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The Lazer Z1 Kineticore comes to market without MIPS

The Lazer Z1 Kineticore comes to market without MIPS

Nearly two years ago Lazer introduced a new kind of angular impact protection to the market. It meant a jettison of brand leader MIPS and a move to a new technology named Kineticore. The first helmet to feature it was the aero focused Lazer Vento Kineticore, but since then Lazer has been slowly integrating it across the full model line. One of the last holdouts was the Lazer Z1 but today the brand changes that. There is now a Lazer Z1 Kineticore and a new contender for the lightweight king in our list of the best road bike helmets.  

Lazer Z1 Kineticore kineticore detail

Kineticore is a shaped directly into the shell of the helmet (Image credit: Josh Ross)

What is Kineticore?

Although MIPS tends to dominate the independent helmet impact protection tests carried out by the Virginia Tech helmet lab, it’s not the only option. Instead, MIPS dominates because the brand offers an easy third party option that any helmet brand has available. In an effort to differentiate, Lazer has gone in a different direction. 

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