Lazer Century MIPS helmet review

Lazer's Century is a versatile semi-aero helmet with an impressive independently proven safety rating

Lazer Century MIPS helmet review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

If safety is a key consideration to your purchase of a helmet, the Century MIPS comes backed with independent testing and a very secure fit

Pros

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    The second safest road helmet as tested by Virginia Tech

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    Twist Cap offers easy on the fly adjustment to ventilation and aerodynamics

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    Comfortable fit and easy to use retention dial

Cons

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    In-moulding could be neater

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    The rear light is poorly executed

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    Heavy

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    Nowhere to store sunglasses

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Lazer has some serious bragging rights when it comes to helmet safety. When Virginia Tech collaborated with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to perform independent testing, they found that the Lazer G1 and Century MIPS achieved first and second respectively in the group test of the best road bike helmets. Even more impressively, when pooled in findings including mountain bike helmets and commuter helmets, they both still make the top five. The G1 is one of Lazer’s premium superlight helmets while the Century MIPS that we have on test is a more affordable and adaptable semi-aero helmet with Lazer’s smart Twist Cap front panel.

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