First Look: Lazer Revolution FF Helmet - Eurobike 2015

Aug 25, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
Lazer Revolution FF helmet

Lazer first dropped hints about their new helmet, the Revolution, at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this year, but at the time the company was reluctant to reveal any specifics about its design. With production just around the corner (the helmet is expected to be available by late January 2016), the final shape has been settled on, and it turns out that it will include a removable chin guard. The helmet is currently undergoing the testing required to be granted ASTM-DH certification, but Lazer says that it has exceeded the standard during their in-house testing.

Details
• Removable chinbar
• Three levels of coverage
• Ratcheting visor
• Goggle compatible
• Expected to be ASTM-DH certified
• Price: TBD
• Available January 2016


The helmet's chin piece is attached via a total of six bolts (three on each side), so converting it will take a few minutes, and probably wouldn't be something a rider would want to do more than a time or two on a ride, but it does make the helmet more versatile than a traditional half shell. When the chin bar is removed there are two options for the area around the ear, allowing riders even more options when choosing how much protection they want on a ride.

Lazer
Lazer
With the chin bar removed the Revolution can be configured to offer full or partial coverage for the area around a rider's ears.

Lazer Revolution FF helmet
An accessory mount atop the Revolution can accept helmet camera or a light.
Lazer Revolution FF helmet
A ratcheting dial at the rear of the helmet is used to fine tune the fit.

Lazer Revolution FF helmet
A concept drawing used during the Revolution's development.

Over twenty vents are designed to keep air flowing on hot days, and a ratcheting rear dial allows for one handed fit adjustment. There's also a ratcheting visor that can fit goggles underneath it, and the ridge at the rear of the helmet is designed to keep the goggles' strap from slipping out of place. The Revolution will be available in an array of colors, and there will be a MIPS equipped version as well. Pricing and the final weight are still to be determined, but if all goes as planned Lazer say it will be one of the lightest ASTM-DH certified full face helmets on the market.




110 Comments

  • + 297
 id rather shit in my hands and clap than wear that helmet!
  • + 108
 Id like to see either one... please post pics
  • + 56
 It's Anakin's pod racer helment!
  • + 37
 @chyu thats racist
  • + 12
 Its not exactly a trend chyu. Its more of a precautionary step to not breaking your face. Because, well how should I put it? Breaking your face hurts. A lot.
  • + 3
 LOL!!! I really want to see him do both!!!
  • + 12
 clap your hand betwin your head
  • + 1
 @sandycar101 I nearly shit myself laughing reading that
  • + 12
 just when helmets couldn't get any uglier....
  • + 20
 just seen your profile pic @sandycar101 bravo my friend.
  • + 0
 I threw up in my mouth
  • + 1
 @sandycar101 top comment so far Smile Wink by the way is this helmet is made from foam or something similar or it looks like to me ??
  • + 10
 Lazer, the Force is not with You.
  • + 4
 @DragRider
Looks like a 3D printed prototype to me.
  • + 13
 this makes an Urge look a little less ugly, but just a little.
  • + 2
 POOP!
  • - 1
 Why it likes every other helmet on themarket
  • + 14
 Where the f*ck are the lasers??
  • + 4
 That helmet is a perfect match for this:

