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LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
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The LaZer Monaco Carbon is approximately 1,500 grams of pure lightness in carbon fiber, making this one of the lightest modular helmets in the world. Monaco Helmets include the breakthrough Pinlock equipped Lumino Photochromic faceshield, this helmet sets the new standard for rider comfort. 

Shell:

  • Pure carbon fiber shell construction
  • Weighs approximately 1515 grams in size Large 

Safety:

  • Double homologation, full-face and open face
  • Micrometric buckle
  • 3 reflective zones (3M Scotchlite)
  • Rear reflector (3M Scotchlite)
  • EPS - optimized upper insert protection

Interior:

  • Interior is 100% removable and washable
  • Morpho System Plus (cheeks and head pads available in multiple sizes)
  • Dri-Lex® interior - Aegis™with antimicrobial treatment
  • Flexible removable nose deflector
  • Flexible removable chin curtain
  • Removable noise reduction pads
  • Acoustic collar for noise reduction

Other Features:

  • Lumino photochromic Pinlock faceshield & pinlock lens included
  • Quarter-turn faceshield screw attachment
  • Multi compressible tubular visor seal
  • Ventilation Full Air System (FAS)
  • Chin bar features easy one-hand opening system 
  • Specific helmet bag
  • 5 year warranty (2 years by default + 3 years after registration)

Note: Helmet ships with Lumino photochromatic face shield.

