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Smith Forefront Helmet

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $220.00

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Product Description

The all-new FOREFRONT defines Smith’s innovation platform and serves as the ‘go to’ helmet for all-mountain riders. Created to provide all-mountain protection with road-race weight, the Aerocore™ construction of the FOREFRONT allows riders ventilated protection as never before seen in a bicycle helmet.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SuperTrooper

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2015

Strengths:    Fit is fantastic. Cooling is far better than any mountain helmet I have used to date, and I have been riding for 20+ years. Weight is super light.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Tried this helmet at this years Sea Otter and was impressed. Smith Rep Mal Burd was very helpful and informative. Went to my LBS I got back home and bought one. Several rides later and I am even more impressed. The ventilation design of this Helmet really works. I currently have three other brand all mountain Helmets, and this Smith is far and away the best at cooling. If you ride where it's warm and you sweat, you need one... And for those who think it's too expensive, remember " ten dollar helmet,..."

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Helmetless a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2014

Strengths:    Outstanding helmet overall, with a remarkable attention to detail, cool features and great fit.

Weaknesses:    Not feeling quite much as "ENDURO" Helmet --coverage feels a bit lacking on this one, if compared to Bell Super, Giro Xen or Giro Feature.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this on ebay, got a 15 mile city ride in kinda cold weather condition, heavy shower and so forth. It held my head warm but I could tell the air intakes were doing its job pretty well. It is really, really light. But it doesn't cover as much as other helmets in the category. The feeling is similar to the Giro Xar that I am selling in the lbs I work at.

Despite few to no soft padding inside, I never felt it was uncomfortable, actually I prefer it this way, with the koroyd tubes right over the top of my head. It feels as comfy or more comfy than pretty much every other helmet I've tried (Bell Super, Met Kaos, Giro Xen, Giro Hex, Giro Xar, Giro Feature, POC Trabec).

Lightness comes at a price, however, and it is quite expensive. I get it when I take it out of the box, it looks like top notch helmet in every detail, even better than a POC helmet. But still expensive.

I don't know yet if protection is #1 attribute to this lid, but I am confident I would definitely choose it if getting in not-so-serious downhill.

Prettiest helmet I've had, the second lightest after the Met Kaos and one I would definitely recommend for XC/Trail use.

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Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Chocolatecarly (eBay

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gearchase

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2014

Strengths:    Great design, coverage. Low profile. Read review first, as there wasn't a lot to go on. Most comperable the POC helmet. GearChase.com site was the most resourceful http://gearchase.com/blog/index.php/smithaerocorehelmetreviews/

Weaknesses:    The helmet did seem a bit ncomfortable, a little hard - the padding semmed a bit lacking. yet more padding would have made it more bulky.

Bottom Line:   
A definite win. A truley enduro style helmet, yet lighter than any road helmet I have ever had.

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