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Rubar Cyclng Helmets=LAS Squalo for 1/3 price?

Old 08-02-10, 12:54 PM
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Rubar Team Helmets=LAS Squalo for 1/3 price?

These are dirt cheap on Ebay and look just like the LAS Squalo, but I 've never heard of them and cannot find a website anywhere.

How is the fit? Quality? Seems well ventilated (28 holes).

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Doesn't appear to be the same. Several vent holes near bottom are missing. Also, where you see the white sections come together towards the back under the "Rubar" logo, is different than the Squalo. The Squalo has an additional third white section around the bottom. I looked at the Ebay ad too.

It may be made for Rubar by LAS, or it could just be based on a mold of the Squalo.

Without knowing the manufacturer and whether or not it has appropriate safety certifications, I'd stay far away from it. I've broken two Squalos in two crashes this year and have had two concussions.

Look at https://www.bhsi.org/helmet10.htm for great, current info on helmets.

There is a lot of discussion, and differences of opinion on some pretty fundamental aspects of helmet safety. Although I continue to follow the discussion with interest, I still think the best call is a helmet manufactured to all applicable safety standards.
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