jckiddlive.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/ugly.jpg
  • + 1
 'Look here's our fuck ugly effort at a concept that Bell did better a year or two ago, without needing fucking bolts to take the chin bar off. Buy it! Buy it now!'
  • + 1
 @sandycar101 That my friend, is the best comment ever. I pissed myself when I saw the helmet, but no words sum it up better than yours.
  • + 1
 The bell is not certified
  • + 58
 Pumped to see old dudes with pads over their jeans rocking this lid for years to come.
  • + 25
 and upper body armour with no shirt
  • + 73
 old dudes with pads over their jeans were rocking mtb's before you were itching your daddy's nutsack, you whippersnapper.
  • + 10
 @lone-wolf you just defined me. when I was lycra-wearing, and seatpost 8 inches higher than my 135 mm stem and 560 mm bars with onza bar-ends I was worried about following trends. now thats somebody elses problem I can wear full pink and be the MACHOTE trend-setter
  • + 3
 Lol, power to ya man!
  • + 7
 Hey don’t knock “old dudes” they’re the ones that can afford to buy the bikes that drive the technology that filter down to the punks that can’t. If it weren’t for them you’d be on a Huffy.
  • + 7
 Jokes are evil and you're a bad person for making them.
  • + 7
 are you saying we have old dudes to blame for Boost?!
  • + 2
 Boost is just another word for Viagra.
  • + 21
 Vader: "Luke. Hhhhhh. Luke! Hhhhhhhh. I am your helmet. Hhhhhh"
Luke: "I would rather die than wear you!"
  • + 13
 I race enduro (and DH) and would be embarrassed to wear this. All these hybrid helmets just look like garbage and to me portray an image of total squid
  • + 10
 There are some really funny negative comments here! The fact is that interest safer gear for mountain bikers is on the rise. Sometimes that means designing something that looks different than what we're used to. When I first saw a POC-style "all-mountain" helmet I thought it was ugly. Now that they are commonplace, I think XC helmets look stupid on the trail. It's a good thing that Lazer and Bell are willing to take risks and produce a products that don't go with the flow. I plan to buy a helmet with a detachable chin guard next year and this one is on the list.
  • + 9
 Let's just face it people: helmets are ugly. It's not only this helmet.
  • + 1
 perfect fancy dress wear
  • + 1
 I would rater this than the pretty looking bell TBH
  • + 13
 help! I don't know what to think about this can someone make the choice for me.
  • + 22
 its shit
  • + 7
 A massive steaming shit.
  • + 1
 @chillrider199 You're being too nice. Just No to this atrocity.
  • + 12
 What, no beer holders on the sides?
  • + 7
 wow, lol, the comments here are are a blast, thank you guys for the nice reading. But to be sincere I didn't even think it was that bad, living in a extremely hot country with hot sun I wouldn't mind to wear a white helmet with so much ventilation. It could save my life during the months of summer and spring.
  • + 1
 It is wonderful to have the freedom to say...stuff your ugly switchback copied lid and give me a real FULL FACE protective helmet. I do not require a "jack of all trades". I can see the ear pucks falling off and going bye bye
  • + 1
 You dont want a branch poke into your brain through those vents, do u? Better safe and hot than sorry?
  • + 7
 Love the removable chin bars, versatility is a top priority. I pedal to the top a couple thousand feet, then ride the rough stuff, where a chin bar will help me significantly in the unfortunate event of a crash. My last concussion was from a chin impact, one I don't intend to repeat when I've got the chin bar option.
  • + 2
 You can still get a concussion with a chinguard. That's why lots of riders still use a mouthguard with a fullface. And most concussions, as far as I know, happen because of a chin impact.
  • + 0
 I'll see you at top if the track looking for your lost bolts in the dirt, better take a metal detector with you, or get a Bell super 2R helmet comparing to this shity Idea.
  • + 2
 Hey guys, thanks for the comments/feedback.

I wanted to let you know the reason we are going with bolts for the chin guard is to meet the requirements for the ASTM-DH certification. This, along with the CPSC/CE certification when used with a helmet mounted camera should make the Revolution helmet stand out in regards to safety.

I realize that helmet design is personal preference, but I did want to give you a bit of the "why" behind some of the features of this helmet. Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 2
 You can find more images of the Revolution here if you are interested:

www.pinkbike.com/u/lazersport/album/2016-Lazer-Revolution-Enduro-Helmet

Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 5
 I think it's a positive thing. Recently heard in a shop near Bike Park Wales that the Bell Super 2R was far and away their best selling helmet of all. Concept looks great and if it really is up to astm then this will be big competition for the super and new parachute.
  • + 7
 Talk about shutting the gate after the horse has bolted... you would need to have suffered a TBI to consider buying one of these.
  • + 8
 looks awfully fugly, but this looks like an incredibly well vented full face. That single quality does interest me...
  • + 8
 I love dropping small bolts into pine needles in the middle of a trail.
  • + 2
 Hey guys, thanks for the comments/feedback.

I wanted to let you know the reason we are going with bolts for the chin guard is to meet the requirements for the ASTM-DH certification. This, along with the CPSC/CE certification when used with a helmet mounted camera should make the Revolution helmet stand out in regards to safety.

I realize that helmet design is personal preference, but I did want to give you a bit of the "why" behind some of the features of this helmet.

