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Overtake

It was only a matter of time before Smith took the technology and knowledge gained from their popular Forefront helmet and applied them to other types of bike riding. Today they're excited to introduce the Overtake, a helmet designed to meet the needs of cross-country and road riders.

Just like the Forefront, the Overtake uses Smith's unique Aerocore construction with Koroyd. With up to a 30% improvement over standard EPS impact properties, the patented tubular core structure of the Koroyd material combines with EPS to create a system designed to surpass current standards at low and high speeds.

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It's also very low-profile, which contributes to the aerodynamic appeal of the Overtake. In real-world conditions, the Overtake is nearly identical in aerodynamics to the industry-leading Specialized Evade helmet.

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New for 2015, Smith will add MIPS (multi-directional impact protection system) technology to several of their helmets. MIPS reduces the chance of rotational injuries by allowing the helmet to slip slightly on a low friction layer.

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The helmet features Smith’s VaporFit adjustable fit system, 21 vents, integrated sunglass holders, and weighs just 250 grams. Based off of Smith’s proven head form and dedicated investment of three unique sets of tooling, three adult helmet sizes are available to accommodate a variety of fits while 12 progressive color options offer a range of style choices.

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The standard Overtake model retails for $250, while the MIPS edition goes for $290.

Axle

The all-new $100 Axle helmet caters to the needs of dirt jump and urban riders. It uses a multi-impact EPP liner, X-Static lining, and self-adjusting elastic Lifestyle Fit System. It's has 13 vents and is available with MIPS in select colors at $160.

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Forefront

For 2015 the Forefront helmet sees the addition of several new colors, some of which include MIPS technology. Retail is $220 for the standard model and $280 with MIPS.

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The new Smith bike helmet line will be available in late Fall 2014.

PivLock Arena and ArenaMax

Also new for 2015, Smith is introducing the $159 Arena sunglasses as a replacement to the PivLock V2. These medium coverage lightweight glasses feature a two-position adjustable nosepiece, slide-on temple ends, interchangeable carbonic TLT lenses with hydroleophobic coating and several mirrored lens tints. The glasses are designed to sit securely on the Forefront and Overtake helmets.

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A large lens version will be available under the ArenaMax name.

PivLock Asana

Finally, the ultra low-profile and gracefully shaped $159 PivLock Asana sunglasses are new for the ladies. They also have two-position adjustable nose pads and hydroleophobic lens coating.

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For more details visit www.smithoptics.com.

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