Mountain

First Look: Smith Forefront 2 helmet

Smith's new Forefront 2 has extended protection in the back from Koroyd material, 20 vents, and the MIPS protection system

Editor’s note: Smith is sponsoring our coverage of the Epic Rides Series of mountain bike races in 2018. We’ll be riding the Forefront 2 in the final series race, the Oz Trails Off-Road.

Midway through the summer, Smith introduced an updated version of its Forefront mountain bike helmet. The Forefront 2 has additional protection at the back of that helmet with more of that honeycomb Koroyd material. The $230 lid also has 20 vents and the MIPS system.

Smith Forefront 2 features:

  • Lightweight Aerocore In-Mold Construction
  • Zonal ventilated protection featuring patented Koroyd material
  • Integrated skeletal structure
  • MIPS system available in all colors
  • VaporFit adjustable fit system
  • 20 optimized vents
  • XT2 anti-bacterial performance lining
  • Ultra-light single layer webbing
  • AirEvac Ventilation
  • Three-position adjustable visor
  • Ultimate sunglass and goggle integration
  • Integrated accessory mount sold separately
  • Weight (Size M, MIPS) 13.4 oz / 380 grams