When it comes to helmet accessories, Lazer has their Z1 game on lock. Now you can integrate your heart rate monitor, rain cover, magnetic glasses dock, and rear LED all in one light weight road helmet. Better yet, if you have a recent Z1 your helmet should be compatible with all of the new features. By replacing the rear mud cap, riders can add a light weight LED flasher for just $20. Add in the Aeroshell, Lifebeam, and sunglass dock, and you have one of the most accessorized helmets available…
Included with any of the Lazer Magnetic Eyewear, the MagDocs attach to the back of the helmet with adhesive tabs and allow you to store your shades in a safe place without them blocking the front vents of your helmet.
Glasses like the new Magneto M2 ($125 standard Zeiss Ri-Pel lens, $135 photochromic) include two sets of temples – one for regular wear and one for the magnetic docking. The glasses also include MagClips to mount on your helmet’s straps which allow you 3 different positions of the glasses. The Magneto M2 also includes two sets of nosepads for standard or race/Asian fit. All of the accessories come packed into a hard case with a soft bag/cleaning cloth.
The Krypton KR1 is basally the same full frame glass as the Magneto without the magnetic mounting option. Because of that the price comes down to $90 for the standard lens and $100 for the photochromic. The glasses are still compatible with the M2 short magnetic temples though so you could upgrade in the future. Sold with a hard case and cleaning bag, the glasses also include two different nose pads.
Continuing with the accessorizing, the Z1 can be retrofitted with the Lifebeam heart rate monitor if you don’t buy it already installed. Sold separately the Lifebeam system runs $130, but if you buy it already installed in the helmet it will save you $50. Also available as an accessory for the Wasp Air helmet, the Lifebeam system will soon be available for the Magma and Blade as well.
The Wasp Air is Lazer’s take on a short tail TT helmet, but they didn’t want to limit riders to just one tail. So it’s removable allowing you to add a long tail if wanted. The Wasp Air is also compatible with their Inclination system which is a micro USB rechargeable warning system for your head. Aero helmets are great – as long as you keep your head in the proper position. The Inclination system provides an audible warning along with a buzz if you get out of position. The helmet retails for $310 or $450 with the sensor which clips into the back. If you already own the helmet and want the sensor, it will set you back $150.
Lazer’s modular Revolution Enduro helmet should be available any day now with the additional chin bar and longer visor available near Sea Otter. The MIPS Revolution will run $190 and with the chin bar will actually be rated to ASTM downhill standards since it bolts into the rest of the helmet. Plus – those ear guards.
We’ve already covered the new Roller and Tonic, but they’re worth a mention. The new budget conscious helmets come in at $85 and $80 respectively, but still provide a ton of features with a high end fit. Both models are equipped with the TS+ turnfit system rather than Rollsys with a TS+ LED light available for another $20. We’re told MIPS versions will soon be available for $20 more.