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Pros Adjustable visor, MIPS, Koroyd protection, improved ventilation, good coverageCrash detection system, lightweight, good ventilation, comfortable, adjustable visor, MIPS, good coverageWell ventilated, lightweight, great coverage, SPIN system, comfortableComfortable, secure, airy, feature-richEasily adjustable visor, secure harness, good sweat management, MIPS
Cons Expensive, still not as ventilated as the competitionExpensiveExpensive, visor is less user friendly than the competitionOn the heavier side, non-adjustable strap splittersHeavier weight, average ventilation
Bottom Line The Forefront 2 is an updated version of Smith's popular Forefront helmet with the same comfortable fit and several improvementsThe Specialized Ambush is one of the best helmets in this test, and it comes with a unique crash detection systemThe combination of protection, comfort, ventilation, and lightweight make this one of our highest rated helmetsThe Speedframe Pro packs an answer for most classic trail helmet problemsThe Sixer MIPS performs right alongside the best helmets in our test with just a little bit of added weight
Rating Categories Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Specialized Ambush with ANGi POC Tectal Race SPIN Fox Racing Speedframe Pro Bell Sixer MIPS
Protection (25%)
9
9
9
9
9
Comfort (20%)
9
9
9
9
8
Ventilation (20%)
6
9
8
9
8
Features (15%)
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9
8
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Weight (10%)
8
9
9
7
6
Durability (10%)
9
8
9
9
9
Specs Smith Forefront 2... Specialized Ambush... POC Tectal Race SPIN Fox Racing... Bell Sixer MIPS
Rotational Impact Protection System? MIPS MIPS SL SPIN MIPS MIPS
Adjustable Visor? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of vents 20 20 15 19 26, 4 brow ports
Goggle or Sunglasses Guide Sunglass & goggle integration Yes, sunglass & goggle integration Yes, Goggle Clip Yes Yes
Weight 13.19 oz, 374g size Medium 12.35 oz, 350g, size Large 12.87 oz, 365g, size M/L 14.4 oz, 407g size L 15.6 oz, 444g size L
Sizes S - L S - L XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL S - L S - L
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