Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Mountain Bike Helmet
- Full-coverage mountain bike helmet geared up to suit all-mountain riders
- Featuring MIPS technology as standard to give added protection in oblique impacts
- Ultra-light Aerocore construction featuring patented Koroyd for maximised ventilation
- VaporFit adjustable fitting system, 20 ventilation channels and three-position adjustable visor
- Certification: CPSC, CE EN 1078; Weight: 360 grams
Our View: Smith's original Forefront took the world by storm, drawing in heaps of awards for its innovative design and supreme function. Its successor, the Forefront 2, is an evolution of that excellent design. The Aerocore shell has been extended to the rear of the helmet for even more extensive impact protection. If you ride with sunglasses they can be stored simply when on the move using channels in the front and rear of the shell.
"An evolution of our award winning Forefront helmet, the completely redesigned Forefront 2 is a full coverage helmet ideal for all-mountain riders who demand superior protection, ventilation and eyewear integration." - Smith
- Lightweight Aerocore In-Mold Construction
- Ventilated Protection Featuring Koroyd
- Integrated Skeletal Structure
- MIPS System available as standard
- VaporFit Adjustable Fit System
- 20 Optimised Vents
- XT2 Anti-Bacterial Performance Lining
- Ultra-Light Single Layer Webbing
- AirEvac Ventilation
- Three-Position Adjustable Visor
- Camera/Light mount-ready (sold separately)
- Ultimate Sunglass & Goggle Integration
- Certification: CPSC, CE EN 1078
- Weight: 360 grams (medium size)
Aerocore Technology featuring Koroyd
Koroyd provides superior impact absorption, design flexibility, and ventilation when compared to conventional construction materials. By utilizing crumple-zone cylinders that crush uniformly on impact, Koroyd manages energy more efficiently with less volume than any other protection material on the market.
Unlike traditional protection materials, Koroyd cylinders absorb and convert more kinetic energy, while increasing air flow and reducing overall weight.
Koroyd’s precise and unique thermal welding process leads to a structure with both efficient and consistent energy absorption properties. Upon impact, the cores crush in a controlled manner, decelerating impact energy and reducing final trauma levels.
Thousands of co-polymer extruded tubes, thermally welded to create an unparalleled consistent and fully engineered core. Each Koroyd section is engineered to precise durometer, size, and thickness specifications to provide the greatest impact resistance.
Koroyd is a fully breathable structure and doesn’t compromise impact performance. The completely open cell construction integrates with internal channels to create the full Aerocore construction to provide ventilated protection.
Angled impact creates rotational forces. A helmet integrating MIPS creates a sliding layer between the helmet and the head. This allows the helmet's shell to slide relative to the head when hitting the ground.
This reduces the rotational forces exterted on the head, reducing the potential to damage your brain. This diagram shows the potential for MIPS to reduce violent forces on the brain in certain impacts.
Crafted with ease-of-use and superior comfort in mind, the VaporFit fitting system relies on a tried-and-true rotary dial adjustment system integrated with a tuned elastic fit using engineered shapes.
Each VaporFit system has a full 5cm of rotary adjustability. Additionally, the system can be moved up/down or forward/backward at the attachment points. The result is comfort with a personalized, secure fit.
XT2 Anti-Bacterial Performance Lining
The lining used within this helmet boasts excellent moisture-wicking properties to draw sweat away from the head, improving heat exchange and comfort. Interwoven with anti-bacterial silver fibres, the lining is also odour-resistant.
Ultra-Light Single Layer Webbing
To shave off as much unnecessary weight as possible, an ultra-lightweight single layer of webbing is used on the helmet strap to optimise the balance of the helmet. The webbing is designed to still provide exceptional fitting comfort and security.
Integrated Camera and Light Mounts
Integrated light and POV camera mount suited for adhesive or mechanical attachment. Mount options available for Light in Motion lights and GoPro cameras to let you ride in low light or record every second of your rides. Mount kit sold separately.
Ventilation channels are strategically placed throughout the helmet shell, positioned specifically to maximise airflow through the helmet when on the move, allowing cool air in and exhausting warm air out to boost comfort during exertion.
Ultimate Sunglass & Goggle Integration
Eyewear and helmets need to integrate first and foremost when worn together. For long climbs or post-ride chats, Smith have integrated an eyewear dock that allows you to easily store your sunglasses back or front-facing. The choice is yours!
Three Position Adjustable Visor
This removable visor offers 15 degrees of up/down adjustability and provides full ventilation and reduced weight to avoid helmet “bounce” that can occur with overly large visors. Blocks direct sunlight to the eyes and allows for easy goggle use.
Fitting dimensions for the Smith Forefront 2 MIPS are as follows: