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Why dosn't anyone make USCF legal time trial helmets?(16 posts)

Why dosn't anyone make USCF legal time trial helmets?ttrider
Feb 5, 2002 8:41 AM
I was just wondering if anyone knew why no helmet companies make USCF legal time trial (aero/tear drop) helmets? In the past, Giro, Spaecialized, Troxel and a few other companies have, but none do currently. Do they realize how much money they are losing? People are paying over$100-150, for grimmy old Giro Aeroheads that were made in the 80's, because there are no other options (the demand is much larger than they think).
I read that Rudy Project was going to make one about a year ago, but I havn't heard anything since.
It's a stupid idea, but maybe if enough people write a helmet company, they might think about it.

Aero helmets can cut over a minute off a 40k tt, so they would definately make a big diffrence(they also look cool).

The photo is of Rudy Project's non-USCF legal helmet.
re: Why dosn't anyone make USCF legal time trial helmets?feathers mcgraw
Feb 5, 2002 9:07 AM
My guess is that helmet companies are loathe to produce a helmet that offers no crash protection. Damn lawyers again.
re: Why dosn't anyone make USCF legal time trial helmets?tempeteKerouak
Feb 5, 2002 9:13 AM
Louis Garneau is making one: go to site and click on "what's new"...
right on brother!jbrown2036
Feb 5, 2002 9:24 AM
any idea about the price?
right on brother!Woof the dog
Feb 5, 2002 1:21 PM
I have heard Rob from saying they'll retail for ~90 dollars. I don't completely believe it though, as i bet they will want to rip us off real good.


Woof the tt dog.
price is ....leeb
Feb 6, 2002 3:32 PM
i've seen them advertised at right around $100.
Cool stuff, anyone order from them from the US?js5280
Feb 5, 2002 1:06 PM
I like their helmets and glasses, stuff you don't normally see here in the US. Or so I assume. Has anyone ordered from the catalogue? What sort of premium can you expeect to pay (i.e. international shipping, etc.)?
Do you really need one?mr_spin
Feb 5, 2002 9:30 AM
Jan Ullrich won the World Championship with just a cap! :)

and a pacer, don't forget the pacer-nmjbrown2036
Feb 5, 2002 9:32 AM
may not be legal, thoughDog
Feb 5, 2002 9:44 AM
Gotta have an approved helmet in most non-pro contests.

it is legal ...leeb
Feb 6, 2002 3:43 PM
i just came from the serotta fit school and we discussed this helmet. it is completely legal for all races as it is actually a helmet and not just a shell. AND the single best thing you can do to improve your time trial speed after you make sure you are properly positioned on the bicycle is to wear an aero helmet.
hmm, the RP websiteDog
Feb 6, 2002 4:11 PM

It says about the Krono (is that the right one?) "This helmet has an exclusively aerodynamc function for use only in timed competition."
Do you really need one?xx
Feb 5, 2002 11:08 AM
That question is really irrelevant. Do I really NEED the XL Boron steel Bianchi frame or the Campy carbon fiber components or the .... You get the picture.
"Martha Stewart" your own...Shad
Feb 5, 2002 3:00 PM
Paper mache' your own wind cheating fairing over your current lid on the next Martha Stewart. Not advised for rainy days. Definitely solves the "cool" problem!
Louis Garneau is supposed to...tuffnick
Feb 5, 2002 11:04 PM
...its been recently put on their website so hopefully by the summer Louis Garneau will have an aero helmet that is approved for all the crash tests. I completely agree with you though that companies are losing money and it finally seems like someone has smartened up. I've seen a lot of people just wear speed skating helmets as aero helmets.
Louis Garneau is supposed to...Akirasho
Feb 6, 2002 6:12 PM
... just ordered two from Nytro...

They're supposed to be in by late March... and come in three colors (Red, Yellow and Carbon).

I honestly doubt that it'll do much for the physical side of my TT ride, but I'll at least look good...

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