Long a staple player in the road, cyclocross, and cross-country disciplines, Lazer is turning more attention to harder-hitting mountain bike categories with the introduction of the new Revolution FF helmet. With a removable chin bar and ear covers, a built-in GoPro mount, heaps of coverage, and a low claimed weight, it promises to be the Transformers of the bike helmet world (cue sound effects here).
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Protection is first and foremost on the Revolution FF, which Lazer says will pass the stringent ASTM-DH test standards when the chin bar is attached, despite being a two-piece design – something the similar Bell Super 2R does not. At least in concept, then, this means the Revolution could very well be a one-helmet solution for riders who race in multiple disciplines.
The chin bar is removable via six screws that fasten to metal inserts on the sides. converting the helmet won’t be a terribly quick process so it’s not something that riders are likely to do in between individual runs: the chin bar is removable via six screws that fasten to metal inserts on the sides. converting the helmet won’t be a terribly quick process so it’s not something that riders are likely to do in between individual runs
The removable chin bar attaches with six screws
Even without the chin bar in place, the Revolution’s coverage is impressive, extending nearly all the way down to the rider’s neck at the back, and incorporating optional snap-in ear covers for even greater peace of mind. An optional MIPS-equipped Revolution FF version is in the works as well.
Comfort and convenience are featured prominently as well. Nearly two dozen vents dot the Revolution FF’s shell, augmented with internal channeling that promises to keep air moving through. The included visor is easily adjustable for angle, there’s a one-handed retention system adjuster out back, and the chin bar is lined with soft foam.
Lazer only showed a prototype of the revolution ff at eurobike but when it hits production, the white portions of the chin bar will be made of soft eva foam: lazer only showed a prototype of the revolution ff at eurobike but when it hits production, the white portions of the chin bar will be made of soft eva foam
Soft foam will line the inside of the chin bar
Up top, there’s a built-in accessory mount for cameras and lights. Uniquely, Lazer says the Revolution FF will pass safety tests even when those accessories are actually attached – a situation that’s undergone higher scrutiny since F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in December 2013.
Lazer has yet to announce final claimed weight or pricing but says the Revolution FF will be among the lightest options available in its category when it goes on sale later this winter.