As mountain biking continues to push the limits of human ability, the need for protection has become ever more paramount. Although wearing a helmet is not a legal requirement on a day-to-day ride, we think it’s a very good idea.
A majority of trail centres, bike parks and organised events require every rider to wear a helmet as a minimum requirement – no helmet, no ride. At the end of the day, even the best riders in the industry crash from time to time, and you don’t see them without a lid.
Smith Optics began life in the eyewear industry some 50 years ago. Being the first manufacturer to feature sealed thermal lens, and a breathable vent foam, Smith Optics went on to produce some of the best goggles and lenses for snow sports and casual wear. Having since ventured into the realm of mountain biking, Smith have been making some serious waves with their stylish, lightweight protective helmets.