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LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet 4.3 5 23 23
Great overall Carbon Helmet Pros: Very comfy. Transition lens works great. Modular feature is great in stop and go traffic. Air flow is great, Venturi effect actually sends cool air in even when outside temp is in the 90s. Rare, 10 people at a bike night WON'T have this helmet. Don't have to change shield between day and night. Will not fog up! Pre-wired for internal bluetooth system. Price is great because of 4 things.(Modular, Carbon, Pin lock, Transition Lens, ratchet strap) Cons: Lack of D-ring or other way to secure helmet to bike when not riding. Noise level is good with ear pads installed but once removed to add speakers or more space, noise level goes up. Feels nice when wearing but Icon Aiframe/Alliance fit me better. Consider ICON Carbon. Bluetooth system has bad reviews. Consider aftermarket bluetooth. August 26, 2014
Excellent helmet To begin, this is the second Monaco I have owned. I have a lot of time/miles with this bucket on my melon, and therefore believe there isn't much about this helmet I'm not intimately familiar with. Why my second Monaco, you ask? My bad...I dropped the first one and compromised the crown. The first one was the Pure Glass version, while this time I went with the Pure Carbon. The fact that I bought the same helmet as a replacement speaks volumes. Fact is, I ordered a different helmet (RPHA Max) just to try something new. I tried it on and played around with the various features, sent it back because the shape was wrong for me and the sun visor was distorted, and ordered another Monaco. Surprisingly, there isn't a largely noticible difference in the weight between the Glass and Carbon versions. Sure, the carbon looks great but I don't really notice the weight difference while I'm riding. Only you can decide if the difference in appearance justifies the difference in cost. In point of fact, my Pure Glass version was the ECE rated model, not the DOT and on the scale, the ECE Glass was about forty grams lighter than the DOT Carbon. You read that right; lighter, not heavier. I realize that's not an apples to apples comparison, but it sure makes me wonder just what the difference is between the ECE and DOT versions. Anyway...as many reviewers note, the fit is tight at the bottom of the helmet. My advice is, don't send it back if it's a bit tight. I can tell you from experience, the shell eventually conforms to your head. Initially i had to pull out on the chin straps to open the bottom of the helmet while putting it on. The more you wear it, the more it opens up. By the time I replaced my old one, I hardly had to pull the straps outward at all. Ride with a fish face for a few weeks, then enjoy a helmet that fits you like it is supposed to. Remember, folks, a helmet is supposed to be a little tight in order to do its job correctly. A loose helmet is an almost useless helmet. The upper vent moves more air than any other helmet on the market that I'm aware of (I haven't ridden in the Shoei GT-Air; maybe it's better, but I doubt it.) I can seriously feel my hair move when riding with the upper vent all the way open. As with just about every helmet, the lower vent is only effective if you're riding a naked bike. Put any kind of wind screen in front of you and it takes the airflow off the bottom half (at least) of your helmet. Put this helmet in open air, though, and the bottom vent moves air up the front of the face shield very nicely. Overall, excellent ventilation. Speaking of that face shield..in my opinion, it is the face shield perfected. It is optically 100% correct. Zero, and I very seriously mean zero distortion. This is one of my biggest sticking points with some manufacturers. I hate, detest, abhor, and otherwise strongly dislike distorted face shields. This one is not only crystal clear, it transitions from clear to dark in seconds. The darkness of the shield depends on the amount of UV hitting it. In my opinion, it is plenty dark and, for my vision, adjusts perfectly to the right degree of darkness. I never wear sunglasses with this helmet, I don't have to flip down a sun shield that adds weight and bulk to my helmet, and I no longer have to carry an extra face shield on my bike to change out when the sun goes down. The interior of the helmet is plenty comfortable. Not as plush as a Shoei or Schuberth, but certainly not sparse or rough, either. On a scale of bad to excellent, I'd give it a very good. It has pockets for speakers, but what I really like is that it comes with velcro padded inserts that fill the speaker pockets and provide an extra level of sound insulation. I use a Sena SMH-10 bluetooth communicator with ear buds. Very comfortable with the speaker pocket inserts installed. As far as helmet noise, this is a pretty quiet helmet, particularly for a modular. It isn't as quiet as a C3, but it will more than hold its own with any other modular. Its very quiet up to about 50 MPH, then some sound builds. It's as quiet as any of my full face helmets with the exception of my Shoei Qwest. The fit and finish are all excellent. The flip up face latches with authority to metal (not plastic) pins. The paint on my Pure Carbon Window is stunning. The chin strap is a latching type, not a D ring. The padding could extend a little further, but I find that true of many helmets. There is no snap or magnet for holding the loose end of the strap, but it will tuck up into a pocket where the chin strap meets the helmet. All told, I really like this helmet. It is well made (I haven't experienced any kind of breakage or malfunction), but should you ever need to replace a part Revzilla carries most of the helmet parts in stock. Personally, I'm a big fan of the minimalist approach of this helmet. Exhaust vents are always open (no switches or sliders to mess with or break), no fighter pilot-style flip down sun visor to add weight and bulk (and distortion), both upper and lower vents are super easy to find and manipulate with gloved hands. It comes with a pinlock shield, which seems to now be industry standard. I docked it one star because it is pre-wired for a proprietary bluetooth system than every review I've read said is basically junk. That's added, unnecessary weight as far as I'm concerned. Also, for five full stars it would need to rival Shoei and Schuberth for interior plushness, and it would need some sort of retention for the loose end of the chin strap. Otherwise, I don't have a bad thing to say about the Monaco and I sure wouldn't have bought a second one if I wasn't truly happy and impressed with it. August 4, 2014
Wow A home run from a rookie company. This is a very light helmet and very comfortable. The photochromic shield that darkens in the sun gives you an easier way to ride without glare and having only one shield gives you better, clearer vision. The pinlock anti fog layer does a great job. The ventilation is the best I've had and it makes for a Summer helmet that doesn't cook your head. It's quiet enough, maybe not quite as quiet as my Schuberth C3pro but you're going to wear earplugs anyway, right? One important thing, it you don't have a narrow head, you MUST upsize. I've been XL on all my other helmets but had to return the Lazer XL for an XXL. I'm really liking this helmet. For the warmer days, it's now my helmet of choice over the C3pro. July 4, 2014
Good quality Size wise I am a medium in every helmet I have purchased. So after reading the reviews for this one I went up a size to large. And it was the right call. It is still a pain in the rear to get it off but when it's on it is far lighter and more comfy then my Nolan 104. A bit loud even when closed. So I up graded my sena to ear plug speakers. Makes a world of difference. July 1, 2014
Best helmet in 20+ years Peripheral vision & cooling the best I've experienced in 20+ years. Light! Light! I had to purchase thinner cheek pads to avoid painful removal of helmet Noisy - but worth living with - considering air plugs! May 12, 2014
Extremely light modular with enough features to justify the price Let me start by saying in the 29 years I have been riding, this is the first helmet I purchased that cost more than $200. I tend to look at safety ratings over brand names and have had no problem wearing a helmet from Z1R or SparX. That being said, I love my LaZer Monaco. I recently moved and wore an open-face helmet while waiting for the rest of my stuff to arrive. I prefer a full face but have to show ID when going to work, so a modular is a perfect fit. Not wanting to buy a new helmet that is heavier than my existing ones, the Monaco jumped to the top of the list. I get the added benefit of a flip-up AND it's lighter, but that's not all. You might question rating Bang for the Buck as Good on a helmet with this price tag, but look at everything you're getting. The photochromatic faceshield works great and negates the need for an internal sun visor (and the extra weight one would bring). The pinlock lens means no problems with fogging, ever, and both of these are included. Moving on with the review, the Window paint and graphics look sharp. The helmet is a good fit for my new sport touring bike. The Monaco is comfortable and the fit is normal except for the cheek pads. I measured carefully and purchased a Medium, but even with the chin bar up, the helmet was a little too tight in that area only. I rode a few hundred miles to account for break-in, but ended up swapping to the Large cheek-pads (which are actually smaller than the Medium). Now the helmet fits me perfectly. The airflow from the top vents can be felt instantly through the mesh liner. The helmet is quieter than the one it replaced. With no internal sun visor or glasses, the photochromatic faceshield seems to disappear and sometimes it feels like you're wearing a half-helmet with no faceshield at all. I am very pleased with this helmet and the only thing I would change is the micrometric buckle. I don't have any issues with the micrometric buckle on the Monaco, but it's not my style. Call me old fashioned, but I just prefer D-rings. May 1, 2014
Nice, light helmets, but one gliche Wife bought it and so did I. We ride 2-up. My plastic visor works fine partly open, as I am closer to the windscreen, but hers keeps popping up. Won't stay at any of the in-between notches except for fully closed or fully open. Disappointing for her. Scott Williams Yamaha Super Tenere April 22, 2014
Love my new helmet- No more heavy head! I have only worn this helmet twice, so it isn't even broken in yet, but already I love it. It is very light and doesn't make my neck tired as my old full face did. It is a sleek looking helmet . I added some girly cling decals to mine and it looks awesome! The fit is quite snug. I measured a small, so I ordered a small to start. The head fits me perfectly, however the cheek/jaw area is super tight. Not so much that I get a headache though, so I am waiting to see if the pads break in. If not, I will order some M cheek pads. Nice airflow. The transitions visor is great. Better than the 2 year old one I have on my old helmet. The latch is easy to open and close. Because it fits so snugly with my ears in the perfect place, the noise level is lower than what I was used to. I do wear earplugs and have the Sena Bluetooth in my helmet, and had to turn down the volume from what I usually would have it at in my old full face helmet. The only thing it doesn't have that I would like is the easy-off visor, just because it's easier for cleaning. But with the transitions visor, you never have to switch so it's not a big issue. March 31, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Albert K I: The carbon fiber, modular, and most important the high reviews on the photochromic shield. Aug 9, 2014
Cedric B: Super lightweight, carbon fiber strength, photo chromatic shield, and retro black/white color for visibility and style. Aug 7, 2014
Alberto B: I wear glasses most of the time because contacts irritate me. I have transition glasses but they don't transition with other helmets because of the UV protection on the shields. I have other modular helmets that are heavy and loud. This seems like a good lightweight option for me. Aug 7, 2014
Joel Q: Super features !! Photo reactive shield , modular Ultra light weight !! AND Looks Groovey !! Jul 30, 2014
Chris P: This is my second Monaco. The first one is being replaced after 17 months of use because of a drop. I strayed and checked out an RPHA Max, but the shape doesn't fit my head shape, and I had some other issues (see my review of the RPHA Max). My only two knocks on the Monaco is that it is a little loud at highway speeds (ear buds take care of that,) and there is no snap or retention for the loose end of the chin strap. Otherwise, it rocks and is my personal favorite. Jul 17, 2014
Tarou N: Its cool! Jun 13, 2014
William M: I liked the video information about this helmet. The Hi-Viz was out of stock and I'm getting my bike in two days so I went with the brightest one I could find from LaZer (which actually matches the color on the bike). May 21, 2014
T H: light weight May 13, 2014
Carl S: weight Feb 17, 2014
Joe T: Solar shield is great! Light weight! Small profile! Chin room proved to be insufficient and had to sell helmet. Feb 3, 2014
Robin B: Lightweight helmet. Has eliminated neck pain on half day rides. Also love the accessories and it Looks awesome! Jan 30, 2014
Hayden C H: The lightest helmet let alone being modular Jan 11, 2014
Paul T: lightweight carbon fiber modular helmet,nice graphics but its to bad someone doesn't make them for the race track!!! Oct 8, 2013
Wayne C: Weight. And pin lock with screen tat changes. Oct 2, 2013
Jacqueline S: It's a light and modular helmet. Aug 14, 2013
Douglas Z: Love the looks of this helmet. Super light weight, photochromic lens, Pinlock, modular, pure carbon, under 3.5 lbs. Did I say light weight?? What's not to like. Aug 13, 2013
A shopper asked: I measured my head as instructed and got a 58cm. Im in between a Medium and Large and looking to get the Window Pure Carbon. Im getting conflicting opinions on which to get as the reviews have said they run small and I should get the large but I don't want to get the large and be left with a helmet that could have a better snug fit. Would appreciate your help on this. Need to be certain and dont want to go through bringing the helmet back for a replace as I live outside the US. Do I get a Large or Medium? Dec 18, 2013
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Frank M: Regarding your sizing question for the Lazer Pure Carbon Monaco helmet. I have an oval to round shaped crown that measures 561/2 cm. I also have a square jaw and wide cheekbones, making my face more square or round rather than long. The Lazer size chart says S is 55-56 and M is 57-58.

