Lazer Tardiz Aero Helmet GIVEAWAY!

>> Monday, October 17, 2011

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was recently sent a sweet package in the mail:


Oh yeah...


... a sexy peek under the lid.


Sweet, sweet speed.


No baby... YOU'RE turning ME on.

Well, since it's come in the mail, I haven't had a chance to go for 1 single bike ride. So I haven't gotten a chance to truly test the helmet. What I know for sure is that it looks better than the first time I put on my Rudy Helmet a few years ago:


Geeky in my Rudy Helmet in April 2008

A cool feature (literally) of the Lazer Tardiz is its ventilation. Many aero helmets can run hot because the more openings for air will take away some of the aero qualities. Here's a bit about it from Lazer's description:

The rear vents of the Lazer Tardiz TT Helmet allow for the heated air from the head to escape to the back of the helmet where it is trapped on the matte dimpled surface, providing for better aerodynamics at the rear of the helmet. However the aerodynamic advantage is worthless if the rider can't stay cool. Thankfully, Lazer addresses this issue with the innovative Aquavent. Conceived while racing across the radiating lava bed roads of Kona, Aquavent is a ventilation port on the top surface of the helmet. You can use your bottle to deliver water into the Aquavent to help reduce overheating. Special perforated EVA padding allows for the water to filter down and around the head.

You just pop off this black vent cover (seen at the top of this photo below) if you know you'll be racing on a hot day. Add water, and you're cool.



The Tardiz also has a 360-degree fitting system that fits better (and more comfortably to your head.

I still need to review the helmet, so look for that MAYBE this fall, but for sure by next spring once I'm out on my bike more.

All that I know is that any good aero helmet gives you about 1 "free" mile per hour. Over an Olympic distance triathlon, if you normally bike 20 mph, this aero helmet will bump you up to 21 mph and save you almost 4 minutes (1:14:24 vs 1:10:51). Over a 70.3, if you can normally do the 56 mile bike with an 18 mph average, this helmet will save you 10 minutes (3:06:40 vs 2:56:50). And over an Ironman distance race, if you'd normally finish with a 17 mph average, this helmet will save you 22 minutes (6:35:17 vs 6:13:20). Obviously, the time differences are greater in the longer races, but in the shorter races, every second counts. I watched my brother-in-law Matt have to hold off a sprinter at the Waseca Tri so he could place second (and not third) in his division. Had he been wearing a non-aero helmet, he would have lost more than a few seconds, and he would have been 3rd. Every second counts!

TO ENTER TO WIN THE LAZER HELMET:

JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST!! Yep, that's it. Boom: you're in the running to possibly win a $175 aero helmet!

If you'd like to earn an EXTRA entry, follow me on Twitter and send out this tweet:

There's a SWEET Tardiz aero helmet from @LazerHelmets being given away on @SteveinaSpeedo's blog - http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/

(If you post the tweet, make sure to note in your comment that you've earned 2 entries!)

Then check back early next week (Oct 24 or 25) to see if I draw your name as the winner. Lazer can ship ANYWHERE in the WORLD, so unless you're on a Space Station in outer space, you can enter!

So comment now! Right here! Do it before Sunday the 23rd! Thanks everyone! Happy Monday!!

271 comments:

Ann 6:45 AM, October 17, 2011  

I would be the best wife ever if I won this. Christmas shopping done! :)

Erika 6:50 AM, October 17, 2011  
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Erika 6:51 AM, October 17, 2011  

I would be able to train for a full IM with this bad boy! Love it!

Oh and I tweeted today at 7:51am -

Count me for 2 entries!

Steve Miller 6:54 AM, October 17, 2011  

I am in for 2 entries. @bubmiller on twitter.

If I win I will be able to go slow much faster.

Erin 7:04 AM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for one entry, Steve. Thanks! Erin in ND.

Nathaniel 7:06 AM, October 17, 2011  

Hi Steve, I've always wanted to try out the Lazer. I currently have the Giro Advantage Aero helmet and it doesn't fit all that well. I also twittered about your contest so put me in for 2 entries please.
Thanks,

Leah 7:08 AM, October 17, 2011  

I have a senior cyclist in the house who needs this! Thanks = and thanks for sharing Henry!

