First Look at New Product Launch:
SMITH Mainline Enduro Helmet
Smith has designed a new lightweight enduro helmet for the elite level user. The team of product designers and engineers spent two years creating this new product with the insights from Rocky Mountain Enduro athletes Remi Gauvin, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau, and Jesse Melamed. The Rocky Mountain Enduro team was crucial in creating and refining the construction, design, features, and aesthetics of the DH-certified (ASTM F1952) enduro helmet.
MBA’s FIRST LOOK:
The wrecking crew had a chance to get our hands on this helmet before it was released on Smith’s website today. Over the last weekend, we had extensive riding time on some hot SoCal trails to break in this helmet. Out of the box, we noticed right away the styling of the helmet. It has a sort of moto touch with the enclosure strap and the plush padding. After installing the correct sized pads to dial-in the fit, we hit the trails! Although heavier than other helmets in this category we have tested (see our August feature – Lightweight Full-Face Helmets), we found it well very balanced front to back. It breathed well, but considering the hot summer heatwave in SoCal, we did want more airflow. Overall, the Mainline has been providing some great comfort during our initial test runs. Stay connected with MBA’s (Like, Comment, Subscribe) to find out more about what we thought. More park laps and cold morning shuttle runs in the Mainline to come!
The Mainline is available in three colorways, including a Sea to Sky inspired version, which will be worn by the Rocky Mountain Enduro team throughout the season. Expanding Smith’s collection of progressive protection, the Mainline is comprised of proven, lightweight in-mold construction featuring complete Koroyd® coverage to provide integrated skeletal structure and complete ventilated protection. The addition of a multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS®) lining reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. Smith helmets are created to efficientlyabsorb direct impacts, and when combined with MIPS, the helmet liner is separated from the head by a low-friction slip plane that allows the head to slide during impact and may reduce instances of traumatic brain injuries. Featuring 21 optimized vents, the Mainline utilizes internal air channels that combine with open intake and exhaust ports to maximize ventilation and breathability, while AirEvacTM channels promote airflow to prevent fogging when worn with goggles.
Three sets of uniquely sized cheek pads, two sets of uniquely sized crown liners, and two unique neck rolls are included with each helmet to ensure a proper, customized fit. The performance pads are all comprised of hybrid X-Static® and XT2® anti-bacterial materials. All components can be easily removed for cleaning. Additional features include an adjustable visor and D-ring chinstrap fastener. The Mainline is retailing for $300 and will be available exclusively at select specialty bike retailers beginning early June 2020, and online at smithoptics.com in early August 2020.
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