|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 cyclingforum.com 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-nm||jbrown2036|
Feb 5, 2002 9:32 AM
|may not be legal, though||Dog|
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 website||Dog|
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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