Ryan 7:09 AM, October 17, 2011  

Two entries here! Tweeted via @rrheisler.

Lora 7:13 AM, October 17, 2011  

That is so sweet! Thanks for doing this. Consider me entered!

Christine 7:28 AM, October 17, 2011  

2 entries for me!!! I could TOTALLY use a "free" mile per hour!!! pick me!

Robert Lejeune 7:30 AM, October 17, 2011  

Two entries for me please, that would be sweet since I wanted to get a new aero helmet :)

pwickman 7:31 AM, October 17, 2011  

Give me some speed, please! One entry here.

BigNate 7:40 AM, October 17, 2011  

Just 1 entry Steve, thanks.

Laura Wheatley 7:50 AM, October 17, 2011  

2 entries for me Steve, I tweeted at 7:49am CST :). My aero helmet broke and it would be great to have a new one for Arizona next month! :)

bectom1 7:53 AM, October 17, 2011  

Please put me down for two enteries. I'm commenting and I tweeted the info :) I hope I win - I could use all the help I can to go a little faster when I do IMWI next year!

Kelly 7:56 AM, October 17, 2011  

I go back and forth about the aero helmet...look dorky but go faster...Hmmm, it's a tough call. However, if I won one, that would be a different story altogether! I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. Is that 3 or 4 entries?? :)

Joe Pitkin 8:00 AM, October 17, 2011  

2 entries for me! retweetd by @jpitkin! The extra speed will be great next season!

Jr 8:08 AM, October 17, 2011  

This helmet should help me move from last, to almost last! 2 entreez becuz I tweet! And brownie points for ebonics...

Casey 8:08 AM, October 17, 2011  

Lazer me dude! When not racing I could use it for Star Wars reenactment..may the force...hmm to cliche, just a race cap then.

~C

Stephen 8:11 AM, October 17, 2011  

I'm down for 2 entries

Chris 8:12 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sign me up for 2 entries - One here and one on Twitter.
Thanx for the great content Steve.

Benjamin 8:13 AM, October 17, 2011  

Yay matte dimpled surfaces!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES 8:14 AM, October 17, 2011  

Such an awesome giveaway! I tweeted too! So, put me down for 2 entries!

Michael 8:18 AM, October 17, 2011  

Count two for me, love your blog man!

Carolina John 8:24 AM, October 17, 2011  

That's a great looking helmet and I would love to win it!

Ryan 8:25 AM, October 17, 2011  

Here's my comment. Twittered as well. Sad there was no mention of poop in this post. C'mon man.

Ryan 8:25 AM, October 17, 2011  
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Never Stop 8:26 AM, October 17, 2011  

Ccount me in for 2. Tweeting in a min.

Nick 8:27 AM, October 17, 2011  

I would look awesome in that helmet.

Cleave 8:27 AM, October 17, 2011  

I can always use another Lazer helmet. Been using them exclusively for several years now. Will also be tweeting your message shortly.

Kristin 8:29 AM, October 17, 2011  

Love the Ventilation system!! Such a cool helmet! My friend has the Green one and looks so awesome on her! I want it! :)

Katherine Schlaefer 8:37 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sweet! I would love this and the free time for my return to tris next year!! Count me in for 2 - just tweeted it, too!

Brent 8:40 AM, October 17, 2011  

I could use a "free" mile per hour!

Tri-ing 8:45 AM, October 17, 2011  

Helmet looks great, not sure if it would give me a free mph but would give it a try.

nrmrvrk 8:47 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sign me up for the drawing please. One entry here and one for the tweet from me (@jn014).

trackcycling 8:48 AM, October 17, 2011  

Tweeted entry two just now... :)

Alex Chiu 8:53 AM, October 17, 2011  

TTing has never looked so appealing >:)

Kim Greer 8:54 AM, October 17, 2011  

Free speed is always great! Count me in for one entry, please. Thanks!

