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Forefront 2 Mips Helmet

4.763040238450075 out of 5 stars
671 Reviews
$150.00 - $250.00
Up to 40% off
Color:Matte White/Cement


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Why We Like The Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet

Mountain biking protective gear is constantly being re-engineered to be lighter, stronger, and sleeker, seeing demanding trail and all-mountain riders want more comfortable helmets without sacrificing good looks. Following this evolution in design, the Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet builds on the success of the original with increased aerodynamics, heightened protection, and airy-cool ventilation in a sleek, attractive lid for trail and all-mountain disciplines.

Smith's proprietary Aerocore In-Mold construction pairs traditional EPS foam with Koroyd tubular structures for better ventilation and a lighter overall weight, but without sacrificing impact dispersion and structural integrity. For the Forefront 2 Helmet, Smith fully encompasses the backside of the helmet with Koroyd structures for an even lighter, more airy feel than before. 20 optimized vents work with Koroyd tubular structures, allowing built-up heat to readily escape in all directions, so you're not susceptible to overheating and excessive sweating.


  • Smith's premiere helmet for trail and all-mountain
  • MIPS low-friction liner disperses rotational forces
  • Aerocore In-Mold design is light, breathable, rugged
  • 20 large vents with Koroyd for increased breathability
  • Three-position visor is compatible with enduro goggles
  • VaporFit adjustable fit system for a customized fit
  • X-Static anti-odor lining with Reflective Cooling
  • Item #SMI00HV
Shell Material
Aerocore In-Mold construction
20 AirEvac vents
Fit Adjustment
VaporFit adjustable fit system
three-position adjustable visor
Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older, CE EN 1078
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
[sunglasses, goggles] limited lifetime, [helmets] limited 3 years, [apparel, accessories] limited 1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 671 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 7 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 22 reviews
4 Stars - 69 reviews
5 Stars - 567 reviews

Fits True To Size

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2 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2024

Warranty issue

Loved this helmet and had the chin strap break from the helmet behind the ear after less than a year of wearing it. They said it did not qualify for the warranty and have not provided a reason. I am disappointed their written policy was not upheld. Great helmet look and fit otherwise. Really not sure what happened to the attachment point though, has not happened on any other helmet I’ve had.

Kate b.

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1 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2024

Horrible Customer Service

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I just had my first (and last) interaction with Smith customer service. Poor is an understatement. I have a Smith Forefront 2 I purchased at the end of the season 2022. The inner liner that is supposed to move in a crash is now cracked and will not stay in place. This makes the helmet move around freely. I have never been in a crash or dropped the helmet. Smiths response is “Sorry it's not under warranty here is a 20% off of a new helmet”... Really?!?! I have to trash my helmet because a flimsy piece of plastic cannot be replaced? Crazy. I've had interactions with many other companies in the outdoor industry and this is by far the worst. I will never purchase another Smiths product. Too bad because until the liner cracked it was a great product.

Daniel T
4 out of 5 stars

May 22, 2024

Solid helmet

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

Looks good and feels pretty good. My hair gets stuck in one spot in the front sometimes and I get a bit of a headache if I have it tightened down snuggly. Only giving four stars because I ended up with a whole different color combo from what I ordered, but I like it now that it’s here.

5 out of 5 stars

March 13, 2024

Easy to fit and comfortable.

Easy to fit and comfortable. In addition not like other helmets I had in the past, it gives protection again the sun while maintaining ventilation.

Ron S.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2024

Love it!

Great fit for me. Comfortable. Good coverage. I like the visor and how mobile it is and how it holds its position.

Grant K.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 14, 2024

I enjoy the look and

I enjoy the look and the fit with the MIPS feature. it functions nicely


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5 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2024

Comfortable, good fit and breaths well in heat.

Great helmet. It’s comfortable, fits really well. Love the honeycomb mesh on the inside (added bonus as it keeps the bug out). Breaths well in hot weather.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Awesome helmet and exceeds expectations!

Awesome helmet and exceeds expectations! The Smith Forefront is super comfortable and often I forget that I’m wearing a helmet. Ventilation is good considering the honey-comb technology, personally I’d sacrifice safety over ventilation. Order was quickly shipped and arrived within 72 hrs. I bought a size MED, fits well—no complaints! Chin strap is great too, and highly recommend buying this helmet!! Thanks Smith


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4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Used it today for first

Used it today for first time. Very comfortable and cool at 30 degrees Celsius. My only issue was on a bumpy descent it kept bouncing and knocked my sunglasses off. The Mips part fits perfectly. Wondering if the outdoor helmet part is the wrong size.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Comfortable and light

I like this helmet for its comfort and full round protection and it is very light. The dial at the back snugs the fit so it doesn’t shift while riding. The back of the helmet goes down far so it doesn’t sit like an egg on your head. The only thing I would improve on is the length of the visor, although most visors seem to be similar. I jimmy-rigged another larger visor over the top because my eyes are very sun sensitive.


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