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I never really gave a lot of thought to bike helmets when I was just riding for fun. Then I started training for triathlons and started ogling fancy, fast helmets. I fell in love with Rudy Project gear — and now, I’ve been able to get my hands on a brand new helmet to test out, review and ride with!
I’ve taken the Rudy Project Sterling Helmet out for some rides over the last few weeks and I have to say I am thrilled with this helmet.
First of all, it’s so light! It weighs only 310 grams, which is nuts.
It’s also extremely comfortable. I’m a big, big fan of the slider in the back to tighten or loosen the helmet on the go, but am also excited by a lot of the little things they’ve improved on over my regular helmet. The cushioned chin strap, the way the straps lay against your head and face instead of flipping over and pinching! Most importantly, the way it lays on my head is just so easy and light, it’s amazing.
Riding in the summer sun, it’s also worth noting how well-ventilated this helmet is. They talk a lot about 18 flow channels for air to get through your helmet to help cool your head and improve air movement. I thought it was overkill until I started riding with it! It works as advertised — if not better!
Also, despite it usually being against The Rules, I do enjoy the visor compatibility! I think the sunglasses dock is also against The Rules, but that’s OK because it’s awesome.
Overall, I’m more than thrilled with this new helmet and can’t wait to race in it come next year. I know it will not only make me feel faster (and cooler), but probably shave actual seconds off my bike split!