Andy 9:01 AM, October 17, 2011  

I tweeted this too!

I like head protection and speed!

Chu 9:04 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sign me up!

Tweeted as well @therealchu

M 9:09 AM, October 17, 2011  

Me me me! Pick me!!!! :-D

Dustin 9:11 AM, October 17, 2011  

Does it come in Tutti Fruity colors?

Chalk me up for two entries... (twitter, too!)

Bruther 9:12 AM, October 17, 2011  

Love to win one - great blog!

Bill D.,  9:18 AM, October 17, 2011  

Please include me...Thanks!!

Dr. TriRunner 9:34 AM, October 17, 2011  

If I win... I'm wearing it on top of my farm animal costume next year at TCM!

Tweeted also.

TWO entries for me!

Chad 9:39 AM, October 17, 2011  

Awesome Helmet! Would love to win!

Ginger Tower,  9:43 AM, October 17, 2011  

Love the blog man, thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tweeted, so count me in for 2!

Erin 9:46 AM, October 17, 2011  

Wow, thanks for doing this!! Count me in for one!

Tiffany Mattes 9:51 AM, October 17, 2011  

My husband would love me forever if I won this! PLEASE!

Tiffany Mattes 9:52 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sorry forgot to add that I follow you on twitter @Tiff4activelife. So 2 entries please

Mary from Crystal,  9:56 AM, October 17, 2011  

I'm in for one entry. Thanks! Mary V.

trimybest 9:58 AM, October 17, 2011  

i could use a new helmet!

Flygal 10:00 AM, October 17, 2011  

Just tweeted, and commenting. Would love to shave some time of IM Mont Tremblant next August!!

Nelson 10:08 AM, October 17, 2011  

Hey Steve, put me down for 2 entries!

TriDan 10:10 AM, October 17, 2011  

life's hard, wear a helmet; twitterized it too 2 entries

Danni 10:12 AM, October 17, 2011  

I have tweeted (RT actually)

erin 10:15 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sweet helmet! And, perfect for training for my first 70.3 next year :) Also, I follow ya on twitter!

Tony 10:36 AM, October 17, 2011  

I need a new helmet! Hoping I am the luck one ...

GG Tri Guy 10:37 AM, October 17, 2011  

I want those 10 minutes in my next 70.3!

cheryl 10:41 AM, October 17, 2011  

I could use an aero helmet!

Ben 10:42 AM, October 17, 2011  

I tweetted and Im commenting. While youre picking the winner, let me remind you i never complain about your poop tweets and usually encourage them LOL

Brent 10:51 AM, October 17, 2011  

Sweet helmet, and a sweeter giveaway! A very popular helmet and good ventilation and water port makes it great in the heat. Thanks!

longrun4fun 11:03 AM, October 17, 2011  

No one needs the speed advantage more than this old man. Draw my name this time!
Thanks.

D Nyce 11:05 AM, October 17, 2011  

2 for me! @darnyce on twitter.

darlene.nyce {at} gmail {dot} com.

Corey,  11:05 AM, October 17, 2011  

Hook a brother up!

Matt Ellenberger 11:16 AM, October 17, 2011  

That would go awesome with my new favorite biking shirt... http://skreened.com/pushshove/ride-bikes

Shevaun 11:21 AM, October 17, 2011  

Had to comment to get an entry on the really cool Tardiz.

Jen From Ohio,  11:23 AM, October 17, 2011  

I definitely need the "free" mph! Count me in for 1 entry please!

w.h. 11:24 AM, October 17, 2011  

Chalk me a up for 2 (@wadehunt).

thanks

Sue 11:30 AM, October 17, 2011  

I sure could use that helmet for my first 70.3 next summer.....

hoodie 11:37 AM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for 2 entries! (@hoodieruns)

Julie @ ROJ Running 11:59 AM, October 17, 2011  

Not gonna lie (and someone else probably already noted this) I'm totally entering this because of the name and I'm a dork and it makes me think "Tardis". It should be blue, then I'd buy it for $175. Anyway...I'm in for two entries.

