LaZer Monaco Window Pure Carbon Helmet
The Lazer Monaco modular helmet has many great features
It is light weight, modular in design, comes with a pin-lock face shield, has a reflective strip located on the back side, and the ventilation is awesome.
May 18, 2015
Very Pleased Overall
Ok, I've spent some time with my Lazer and here are some thoughts:
1. The weight is excellent. Lightest modular I've found.
2. The "transitions-style" shield is outstanding! It doesn't get quite as dark as I'd like, but not having to worry about having a clear shield with you just in case is really great.
3. Pinlock has been seamless. Not real sure if its working, but I can say it hasn't not worked, if you know what I mean.
4. Different/unrecognized brand - get lots of questions from other riders that are and aren't familiar with the brand. Good conversation starter, which I like.
5. The quick release chin strap is excellent, but it makes a traditional d-ring helmet lock useless. I had to mod something similar to the "T" bars you see for sale. Regular "T" bars are too wide to use.
6. Noise level is just ok. About average I'd say. I ride without the included ear pads as I have a sena installed. With the ear pads might be better/quieter but doesn't fit me with them and sena speakers.
7. Size - it definitely runs one size small. I normally wear a L in Shoei and the XL fits me pretty well
8. Price - At the discounted $3XX I bought it for, its a steal. At the msrp, its a fair deal.
9. Customer support - Revzilla is great, but they are the only vendor for this brand in the US. So, if you need something it has to come from them. I have been e-mailing with a rep from Lazer Corporate and he has been very helpful as well.
10. Putting it on and taking it off is still a challenge, but it is getting better. The carbon fiber shell is so stiff that it's hard to stretch the helmet as you put it on, etc. But you would think from a safety perspective that would be a good thing.
11. Airflow is great. I read somewhere that one guy could feel his hair move with the top vents open and that goes for me as well, although the chin vent doesn't do much.
Based on my pre-purchase research and experiences, I'd give it a 9 out of 10 and I fall into the "Very Satisfied" category.
May 18, 2015
Excellent Quality, superb fit,
Super light, Quality construction, plush interior, It did take a day to break in, but the most comfortable I have seen.
It has a super field of view and the auto darken is very quick, still have room for sunglasses but you will find you can leave them in your bag.
This is pre wired for a blue tooth system, and that will connect to your phone, mapping system, or the wife (if you have gotten her a nice helmet too.)
If you have asked yourself if getting the carbon fiber is worth the extra money, just to loose a few ounces, It is night and day my friend.
look to Revzilla for the videos to explain the features, how to open the vents, the ease installing the blue tooth, and enjoy the lightest head gear around.
My head is right on the line between a medium and large on the size chart, went with the large and had a perfect fit.
Riding for 34 years, Goldwing
May 12, 2015
The only helmet you'll ever need.
After ordering a Skorpion, and hating it, I realized that Lazer is the way to go. My first helmet is this exact model, but fiber glass. Fits just the same.
Best part for me is that I have a bluetooth system for my girlfriend and I, and this helmet has velcro pads on the inside for you to put the ear pieces. And the ability to take out the ear pieces gives a slot for your ears to perfectly slip in comfortably. No more squished ears on new helmets!!
The only downside, is that it SUCKS for air flow compared to others. The front has a slot, and the top has a small opening, all with an exhaust port in the back. But, if you just pop your shield up a knotch, it's just the same.
May 8, 2015
The Transition lens is an incredible addition to the helmet, I can still fit a pair of sunglasses on under the helmet for when I take off the helmet.
May 4, 2015
Great helmet. I couldn't be more pleased with my choice.
I've always had a difficult time finding a comfortable helmet. So ordering a fairly expensive helmet online without trying it on took several weeks of meditation before I could pull the trigger on purchasing a LaZer Monaco. I'm so happy I did. Other full face and modular helmets I've tried on either squeezed my cheeks unbearably, or had me feeling like I was supporting a bowling ball on my shoulders. The LaZer does neither. It fits securely, but doesn't cause any discomfort. While I normally wear a small size helmet, I ended up ordering a medium based on reading the other feedback, and this was the right choice. As far as weight, it feels as light as my 3/4 Fulmer, which makes wearing it for extended periods of time no problem. Living in Florida, the vents are very nice and allow great airflow. It's also nice to be able to easily open or slightly crack the shield when sitting or traveling at low speeds. The Lumino shield does a great job replacing the need for sunglasses, and you don't even notice the change in shade as the light varies. Wearing my regular glasses with the helmet are no problem. The pinlock shield works great, and prevents any fogging even in rainy, humid conditions. The only small things I'm adjusting to are the buckle chinstrap. I really like the ease of use of this feature. However, there are times when it feels a bit restrictive around my throat. I'd still choose it over the traditional D rings. Also, getting the helmet on and off is a bit tight. I definitely have to have the chinbar up and remove my glasses to accomplish it, but it is a bit of a squeeze nonetheless. Overwhelmingly, I'm very pleased with the helmet, and the many positive features that make it a great choice.
April 24, 2015
Great Looking Lid
I've used this helmet for about 3 months now and have come to really like it. Pros: High grade construction, great looks that stand out; Transitions face shield works like a charm and much quieter than my old lid. Cons: Narrow fit (a "Pro" for anyone described as a "ferret face"!) but with practice and a size XXL, I've gotten used to it, and definitely lightweight for a full faced helmet. Overall, I'm very pleased and recommend this product.
April 21, 2015
This is a good all around helmet. I installed a Sena blue unit with the clamping mount with no issues. The pin lock shield with the transition lens works well. I normally fit well into a XL helmet but find this one fits a little snug. The only other miner issue I found was my mic boom gets caught up with the flexible wind screen at the bottom of the chin bar when locking the chin bar in place. Other than that I'm quite happy with this helmet and was $350 well spent.
April 20, 2015