Rudy Project Boost 01 helmet review

Engineered in collaboration with aerodynamic cycling pioneer and guru John Cobb, the Rudy Project Boost 01 helmet claims to reduce drag by as much as 12 per cent over a standard road helmet. We took one out for a spin to see how it delivers

Rudy Project Boost 01
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Designed in collaboration with aerodynamic guru John Cobb, the Rudy Project Boost 01 is the perfect aero helmet and could reduce your drag of up to 12 per cent over a standard road helmet according to Rudy Project's data, offers elements of customisation and a go-faster screen, but you've just got to make sure it fits you first. 

Reasons to buy
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    Engineered by John Cobb

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    Integrated removable visor

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    Eyewear dock

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    Dial retention system

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    Venting customisation

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    Five colours

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not a universal fit

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If you've been paying attention to Bahrain-Merida over the last season, you'll already have caught sight of the Rudy Project Boost 01 helmet, which was given the midas touch and lavishly wrapped fully in sparkling gold.

>>> Aero road helmets: can they make you faster?

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.