It would be odd not to see anything different from Rudy Project than the traditional brand specialties: eyewear and cycling helmets. Italian manufacturers tend to stick to their trade, they offer what they are best at, perfecting the craft and adding an exquisite design to boot. The magazine visited the spectacular Rudy Project showroom in Budapest to find out what this legend in sportswear has in store for 2019. We also made a video about the new products,
but for those who would prefer to watch it at a later time, here’s a recap of the novelties:
Let’s start with the head protection side of the range! Here, the newly introduced Spectrum model is the bulletin for the 2019 collection. The three-piece polycarbonate shell makes the Spectrum a truly spectacular sight, this performance helmet is equipped with an integrated Airframe ventilation structure, which makes it an ideal choice for riders with abundant perspiration. The tried and trusted RSR10 retention system is light but effective. The Spectrum will be available in no less than five colors.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/spectrum-helmets
The new Volantis fits perfectly into the popular aero head protection concept, offering the option of a special aero lens attached directly to the helmet. Thanks to its sublime aerodynamic properties, this model is recommended for time trial competitors, triathletes as well as performance-oriented road cyclists. Naturally all the top-tier Rudy Project technologies are present, like the Airframe ventilation and the R.S.R.10 retention system. Despite being designed for minimal air resistance, the 9 substantial vents and the synchronized air channels promise adequate cooling.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/rudyproject_kategoriak/rudyproject_kategoriak_bukosisakok/volantis
A trendy, safe, well-ventilated and inexpensive: the newly introduced Rudy Project Strym helmet offers a lot for the surprisingly modest price of HUF 30.000. There are 16 sizeable vents, a double InMold shell and the same R.S.R.10 head size adjustment system as found on the top-of-the-line Rudy models. Moreover the design is also great, and there are eight different colors to choose from.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/strym-helmet
The Rudy Project story all started with eyewear, and in our video you can see the mythical, renowned Agressor model introduced way back in 1992. The Defender is a nod to this legend, but in a contemporary appearance, a remake of a retro model in a modern disguise. All you might expect from a hi-tech sports eyewear is offered for by new the newly launched Defender, you can customize it with a zillion color option, and it’ll be available with a photo chromatic lens as well as with the vast number of other fine optics.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/defender-suneyewear
The Rydon is another legend in the Rudy Project range, loved by so many since its introduction over 10 years ago. It still has plenty to offer for cyclists and those into other sports, nevertheless Rudy Project decided to revamp this venerable model with better grip and wider range of fit. A slimmer design increases its adaptability to fit a smaller head size.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/rydon-sportsuneyewear
Last but not least, there is the new Spinair. As one of the most popular members of the Rudy Project Active Lifestyle Eyewear lineup, the Spinair can be worn both on the street and while riding. This classic model is esteemed by many different users, which is the secret of its great popularity. Nevertheless, cyclist were recently asking for a more sport-oriented version, so the Italian designers added better grip and customization. Despite its streetwear appearance, the non-slip temples and the nosepads on the revamped spinair are adjustable, allowing for a better fit and increased stability for all head shapes. There are three types of models in the new Spinair family: with a more round lens primarily for ladies, a full frame and a bottom open one with dozens of color options. All Spinair variants are the highest quality, the robust frame as well as the wide array of lens options.
Link to the model on the Hungarian distributor’s website: https://www.rudyproject.hu/spinair-activelifestyle
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