Eurobike 2015: Lazer Helmets

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Lazer has just announced a long-time coming helmet called the Revolution. It’s a modular, trail helmet that takes inspiration from all the helmets going on out there right now and has done a good job of improving on them. It’s available as the Revolution (around £100) and the Revolution FF with the bolt-on chin guard. Unlike the Bell Super 2R, the chin guard isn’t very quick-release and there are three Allen bolts each side to hold it in place.

Bolt-on chin guard
Refreshingly light

 

Earpad speakers coming soon? Winter sports too?

Pop off the ear covers and it’s your everyday, trail lid

 

However, unlike the Super 2R, the Revolution is ASTM certified to downhill mountain bike race standards. In addition, the integrated GoPro mount is also certified (the helmet must be tested with a GoPro in place and Lazer reckons it has destroyed more than a few GoPros in testing…)

The Revolution also comes with bolt-on ear guards too – something that’s optional, but which helps protect even more of your head for more technical riding. If you don’t like them, you can just take them off. The helmet is adjusted with Lazer’s ATS dial at the rear and a quick try-on showed it to be very comfortable.

The helmet is due in the UK around the New Year 2016.

In other Lazer helmet news, there’s a Roller helmet for a more affordable £50 that looks good for general trail riding.

There’s also a carbon full-face, the MX-7 You might have seen Manon Carpenter crash-testing it at Fort William recently. It’s a full carbon lid with extra venting, D-ring retention and all the top-end downhill stuff you expect to see.

IMG_9671Manon
Always good to find an excuse to show this again. She was absolutely fine of course. Possibly thanks to her prototype lid.

And finally, there are some kid’s lids too – we like the ‘Future World Champion’ one and will excuse the wearing of UCI stripes without being a genuine World Champion. 🙂

Oh, and there are coloured foams now…

 

 
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Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

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