Lazer Blade Plus Road Bike Helmet

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Lazer Blade Plus Road Bike Helmet

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Lazer was founded in Belgium as a family business in 1919 and is the oldest sports helmet company in the world. I was introduced to the Lazer brand while working at Orange Peel Bicycles in Steamboat Springs back in 2010 and have been sold on the brand ever since.

Maybe it’s because they are a Belgium company? Yes, that’s likely what made the sale for me. However, since 2016 Shimano has bought Lazer, yet still allows the company to continue to innovate under the Lazer brand.

Researching new helmets lately I was looking for something that didn’t break the bank and didn’t make my head look like a large mushroom. I’ve seen so many “huge” helmets lately and my relatively small head was looking for something a little more low-profile. So I google low-profile bicycle helmets to get the research started.

A number of brands popped up. I was looking for an all-black helmet with a price point under $125. The two that stood out were the Giro Agilis Road with MIPS and the Lazer Blade Plus with MIPS.

What is MIPS you might ask? MIPS is a brain protection system — engineered to add protection to helmets. The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) is found inside the helmet, generally between the comfort padding and the EPS (a high-quality foam used to reduce energy). … MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System.

Both of these helmets hit my price point, were more of a low-profile design (at least from my research), and were offered in all black. The two helmets offer different tightening/adjusting systems. I have already been using Lazer’s adjustment system and have really liked it. My previous Lazer helmets have also fit my oval head very well. So I went with the Lazer Blade Plus. It was also about $25 dollars cheaper.

My head size was right on the tipping point of small and medium sizes. I went with the medium, and am glad I did. When dialed all the way in it fits my head super snug and now there’s extra room for a warmer hat when needed. Not sure if the small is a smaller helmet shell size, but the medium definitely fits.

After my first ride with this helmet, I couldn’t be any happier. It literally fits me like a glove with no pressure points whatsoever. Maybe a little bigger than I wanted, but a pretty low-profile look all-in-all, and looks pretty dam good. Maybe not as light as some of the higher-end helmets, but I certainly didn’t notice it being heavy all at. There are no reflective parts to this helmet, so I’ll simply add a few reflective stickers. This helmet did not come with a helmet bag but at the $100 price point, I’m ok with that.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this bicycle helmet! A good helmet can be worth its weight in gold and everyone should replace their helmet every three or four years, even if you haven’t crashed on it. UV rays can compromise your helmet. I’m a fan of both Lazer and Shimano — so I feel good about supporting both of these brands.

Stay safe my friends!

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