Rudy Project Sterling Helmet Helmets

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $159.99


Product Description

The Rudy Project Sterling goes head to head with the best helmets on the market. This top-of-the-line model combines the three most important helmet features: light weight, ventilation, and fit.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nick

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2013

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Poor construction, poor fit, heavy

Bottom Line:   
I could never quite get the helmet to fit right. There was always some slop and it left some hot-spots on my forehead after every ride. After less than 20 rides, the adjustment mechanism snapped and fell apart everywhere. I was able to find all the pieces but the plastic frame part had also snapped. For a premium helmet, I was expecting something that would last a lot longer. The poor quality is absolutely unacceptable for a product of this level!


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by austincrx a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2012

Strengths:    Light, comfortable, breathable, not too expensive, fits very well, retention system is placed well.

Weaknesses:    only sized S-M and M-L. My head is basically a solid Medium, so if I wear a cap, then I need a M-L, but with no cap I wear a S-M.

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet! I crashed with this on (hard crash, broken collarbone, severe concussion, etc.) and I'm glad that I was wearing a good helmet when I did go down. I broke the helmet in 3 places, it did it's job! I lost 3 hours of memory, so I am very thankful that Rudy Project did a good job in making this helmet safe! I since bought another helmet (my shop wasn't carrying this one at the time) and didn't like it. I'm about to go buy an identical Rudy Project Sterling now just because I like this helmet so much (and hate the current one I have).

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Favorite Ride:   Anything twisty

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Great Britain

Similar Products Used:   Bell Sweep, Louis Garneau Quartz

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Militis 2


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roadie01

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent fit
Mesh liner keeps insects away from my scalp and provides extra wicking.


Weaknesses:    The strap joining buckles broke after one week. I tried to contact Rudy Project for replacements, even geting a response that they were being sent. But they never showed.
The fix; stitch the straps together at the appropriate place. I think I'll do this on all my future helmets.


Bottom Line:   
I bought this helmet when I found a "Hot Deal" through Roadbikereview for less than $100. The finish and fit of the Sterling helmet was excellent. I love the internal net to keep stining insects from getting my head. As a person that is alergic this feature is very important.
The ventilation is great and the helmet is very comfortable on long rides. I especially like the buckle and pad system.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Cherry

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2012

Strengths:    Fit
Comfort
Ease of adjustment
Style
Weight (low)
Visor
Eyewear retainer


Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
The Sterling is very nicely designed and made, and good looking.
The fit is perfect for me, in the large size. Venting is excellen.
Haven't yet ridden in hot weather but I can tell it's going to be fine.
The internal net / screen fabric is great - I've had bees get trapped in my helmet against my head.
The strap and buclle adjustment is very good.
I likek the detachable visor thing - one helmet for road or dirt, excellent.
The fabric protection around the buckle is really great - I have a beard and this prevents the pain of hair pull - two thumbs up.
The helmet fits extremely well - don't really feel it but it just feels right.
I've been wearing a Hero2 camera on it, and it takes the extra weight with zero discomfort.
I've had several top o' line helmets from Giro and others, and this Rudy is the most comfortable and just generally sweet.
Like the blue and white color - visible. The first Rudy I saw at a shop was the flourescent green, and that's also a beauty and safety-driving color.
The only helmet I ever crashed my head into the ground with was a Garneau (as far as I remember), and I think it worked to plan - this Rudy looks totally up to the task, in large part because it fits snugly and safely on the ol' cantelope.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kristatos a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2011

Strengths:    Fit, easy to set up, nice styling and travel/storage bag

Weaknesses:    Little on the heavy side

Bottom Line:   
Fit: This helmet seems to sit lower on my head than other helmets. The dial adjuster in the back is easy to use, and the fit feels good. The dial adjuster feels like it snugs the helmet around the orbit of my skull, as opposed to other helmets where it feels more like it pinches my skull on the sides. Overall the fit is comfy and I don't have any problems with sweatbands or skull caps underneath. Straps required very little adjustment and the under-chin soft cover was nice.

Function: Vents work the same as similar helmets I've had which is to say they are fine. The mesh underneath is good if you encounter bees or other bugs often in your vents. I don't have any problems with conflict with my Smith or Oakley glasses.

Weight: Feels heavier than some other helmets - not by a lot but it is not the lightest helmet out there. Still, I don't notice it a couple min after putting it on.

Value: I got mine on closeout, at list price it wouldn't be nearly as good a value. For the price I paid it was a deal IMO.

Styling: I got the white with blue details and it looks sharp. It came with a travel bag made from soft material like lens rag which is a nice touch.

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Favorite Ride:   Any ride with a friend

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Bell, Giro and Briko helmets

Bike Setup:   Steelman Stage Race, Record 11, AMClassic Sprint 350s



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