LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
Nice, light modular helmet. It feels good while riding and provides good wind/noise protection. It does, however, seem to run a bit small, so keep that in mind when ordering.
March 25, 2015
Awesome Modular Helmet
I originally ordered a size medium but after trying it on for about 30mins I could not wait to take it off, it was painfully tight. Returned it for a large and the fit was much better, still very tight but nothing like before.
I researched modular helmets for awhile before gettingthis and came to the conclusion that for mem unless I was going to spend huge dollars on something like a Schuberth, that this is probably the best modular I found out there, especially on the sale price. Super light Carbon shell with all these features for that price, seems like an awesome deal.
I was a little worried about the transitions face shield after a friend told me how his eyeglasses with transitions didn't work so great and that he wouldn't recommend getting them. However the first ride out in the sun it was great and worked perfectly. I didn't realize how dark the visor got until I lifted it up at stop light. It makes me wish all helmets had this and wonder why they don't.
The strap buckle works decently but is little big and can feel it there on my chin and rubbing on jacket collar. A normal d-ring wouldn't get in the way like that. Still that's not really a deal breaker or anything.
The only real issue I have is the visor has an issue staying all the way open. It is easy to shake my head and then have the visor close. I didn't notice it at first until after I put pinlock in and wore the helmet. So I don't know if something got jacked up doing that. I can't see anything out of shape, but it also appears the visor doesn't completely sit against the lower seal either. I will have to check it out more to see if I did something or what is going on with it.
March 16, 2015
Comfortable, light weight and feels safe.
The only trouble I have is that I need to move the chin-protector up to wear/take off the helmet.
March 9, 2015
Great lightweight touring choice
I was looking to get a good modular helmet for touring, one that preferably had a carbon or partial carbon shell construction to go with my ride. The Lazer Monaco really fit the bill, was on sale and had a plethora of positive reviews. Easy pick in my book.
It didn't disappoint, and is my current go-to lid. Extremely light for a modular, or any helmet for that matter, with good air flow and not as noisy as I thought it would be. Tight in the cheek and ear area, but broke in after a few rides. Still best to go a size up if between sizes. Nice design on this particular Window graphic model, though the shell size may be a bit big looking on a smaller rider. Durable and made of premium materials throughout, but one nitpick is the rubber seal above the brow has started to peel off a bit because the shield rubs against it when opening and closing. Did a little DIY with rubber cement and fixed that minor issue in a jiff.
The best feature of this helmet is hands-down the photochromic lens. I honestly don't want to purchase another helmet that doesn't have this feature after experiencing it. I've been spoiled. All in all, this is one of the best deals for a modular out there and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for one.
March 4, 2015
I've now out a little over 1500 miles in this helmet and am able to review in certainty. The top padding is inadequate and I have to wear a skull cap or it starts to hurt after a very short time. The shield is AMAZING and PERFECT! The placement of the ear cutouts is a bit forward and tends to tug on my ears. The trigger to release the flip up is very cheaply designed and already is becoming difficult to press the button far enough to release. The aerodynamics are fantastic. I can turn for a headcheck at 100 no problem. Overall, I am satisfied but would never pay full retail due to the minor nuances
February 23, 2015
I love the transition lens.
The fit of the helmet feels great. This is just what I was looking for in a helmet. The price of the helmet was worth it. The transition lens is great tried it out the day I got it works great. I love the helmet
February 23, 2015
Lots of Bang for the Buck - does run tight
The Lazer is tight - My Scorpion and HJC run a little larger when new for the same equivalent sizing. When I first put it on - thought I was going to get a headache (my check bones touch) gradually fitting better. Unless careful my ears get boxed.
1. Size runs tight (have high cheek bones)
2. View great- the chromo lenses works wonders
3. Glasses fit no problem
4. Lazer bluetooth install (ok) could be better (very tinny) boom needs better mount point)
February 16, 2015
Excellent touring choice....
Magical tinted screen that is completely fog free with the insert, this is a true all conditions helmet. Extemely light and with the best ventilation I've experienced in a helmet it almost feels like you are going without. Initial quality exceeds my Shoei. Only downside is that it is a bit noisy but as we should all use earplugs or com system not really an issue.
February 11, 2015