Daniela,  12:12 PM, October 17, 2011  

One "free" mile you say... I need a helmet that can give me about 3 "free" miles per hour.

Kim 12:17 PM, October 17, 2011  

i always wanted to have a sperm on my head.

Rebecca 12:27 PM, October 17, 2011  

My current helmet gets the job done, but is about as aerodynamic as a Mack truck. I'd be a lot faster and more stylish with that Ferrari on my noggin.

Josh Randall,  12:39 PM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for two, please

l 12:44 PM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for one!

Jeremy 12:49 PM, October 17, 2011  

I tweeted it, put me down for two (2).

Thanks!

DaRoiT 12:49 PM, October 17, 2011  

Yay!, I love this helmet!

Kris in Minneapolis,  12:49 PM, October 17, 2011  

I could use a new helmet.

deet 1:35 PM, October 17, 2011  

Thanks for your comments! Have a great day!

Anonymous,  1:38 PM, October 17, 2011  

Would love this for IMAZ - I tweeted so please put me in for 2 entries!

-Margot in San Francisco

Spanky 1:41 PM, October 17, 2011  

Darn thought I was going to make comment 100...Close enough.

Also posted on twitter as well.

Ironmom (Julie) 1:45 PM, October 17, 2011  

Yay! Thanks for the giveaway.

JenniferLeah 1:46 PM, October 17, 2011  

awesome.
love it.
beautiful.
send me one.
pleeeeeze.

tweeted too!

please add 2 entries :)

Jeff Vanis 1:54 PM, October 17, 2011  

Comment left thanks for the giveaway! Also tweeted it!

Borsch 2:35 PM, October 17, 2011  

Drop my name in the hat!

Mike 2:40 PM, October 17, 2011  

Sign me up for free speed and dorkiness!

krystyna47 2:46 PM, October 17, 2011  

Cool! Count me in for one entry!! :)

Jen @ Jen and Company 2:51 PM, October 17, 2011  

We've been talking about aero helmets in our house lately. This would be awesome!

Rob 4:08 PM, October 17, 2011  

Give me! Give me! Give me! I've been following you for a while. Keep up the great work. Some of the Friday posts are hilarious. If only life could be cartooned.

Wannabe 4:21 PM, October 17, 2011  

i would like to be included

Michael Koran 4:35 PM, October 17, 2011  

I want to look just as geek chic in it!

KJR 4:43 PM, October 17, 2011  
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Annieup22,  5:16 PM, October 17, 2011  

I need this so...

Andy Phillips,  6:21 PM, October 17, 2011  

This would go very nicely with the Cannondale Slice I just purchased... :)

Tim B,  6:24 PM, October 17, 2011  

That Lazer helmet is indeed very SWEET. IF I had that I surely would be just as fast as Crowie!! Put me down for a deuce since I also gave you a shout out via Twitter.

SquirrelHead 6:28 PM, October 17, 2011  

That is an awesome helmet and would be great to use for my 1st 70.3 next spring. Count me in for an entry.

QuestionEverything 6:39 PM, October 17, 2011  

If I won the helmet, I would never take it off. Sign me up, please

Cezey 6:41 PM, October 17, 2011  

This is ballin. I have a twitter entry also, I'm Cezey over there :)

matt muyres,  7:17 PM, October 17, 2011  

Leaving a comment for TARDIZ. Thank you! TT matt muyres. Worlds strongest man.6128252297

R. Abney 7:20 PM, October 17, 2011  

That's flippin' sweet! That'll put me in the running for the SWCS Clydesdale podium! In for two, by the way . . . retweeted about 6:30 p.m. MST.

Melanie H.,  7:25 PM, October 17, 2011  

This looks so professional!

J-Wim 7:31 PM, October 17, 2011  

One entry please, Mr Stenzel.
Not sure why, since I never win, guess I'm a glutton for rejection.
Say hey to Henry.

McWhirter 7:34 PM, October 17, 2011  

That does look to be a sweet lid, it will look nice on my head. ;)

Admin 7:37 PM, October 17, 2011  

It looks fantastic! Love reading your blog :) Hoping for the helmet but can't wait to read more of your crazy updates!

