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Going to the UK. What is the best "illegal" helmet I can buy(8 posts)

Going to the UK. What is the best "illegal" helmet I can buyyoucancallmejoe
Aug 25, 2003 7:34 PM
I heard Specialized makes a trick uber light non CPSC (sp?) helmet similar to the S-1. Failing that a Stradivarius would do. I know there are some crazy light helmets that the Euros don't want us getting our hands on.

Thanks!
Probably none,TJeanloz
Aug 26, 2003 4:49 AM
I used to have similar feelings when going on trips to the U.K. but you'll have a hard time even finding a decent bike shop, let alone one that has something cool in stock. Your impression would be that the Euros have all this awesome stuff that they're holding back on us, but I'm always disappointed in the availability of quality gear in Europe, and especailly in the U.K.
Really? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Aug 26, 2003 6:21 AM
Yes, it's hugely disappointing (nm)TJeanloz
Aug 26, 2003 6:26 AM
Agree...Dwayne Barry
Aug 26, 2003 8:51 AM
on a short stint to Belgium/Holland I was dissappointed as well.
I think it's got something to do with the American attitude that the latest, greatest, coolest, etc. is what you gotta have mentality.
OTOH, Europeans seem to go for the cheaper economical stuff, thus that's what bike shops carry.
Selev Atom- nmfiltersweep
Aug 26, 2003 6:35 AM
As many MET Stradivarius as you can. nmQubeley
Aug 26, 2003 10:58 AM
re: Going to the UK. What is the best "illegal" helmet I can buyal0
Aug 26, 2003 11:48 AM
I would suggest to take look on Rudy Project helmets.