Lazer CityZen KinetiCore helmet review - comfortable and safe

The dedicated light mount is cheaper than fully integrating the lights - and gives you a wider range of options

Image shows the Lazer CityZen KinetiCore bike helmet
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lazer CityZen with KinetiCore tech is a solid commuting helmet that represents good value for money. Comfort is good and ventilation is okay - the air flow isn't the best, but for the intensity of commuter riding it was perfectly sufficient. It's highly rated for crash protection, both direct impacts and rotational, though the finish doesn't feel quite as nice as that of some of its (more expensive) competitors.

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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    Smart colour options

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    Big size range

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    Comfortable and good fit

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    Loads of safety tech

Reasons to avoid
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    Venting is limited

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    Safety score is not as high as top end Lazer helmets

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    Looks big on the head

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    Some possible concerns about the shell coming away from the foam

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The Lazer CityZen KinetiCore is the Belgian brand's latest commuter offering and is designed for city cyclists of all stripes.

Whereas the best road cycling helmets prize aerodynamics and the lightest of weights, the focus of the best commuter bike helmets is more on the practical usability aspects - such as comfort, visibility and any neat little extra touches, such as the Lazer CityZen KinetiCore's ability to be locked to your bike with a standard D-Lock. Here's how the new lid stacked up...

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