Ian M. 8:16 PM, October 17, 2011  

I will be quite the side show wearing this on rides around town. I'm in for 2 entries.

mjskas1 8:34 PM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for one entry please.

Kristin Deaton 8:35 PM, October 17, 2011  

So awesome!! Love mea Tardiz! Oh and I follow you and will tweet

Tracy Turner,  8:37 PM, October 17, 2011  

I'm not a tweeter, BUT I STILL want two entries...is that so wrong?!!

Trisaratops 9:14 PM, October 17, 2011  

I was gonna ask Santa for a sweet new helmet this year, so figured I'd throw my helmet in the ring! Two for me please! And I demand you hug Henry and tell him it's from me. NOW.

Ms. Duffy 9:31 PM, October 17, 2011  

Boom! Yes! Helmet for me! I also pasted your twit into the tweeter, so count me in two times. Thanks Steve!

bdube@justice.com,  10:00 PM, October 17, 2011  

No excuses with this one.

bdube

TriAustin 10:33 PM, October 17, 2011  

Could really use it for a race coming up!

Matthew 11:00 PM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for eleventy billion entries!!

TiGi 11:11 PM, October 17, 2011  

Count me in for one entry. Thanks!

neal 4:03 AM, October 18, 2011  

In for two entries as well! Wish me luck!

Shannon 6:05 AM, October 18, 2011  

I would love to win this, but my luck sucks!

Rachel Wasserman 6:10 AM, October 18, 2011  

this helmet is awesome. i want one! i'm in for 2 entries!

Kurt 6:53 AM, October 18, 2011  

In for 2 entries.
I still rock the old Rudy Helmet, please let me get this so I can be "hip" again!

TriEric 7:17 AM, October 18, 2011  

Count me in for the Helmet give a way. How does Henry look in the helmet?

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman 7:24 AM, October 18, 2011  

The heating issue has been the main reason I've avoided even looking at aero helmets. I overheat when most people are still bundling up, so I've always figured an aero helmet would be pure torture for me.

That's quite a smart little addition to the design, especially the aquavent. I like that!

Count me for 2 entries!!

Darren 7:33 AM, October 18, 2011  

In for 2. Tweeted. @halfirondad

Pamela 8:00 AM, October 18, 2011  

I got your comment right here!

Josie 8:07 AM, October 18, 2011  

Sign me up for one entry, please!

Dan Isaacs 8:14 AM, October 18, 2011  

I would wear this to staff meetings, never mind racing. :)

Ryan 8:16 AM, October 18, 2011  

I have a need for speed.

IronVince: IM WI 2009 and Beyond 8:29 AM, October 18, 2011  

Steve,

Put me in for 2: comment + a tweet (@VWiltse). 3 if you count the Facebook "like". 4 because I sooo need a new helmet. 5 because, well, I'm me!

Richard C. 8:55 AM, October 18, 2011  

Steve,

I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for another sweet offer. One entry please.

Richard

Kibail 8:59 AM, October 18, 2011  

Nice summary on the value of using a TT helmet and the features of the Tardiz.

Anne 9:14 AM, October 18, 2011  

I'm in for 2 entries. Maybe I could go a little faster on the b/r/b/r/b/r/b/r next spring with this!

Javamama3,  9:29 AM, October 18, 2011  

I tweeted too so 2 entries for me. I am all about shaving off time on the bike (I would rather do it with a helmet than stop eating chocolate) thanks Steve!

UndemTri 10:22 AM, October 18, 2011  

Put me down for two entries. Tweeted and started following you. Thanks

Sara 10:40 AM, October 18, 2011  

Count me in for a comment!

Colleen 10:42 AM, October 18, 2011  

I'm in for two entries! :) Just tweeted about this and of course I follow you!

