LAZER MEN'S HELMETS - ROAD
Built with the same Rollsys retention system as the Tardiz helmet, the Lazer Helium Helmet is a marvel of comfort and security. And while it shares a similar appearance with the Genesis, the Helium has a far more sculpted shape. It also incorporates an in-molded shell portion that wraps around into the interior of the helmet's brow. Basically, this is an added safety detail that prevents the helmet from chunking when your head hits the ground. This feature also helps protect the edge of the helmet foam from damage in your gear bag during transport.
For improved crash protection, the Helium uses a woven composite, let's affectionately call it silver carbon, to span the bridges between the main ribs of the helmet. Lazer calls it RBS (Rigidity Brace System). We could perhaps think of better acronyms, but we think that what actually matters is that the composite adds some serious strength to the design, while nonetheless being a similar weight as the Genesis. Part of this weight savings comes from the use of dual-density EPS foam with denser, stronger foam in the areas of greater likelihood of impact.
The Lazer Helium has 19 huge vents, so airflow won't be a problem on hot days. Additionally, the helmet pads are made with X-Static, a fabric with silver treated threads, so they're antimicrobial for a less stinky helmet. As we mentioned before, the Helium benefits from Lazer's Rollsys retention system. It has a wheel tucked into the very top of the helmet that takes up slack in the cradle system via a thin cable. The Rollsys system creates one of the most even fits of any helmet on the market. In fact, depending on your fit, it will better accommodate the difference between cycling cap and no cap compared to nearly any other helmet out there. And when you have a clean shaven head like Team Katusha's Sergey Ivanov, a cycling cap is an often, but not always needed, accessory during the spring season. The cradle at the back of the head drops securely beneath your occipital bump, and since the wheel for the retention system is at the top and not in the back, there's room for ponytails, and even Vladimir Karpet's signature mullet.
For additional safety, the Helium also features Lazer's Integrated Light System. Essentially, this is an ample LED that's located in the Rollsys roller. So, your visibility will be increased to motorists in low-light conditions
The Lazer Helium Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the colors Black/white, Black/green, Black/red, and Black/cyan. Each color has matching web straps and the helmet comes with its own fleece lined storage bag.
Please note that for those of you with large heads, the Helium will be a welcome relief. The Large fits a 59cm head with room to spare.