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Great helmet!

I have a pretty big Asian head so its very hard to find a low profile helmet that fits me well. I came from using a Specialized Echelon and this helmet looks 110% better. When considering helmet upgrades, I had my eyes on the S-Works Prevail and the Giro Aeon but both looked ridiculously bulbous on my head (I wear a size large for both helmets). The Prevail looked slightly better than the Aeon but it was bulbous all the same. The Lazer Genesis has a great low profile on my head and don't feel embarrassed about walking around with a helmet anymore. My only complaint is the weight, which is definitely a lot more than most higher end helmets. I guess you could argue that their unique buckle system is partially to blame. The other option would be to get the Helium which is slightly lighter than the Genesis but is more bulbous in appearance due to the fact that Lazer wanted to have larger vents on the helmet. In then end, I went with the Genesis because the ventilation was pretty much the same between the two; the Genesis clearly wins on aesthetics between the two.