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Other than your bicycle itself, does anything more strongly define your physical appearance than your helmet? Esoteric pro-ness: the Lazer Genesis Helmet has it. But what about the other critical variables for a helmet -- fit, function, and handsomeness? Ditto here, the Genesis has it in spades. In terms of fit, the best part about the Genesis is that it only comes in two sizes that Lazer refers to as Medium and Large. The former is for head circumferences ranging from 52cm-58cm, and the latter is 58cm-61cm. Here's some practical advice: If you're comfortable in a size Medium Giro, you'll want the Medium Lazer. If the Medium Giro feels too small in the least, you'll want to size up to the Large.

How does Lazer get away with only two sizes? It's thanks to their Rollsys Retention System technology. Unlike other designs that basically press a retention system onto the back of your head, the Lazer Rollsys has a smooth thumb wheel at the top of the helmet that connects to a progressive sizing system that loosens/tightens the retention system around the entire circumference of your head. Design-wise, the Rollsys is remarkably clean, and it adds no appreciable weight to the helmet. Those who've worn them are astonished by the same thing -- the comfort of having retention pressure increased/decreased evenly throughout the entirety of the helmet.

The Genesis Helmet has 19 vents for tons of ventilation, and the front portion is protected by insect netting. If you've ever had a bee get sucked into the front of your helmet at speed, you'll know that neither of you end up happy about it. The Genesis has a more minimal silhouette than many helmets on the market. We like that. It also relies on X-Static pads to keep you comfortable and to keep from getting too stinky. This material is anti-microbial to discourage bacterial and fungal growth.

The Lazer Genesis Helmet is available in Red/white and White. It comes with a helmet bag and a set of spare X-Static pads, though you can remove the pads included in the helmet and wash them to freshen it up as part of your regular maintenance. The Genesis Team Helmet is available in Red/white and White. Choose from Medium or Large.

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Most comfotable bicycle helmet ever

  • Gender: Male

This is the only helmet that I have ever forgotten that I was wearing. I actually turned around when starting a ride to go find my helmet before a friend reminded me, with an appropriate amount of mockery, that it was on my head. Plus I can adjust the snugness of it while wearing winter gloves which is key when you need to swap ear covers for a full head cover quickly.

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Does the genesis have the same buckle as the helium?