Tour de France leader Primož Roglič will be pulling out all the stops to keep the yellow jersey this week, and one of the ways he’ll be doing that in Saturday’s time trial will be with a new aero helmet from Lazer.
“As a team we are extremely happy to have been able to improve our riders’ speed, comfort and overall performance with the development of the new Lazer Volante Time Trial helmet.” says Mathieu Heijboer, the performance manager of Roglič’s team, Jumbo-Visma. “We’ve been working on this project with Lazer for over two years and have spent long hours in the wind tunnel and in the field in order to create gains in aerodynamics and comfort. Collaborating with us, Lazer has developed the perfect combination of performance, comfort and protection.”
While aerodynamics are a key factor in the design of the new Volante helmet, Lazer has included other features to enhance comfort and performance. The new helmet uses Lazer’s Turnfit Tilt system, which allows you to adjust the position of the helmet, even with the fit system tightened. There’s an adjustable head basket, a ponytail/ ice stuff box compartment in the tail and aerated X-Static anti-microbial padding to provide even more fitting and cooling options. The magnetic panoramic lens integrates with the helmet for aero performance and is really easy to remove and install. The Volante comes with a mirrored lens, with a clear version available as an accessory.
Lazer’s new top of the line aero helmet weighs in at 340 g in a size small, 380 g for the medium and large sizes. The lens adds 135 g to the total weight. It’s available in black and white, and will be available in stores in November, with a retail price of $500.