Catlike helmets recently passed US CPSC tests for helmet safety standards and will be available for sale in the USA beginning July 1. The USA distributor, Serotta Sport, tells me demand has been four times what they expected and planned for.
Catlike was founded 12 years ago by Spanish pro cycling Pepe “El Gato” Del Ramo. Racers for Team Euskatel Euskadi and the Cervelo Test Team use Catlike helmets. Because European helmet standards can allow for designs with thinner foam and lighter weight than helmets designed for the American market, helmets designed for the European market often do not pass US CPSC impact tests. The USA versions of Catlike helmets will likely be thicker and heavier than their European models.
Serotta Sport has helmets on display at the Sea Otter Festival but they are not available for sale at the Festival. Bummer.