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Rudy Project Nytron helmet review

Generously vented aero road helmet

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £153.00 RRP | USD $325.00 | EUR €200.00
Rudy Project Nytron road cycling helmet

Our review

The Nytron is not just a looker – it's well ventilated, light in weight, fits well and delivers impressive aero performance
Pros: Quality finish; compact shape; great fit
Cons: Cooling only works in a low ride position
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Rudy Project has brought in aerodynamics specialist Swiss Side to help design its latest road bike helmet. It’s been developed in the wind tunnel and using CFD (computational fluid dynamics), with good ventilation a top priority.

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You may have already spotted the Nytron on the heads of Team Bahrain Victorious riders.

Rudy Project Nytron helmet spec details

Most aero road helmets can look a little mushroom-like, but not the Nytron. Its compact shape looks great on the head and the six forward-facing vents are placed subtly.

The twin vents on the outermost edges also provide great ports for glasses, perhaps because the helmet is made by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cycling sunglasses.

Internally, the forward-facing vents lead into substantial channels that run the length of the helmet into nine exhaust ports.

This provides great airflow and impressive cooling for an aero helmet, as long as your riding position is racy.

Rudy Project Nytron helmet performance

Airflow is impressive for an aero helmet.
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I tested the helmet on road rides in a long, low ride position and was hugely impressed.

However, the low-set horizontal vents weren’t face-on to the wind when I was on my gravel bike.

At 307.4g for my large helmet, the Nytron is light for its type and, considering the extensive coverage of its outer shell to protect the EPS core, that’s even more impressive.

The rear retention system works well with its micro adjustment.

The Nytron hits the high WG11 rotational impact standard (as used by Kask helmets) and is well finished with its matt outer and printed graphics (no peeling stickers here).

Rudy Project Nytron helmet bottom line

The matt finish and printed Rudy Project graphic contribute to an attractive-looking lid.
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All things considered, the Rudy Project Nytron is a great addition to the aero helmets market.

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It combines fit, performance and aero gains without compromising cooling – as long as you’re in the right position.

Product Specifications


Price br_price, 5, 3, Price, EUR €200.00GBP £153.00USD $325.00
Weight br_weight, 5, 6, Weight, 307.4g (L), Array, g
Brand br_brand, 5, 10, Brand, Rudy project


Features br_Features, 11, 0, Features, Sizes: S-M, L
Colours: Nytron Black matte; Nytron red/Black matte; Nytron white matte

Tech Specs:
15 Vents Flow Through Ventilation
Divider Pro Side Buckles
Fastex System Closure Buckle
Free Padd Interchangeable Comfort Padding
RSR 10 M Adjustable Retention System
Impact rotational test
Helmet type br_helmetType, 11, 0, Helmet type, Road