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Pros Adjustable visor, MIPS, Koroyd protection, improved ventilation, good coverageCrash detection system, lightweight, good ventilation, comfortable, adjustable visor, MIPS, good coverageComfortable, secure, airy, feature-richWell ventilated, lightweight, great coverage, SPIN system, comfortableEasily adjustable visor, secure harness, good sweat management, MIPS
Cons Expensive, still not as ventilated as the competitionExpensiveOn the heavier side, non-adjustable strap splittersExpensive, visor is less user friendly than the competitionHeavier 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 systemThis new model took us by surprise and was one of our top rated favoritesThe combination of protection, comfort, ventilation, and lightweight make this one of our highest rated helmetsThe 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 Fox Racing Speedframe Pro POC Tectal Race SPIN Bell Sixer MIPS
Protection (25%)
9
9
9
9
9
Comfort (20%)
9
9
9
9
8
Ventilation (20%)
6
9
9
8
8
Features (15%)
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9
8
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8
Weight (10%)
8
9
7
9
6
Durability (10%)
9
8
9
9
9
Specs Smith Forefront 2... Specialized Ambush... Fox Racing... POC Tectal Race SPIN Bell Sixer MIPS
Rotational Impact Protection System? MIPS MIPS SL MIPS SPIN MIPS
Adjustable Visor? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of vents 20 20 19 15 26, 4 brow ports
Goggle or Sunglasses Guide Sunglass & goggle integration Yes, sunglass & goggle integration Yes Yes, Goggle Clip Yes
Weight 13.19 oz, 374g size Medium 12.35 oz, 350g, size Large 14.4 oz, 407g size L 12.87 oz, 365g, size M/L 15.6 oz, 444g size L
Sizes S - L S - L S - L XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL S - L
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