Belgium is a small country that many of us probably don't have a hereditary link to. However, one needn't hail from Belgium in order to respect, if not worship, its gritty, tough, and ambitious cycling heritage. And on that note, no piece of iconography is more translatable to this history than the Lion of Flanders. It's with this respect and admiration that Lazer created the Lion of Flanders Genesis Helmet. It is indeed the combination of the multi-vent, race-ready Genesis helmet with the application of cycling's only ferocious feline.
In terms of fit, the best part about the Genesis is that it only comes in two sizes, Medium and Large. The former is for head circumferences ranging from 52cm - 58cm, and the latter is for 58cm - 61cm heads. Here's some practical advice: If you're comfortable in a size Medium sized Giro, you'll want the Medium Lazer. If the Medium Giro feels too small in the least, you'll want to size up to the Large.
But, the question still begs to be asked, how does Lazer get away with only two sizes? Well, it's due to its patented Rollsys Retention System technology. Unlike other designs that basically press a retention system onto the back of your head, the Lazer Rollsys has a smooth thumb wheel at the top of the helmet that connects to a progressive sizing system. With a turn of the dial, the internal system loosens or tightens the retention system around the entire circumference of your head. And just as importantly, this design adds no appreciable weight to the helmet, and it clears up room for more neck protection. So, you'll experienced an increased level of safety, while Rollsys' even pressure provides a heightened level of comfort.
And on the topic of comfort, you'll be pleased to know that the Genesis has 19 generous vents for ample ventilation. Additionally, Lazer has also included its antimicrobial, X-Static pads. This material discourages bacterial and fungal growth, and the pads are also removable for washing or replacement.
Lazer employed two proprietary design features for the helmet's shell. For the shell's composition, Lazer used an In-Mold construction that utilizes six pieces to comprise the helmet. This ensures that your head receives a totally encompassing coverage. Additionally, in comparison to a single-mold design, the multiple pieces better distribute crash force energy throughout the EPS foam. This means that impact will be less focused on one area, and thus you stand a better chance avoiding injury. And just to back up the system, Lazer also used its Rigidity Brace System (RBS) in the shell. Basically, RBS acts like the roll-cage of a car. It's an internalized process that keeps the cracked pieces of the helmet together during a crash. So, the likelihood of your head becoming exposed in a crash has been lessened.
The Lazer Lion of Flanders Genesis Helmet is available in the sizes Medium and Large and in the color Flanders Yellow. It comes with a helmet bag, good for travel or storage.
[shell] In-Mold (ABS plastic)
CE, CPSC, AS
[size medium] 280 g
Tardiz, Genesis, Sphere
Neon, Clash, Vandal
CityZen, One City
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
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i dont have a helmet to compare sizes to. my head measures 23" or 58.5cm. should order a medium or large? the comparison to giro helmets in the description threw me because according to giro size charts i would wear a medium giro. but i have never worn one so i cant say or compare.