New products tend to mean hype but, that doesn’t necessarily mean the product itself is hyped and ultimately a product that has no value will not last. I’ve also been thinking about helmets recently and how things seem to be shifting in the brain protector arena. Take Giro’s recent offerings, these and others are making steady in-roads, taking the helmet design to new places and it’s long overdue. Hopefully places consumers actually want and I think opinions are divided but, that is a good thing for a product hype. So… I’m wondering about this helmet from Smith Optics, it’s a game changer in the MTB crash lid market at the very least. The FOREFRONT has a “patented tubular core structure” material called Koroyd which is interesting as it’s basically not your standard EPS foam that has ruled the helmet build for so long. I think it’s possibly a genuinely good advancement offering a light airy helmet with potentially better shock absorption. Good work Smith Optics!