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Lazer Helium Helmet - 2010 BCS
Lazer creates the Helium Helmet with an in-molded shell like its predecessor, the Genesis. The Helium goes one further and incorporates an in-molded shell portion that wraps around into the interior of the brow of the helmet. It covers the forehead and above the ears. It's an added safety detail that we think makes a lot of sense, as it helps the helmet resist chunking when your head hits the ground. And it also helps protect the edge of the helmet foam from damage in your gear bag during transport.
In another improvement in overall crash protection over the Genesis, 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 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, and the pads that come with it are made with X-Static, a fabric with silver treated threads, so they're antimicrobial and your helmet will stink less. 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 perhaps the most even fit 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.
The Lazer Helium Helmet is available in Black/White, Red/white, Stars Red/white/blue, and White/silver. It comes in three sizes -- X-Small/Small, Medium/Large, and X-Large/XX-Large. Each color has matching web straps and the helmet comes with its own fleece lined storage bag. Please note: For those of you with large heads, the Helium will be a welcome relief. The Medium/Large fits a 59cm head with room to spare.
- Double Density EPS foam puts lighter or denser foam where it'll be most beneficial for weight reduction or impact absorption
- Integrated roll cage Rigidity Brace System (RBS) improves impact resistance to provide enhanced safety
- Rollsys lets you easily adjust the size and fit by turning a wheel located at the top of the helmet
- Magic buckle uses a magnet to assist in easily and securely fastening the buckle
- X-static padding perforated for ventilation, and has an antimicrobial treatment
- Aeroshell cover (available separately) fits over helmet for protection from rain and snow
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December 6, 2011
Just received this helmet today and try it on around the house. The helmet is nice and light (though not the lightest). The rollsys seems to work great and very comfortable on my head. Helium seems to be a well made helmet though I wish the joins between the different foam are filed down to flush... A small sand paper will do the job though.
There was no magic buckle even the description says so "Magic buckle uses a magnet to assist in easily and securely fastening the buckle". I was eager to brag out this feature on my Helium (see attachment)
The size I order was "XS/MD (50-56cm)". The helmet came with size XXS-S. Though it still fits me fine, buyer be aware.
From the lazerhelmets website, I saw the word 'Helium' on the helmet. The helmet I received was the 'team edition' which has no 'Helium' on it. How do I brag about 'top-of-the-line' helmet now? I also found some sticker inside the helmet which indicates this is the team helmet for lady (Team Luna Chix). Hopefully no one will laugh at 'the guy wearing lady helmet' on the road.
The buckle is a bit uncomfortable. Hopefully I will get used to it.