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Group AMANI, POC honor fallen teammate Sule Kangangi with particular assortment

POC and Sule Kangangi’s Group AMANI unveiled a set of glasses and helmets that helps commemorate the late bicycle owner’s impressed life.

The collaborative launch was already within the pipeline, the businesses mentioned, earlier than Kangangi tragically died on the Vermont Overland gravel race on Aug. 29. AMANI determined to maintain transferring ahead with the gear as a tribute of kinds to their fallen teammate.

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Sule Kangangi (middle) and Group AMANI riders. Pictures c. Finley Newmark

“Your entire AMANI workforce and companions are nonetheless coming to phrases with the current tragic lack of workforce captain, Sule Kangangi, however have determined to proceed with the discharge as the gathering represents ongoing inspiration to these wishing to assist the undertaking. The discharge can also be in respect to Sule, who was an instrumental a part of the design course of and who was excited to share it with the world,” the workforce mentioned.

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Picture c. Finley Newmark

POC x AMANI gear

The POC helmets are available varied colours and rejoice the AMANI riders’ residence international locations. Decals of the flags of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda all enhance the buckets. They and the glasses additionally assist spotlight the distinctive character of every workforce member — in the end, the manufacturers determined to let every rider select their very own colours for the gathering.

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Picture c. Finley Newmark

Every helmet additionally features a U.S. and Australian flag decal in a nod to workforce supervisor Mikel Delagrange and Lachlan Morton, a longtime AMANI supporter.

You’ve seen Group AMANI flashing the gear already should you’ve seen footage from just a few occasions worldwide. The workforce sported it at Kenya’s Migration Gravel Race in June.

team amani x poc

Picture c. Finley Newmark

POC’s Ventral Air MIPS helmets and Aspire sun shades full the road. POC acquired on the forefront of MIPS, turning into one of many first helmet manufacturers to supply the impact-diffusion system. However the model solely lately reintroduced it, and the Ventral Air onboarded it. Inside airflow channels search to advertise circulation at any velocity. MSRP: $260.

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Picture c. POC

On Aspire glasses, Carl Zeiss Imaginative and prescient lenses purpose to render excessive distinction and colour definition. And the glasses include UV400 solar safety, which blocks rays to the highest of the ultraviolet spectrum. Rubber touches assist them keep put when the going will get sweaty. MSRP: $220.

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Picture c. POC

Proceeds assist East African biking

AMANI and POC mentioned all proceeds from the limited-edition assortment will assist the workforce and its broader undertaking: “to assist East African riders and provides them the alternatives to race and present the world their expertise on a stage enjoying subject.”

team amani

Picture c. Finley Newmark

True, no bike helmet can exchange a teammate or any human being. However Group AMANI supervisor Mikel Delagrange spoke in regards to the significance the brand new tools represents for the riders.

“We’ve been racing in them for a while and take nice satisfaction in what they stand for. And now, on prime of that, they’re a connection to Sule that we need to share with everybody as we all know he can be overjoyed seeing our workforce supported and our helmets and eyewear ridden throughout the globe,” he mentioned.

It’s also possible to assist Kangangi’s household and Group AMANI through their GoFundMe. As of this writing, practically 1,000 individuals had contributed over $84,000 to the trigger.




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