I bought the Medium and substituted the thinnest cheek pads to accommodate my jaw/cheeks. It fits snugly enough around the crown and chin and does not slip or move at high speeds. If I had bought the Small, the fit around the crown would have been fine, but I would have had difficulty spreading the sides to get it on and off.

I bought mine last winter. I like the helmet. I'm sure there are more reviews available to read than last winter. Pay attention to how they say head and face shape affect the fit.

Best of luck'
Frank
Dec 19, 2013
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Tracy D M: All the helmets have the same exterior shell. It is the padding that makes the size differences.

The helmet fits small so I would recommend getting the larger size.

I'm normally an extra small size, but the revzilla team said I should get the small helmet. It is very snug, so I ordered the medium sized cheek pads for around $30. Now the helmet fits perfectly.
Dec 18, 2013
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Gavin R: I got the medium and for reference I also have a medium aria. The fit is similar, in my opinion, but the lazer Monaco does have a few pressure points I have not experienced with other helmets. The main points are at the jawbone where the straps run into the helmet. It has improved with wear but is still noticeable. Hope that helps a little. Dec 21, 2013
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Darlene R: To A Shopper:
I also measured in between medium and Large. I chose the large and have not had a problem....actually it fit so well. Remember you can change out the pads inside, which I have not done...this helmet is awesome as is!
Dec 18, 2013
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Michael H: Mine fits properly per the measurement guide. Word of advice...go up a size (or two) on the cheek pads. The original cheek pads pressed so hard on my cheeks that I couldn't wear the helmet without extreme discomfort. Dec 20, 2013
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Robert C: My head measured 57 cm and I got a medium LaZer Monaco Pure Carbon Helmet. The helmet fit fine on my head but is very snug on my cheeks. I am keeping the medium and hope the cheek pads will eventually loosen up. Dec 19, 2013
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Steven M: Get the larger size. Trust me they run a bit small. They also have the changeable pads but I doubt that you will need them. I wear the large and it is snug to the point of not moving at all but not tight. Dec 18, 2013
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Frank R: I measured at a small and it fit in the crown correctly but the cheek pads were very tight. I replaced the cheek pads with the medium size pads and all is well. Dec 27, 2013
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Jacqueline S: I think you should buy the large one because because these helmets are small fit. Feb 4, 2014
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Jacqueline S: You shouldn't but medium, but the large one. These helmets are narrow. Feb 1, 2014
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Jacqueline S: You should but the large one. I bougth medium but it is tied Feb 1, 2014
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Thomas L: Definitely the large! Dec 18, 2013
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Thomas L: Definitely the large! Dec 18, 2013
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Nick W asked: Couple of questions:

shape. Shoei RF1100 fits me great - as does Neotec (small). Aria helmets don't. Is the shape of the Lazer similar to shoei in shape?

Visors - do you carry them in stock?

Modular: can you ride with chin/visor up or is it strictly for talking/eating etc.

