Lazer Helmets Dominate 5-STAR Ratings According to Virginia Tech Safety Rating

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Virginia Tech just released its latest testing results for bicycle helmets revealing that Lazer helmets claim the most 5-STAR ratings of any manufacturer tested.

Lazer is on top of the Virginia Tech results

Following an update last year, Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, just released its latest testing results for bicycle helmets, revealing that Lazer helmets claim the most 5-STAR ratings of any manufacturer tested. Lazer helmets are now the top three rated road helmets and the manufacturer also has more 5-STAR rated mountain bike helmets than any other manufacturer.

Following three of its helmets being named to last year’s ratings, two new Lazer models just received the five-star rating, for a total of eight models given the top designation. The company’s new ultralight G1 performance road cycling helmet is now the highest rated ever tested, landing at 9.2 STAR rating by Virginia Tech.    

Lazer’s helmet models now with the 5-STAR ranking include: G1 MIPS, Impala MIPS, Z1 MIPS, Chiru MIPS, Century MIPS, Blade+ MIPS, Cyclone MIPS and Anverz NTA MIPS.

The Virginia Tech impact testing uses the STAR evaluation system to determine the helmet’s ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a cyclist might experience. Virginia Tech recommends the use of any 4- or 5-STAR rated helmet.

Mike Smink, Commercial Director of Lazer Sport: “So recently after its testing update added our helmets to the 5-STAR rating list, Lazer is thrilled to see some of our top new 2020 helmet models now given the highest STAR safety rating from Virginia Tech. From initial design to thorough in-house engineering, testing and development, ultimately safety and comfort in use are our ultimate goals. Now that Lazer is on top of the Virginia Tech results, we feel great satisfaction as a team but also for the safety of our customers.”

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Lazer is the world’s oldest helmet company, having started out making old leather hairnets for Belgian hardmen racing steel bicycles over cobbled farm roads. Lazer’s products are the result of 100 years of experience, passion and dedication. Lazer is always trying to create the perfect mix between design, comfort, safety and technology. This attitude has shaped Lazer into one of the most innovative helmet companies in the world.

Lazer designs bicycle helmets on its home soil in Belgium and markets these products globally, in almost every country, on every continent. Over the years, Lazer teamed up with some of the greatest champions the world has ever seen to create some of the most progressive products ever used! Today we continue the tradition of working with top athletes to create world-class products. Lazer stands for the passion of performance and the joy of riding.

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