Brent 10:43 AM, October 18, 2011  

I tweeted as well (@bpjohnson). I'm in for two entries.

walchka 10:49 AM, October 18, 2011  

That's one sweet helmet! I would hate winning it. :)

RobbyB 10:50 AM, October 18, 2011  

I'm your biggest stalker, um -- I mean fan.

Jess 11:12 AM, October 18, 2011  

I could use an extra MPH! Also posted on twitter for the bonus entry

The LaceDog 11:36 AM, October 18, 2011  

I can't WAIT to win this thing...I will go full-on Tosh.0 on this thing, and post the video!! (aero helmets are a gimmick)

Steve Gupta 11:38 AM, October 18, 2011  

Not sure how much it will help my 15mph riding, but it is a cool looking helmet

runfamilyrun 11:54 AM, October 18, 2011  

Enter me please!
I am too slow to need an aero helmet. I should just lose a few pounds. :)
This would be perfect for my husband. Double bonus = I wouldn't have to buy him a birthday present for the 27th.
Crossing fingers!
ShaRee

Karien 12:05 PM, October 18, 2011  

Yay, a giveaway that allows those of us who live in the sticks to enter too!! I sooooo want to win this for my hubby...!

Meli Mel 12:11 PM, October 18, 2011  

Count me in for two entries in this SWEET giveaway! Thanks!!

Mark 12:21 PM, October 18, 2011  

I want to look cool too. One entry.

Unknown 12:28 PM, October 18, 2011  
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Abby Prince Michael Jackson III 12:30 PM, October 18, 2011  

Count me in. I want this for a friend on the UCLA Triathlon Team

Jay Zemke,  1:04 PM, October 18, 2011  

Steve - You are are my hero. Keep up the great blogging!!!

Scotty 1:08 PM, October 18, 2011  

I want to look like and dork and go fast!

Anonymous,  1:17 PM, October 18, 2011  

Tweeted and commented, so 2 votes, please! @mpayton15

Andrew 1:17 PM, October 18, 2011  

Steve,

Count me for one entry! Would REALLY love to have that helmet!

Thanks

Fierceheadwind,  1:19 PM, October 18, 2011  

Count me down for two entries. Posted on twitter @fierceheadwind.

Big daddy 2:09 PM, October 18, 2011  

That is a sweet helmet. Count me for an entry!
Matt

Dan McIntyre,  2:55 PM, October 18, 2011  

Sweet helmet. I could use one to gain the extra speed!

JP 3:03 PM, October 18, 2011  

Aero Helmet? Yes please.

Tweeted as well so this is entry #2

BriTriGuy 4:49 PM, October 18, 2011  

I'd love an extra MPH, since I'm a fairly slow runner.

Dan 6:15 PM, October 18, 2011  

Steve,
Awsome helmet! I would love to wear this. Put me in for one entry.
Thanks.
Dan

330nomore 6:31 PM, October 18, 2011  

I tweeted & commented count me for 2 Thanks

BaRd 6:42 PM, October 18, 2011  

I'm in for 2. Thanks. @bradelders

Stefanie 6:52 PM, October 18, 2011  

Steve you are amazing. I am definitely in for this one!!!
Stefanie
The Princess Runner
http://theprincessrunner.blogspot.com/

Anonymous,  7:26 PM, October 18, 2011  

me. please. amy m. madison, WI

Amy Richards 8:14 PM, October 18, 2011  

Put my name in the hat - I'm tweeting it, too, so put me in for two please. Thanks!

Amy R
watertoland.blogspot.com

ScottyB 8:16 PM, October 18, 2011  

Put me in for two Steve. Love your giveaways!

If I win can they send it next day air so I can use it at my first half-iron distance tri on October 29! :)

Thanks!
@ScottyTris

Anonymous,  8:16 PM, October 18, 2011  

Count me in for 2 : Julie walker

Anonymous,  8:21 PM, October 18, 2011  

In for 2 :) Gentry Walker

Anonymous,  8:51 PM, October 18, 2011  

Steve,
Please put me in for one(1) entry.
Thanks
Clinton from NC

JimmyB 9:20 PM, October 18, 2011  

Hi Steve - I also tweeted your message. Thanks.

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