You can find more images of the Revolution here if you are interested:

www.pinkbike.com/u/lazersport/album/2016-Lazer-Revolution-Enduro-Helmet

Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 7
 Six bolts to attatch the chin gaurd... Lazer engineers be like "f*ck, bell took all the good ideas".
  • + 4
 Interesting. The chin guard appears to be 3D printed, so I'm assuming the production samples will look a little better....which also makes me thing they're overly optimistic having a January ship date.
  • + 3
 Everything sells at the right price! Lazer is usually not on the budget end but we can always hope. Now if those ear protectors had a bluetooth speaker set up....BAM i'd buy it.
  • + 2
 Working on that! Chris Lazer Sport NV
  • + 2
 I have a Bell and I either leave the chin bar on or off all ride, never switching. And it only takes a minute to unsnap and put on your camelback. I just cant be bothered. I thought I would but its like removing your pads after they are already on. Might only take a minute or two but I just don't feel like doing it.
  • + 1
 I would not normally engage in general negativity but that is one ugly helmet and I would literally wet myself if any of my mates wore one before making off in the opposite direction.
Sorry Lazer but the MTB market is a fickle fashion parade and that is not cutting it. You are competing against GIRO and Bell etc and you not exactly top of the market. You get there by doing a good product and making it 'cool as f*ck' basically. Doing this could really elevate you as a brand. Look what oneup did to drive trains etc. Good and very valid concept poorly executed.
  • + 1
 Ill just add that as commented on, it looks like Luke Skywalkers Xwing fighter helmet. Its too domey and reminds me of one of those really cheap 90's full facers. Its just not right. Ask a mountain biker to address the styling not a roady.
  • + 2
 To me, the final nail in the coffin is the lack of functionality. Having someone screw/unscrew 6 bolts to mount their chin-guard mid-ride is crazy.

If you get this thing, get used to riding by yourself. No one would wait for that silliness.
  • + 2
 Hey guys, thanks for the comments/feedback.

I wanted to let you know the reason we are going with bolts for the chin guard is to meet the requirements for the ASTM-DH certification. This, along with the CPSC/CE certification when used with a helmet mounted camera should make the Revolution helmet stand out in regards to safety.

I realize that helmet design is personal preference, but I did want to give you a bit of the "why" behind some of the features of this helmet.

You can find more images of the Revolution here if you are interested:

www.pinkbike.com/u/lazersport/album/2016-Lazer-Revolution-Enduro-Helmet

Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 1
 The only way you'll use removable chin is when it's FAST and EASY to do it. endurorider.pl/2007/12/casco-viper uses click on system (latches), Bell uses buckles but Lazer went for bolts. Thanks to their decision most riders will use it as FF or regular all the time because they won't have patience to do all the bolts couple of times during one ride (from my own experience with Casco)

General idea of removable chin protection is great bacause it gaves you much better face protection without inconvenience of FF helmet but bolts... I don't think that's such a good decision.
  • + 1
 Hey guys, thanks for the comments/feedback.

I wanted to let you know the reason we are going with bolts for the chin guard is to meet the requirements for the ASTM-DH certification. This, along with the CPSC/CE certification when used with a helmet mounted camera should make the Revolution helmet stand out in regards to safety.

I realize that helmet design is personal preference, but I did want to give you a bit of the "why" behind some of the features of this helmet.

You can find more images of the Revolution here if you are interested:

www.pinkbike.com/u/lazersport/album/2016-Lazer-Revolution-Enduro-Helmet

Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 1
 I strongly recommend to think again is ASTM-DH should be the main reason to create your product this way. Why would you need two pieces DH helmet? For me, fast removable chin protector is way more important than ASTM-DH.

Maybe it's a good moment to divide production into two segments: ASTM-DH with bolted chin and Enduro/All Mountain/Etc. with plug&play system.

Best of luck with Revolution Smile
  • + 4
 Good luck fitting sunglasses!

maybe they'll add in a face shield so you can really look like an Star Wars X-wing pilot?
  • + 2
 Having to unscrew bolts to take the chinbar off it pathetic. Why would you buy this when you could buy a Belt Super R2? The R2 has three buckles/clamps that takes a couple seconds to take off and has more air vents.
  • + 2
 Certification?
  • + 1
 You dont need certification while these companies testing their helmets. They are more paranoid about getting sued than you getting your head bumped.
  • + 3
 Hey guys, thanks for the comments/feedback.

