Lazer Cyclone helmet  £29.99

8/10

Comfy basic helmet that looks & feels good

Weight 345g   Contact  www.madison.co.uk

by Steve Worland   April 20, 2014  

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The Lazer Cyclone is an easy to adjust, good value helmet intended for road or mountain bike use. Its easy fit and good looks will attract all types of riders.

The Cyclone is available in white, silver, red, flash yellow, matt black or matt brass, in medium or large sizes. The fit, adjusted with a ratcheted plastic 'Turnfit' wheel on the back, is generous in that it allowed me to feel comfy in a medium helmet when I usually need a large to avoid a pressure point on the forehead. If measurements mean more to you, medium is 56-59cm, large is 59-61cm.

An easy to adjust strap clamp just below the ears also allows you to pull through the fore/aft around-ear straps to make the fit secure enough to avoid that 'helmet way too far back on the head' look.

The Cyclone is essentially a reasonably priced do-it-all lid that's at ease with all types of riding and rider. The one piece shell seems tough. It has back and side reflective strips and there's a removable visor/peak to shield your eyes from the sun or the rain.

Claimed weight is 290g. Ours weighed 305g. Either way, it's one of the lightest budget lids without any obvious compromises in build quality.

There are nineteen vents for good air flow and there's just about enough padding to stop movement on bumpy terrain. And that's about it. It's a comfy basic helmet that looks and feels good and passes all the safety tests.

Verdict

Comfy basic helmet that looks & feels good.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Lazer Cyclone helmet

Size tested: White, 54-58cm

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Manufacturer says:

"Offering great protection, style and comfort, the Lazer Cyclone is a fantastic option for the rider that needs a do-it-all helmet. Whether you're cruising around town, or for your weekend cycling activities"

I'd confer with that

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

In-Mould one piece shell protects the foam inside

19 vents will also keep the head cooler for comfort

Snug easy to adjust fit via with Turnfit rotating dial system

Includes a visor/peak for helping to keep sun and rain out of your eyes

Reflective stickers

Clamied Weight: 290 g for a size medium

Size: Medium 56-59 cm, Large 59-61 cm

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

For a helmet at this price, it's a great blend of low weight, sturdy construction and good looks.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Simply does the job.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

So far so good. Seems tougher than many high cost helmets.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

Snugness will depends on your head shape, but the rear skull cradle and Turnkey dial effectively makes it a two sizes fits all helmet.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

It's well priced and looks/feels the part. You might question the wisdom of ever paying more.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Great.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Low price and easy to adjust fit.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? If I was in the market for a new helmet, yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

A simple, does the job, well priced lid.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 58  Height: 181  Weight: 78kg

I usually ride: Merlin Ti  My best bike is: Ibis Silk SL

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

 

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