Lazer says that the brand new Cerro KinetiCore helmet is sweet for each street and gravel using. It features a small visor that’s designed to assist defend you from all the things from the solar’s rays to mud and rain.
The finest gravel bike helmets embody just a few gravel-specific designs, however most riders simply use a street bike helmet. Aside from the visor, Lazer has included just a few different options designed to make the Cerro KinetiCore appropriate for gravel bike use.
Firstly, it is included an eyewear docking station and the Cerro KinetiCore closes with a magnetic buckle, making it straightforward to get on and off. There’s additionally a small visor and a bug internet to assist maintain wasps and their associates out of your hair.
KinetiCore is Lazer’s answer to enhance the safety provided by helmets, notably within the rotational impacts that helmet makers now generally tackle through the use of MIPS.
Whereas MIPS provides an internal layer to the helmet that may slide relative to the outer in an affect, KinetiCore builds crumple zones into the helmet shell. In an affect, these can deform to soak up among the affect power; in a extra severe affect, they may break off from the remainder of the shell, which Lazer says will increase the safety provided.
MIPS dominates the unbiased helmet affect safety assessments carried out by the Virginia Tech helmet lab. That’s primarily due to the prevalence of helmets incorporating MIPS in producers’ present ranges although.
There’s a sprinkling of Lazer KinetiCore helmets in Virginia Tech’s helmet security rankings, all of which rating both 5*, the very best rating, or 4*, though the Lazer Cerro KinetiCore remains to be not proven within the publicly revealed rankings.
One other benefit of KinetiCore cited by Lazer is that there’s much less materials within the helmet, making it lighter and enhancing air flow, in addition to utilizing fewer uncooked supplies.
The Lazer Cerro KinetiCore helmet has a claimed weight of 270g. It’s accessible in three sizes (S/M/L) and 6 colors and priced at $99.99 / €99.99.