Lazer has released the Bullet 2.0 — an updated version of its all-round aero helmet at the Tour Down Under.
The new helmet retains the signature adjustable ‘Airslide’ central vent of the first generation model and gains a magnetic clip on visor that is claimed to offer significant aero savings.
The Bullet 2.0 debuted upon the domes of Team Sunweb and Team Jump-Visma at the Tour Down Under Classic, the precursor to the WorldTour opener on Tuesday. Sponsored teams will be using the helmet alongside the Z1 for the rest of the season.
The new helmet retains the adjustable front main vent of the old model Jack Luke / Immediate Media
Compared to a Lazer Z1 — an all-round, non-aero helmet — the Bullet 2.0 is claimed to offer 7 watts less resistance at (an oddly specific and oddly fast) 58.68 km/h with the vent closed and the visor fitted. That amounts to an advantage of approximately 8 meters over a kilometer.
The removable visor is held in place with a set of three… Jack Luke / Immediate Media
…small magnets located in the brim of the helmet Jack Luke / Immediate Media
Its removable visor is held in place with two magnets located on the underside of the brim of the helmet. When not in use, the visor can be stowed away on a single centrally located magnet on the rear centre of the helmet.
Improvements to the internal channeling of the helmet are claimed to have improved ventilation Jack Luke / Immediate Media
The internal channelling of the helmet has also been updated in an aim to improve the cooling qualities of the helmet. These updates are claimed to make the helmet 11 percent cooler than the previous generation of the Bullet and 4 percent cooler than the Z1.
An integrated LED light has been added to the rear of the helmet Jack Luke / Immediate Media
An integrated LED light has also been added to the rear of the helmet alongside adding reflective logos to improve visibility.
A MIPS-equipped version of the helmet is also available Jack Luke / Immediate Media
The helmet is compatible with Lazer’s LifeBEAM system — a heart rate monitoring module that can plug into the helmet — as well as the Belgian brand’s inclination sensor. The latter detects the position of your helmet and can advise on whether it is in an aero-optimised position. A MIPS-equipped version of the helmet is also available.
The helmet will retail for AU$449 (international pricing TBC) with availability TBC.