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    July 1, 2013
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LaZer Kite GL Helmet The radical angular lines leave no doubt about the high-level performance the Kite delivers. Kite Helmets include a Pinlock equipped clear faceshield and lens. A unique helmet made for experienced riders who have strong expectations in matters of looks and comfort. Shell M.D.C.F. (Multi Directional Composite Fiber construction) 2 shell sizes Approximately 1650gr in size Large Safety DOT Certified Double D racing buckle EPS liner - optimized upper insert protection Interior Interior is 100 removable and washable Morpho System Plus (cheeks and head pads available in multiple sizes) Dri-Lex interior - Aegis with antimicrobial treatment Ergonomic 3D cheek pads Flexible removable nose deflector Flexible removable chin curtain Other Features Clear anti-scratch Pinlock faceshield + pinlock lens insert are included High security faceshield attachment is reinforced with aluminium Quick release faceshield system Multi compressible tubular faceshield seal V.P.F.S. (Visor Perfect Fit System) Removable peripheral visor seal 4 reflective zones (3M Scotchlite) Rear reflector Ventilation Full Air System (FAS), Venturi effect Includes specific helmet bag 5 year warranty (2 years + 3 years after registration) Note Helmet ships with clear Pinlock faceshield.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I really wanted to like Lazer.
PostedApril 21, 2015
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nimbius
From covington
State:KY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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any helmet that takes inspiration from cars and airplanes should warrant a bit of reconsideration. The Kite tries to be a great touring helmet in my opinion, and fails miserably. The front top vents open by maybe half a centimeter and contribute only noise, not ventilation. they interrupt the aerodynamics of the helmet and even when closed, create quite a bit of drag. The front chin vents drag air in the front and instead of over the face, down around the chin and out the bottom of the helmet. The rear vents dont appear to do anything either despite their imposing size. The biggest problem most riders will find is that this helmet is fine at 55mph or less, but once you hit 70 the aerodynamic ridge on the sides of the helmet channels air up near your ears, making this helmet deafening.
Any helmet that offers pinlock is fine, but a helmet that offers pinlock AND a lens is suspect. In Lazers case the problem is that their visor seal system is so good, it causes excessive fogging so you have to use pinlock or the helmet becomes useless pretty quick. Whats worse is the seal compounds issues clearing humidity with the pinlock lens in cold weather/high humidity conditions seen in the south or midwest. the result may be common for all pinlock, but seems more problematic given the seal employed by Lazer. Clouds form inside the pinlock portion while water pools at the bottom of the helmet and spatters against your lips..ew.
Lastly, for a carbon helmet, its actually pretty heavy. plastic chin strap buttons lend a sense of cheapness and last-minute afterthought to the assembly, complemented by an irritating plastic grip strap on the whole mechanism you'll rip apart out of frustration. If you wear glasses, take a dramamine because you'll loathe how this helmet makes them dance up and down while riding. This is partly due to the fact that the helmet compensates for its enormous shell size with ample amounts of less-than-firm padding in an attempt to make the helmet 'customizeable' in size through pads. this overpadding means you'll put up with the helmet slipping around quite a bit when you change lanes or look over your shoulder.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet Shark introduces the Raw Helmet - an urban helmet that combines compactness and aggressive, streetfighter style with a unique goggle/face mask combination. Features Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin 2 shell sizes Comfortable natural fiber interior and ventilation system using air vents and diffusers Two position top vent (open/closed) QRGS Quick Release Goggle System Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor Face protection mask Aerodynamic outer shell D-ring closure Easy fit for glasses wearers with the goggles Note Helmet features a D-ring closure, not the micro-ratchet as shown.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
its designed for looks, not function
PostedApril 21, 2015
Customer avatar
nimbius
From covington
State:KY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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im not sure where shark went wrong, but this helmet went so wrong. Medium is smaller than an Icon or Lazer, the goggles and mask do not come pre-assembled, and the star on the back of the helmet is obscured by silkscreen DOT logos and sizing information. The helmets clasp and plastic button tuck under a feaux leather pouch, making it a pain in the butt to release with gloves, and the cheek padding on the left side pulls away when gripping the straps. the goggles, while excellent in terms of optics, come with a foam outer construction that probably wouldnt last a season.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Icon Airframe Construct Helmet Some would have you believe beauty is only skin deep - the Airframe Construct begs to differ. With its naked amber weave drenched in a rich gloss coat, the Construct unabashedly flaunts its form - an engineered matrix of Fiberglass, Dyneema and Carbon Fiber. Though already bordering on visual perfection, the Construct ships with an additional dark smoke shield to further enhance its allure. All new, all natural and all Airframe. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(EUROPE), SAI AS1698(AUSTRALIA) SG(JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased in that country Special 'Naked' Finish Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell Wind tunnel tested and refined Note Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke face shields.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
commuters should reconsider the Airframe
PostedJuly 1, 2013
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nimbius
From covington
State:KY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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The Airframe in my opinion is an excellent race helmet, but fails for a number of reasons for daily commute or long-haul rides.
1. this helmet is tight. the strap is about an inch shorter as well. After one year of use it doesnt really "loosen up." if you have glasses, they will start to become painful after an hour of riding.
2. this helmet is loud, despite the chinskirt. the 20mm top airducts, while a blessing on a hot day in traffic, will roar on the highway and must be closed. Even with earplugs this helmet is noisy.
3. At 70mph the chinskirt can exacerbate the aerodynamics of the helmet, creating a rather unnerving vacuum. The front vent may be open, as well as the top vents, however most of the air is being drawn back down through the neck. this makes for generally laboured breathing.
4. the chin, as with most race helmets, comes up nearly 1" higher than its counterpart the alliance. not a pro or a con here, just something to be aware of.
5. the air-foil atop the helmet is wonderful for taking high speed corners and blasting down the racetrack. it resists buffeting, but is a horrible idea for commuters and long riders as it makes it brutally hard to turn your head and check a lane before merging.
6. the field of vision is about 20% narrower than the alliance.
in my opinion commuters and longer riders are going to be happier with the alliance. the helmet is larger, more plush, and offers a much more luxurious field of vision. The weight difference between the airframe and the alliance is not appreciable.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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