Lazer recently announced its KinetiCore safety technology, which it says is the new benchmark for lightweight, protective helmets.
The technology is centred on built-in rotational-impact protection. What is rotational impact? Well, imagine you’ve stopped safely on a mountainous trail. A small rock dislodges from above and it’s heading towards you. If that rock were to strike you in the head, linear impact protection would reduce this high-impact force. Rotational impact, on the other hand, is likely to happen if you crash while moving and hit your head at an angle. Essentially, linear is the base level of protection, but for the best possible safety, a combination of both linear and rotational protection is required to improve the overall level of impact absorption.
In recent times, rotational protection meant adding materials and/or technologies to your helmet that reduced performance. KinetiCore aims to eliminate these downsides while keeping protection and comfort at top level. It does this via what Lazer calls Controlled Crumple Zones, which redirect negative energy away from the brain and into the helmet. Lazer adds that the new Vento KinetiCore is 2.3% more aerodynamic than its predecessor, the Lazer Bullet 2.0, and 5.4% more ventilated.
The brand has launched six new helmets with KinetiCore, from kids’ helmets to MTB, commuting, aero and road (Strada, $169), and all are now on sale. KinetiCore will also be integrated into all future Lazer helmets as new models are introduced.
Lazer Vento Kineticore helmet: $439
For more information, visit the Lazer Sport website.