Thanks
Nov 7, 2013
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Steven M: I would say shape is more oval similar to Shoei. The Lazer has much thinner padding though. lazer is also a tight fitting helmet. order to the larger size.
The chin bar can be up while riding but at speed will be effected by wind pushing your head back. Lazer also builds in a breakaway device in case of a crash with the chin bar up it will flip all the way back.
It is a great helmet once you get accustom to it.
Nov 14, 2013
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Feargus O: I have not tried on the Shoei RF 1100, but webBikeWorld rates both the Shoei RF 1100 and the LaZer Monaco as both being neutral in shape. I have had the Nolan n104 and n90, and the Zox Gennesis and it is similar in shape to these helmets. My head size is 59 cm which is supposed to be a size Large in the LaZer Monaco. It was painfully small for me. I sent it back and got an extra-large and it fits well. It is very tight to put on initially, but it has gotten easier with use. I love the light weight and the amount of air that it flows. It can be ridden with the chin bar either up or down. Nov 15, 2013
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Darlene R: Shape: I know that this helmet fits better than any other Helmets I have tried or owned. It is light and the air noise or wind turbulence is minimal.

Visor: Awesome...I love it. Changes from Clear to Dark so quietly....gee I hope I don't need to replace.

Modular: I ride all the time with the Chin/Visor up (as I live 6 mos. in FLA), it does not pull my head back with the wind. The Modular flips up easily and returns to a full face with a nice click.

I bought this helmet for my Solo cross country, it was the best investment.
Nov 14, 2013
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David K: I wore shoei modular helmets for years.
Get exact size for your head, can be adjusted with larger sized cheek pads.
Tight fit to start but, like most helmets has a bit of give a wearing, then gets comfortable.
Can ride with visor up, I do in heavy traffic on hot day, much quieter with
visor down
Nov 14, 2013
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Gene M: Do not know about comparison in fit. Later is relatively noisy. Much more so than my Nolan's have been light weight is nice but a trade off with the noise. I do not ride with chin bar up...only with visor up. Nov 14, 2013
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Nick W: The chromo visor sounds great - has me thinking the Monaco over the C3 & Neotec.
BUT... $140 replacement lens.
How easy does the lens scratch? I've used the reflective lenses on Shoei before but they do scratch up easy.
Thanks for the advice to date.
Nov 14, 2013
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Nick W: Based on specs & your feedback I ordered one. Thanks everyone Nov 19, 2013
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keith c asked: Hello, was wondering do you have to open the face to put the helmet on? Mar 8, 2014
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Frank R: You don't *have* to, but it is difficult for me to get it on without opening it. It is much easier with the chin bar open. I have the carbon in size small, the helmet seems pretty stiff. Spreading it enough to get my head in is tough. Mar 10, 2014
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Frank M: You don't have to, but if you do open the face, it is easier to spread the sides to get it over your ears, cheekbones and/or jaw if they are wide like mine. Mar 9, 2014
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Dave O: Yes, I do not think anyone could put it on otherwise. It's very tight but once its on the fit is very good.
jr
Mar 8, 2014
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STEPHEN B: If you mean "open the clear face shield", the answer is no. If you mean "open the chin guard" the answer is yes. Mar 8, 2014
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Robert M: Personally, I do because it makes it easier. But I have put it on with the lid closed. Mar 8, 2014
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Joel B: yes, and the helemt ran small. cool looking, but way too tight. good luck. Mar 8, 2014
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Daniel W: When putting mine on I had to open the face to get on and off. Mar 8, 2014
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Michael C: You have to if you like to keep your nose where it is! Jul 29, 2014
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John T: Yes. There's no way to get it on with the lid closed. Mar 11, 2014
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Jacqueline S: Yes the face has to be opened. May 15, 2014
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Jacqueline S: Yes you have to open the face. Mar 8, 2014
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Jacqueline S: Yes you have to open the face Jun 30, 2014
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David K: Like all modular Helmets, Yes Mar 9, 2014
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Steven M: yes you do. its a snug fit. Mar 8, 2014
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Jerry B asked: Please explain the chin vent lever positions. Can't figure it out. Can't tell the difference between the three positions. Help? Jul 26, 2014
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Stephanie B: Middle is closed. Both right and left are open. Don't think it matters which. Jul 28, 2014
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Susan P H: Centre is off or no air . Left or right vents air through. Jul 26, 2014
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David K: centre position is closed Jul 26, 2014
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Susan P H: Centre is closed Jul 26, 2014
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David H: Middle is "intermediate" open. I just tested this with a can of Dust-off. .. if the helmet is facing you on the table, putting the lever all the way to the right seems to put more air into the helmet. It would be nice if the company would be a little clearer on this! :) Jul 26, 2014
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Jerry B: Can you please ask Lazer next week? You are, the, exclusive distributors for Lazer and they should let you know. I tried contacting them when I first purchased the helmet from you, but got no response. Jul 26, 2014
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STEPHEN B: I have not a clue either! I have tried (not very seriously) to figure it out at speed but I can't distinguish any difference. The top vent is great though -- better since I shaved my head. Jul 26, 2014
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Chris P: The center position is closed. Either of the other two positions is open. There is no difference between opening the vent to the left or right. Jul 26, 2014
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Michael C: This to me is the only weakness in the helmet, poor chin venting Jul 29, 2014
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David H: At least the top vent is clearly "open" if you push it back :) Jul 26, 2014
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David H: The three positions are open, middle, closed. Hope that helps! Jul 26, 2014
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Jerry B: Doesn't help. Left to right? Right to left? What the heck does middle mean? Jul 26, 2014
Cedric B asked: I love the photochomatic shield BUT the helmet instructions say that it should not be used at night. This seems to defeat the point: based on these instructions if you're riding somewhere during sunlight hours with the photochromatic shield, and then ride back after dark you are supposed to remove the photochromatic shield and put a regular shield?!? Can someone explain why there may be issues with using it at night? If you have experience please share it. Jul 27, 2014
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Michael C: Not an issue in the slightest, the visor is virtually clear at night. It's probably a legal requirement in some country or other.

