Has Lazer simply democratised helmet security? The Lupo and Finch use Kineticore crumple zone tech, price lower than £60 and rating an ideal Virginia Tech 5-star score


With five-star Virginia Tech rankings, sizing to suit children and adults, and a sub-£100 pricepoint the Lupo and Finch are already class leaders

Lazer has prolonged its good KinetiCore know-how to 2 new helmets in its mountain bike vary: however this time it’s not the priciest, high finish lids benefitting from the newest know-how.

Known as the Lupo KinetiCore and the Finch KinetiCore, there’s no MIPS on show right here, as a substitute Lazer has constructed the entry-level helmets round its personal model tech. That’s going to assist it compete with the finest mountain bike helmets in the marketplace in the present day.

Developed over 10 years, KinetiCore makes use of crumple zones which might be shaped immediately into the EPS and are designed to minimise rotational impacts throughout an impression.

Lazer KinetiCore trail helmets

The Finch KinetiCore is particularly designed for smaller heads

Identical to MIPS then. The distinction right here although is that Kineticore is constructed straight into the helmet reasonably than resting beneath it as an extra layer. Up to now after we’ve reviewed flagship Kineticore fashions just like the xx we’ve discovered that makes it lighter and higher ventilated.

This is a crucial helmet then, democratising helmet security and bringing it to 2 £50 lids.

Lazer Lupo KinetiCore and Finch KinetiCore have to know:

  • Two path helmets utilizing excessive tech Kineticore
  • Lupo KinetiCore for heads 55-61cm
  • Finch KinetiCore for heads 50-56cm
  • Prices £49 for the Finch and £59 for Lupo

Lazer Lupo KinetiCore and Finch KinetiCore

The way in which Lazer is describing these two entry-level helmets is “like brother and sister.” By this they imply there are many similarities between the 2, however with the principle distinction being what dimension head they cater for. The Lupo KinetiCore is designed for grownup sized heads between 55-61cm in diameter, while the Finch KinetiCore is for smaller heads between 50-56cm.

Each helmets use an built-in visor, and are unisex designs. As a substitute of utilizing Mips, Lazer has attained a 5-star safety score from the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, which is the highest rating a helmet can obtain.

In addition they include forehead vents, deep protection on the edges and backs of the helmet, and a Lazer TurnSys system for a greater match. They’re additionally suitable with the Winter Equipment and Common Lazer LED (a light-weight) so you possibly can trip the paths all yr spherical.

Lazer KinetiCore trail helmets

You get a selection of eight colourways with the brand new KinetiCore vary

The Finch KinetiCore weighs 330g, and the Lupo KinetiCore weighs 390g. The Finch has much less materials general to compact the ‘cumbersome’ look on smaller heads, and there are recesses inside the helmet to assist take away strain from sun shades.

There are eight colors to select from, and costs begin from £49 for the Finch and £59 for the Lupo.