Larry Edgar advert for the FUSE Delta helmet, as seen in the pages of the new Source BMX X Dig Magazine.
Photo by Matt Cordova.
Fuse pads are well known, well loved and well used by riders all over the world. From pro riders to rookies our protection inspires those with confidence to take their riding to the next level. For 2015 our pads have had a serious makeover, with the addition of new design features, materials, technologies and have of course retained the ‘bullet proof’ quality they are best known for.
When redesigning the pads we focused on three key areas; comfort, durability and performance. Many of the pads now make use of Lycra, which offers incredible comfort and breathability, and at the same time a reduction in weight. The impact areas of the pads use a new super tough Neoprene and Cordura material for improved durability. The Echo series of pads feature the latest protection systems from SAS-TEC, makers of industry leading protection inserts that pass the highest motorcycle standards.
Without doubt the most important part of your body to protect is your head. This year we are proud to launch two completely new helmets, both have a deep fitting shape for maximum comfort and protection. The Delta series of helmets feature the latest in-mold technology making them 23% lighter than a typical hard shell design.
You may be riding in the depths of winter or the heights of summer but keeping a grip on your bars is always a challenge no matter what. Our new range of FUSE gloves offer fantastic comfort while retaining a fantastic level of grip and feel.
Whatever you do on your bike, Fuse is here to #SaveYourSkin.
The Alpha series pads form the entry level range, with the same trusted protection systems used in the older Classic defense line. Each pad has been updated to further improve the durability and comfort of the pad. To achieve this we have used new materials such as Duratex neoprene and dual layer Lycras as well as new strap designs. All aspects of protection are catered for with a wide range of models from ankle supports through to combo shin pads.
The Delta series has moved things on from the previous Full defense line, but still uses the proven DFS protection. These pads feature a fully updated design with a more comfortable and breathable Lycra back, and new strap designs combined with a grippy (sharkskin) inner section hold the pads in place like never before.
Brand new for 2015 is the Echo line. These pads are aimed squarely at the MTB rider, and thanks to the industry leading pad inserts from SAS-TEC they perform to the highest level. The Echo line feature various knee/shin combo designs all of which use an extremely durable CorduraTM face fabric to deal with the harsh terrain that comes with MTB riding.
Adding Kriss Kyle to the FUSE team was a no brainer. Kriss is the perfect definition of an all-terrain-shredder. Wether it be laying down technical street lines on a trip in some far corner of the globe, or shredding his backyard skatepark Unit 23 in Scotland, Kriss gives it is all and goes big no matter the setup.
Shane has always worn shin pads and is very protective of his shins, if you have ever seen him do a nothing up a set of stairs then you realise why he needs them. Shane hails from Nashville, he is a super down to earth rider and if you ever meet him make sure you buy him a soda and talk some sport…
Kostya Andreev is a technical park machine. With the ability to come up with some of the most progressive and complex tricks in the world, our dude from Russia rides the hell out of our pads, and with a smile on his face the whole time.
Grant Fielder AKA Chopper has had his fair share of up’s and downs riding a bike, in 2005 in landed badly and split his pancreas while putting a hole in his stomach. It didn't stop him though, proof that humans are as tough as hell.
When you think of huge airs, ultimate style and total abandonment for any kind of safety then you might think of Larry Edgar. His traditional big and flowing riding style is so refreshing these days and we are very proud to have him part of the team.
French MTB assassin Nicolas Terrier is the latest addition to our team. When not killing it at contests, Nicolas can be found in the woods working on something wild to throw at the next one...
It’s cold in Germany, but that didn’t stop Christoph Werner from dropping some hammers at his local indoor park.
Filmed & Edited by Andreas Grüttner.
As of November 1st 2016, we have moved our UK distribution operations for FUSE Protection from Cycling Sports Group UK to Snap Distribution.
Breathing is something we take for granted even though it’s something we are constantly doing every second of every day. Breathability is something we take very seriously when we are creating our range of protection, we know very well that the needs of a BMX rider or MTB rider can be very specific but one thing is for sure, you do not want to wear pads that feel like they are sucking the life out of you.
Wow. Unreal. Kriss kills it in this.
FUSE proudly welcomes French MTB sensation Nicolas Terrier to the team through the fine folks at Frenchy’s Distribution. When not killing it at contests, Nicolas can be found in the woods working on something wild to throw at the next one…
Filmed and edited by Guillaume Kolly.
While everyone else is sleeping, Kriss Kyle is making the hardest of tricks look insanely easy. Shot and filmed at 3 a.m in Unit 23, Dumbarton, Scotland by Cal Earnshaw – this is Nocturnal.
When you think of huge airs, ultimate style and total abandonment for any kind of safety then you might think of Larry Edgar. His traditional big and flowing riding style is so refreshing these days and we are very proud to welcome him to the team. Larry is working on his welcome video as we speak, and you can bet it’s going to be a wild one. If you aren’t already, make sure you’re following Larry on Instagram HERE.