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Quick Look: Lazer Wasp Air Helmet

The versatile Lazer Wasp Air takes into account the position changes during long-course racing.

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The versatile Lazer Wasp Air takes into account the position changes during long-course racing. 

The Wasp Air is a shorter, stubbier version of the Wasp—which the company claims is the world’s fastest TT helmet—and is slightly lighter at 380 grams (versus 475 grams). The idea is that during long-course events, you’re often shifting your head around so much that a long-tailed helmet could act as a sail and cost you in the aerodynamics department.

– The dial retention system is easy to access and adjust as you start out on the bike course. And for anyone with long hair, the dial is at the perfect height to accommodate a low- to mid-head ponytail.

– The short tail empties airflow out via two vents in the back.

– It comes with integrated smoke (pictured) or clear lens options, which pop off (somewhat aggressively, heads up) if you want to swap them or remove the shield entirely. During a race, you can move the lens slightly away from your eyes for enhanced airflow.

– The helmet has a snug fit, especially around the ears, but once on, it gives the feel of being one with your head. In comes in small or medium-large.

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