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Rudy Project helmet like the ones Lampre rides with(5 posts)

Rudy Project helmet like the ones Lampre rides withcyclist of all trades
Feb 1, 2003 6:36 PM
I have a cousin in france who races professionlly and she sent me one of these. It's the one with the visor on the back of the helmet. anyway, it is to small for me. it is blue and yellow and fits someone who typically wears a small giro. $50 if anyone is interested. it is way retro and is NOT distributed in the states.
any pics??? (nm)allezrider
Feb 1, 2003 8:01 PM
Rudy Project StratoshperePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 1, 2003 11:57 PM
Question: Have you noticed the unusual helmet being worn by some members of the Lampre-Daikin squad? It says "Rudy Project" (their sunglasses sponsor) on the helmet, but I spoke with the U.S. Rudy Project people and they know nothing about the helmet. Can you find out who makes the helmet, what is the tech idea behind this new design, and can this helmet be purchased in the U.S.?

Answer, from Rudy Project: The helmet you are talking about is an original Rudy Project cap called "Stratosphere" and is indeed one the helmets used by Team Lampre. Athletes love to wear it because it is so light and comfortable.
Some more information is available in our Web site (path: Products/Helmets/Stratosphere) as well as a complete Adobe PDF file (easy to download).
-Lennard Zinn

Theres your answer! :)

how safe are theyishmael
Feb 2, 2003 10:06 AM
I'm getting one soon(being sent from europe). I cant find any info on its safety. I know it doesnt pass the big test that almost all other helmets on the market pass(I forget it's name but it's commonly refered to as a three letter acronym) But it did pass a less severe test. I wonder if it being a softer material, and passing the less severe test but not the harder test would mean that it would give better protection in a less severe crash. How well do you think it would hold up?
how safe are they-not verycyclist of all trades
Feb 2, 2003 6:07 PM
it's basically just a soft foam material. it might be better than a hairnet, but not much.