The new Lazer G1 replaces the Genesis as their top road bike helmet, and it dropped more grams than letters to come in at a claimed 189g. Actually, for markets outside of the U.S. and Canada, this new model will keep the Genesis name, but for most of North America States, it’s called the G1. And it doesn’t give up much to get that super low weight.

Lazer G1 is one of the lightest production road bike helmets on the market for 2020

It uses a standard in-molded hard shell with EPS foam construction, formed around 22 large vents. There’s really no secrets here, just a pairing down of non-essentials to shave grams. Things like “race day” pads are a little slimmer than the also-included “comfort” pads, and a streamlined Advanced Rollsys retention dial do the trick. The latter is their dial-on-top system that pulls cable 360º around your head to help secure the helmet without distinct pressure points.

is the Lazer G1 the same as the Genesis

The claimed weight is for a size small, CE-certified helmet. Meaning, the European-approved model. North American customers get a slightly heaver (~20-25g) CPSC version, and you can opt for a MIPS model that’ll probably add another 25-35g.

new Lazer G1 is their lightest road bike helmet for 2020 and will be called the Genesis outside of the USA

It’s available in five colors and retails for $219 (non-MIPS) and $239.99 (MIPS). Available in November 2019. It’s compatible with their Aeroshell cover, too, sold separately. Check out their new mountain bike and commuter helmets, which were announced last week.

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Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll
2 years ago

paring down not pairing down

Roddy
Roddy
2 years ago

But, Is it aero enough?

Seraph
Seraph
2 years ago

Really happy to see that there’s a non-MIPS version available.

Brandon
2 years ago

Top road helmet? What about the Z1 that is lighter?

Ric Liang
Ric Liang
2 years ago

Sunglass dock?

Ben Gandy
Ben Gandy
11 months ago
Reply to  Ric Liang

There doesn’t seem to be one. I’ve tried figuring out how to mount sunglasses (Oakley Sutros and jawbreakers) l. Doesn’t seem to be a way. A flaw in my book, but the helmet is so good. And that coming from having experienced a giro Aether as my helmet before this.

Stoli
Stoli
2 years ago

Genesis was not their current top road helmet…

Gary Blackwell
Gary Blackwell
2 years ago

Brandon, my Z1 comes in at about 224g…Genesis 189g