On a side note, after lots and lots of Km thus is the first helmet that I still love once the euphoria of buying has died away. It is a very good helmet.

Mick
Jul 29, 2014
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Tracy D M: I found no need to change the shield at night. It will automatically lighten in the dark. The transition isn't instantaneous so they probably put that statement in as a disclaimer (?).

I find the transition works perfectly and I will never go back to a non photochromic face shield.
Jul 29, 2014
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Feargus O: Because it is photochromatic, it turns dark in sunlight and clear when the sun goes down. There will be no trouble using it at night. For me, it was not dark enough during the day. Using sunglasses and the photochromatic shield was too dark, so I switched to a clear shield and sunglasses. Jul 30, 2014
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Nicolo H: I've used it at night and even with rain with no issues. The shield turns clear when there is no sunlight. Jul 29, 2014
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Carl S: I don't have a problem riding with it after dark. Jul 29, 2014
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Cedric B: Thank you all. My concern was that there may be undesired visual effects with the shield at night (when crossing a car's headlights for example) but it seems you guys have all been using the helmet with its photochromatic shield at night without any problems. Thanks! Jul 30, 2014
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Paul T: i haven't had a problem with it and ride at night. maybe the high beams from oncoming traffic might turn the shield dark, but i haven't . i hope this helps you Aug 2, 2014
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George D: I can't see why the shield would change at night,, after all the sun isn't out; is bit ????
Glen Dupuy
Ontario , Canada
Aug 2, 2014
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George D: I can't see why the shield would change at night,, after all the sun isn't out; is bit ????
Glen Dupuy
Ontario , Canada
Jul 29, 2014
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Cedric B: I agree with you; I am just trying to understand why the manufacturer puts such a restrictions in the product manual. The only thing I can think of is undesired darkening of the shield when crossing path with a car's high-beams. Jul 30, 2014
A shopper asked: Have the SMH10 with universal microphone kit and was wondering about which helmet would be better. I am considering this helmet, the HJC RPHA MAX or the Lazer Monaco carbon. Any help or advice that you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Which helmet
does the SMH10 fit better?
May 1, 2014
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Rusty A: I have the SMH10 in a LaZar Monaco. It *does* take a bit of tweaking/fuss to get it mounted in the perfect position (where it fits, but won't interfere with the flip-up). Perhaps 30 minutes instead of the usual 10-15.

