Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Unveiled at 2012 SHOT Show
January 26, 2012
SAFARILAND®/KONA® PATROL BIKE UNVEILED AT 2012 SHOT SHOW
Bike Preview Garnered Significant Interest
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, previewed their new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike at the 2102 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 18-21. Poised to launch to the market later this year, Safariland used this venue to announce the partnership with world-renowned mountain bicycle manufacturer, KONA, USA, Inc. to offer a premium patrol bike to meet the specific needs of bike patrol officers.
To achieve this design, Safariland worked with bike patrol officers to learn what was missing in the product they had and what they needed to do their jobs efficiently. The result was the Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike, built from the ground up for law enforcement and security markets, utilizing some of the most technologically advanced components in the industry. The Patrol Bike will be available in both a 29er and 26-inch wheel base and includes advanced features not found on typical patrol bikes.
The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike features the Shimano® 30-speed drivetrain with SLX derailleur, Roxshox™ high-performance forks, and hydraulic disc brakes for excellent stopping power. Additionally, the bike includes a sloping toptube with padding for more standover clearance, a tapered oversized headtube for improved stability and riding performance. The 29-inch wheel base provides stability making it easy to roll over small obstacles such as stairs. Further, details such as integrating the rear rack into the frame offers structural strength and offers superior payload strength.
Representatives from KONA and Safariland provided demonstrations on the features of the bike and addressed questions from customers and distributors. The Safariland Patrol Bike is scheduled to launch this spring at the International Mountain Police Bike Association (IMPBA) conference. Check us out at www.safariland.com/bike.
Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives. For more information about Safariland and its body armor products, please visit www.safariland.com.
For further information, please contact:
Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Director, Marketing Services
Tel: +1 909 923 7300 x31223
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