LAZER helmets will present its new aero helmet, Bullet, on stage 2 of the 2017 Tour de France in Dusseldorf, Germany. The newest offering enriches the quiver of helmets offered on the high end of LAZER's range, providing the competitive cyclist an aerodynamic option for the road.
The Bullet was designed to give the rider every aerodynamic advantage without sacrificing comfort or style. The aero road helmet is not a new concept, the amount of wattage gained through the use of one are some of the largest of any equipment a cyclist can use vs the price point.
The Bullet eschews the typical venting for a sleeker design with unbroken surfaces creating the positives of less drag and more wattage gained for the cyclist. In response to the loss of venting over the helmet, LAZER has designed the Bullet with a vent called the Air Slide in the front of the helmet.
This can be not only open or closed to provide more ventilation when needed but can also be replaced by a completely Solid Air Slide replacement cap in order to offer the maximal aerodynamic advantage. The performance of the Bullet against drag was carefully designed to not forfeit the user's comfort even on a hot day.
Additionally, the Bullet has been tested in the wind tunnel at Flanders Bike Valley, in which LAZER is a founding partner, in order to ensure the technically advanced design is correct. The Bullet has also been tested by our top athletes, including Andre Greipel, for their feedback under the true conditions a cyclist faces while riding.
"Apart from the comfort, the aerodynamic advantage of the helmet is the most important feature and that was the purpose when the Bullet was developed," said Greipel. "I've tested the new Bullet myself and discussed my feedback with the developers at Lazer. Sharing knowledge and experience is an important part of a good cooperation."
With the addition of the Bullet helmet to the Lazer range, the Lotto Soudal and LottoNL-Jumbo teams are able to select a helmet for every condition. For road usage, the choices vary from the Bullet, the light and ventilated Z1, and the Z1 with Aeroshield. During Time Trials riders can choose between the Wasp Air with long tail and the stubby Victor based on weather conditions, rider position and rider preferences
- Weight is 315 grams size small
- Wattage gains for Bullet vs Z1 is 7 watts at 45kmph and up to 10 watts in a sprint
- Wattage gains for the Bullet with solid Air Slide replacement cap add 5 to 6 watts
- Four sizes: XS, S, M, L
- Includes two interchangeable ventilation Air Slides
- The rear cap has the ability to be customized for personalization of the helmet
- LifeBEAM compatible
- 249.95€ or 299.95€ MIPS version
- Retail availability October 2017
For more info visit www.lazersport.com.