Rudy Project & Team Bahrain McLaren

Entering the World Tour Cycling New Era

rudy project unveils the official helmet and sunglasses of team bahrain mclaren 

Team Bahrain McLaren and Rudy Project are proud to announce Rudy Project as official partner of Team Bahrain McLaren until 2023. Rudy Project has designed its most advanced products with the team signature graphics to deliver the best aerodynamics, protection and comfort while providing the riders a unique and stylish look within the peloton. Defender Sunglasses, Spectrum helmet and The Wing time-trial helmet will be the racing machines of Team Bahrain McLaren riders in the 2020 season. Cristiano Barbazza, Rudy Project President and CEO, declared: “We share with Team Bahrain McLaren the commitment to unparalleled performance and we are thrilled to be part of this new era in World Tour cycling.”


Inspired from the Rudy Project iconic heritage, Defender sunglasses blend an innate racing attitude with the most advanced eyewear technology to provide unparalleled comfort. Ultra-soft adjustable nosepad and temple-tips, ultra-deep field of vision, removable bumpers and the Power Flow ventilation System make Defender extremely comfortable and safe. All of this, combined with the distinctive Rudy Project unique design, make Defender the outstanding newcomer on the sports eyewear scene. The Defender wide shield lens is designed to deliver unsurpassed deep horizon and peripheral field of vision all while providing enhanced eye and face protection from wind and atmospheric elements.  Defender incorporates the Power Flow ventilation system: the vents placed on the lens, chassis and temples boost the internal air circulation avoiding the risk of fogging during the activity.  The bumpers, removable rubber inserts placed at the bottom of the lens, cushions your face from knocks and are available in different colors to combine safety and customized look. The Defender’s adjustable temple tips and nose-pad ensure a stable and comfortable fit without hurting the riders skull. Defender mounts Rudy Project’s state-of-the-art ImpactX unbreakable photochromic optics and the vibrant RP Optics Multilaser lenses to ensure maximum eye protection and face any light condition. 


Shaped for performance, the Spectrum helmet is designed to outclass the road helmets standards of comfort, protection and weight. The Spectrum revolutionary dynamic design features a seamless integration of three In-Mold EPS liners knitted together. This unique structure enhances ventilation while keeping this race machine extremely lightweight and comfortable.  
Spectrum features the most advanced Rudy Project solutions to enhance riders’ comfort. The wide main vents have been scientifically placed in the front and back of the helmet to boost the internal airflow of the helmet all while making the helmet design distinctive and dynamic. 
In addition, Spectrum integrates a frontal airframe band with a net-structure which favors air circulation between the head and the helmet favoring sweat evaporation and avoiding the formation of unpleasant smells on the helmet padding. Available in 3 sizes (S-M-L),  Spectrum is equipped with the lightweight yet resistant RSR 10 M adjustable retention system. RSR 10 M enhances the helmet fitting thanks to its wraparound structure and multiple micro-metric vertical and horizontal positions for the size adjustment. Above the retention system there are two reflective stickers to enhance riders visibility while pedaling.
Spectrum is equipped with two paddings: the free pads for an open configuration and the bugstop padding to protect from insects while riding.


Spectrum is the official helmet of Team Bahrain Victorious. The signature edition of this helmet has the special Red Bahrain Victorious team colors/texture