Spotted: new helmets from Smith Optics for 2018

We’ve stumbled onto some previously unseen lids from Smith   Smith has updated the Forefront trail helmet for 2018     Smith Optics has been a long time player in sunglasses and goggles, and a few years back the Sun Valley, Idaho based company released its range of road and MTB helmets with the unique Aerocore Koroyd construction. Smith’s new Attack and Attack Max use magnets for speedy lens changes Smith Rover helmet first ride review Best bike helmets: a buyer’s guide to help you find what’s right for you Now, Smith has quietly lifted the veil on a few previously unseen road and MTB lids. Notably there are some budget-friendly models sans Koroyd and the brand appears to have put an emphasis on internal channeling in an effort to improve airflow. At this time, there is no pricing information available. MTB Forefront 2 Smith has updated the Forefront trail helmet for 2018 Smith’s Forefront has been a very popular full coverage trail/all mountain lid for the past few years, and for 2018 it’s getting an update. The new version sees the Koroyd extended into the back of the shell to fully encompass the helmet for max protection. To keep your melon as safe as possible, in addition to the Koroyd, the Forefront 2 will be available in MIPS and standard versions. With 20 vents the Forefront 2 loses a vent over its predecessor, but the vents themselves have increased drastically in size. Smith also says the AirEvac channelling has been upgraded to promote airflow through the helmet. Claimed to weigh 320g, the new lid drops 13g over the...

ROKA Award-Winning Performance Short Introduced with Noble Biomaterials XT2® Anti-Odor Technology

ROKA Sports, the performance multisport brand that makes the finest technical apparel and equipment for running, cycling, swimming and triathlon, has chosen Noble’s XT2® anti-odor technology as a key ingredient used in its successful Gen II Men’s and Women’s Elite Run Shorts. Due to its enormous popularity, the Gen II Men’s 5” Run Short has already sold out.   According to ROKA, very few running brands put the same design effort into the liner as they do the rest of the short, noting that many liners aren’t comfortable and serve little to no purpose apart from containment.   After searching for fabrics from manufacturers around the world, ROKA chose a soft, breathable fabric made with XT2® for the liner, which extends to the waistband, of the Gen II Elite Run Shorts. XT2® harnesses the properties of silver to provide long-lasting odor protection. Unlike topical finishes or treatments, the silver is inherent and permanent to the yarn and will not wash out or wear off – lasting the life of the product. “Trust us, we know from testing in hot and humid conditions in Dallas, TX that this silver  technology really works,” said Justin Brinkley, ROKA Marketing Associate.   Because of the overwhelming success of its men’s Gen II Elite 5” Run Short, ROKA announced it has introduced XT2® anti-odor technology to its new Women’s Elite Run Shorts, a critical improvement to a short already chosen by Runner’s World as Gear of the Year in 2016!   Keep an eye on this growing brand. All run products are made in the USA, designed to unlock human potential. Sound familiar? Great minds think alike!...