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Reviews Rudy Project Rush helmet review - Helmets - Bike

Rudy Project Rush helmet review

Looking for a lid that won't break the bank? Matt Baird tests Rudy Project's best sub-£100 helmet for training and racing...

As the name aptly suggests, every ride in the lean (242g) and aero sculpted Rudy Project Rush lid felt swift, with trickledown tech from Rudy’s high-end offerings clearly at play.

But it’s not just aerodynamics on a budget where the Rush seems to excel, with a chin pad, effective retention system and a choice of internal padding thicknesses. Ventilation is also impressive via the 21 channels while the straps, after a little fiddle, largely stayed flat.

Sadly, Rudy nearly blows all that good work with a precarious height adjustment system that gave us serious sweats over snapping the fitting nodules. Doing it wrong would’ve rendered the helmet useless in one movement, an experience we wouldn’t be in a rush to do again.

Verdict: Feels aero and ventilated, but tricky adjustment.

Score: 85%

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.