I wanted to let you know the reason we are going with bolts for the chin guard is to meet the requirements for the ASTM-DH certification. This, along with the CPSC/CE certification when used with a helmet mounted camera should make the Revolution helmet stand out in regards to safety.

I realize that helmet design is personal preference, but I did want to give you a bit of the "why" behind some of the features of this helmet.

You can find more images of the Revolution here if you are interested:

www.pinkbike.com/u/lazersport/album/2016-Lazer-Revolution-Enduro-Helmet

Thanks.

Chris
Lazer Sport NV
  • + 3
 Thanks for the input! To be honest I like the design. The geek in me loves the resemblance to a starwars helmet
  • + 2
 At least I can also use this when flying my 80s helicopter! tbf its good to see one helmet for all categories Smile they will make them prettier asap im sure
  • + 0
 "...at the time the company was reluctant to reveal any specifics about its design"
What idiots they were; if they had shown it then and see the comments, they would know not to even produce this sh*t.
  • - 1
 OMG so so bloody ugly and bolts to take the chin guard of what the fook!! I suggest Lazer go back to the drawing board on this one before they loose a shit load more money than they probably already have taking the design this far. Surely if I was a manufacturer I would sit up and take note of these comments, after all we may not be the helmet experts but we are the consumers.
  • + 2
 This helmet looks totally enduro!! All the benefits of a half shell and you get to keep most of your teeth!
  • + 1
 Apart from a proper full face sits on the cheeks an more of the head surface area to stop the face part.... Smashing a rider in the face These type of helmets do none of that, if a rider takes a full facial impact that lid is gonna rotate around the head an the chin bar is just gonna push into thier mouth!! It may protect against cuts an grazes but in a harsh crash that lid ain't gonna protect shit....
  • + 1
 This isn't a new concept! I had one of these back in the dayzzzzz..... Yes I'm getting old Wink

i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/enzo038/giro_switchblade1.jpg
  • + 1
 I can't believe there are no comments below threshold. Is this a helmet with a removable chinguard or not?
  • + 2
 Fucks sake! Just get an enduromatic an be done with it
  • + 1
 enduromatic has the worst little dink visor ever.
  • + 1
 Yeah it's ugly but Nat as bad these two piece things!
  • + 2
 learn to love it. its the future
  • + 0
 are lazer stuck in the 90s with design.there dh helmets are the worst looking things on tour aswell. @feelsorryforteammadison/saracen
  • + 0
 Yeah cause Helmets are supposed to ONLY look good. *Sarcasm*
  • + 0
 The mouth piece looks like foam. I'd rather wear a D3 and sweat my ass off than that thing.
  • + 1
 Need to make it quick release like the bell.
  • + 1
 Looks like a...... F**ing ugly Super
  • + 0
 product designers these days....
  • + 1
 Fu fu fu fugly
  • + 0
 I'll take it if it's free
  • + 0
 I wont even if it is.
  • + 1
 Looks like a super
  • + 0
 First time I laugh looking at a product.
  • - 1
 Seriously are there such ugly people who put that on and look better than without it?
  • + 0
 Wal Mart Called they want their helmet back!
  • + 0
 Oh My god.... it is so fucking ugly
  • - 3
 So, at the moment this runs the same limitations on DH course approval like the Bell Super 2R. If that's the case, why would one buy this over the Bell?
  • + 8
 given that its getting tested and exceeds the test requirments inhouse, I don't see why it would not get the rating so its not like the bell
  • + 1
 Bell was exceeding limits as well in their own testing devision.
  • + 1
 From what I remember Bell failed because of the air vent sizing, as they exceeded everything else. Which is what makes it soooooo much cooler to wear over a FF. Which is why I have both.

I went with the Super 2R because I found myself riding up the mountain without a helmet on, and had a couple of close calls doing stupid stuff while climbing. Now I can just clip the chin bar on at the top, and try not to do anything too stupid on the way down.

Oh, and LOL @sandycar101 great comment!!! I love reading the comments on PB.
  • - 2
 Wal-Mart will not even carry crap like that!!!
  • - 1
 Haha looks sick
  • + 1
 shit you mean ?
  • - 1
 Good joke Lazer
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