A few months ago, Smith Optics released a teaser for a new project. Initially we thought it might be a campy post, but commentators speculated it was either beer goggles or a 650b compatible, multi sport helmet, with integrated GPS interface.
So whats the new big thing from the company who is the current market leader in snow sport helmets and goggles?
The ForeFront is the flagship helmet in the companies new line of cycling specific helmets. It utilizes a new patented tubular core material, called Koroyd, combined with EPS, to offer increased protection during low and high speed impacts
The new materials also enabled Smith designers to create a helmet with a completely unique appearance at an incredibly low weight. At only 285 grams, the Forefront weighs as much as some road offerings.
The helmet will be available in three sizes and ten different color options. It has an integrated light and camera area, as well as a goggle retention strap. Availability at your local bike shop is slated for Spring 2014, which gives you plenty of time to save up for the $220 USD MSRP. For more, visit Smith Optics