20/07/2007 - Billing Land Rover Show
Lap Belt Cinch (EU) Ltd launch the CG-Lock© into the 4X4 off-roading market at the Billing Land Rover Show with ARBIL 4×4.
The PDF version of this press release is also available for download.
The CG-Lock was originally designed to assist the control, comfort and stability of performance track car drivers, and these benefits are now available to 4×4 off-roaders thanks to ARBIL 4×4 (www.arbil4×4.co.uk).
Performance off-road drivers spend a lot of unwanted effort trying to keep in the seat over rough terrain. The CG-Lock (www.cg-lock.co.uk) eliminates this need to brace elbows and knees during demanding driving, so drivers can get better results from their vehicles by concentrating on the driving, not ‘hanging on’. The CG-Lock keeps you in your seat… avoiding sliding forwards or coming off the seat over the â€˜bumpy bitsâ€™! In addition the CG-Lock keeps your lower back against the lumbar support, helping keep the right posture on longer on-road journeys.
A simple and ingenious device, the CG-Lock is manufactured from high quality stainless steel components and is installed in less than 5 minutes, with no drilling or damage to the standard factory fitted seatbelt. It is fully removable in seconds.
When in the driving position the hips become ones centre of gravity. With the CG-Lock fitted you are held tight in the car seat, with 80% of the driver control and feedback of a full racing harness (as verified by top racing professionals). However, unlike a full harness, the CG-Lock secures only the pelvis. With hips secured, the upper body tends to be secure too. The advantages of this for off-roaders were highlighted by top off-road tester Dave Barker, who wrote the following about his off-road test of the CG-Lock:
Further evaluation has been gained by "Team Mud", two brothers Chris and Graeme Elliot who have been using the CG-Lock for the past year in preparation for (and use in) the MacMillan 4×4 Charity Challenge. Graeme says about the CG-Lock:
By keeping your hips firmly in place over rough terrain, you can keep your feet light on the pedals and your hands light on the wheelâ€¦ avoiding the need to compensate for roll and tilt. As with a rollercoaster ride that uses lap belts to keep you secure, you can just enjoy the ride and not need to reach for the hand holds!!
ARBIL 4×4 Marketing & Business Development Manager, Lucinda Wood said "the company is growing rapidly and has been on the lookout for products that add great value to the driver/passenger of off-road vehicles. The CG-Lock fits in perfectly to our product range, making off-roading even more enjoyable. I am sure the demand will be huge once the press and media try it for themselves on the off-road course here at Billing."
Another great advantage of the CG-Lock is that it can be fitted to the rear seats and make tight fitting of child booster seats effortless. No pretensioning necessaryâ€¦ just buckle up as normal and pull up on the shoulder section of the seatbeltâ€¦ instant tight fittingâ€¦ every time!
The CG-Lock helps maintain correct driving posture, reducing and even eliminating lower back ache, adding another great benefit for many drivers and passengers on longer journeys in 4×4 vehicles.
The CG-Lock is patented and has been fully crash tested to the highest global automotive â€˜NCAPâ€™ standards. It has been demonstrated that when fitted, the CG-Lock does NOT interfere with the safety of the factory fitted seatbelt with or without pre-tensioners (full details can be viewed on the web site: www.cg-lock.co.uk).