What happened to Carrera?

Johnny Style

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Carrera helmets and goggles disappeared from the race scene about three years ago. What happened? The Carrera Bullet is an iconic helmet that was around for over fifty years. I think Robert Redford is rocking one here in Downhill racer.



The reason I ask, is that I wear the Carrera Bullet race helmet. It is the only race helmet that fits my big head. I need to get a new one, and since I am limited to ordering from catalogs, I need to find another brand that fits a big head. I have had more than one person approach me at races and ask where I got my Bullet, because they can't find them anymore. Help me.

 
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Thanks, not sure how I missed the corporate site. Odd that they list the bullet, yet one can't find them for sale anywhere. I also don't see a single FIS racer on Carrera when just a few years ago they were everywhere.
 
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I would buy one on EBay, soon. There are a small number, new old stock, on there. They are done with the US market.
 

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Remember, if you are racing you will need one with the new FIS sticker. Required for most levels already, and for Masters from next year.

I always found the carrera helmet felt like a bowling ball on my head!! :)
 

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VERY good point ^^^^^^^!

I had assumed that he was just free skiing in a full race style helmet. I think that Carrera puled out of the U.S. race marked with the new FIS testing requirements. Which is kind of odd, given that they are international requirements. I knew one of distributors at one point, and they never had great retail success. Have no idea why.

If the OP needed a Carrera XL to fit, a new FIS spec'd helmet is going to be BIG.
 

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Atomic Redster WC in XL might be big enough, unless he's over 63cm circumference.

Shred XLs are labeled 61 but don't actually settle down on one's head properly.
 
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