LaZer Monaco Carbon Helmet
Wanted it badly, purchased it, disappointed - purchased a schuberth, very happy
I really wanted his helmet and did a lot of research. I have a neck injury and wanted a lighter helmet than my RF1100. I wanted a modular also but most modular are even heavier.
- So light for a helmet, let alone a modular
- Photochromatic lens
- Looks - main carbon part of helmet looks beautiful.
- Arrived in 3 days from order - awesome. Return so easy.
- Fit - Use the measure chart for Lazer -- not what you wear now (I'm a Small Shoei. Everyone says go up. Ordered a Medium but I needed a Small)
The bad (for me)
- The plastic modular section felt flimsy and flexy on the hinges
- Thinner padding than Shoei - fit not as comfortable
- Carbon transfers noise. Tap the side and it sounds amplified in the helmet (had the ear pads in). A tinny sound.
- $$$ to replace the photoochromatic lens if scratched
- Opening button is inside chin bar and more awkward with gloves on
- Will have to order visors from Revzilla - only distributer of Lazer
I took it to a shop and did a direct comparison (not riding) with a Schuberth C3 (not the new pro) - also stocked at Revzilla. The Schuberth modular section feels very solid in comparison and easier to open the latch (front of chin bar). It was quieter and although not a featherweight, felt lighter on my head than the RF1100. I needed a helmet asap and couldnt wait for another to ship from Revzilla. Got the C3 for comparable price to the Lazer.
I really did want it but the reality for me wasnt as good as the theory.
On road I'm very happy with the C3.
November 28, 2013
Really great helmet
I wait for 2 months for this helmet. Revzilla deliver it really fast. I'm really happy with it. Really good vision. I hate those helmets with filters inside and this helmet with the photochromic faceshield works great!!. Love the look. Anti fog system is good. I Love The Helmet!!!
November 5, 2013
Expensive, yet fair value
Little snug in the cheeks for me which leads me to say it is best suited for a narrow head shape. Weight, flip front, and visor are great. Little difficult to dof and don eyeglasses and the glasses don't fit quite right when I get them on. Love the strap system.
October 28, 2013
blasting thru TX on TR3 touring
Waited 3-months for its re-arrival. Pulled it out of the box, wrapped in a red liner bag, stickers and lens falling everywhere. The excitement built as I flipped the face shield up. Pulled the helmet over my head, strapped it down after a couple of adjustments and walked around to understand the "feel." Then put it up to wait for the right day. Turns out the lightly raining, windy and cold day, that was my birthday, turned out to be the LaZers maiden voyage. The fit was perfect, lens changed on instinct to met the glare of the clouds and part sun. A big smile was hidden under the face shield until I het 25 mph. WIND noise. The helmet could have had a perfect voyage if not for the wind. A noise that I sure would stifle the radio kit that would come with it (not sure because I afraid to part with the cash.) After 100 miles, and adjusting the airflow life was good with the lazed,
October 14, 2013
I totally enjoy the photochromic self darkening face shield. No need for sun glasses and the face shield lightens and darkens quickly. No problems seeing at night. My first time with pin lock anti fog. I can't even create the slightest fog in 50 degree weather on the inside even if I breathe heavily on it. The fit and finish is top shelf and the carbon fiber look is in a class of it's own. I ride behind a wind screen so noise is about the same as other helmets for me. Good air flow on the top vents.
cons: The first time I removed my helmet a small rubber trim piece dropped to the ground. The second time I lost it :( It's only a small protector piece of trim for a sharp corner but, nothing should fall off a helmet in this price range. The communication system that the helmet is pre wired for has bad reviews and is not acceptably compatible with my needs.
I truly can't detect any air flow differences in the lower chin vent? No user directions to tell the on or off position and without taking the vent apart there is no way of seeing if left or right is on or off???
September 30, 2013
A very nice helmet.
The Lazer Monaco Carbon is simply a nice helmet. Its very light, the finish is very easy on the eyes, the shield is something all helmet makers should go to. I have a Schuberth S2, so I have the best of both worlds, a full face and a modular. Im a happy customer.
July 29, 2013
Wife tried 2 other helmets that did not work for her. This helmets is the one she is happy with.Vary light weight.
July 22, 2013
After communicating with Revzilla regarding modular helmet fit, and knowing that the Schuberth C3 Pro would probably not work with my long oval head (size 59.5), and ruling out the Nolan N104 based on weight I decided to go with the Monaco Carbon.
I usually can wear an Arai, long oval style helmet, and the X-Lite which is no longer available in this country, but is a perfect fit for me.
Bought a Bell Revolver but it is heavy and has a more round profile.
Went riding for an hour with the Lazer Monaco yesterday and certainly the fit may be a little tight, probably due to the carbon fiber construction, but there were no forehead hot spots. Noise is average, but I plan on adding the Lazer Link when it becomes available. Venting/airflow was good through the top vent (behind a windshield).
Overall, very pleased and it is now my helmet of choice for touring (typically 3000-5000 mile trips).
July 10, 2013