Two for Tuesday: Suomy & Lezyne
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We thought we had seen a lot of vents in a helmet, but the Suomy Timeless would make a block of Swiss cheese jealous with its airy 35 vents. The copious vents also contribute to a low weight: A size medium weighs a feathery 23 0 grams. But this helmet isn’t just vents and low weight, it features some innovative features like a Smart Strap, which has shock absorbers built in to reduce the energy reaching your head in the event of a crash. Bike helmets can get pretty funky after wicking away all that sweat. Luckily Suomy’s padding and straps are anti-bacteria treated to keep odors at bay. But we haven’t gotten to the best part. The Timeless costs just $115—far less than we would expect for a lid with these kinds of specs. Suomy helmets run a little small, so consider choosing a size up. $115; 230g; suomysport.com
LEZYNE KTV PRO SMART PAIR
With its KTV Pro Smart Pair lights, Lezyne wants to make riding with lights, and the safety they bring, as simple as possible. Featuring Smart Connect wireless technology, these lights pair with the companion LED Ally phone app, which lets you check battery life and customize up to four modes, including different flashing patterns. Once the front and rear lights are paired on the app, they are linked together and you no longer need the app. And changing the mode on the front light automatically changes it on the rear. With up to a 200-lumen front Daytime Flash mode, these lights are certain to be seen. And each light can run for almost 20 hours on a single charge. Plus, both are rechargeable without cables thanks to a built-in USB stick. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, these lights are up for whatever your ride or commute throws your way. $70; 93g (for the set); ride.lezyne.com