KASK roster of World-Class cyclists & triathletes.
“Joe Gambles is an exciting athlete, and we’re proud to have him onboard. Joe is a fantastic addition to our roster and we look forward to working with him this season,” said Marc Katz, Sales Manager of KASK America.
“I’m excited to join the KASK Helmets team in 2012. With their advanced line of customized products, they are leading the way in design and technology. I’ll be confident on race day that I’ve left nothing to chance with KASK,” said Joe Gambles.
(San Diego, California) – Xterra World Champion, Lesley Paterson, has signed an exclusive partnership with the premier Italian helmet company, Kask Helmets. Kask is the official helmet to the SKY Professional Cycling Team, as well as many top professional triathletes.
Lesley Paterson is the current Xterra World Champion, and one of the toughest chicks you’ll ever meet. Known as “The Scottish Rocket” by fans and media, she fears nothing and has an impressive resume, with major wins in both on-road Ironman 70.3 racing, and off-road Xterra racing.
“Kask America is very excited to have signed Lesley Paterson to a multi-year deal. Lesley is a great competitor, World Champion and a great personality. We look forward to working with Lesley and protecting her with the best helmets available,” said Marc Katz, Sales Manager of Kask America.
“I’m so excited to be signed on with Kask for 2012 because not only are they extremely well-designed helmets, they’re the most stylish ones out there! I want to go fast, but heck, I want to look good doing it!” said Paterson.
KASK Urban/City Bike helmets collection is now available for North America!KASK presents 2012 Urban Helmets Collection, the range of technologically advanced City Bike helmets of the highest quality, fashionable design and luxury. Offering style and comfort to cyclists, this helmet collection features integrated mirror visors, leather straps and size adjustment system. Available in two sizes, medium and large, this one of a kind helmet for city bike riders who appreciate style and elegance.
A tough category with a number of contenders. Let’s take a look. OmegaPharma-Lotto ended the year as the UCI’s number one ranked team, largely due to the achievements of Gilbert. Garmin-Cervelo had a superb Tour de France and punched well above their weight. A largely disappointing Classics campaign was salvaged by Johan Van Summeren who took a solo win at Paris-Roubaix. HTC-Highroad continued their trend of winning races by the bucket-load – a whopping 56 in all! In Mark Cavendish and Tony Martin the disbanding squad came away from the World Championships in September with both rainbow jerseys – a bitter sweet exit from the sport. Team Sky made a sound case after a vastly improved second season in the pro peloton. The team looked a more cohesive unit and the wins began to flow in big races. Overall victory at the Criterium du Dauphine courtesy of Bradley Wiggins, not to mention second and third at the Vuelta (Wiggins and Froome) saw the team step up to the plate in stage races. Comfortable winners of the year-end CQ Rankings, it is hard to look past the British squad for their 2011 achievements.
(San Diego, California) – Kask America, one of the world’s leading helmet manufacturers, has added Heather Jackson to their impressive list of sponsored athletes. “We are very excited to have Heather signed to a multi-year contract with Kask. Heather has shown great toughness and an all-out winning attitude throughout her career. Kask America looks forward to working with Heather and providing her with the best and most stylish helmets in the industry,” said Mark Katz, Sales Manager for Kask America.
“I’m wicked excited to be riding for Kask America! For me, every second counts out on the race course and the aerodynamic advantages of the Kask TT helmet will give me that extra edge. They also have many different helmet options, which is awesome for different race courses or weather factors. I’m psyched to be partnering with such a great company,” said Heather Jackson.