The Bullet 2.0 is Lazer’s answer to the aero-helmet segment, offering optimized aerodynamics, ample ventilation and comfort in a single lid.
The Bullet 2.0 features some interesting designs, namely the sliding ventilation system on top of the helmet that Lazer aptly calls the Airslide.
The Airslide comprises three interchangeable panels that snap into place on top of the helmet: a solid panel that seals off the helmet but can be slid open for added ventilation, a second one that has a honeycomb-like mesh construction that’s aimed at providing more ventilation and a third panel that seals off the rear air channel of the helmet to offer full wind cheating capabilities.
Another key feature of the Bullet 2.0 is the magnetic Zeiss visor, which attaches to the brow of helmet via two magnets, while a third magnet at the rear of the helmet allows the visor to be stowed away when not in use.
Regarding adjustability, the Bullet 2.0 relies on the Belgian brand’s ATS retention system, a straightforward cradle design that allows the rider to fine tune the fit of the helmet via a BOA style adjustment dial. Also, for those keen on visibility, Lazer added an integrated LED light that’s attached to the cradle’s dial as well.
So, how does the Bullet 2.0 perform?
The easy part about reviewing a helmet, is it either fits good and feels comfortable or it doesn’t, in which instance no amount of fidgeting will correct the problem.
Fortunately, that was not the case with Bullet 2.0, which kept Lazer’s promise of delivering excellent comfort and essential ventilation even on days when the mercury was spiking. Moreover, sizing was spot-on and fitment was a cinch thanks to the ATS retention system.
It’s also worth noting, at 325 grams in the smallest size, the Bullet 2.0 won’t win any plaudits from the weight weenies faction. Yet, out on the road, that heft seemed to be more of a figure found on the helmet’s white paper than it felt upon the noggin.
Regarding the magnetic visor, to be truthful it was not a feature that I took much advantage of, mainly because I’m beholden to my trove of stylish cycling shades. But, I will say that it seems like a clever design that has a useful application, especially for riders who are racing against the clock.
So, where does the aero come in?
I envy any cycling journalist who has access to a wind-tunnel in order to validate the claims of the manufacturer when it comes to aerodynamics.
Nevertheless, perhaps it was purely psychological in the case of the Bullet 2.0, but I swear the helmet felt faster than any other regular helmet that I’ve reviewed as of late, creating a feeling that I was slicing through the air. Moreover, the Bullet 2.0 looks great, and to the inveterate euro-geek roadie like me, looking good is the equivalent of riding faster.
The Bullet 2.0 sells for $269, which is available in small, medium and large, in either a white or matte black colorway.
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