The new Lazer Sphere road helmet takes what’s good about their higher end G1 helmets and brings it down to a more affordable price point…without giving up the fit and performance features we want.
Available in standard and the Sphere MIPS, it gets a low profile aerodynamic design with plenty of vents. Meaning, you don’t have to sacrifice ventilation and internal airflow to feel fast. The MIPS option keeps the inner liner’s holes equally large, so it won’t block the wind either.
In fact, they designed the vents specifically around the ~15º angle most road cyclists hold their head, maximizing (optimizing?) air flow in the riding position.
From a safety standpoint, it has a low, rounded rear end that’ll roll and slide more smoothly should you hit the ground. Inside, it has their cradling Rollsys fit system with an easily accessible spool on the top to cinch it down. Oh, and it’s the 11th helmet of theirs to receive a perfect 5-Star Rating from Virginia Tech (they say that’s more than any other helmet brand).
A newer feature for the brand is an eyewear dock, with specially shaped vents that capture any brand cycling sunglasses that uses straight arms.
Retail price is $139.99 for the standard Sphere, and $159.99 for the Sphere MIPS. Available in mid-February direct and in local bike shops. Claimed weight is 290g for a size Medium non-MIPS model.
Color options include Turquoise Blue, Matte Black, Glossy Red, White and Black, and the Pink-to-Purple design shown above. An Aeroshell cover will be available separately for $19.99.