Who are the godfathers of Mountain Biking and Downhill? Was it the Buffalo Soldiers in 1896 crossing rough terrain from Missoula, Montana to Yellowstone? Was it John Finley Scott on his "Woodsie Bike"? Or was it the Cupertino Riders who where modifying their bikes in the 70's? Regardless, they all played an important part and Pro-Tec has been there since the early years of what we now know as modern Downhill Mountain biking. Every type of rider on every type of terrain, from the dirt path to the rugged mountain, has benefited from the 40 years of protective gear evolution that goes into ever Pro-Tec product.
Founded in 1973, Pro-Tec is the original helmet and protective gear brand, featuring the market’s most recognizable style of helmets. Pro-Tec designs are often imitated but never truly duplicated; that's because no other action sports brand has 40-years of heritage producing the most stylish and technologically advanced protective gear. Whether you find yourself on single-track trails, down hill ladders, or you are making your own path Pro-Tec has a helmet for you.
Choosing a helmet that fits your personality and riding style is important. Everyone has a unique look and level of comfort and protection they are going for. Rip down intense terrain with speed like Pro-Tec athlete Dave Smutok while staying cool and safe in the Cyphon SL Helmet. For even more protection and innovative comfort the Shovelhead 2 gives you everything you need in a full-face helmet. The Shovelhead is perfect for riders like George Ryan who require a functional and stylish looking helmet, while whipping backflips on a daily basis. If your style is that of the Classic try the new Street Lite and City Lite with in-mold technology the safest and lightest Pro-Tec helmet ever!
Today Pro-Tec delivers the very best in modern protective equipment with a broad range of impact technology for a variety of sports. No matter your sport, no matter your style, Pro-Tec has a helmet for you. Look through our full product line for details on what matches your needs. Meet our team riders, and find unique content on our blog. Educate yourself on how Pro-Tec is doing more than just keeping you safe; it’s pushing you forward.