That being said, it's well worth it. The Monaco can be slightly noisier than other helmets at freeway speeds, but it is far and away the best helmet I've ever owned - and I've owned a LOT of high end helmets... RF700-1000, Neotec, Schuberth, etc. It may be lighter than the 1pc helmets I've owned and the auto-darkening shield is worth it's weight in gold - no need to carry hard-to-pack space-wasting extra shields, no time wasted changing shields 2-3 times a day, etc.
Get the Monaco. As long as it fits your head, you won't be sorry.
Good luck!
May 1, 2014
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Thomas L: I have the cardo G9 which fits well...i would recommend the newer cardo g9 which has better mounting options and also allows you to use your own ear buds which GREATLY improves sound quality. .
But I would recommend the lazer above all...extremely light and guiet..
May 1, 2014
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Thomas L: I have the cardo G9 which fits well...i would recommend the newer cardo g9 which has better mounting options and also allows you to use your own ear buds which GREATLY improves sound quality. .
May 1, 2014
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Darlene R: Sorry I can not help with this question! But, I love my Lazer! May 4, 2014
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Frank M: Don't have a microphone. Sorry I can't be any help. May 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I currently have the Lazar Monaco and like most everything about it other than...... when I'm in the tucked position the top of the helmet above the visor is starting to get into my line of sight. Is there a modular or other helmet with a "higher" line of sight? Mar 30, 2014
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Michael C: The Monaco is the lightest I have tried but if you are tucked up it's more likely that you are not at touring pace. I suggest that no modular that I have tried are really built for tucked in but more an upright position. Suggest a full face for those rides.
One last thing, I have heard but not experienced except for in the shop that the opening in the bell helmets are bigger but the revolver is much heavier.
Hope thus helps
Mick
Mar 30, 2014
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Stephanie B: Are you wearing it correctly? I found that to be the case for me, until my husband pointed out that I was wearing it tilted too low in front. The nose piece should be inline with your nose. If it isn't, that may be your problem. It was for me. Now I have no line of sight issues. Otherwise it may be too large in the head if it sits too low. Mar 31, 2014
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Paul T: I think what you need to do is try on another helmet and sit on the bike in a tuck position and see for yourself.. when Im riding with winter gear my jacket collar pushes up the back of the helmet and makes the front of the helmet come down to my eyebrow.. I also have a HJC and its the same... I hope this helps!!! Mar 31, 2014
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George D: I have not worn it yet----that's my answer,, it was winter when I bought it and it's still winter in eastern Canada..
GGD.......................
Mar 30, 2014
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Robert M: I have a friend that likes the Shori Qweat or you might like the RF1200. Good Luck Mar 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm interested in the Lazer Monaco all carbon - maybe the window. On the Lazer website they indicate reflective zones with reflective glass beads. Does the all carbon window have these? They also show an all white version of the all carbon. I like the idea of the all carbon but I'd like high visibility. What do you recommend?
bob
May 29, 2014
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Feargus O: I have the Window Pure Carbon. It has a red reflector on the back of the helmet to help with visibility. I also like the white for the same reason. It is a very light helmet. I do not have the neck/back pain that I had with my previous Nolan helmets. I have ridden in very hard rains and it did not leak, again unlike my Nolan helmets. It flows a lot of air which is much appreciated in humid Florida where I live. May 30, 2014
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john O: The only all white version I know does not appear to be carbon. The all carbon helmet pictured, with the black stripe down the middle is very noticeable, and stylish, too, especially with the photo-chromatic shield. That shield works great, by the way.

Please note that the helmet runs very small. I normally wear a large, but the extra large Monaco barely fits me.
May 29, 2014
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George D: This helmut has great vusibilty..its right at tge top of my list of helmuts..I now have 7 as of yoday gettingva Pista GP carbon fiber AGV.mI has to ssy though the helmut i wear most is my Laser...
g.g.dupuy
burlington.ontario
Canada
May 29, 2014
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Robert M: I don't remember what the reflective was. The helmet was awesome. Loved it.
May 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with recessed areas where you can insert bluetooth speakers (similar to the Neotec) so they don't press on your ears? Mar 11, 2013
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RevZilla: Yes, the LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet has speaker cutouts to accommodate bluetooth communication speakers. The cutouts are covered by noise reduction pads that are held in place with velcro. Simply remove the pads and install the speakers. Then you can rock out to Journey. Mar 13, 2013
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inkydinkyspider: recessed around ears for in helmet speakers with extra pads for those that don't use helmet speakers. Mar 31, 2013
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LaZer Monaco & MX8 Helmet Sizing

Size Measurement (cm)
2XS 51-52
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Carbon/Metallic White/Gold / LG 875054 5414331377055 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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