When Jumbo-Visma and Sunweb riders head to the start line of the individual time trial at the Tour de France in September, they’ll be equipped with Lazer’s latest and greatest: the Volante time trial helmet.
Like other Lazer helmets, the Volante has a focus on fit. That’s why the head basket in the rear of the helmet can be adjusted up or down to suit each rider’s personal preference. But because this is a time trial helmet, fit is especially important to aerodynamics. That’s why this helmet includes the Turnfit Tilt system, which allows riders to adjust the tilt of the helmet independent of the fit system, allowing an optimal helmet position that matches each rider’s unique position.
To keep things fresh during long training sessions, Lazer includes Aerated X-Static padding, which inhibits bacteria growth on the padding, while thoughtfully placed holes in the padding allow more airflow through the padding. For an additional aerodynamic advantage, while also protecting your vision from road debris, Lazer has designed a panoramic lens which attaches magnetically and integrates seamlessly into the helmet. And there’s another nice bonsus feature: space in the back of the helmet to either hide long hair from the wind or add ice to keep cool during hot races.
Extra speed doesn’t come cheap—though an aero helmet is probably one of the most cost effective ways to go faster, especially compared to new wheels or a bike. The Volante will cost $365 and come in black or white. It comes with an integrated mirror lens, with the option to buy an additional clear lens aftermarket for $30. You’ll have to wait a little bit to get your hands on one of these helmets, though; they won’t ship until November.