HALF SHELL, FULL SEND. Introducing the Forefront 2. The evolution of our pinnacle mountain bike helmet is here. The completely redesigned Forefront 2 is a full coverage helmet ideal for all-mountain riders who demand superior protection, ventilation and eyewear integration.
Drawing from the brand’s Four Pillars of Design ethos, Smith is consciously addressing its helmet ideation with a focus on protection from low speed, high speed, rotational, and multi-impact forces. Utilizing new materials and innovative design methods, Smith is going above and beyond the norm of today’s international helmet regulations by developing multiple solutions that improve energy absorption, aerodynamics, ventilation and overall protection. Through the use of AEROCORE™ construction featuring Koroyd®, EPP foam for multi-impact crashes and the addition of MIPS® liners for multi-rotational forces, Smith has created an incomparable collection of headwear protection for high performance thrill seekers.
After long days of dodging bad weather, the SMITH team headed up the pass through the Southern Alps towards the Canterbury high country, the home of popular winter ski fields just outside of Christchurch and some epic mountain bike terrain.
Members of the SMITH mountain bike team sent it down to New Zealand to explore the south island, ride single track, destroy an RV, forge storms, and have run-ins with the local law. What was captured in this three part video series reveals a glimpse into their life on the road.
Alex “KrunkShox” McGuinnis
Photos: Paris Gore
Film: Joey Schusler and Thomas Woodson
Team Manager and Words by: Mallory Burda