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Rudy Project Stratosphere...(7 posts)

Rudy Project Stratosphere...ronvermeeren
Apr 8, 2002 11:01 PM
Hello,
I want to buy the Stratosphere helmet from Rudy Project.
But I wonder if it is a safe helmet, i like it very much
because it differs from the usual ones ;)

Maybe someone here has such a helmet and can tell me some expierences...

Thanks,
Ron
correct me if i'm wrongdustin73
Apr 8, 2002 11:55 PM
but i don't think those were designed to provide superior protection. like TT helmets...
correct me if i'm wrongronvermeeren
Apr 9, 2002 12:08 AM
Hmmm i don't know that, that's what i want to know...
What i do know is that some Pro's ride with such helmets,
Lampre Daikin. Did you read about that, that they were not designed to provide superior protection? On their website i saw the CE quality logo, that means it is tested.

Thx,
Ron
This site has all the helmet information you could possibly wantJacko
Apr 9, 2002 4:09 AM
Check here:

http://www.bhsi.org/index.htm

It's the home page for the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute.

jm
This site has all the helmet information you could possibly wantronvermeeren
Apr 9, 2002 5:27 AM
mmm thanks but there's nothing about the stratosphere, only a little bit about the manufaturar, rudy project, is mentioned.

But thank you for the reaction.
ron
Rudy Project...Thaddeus
Apr 9, 2002 7:57 AM
I don't believe these helmets are legal for sale in the states yet. They currently lack proper accreditation. I have not seen them either on the road, or in my (chi-chi) LBS., but this is not to say that you can't find them - for a price.

I know of a place in Tacoma park, MD, lanterne rouge, which might be able to get them for you, provided you are willing to make that deal with the devil...

thaddeus
Rudy Project...fredly
Apr 9, 2002 8:50 AM
This helmet is not legal for USCF racing. It is essentially foam rubber, and is roughly the same, protection wise, as an old leather hairnet.
You will see many pros wear these, but notice that they are most often seen in Belgian racing; it is against the law to race in Belgium with out wearing a helmet, but the Belgian definition of a helmet can essentially be taken to mean "anything that provides any measure of head protection" there is no safety standard enforced. As a result, many pros who do not ordinarally wear helmets (like Cipo at Flanders) wear hairnets or products like this Rudy Project lid.