Smith Optics has leaked a photo of their new full face enduro helmet, call the Mainline, via pro rider Jesse Melamed's Instagram. The lightweight lid gets what looks like a fully integrated chin bar and plenty of ventilation holes. Here's what we know so far....
A little late to the game, Smith Optics look like they are getting ready to launch a new Mainline full face helmet and have given is a 'soft launch' via Jesse's Instagram, one of their sponsored athletes. The lid looks like it gets a fully integrated chin bar which, from this photo, looks to be non-removable. Plus there appears to be lots of ventilation holes. Launching this using the Rocky Mountain enduro team shows that the lid is destined for tougher trail riding rather than downhill racing.
In his post, Jesse mentions the rival Troy Lee Designs Stage helmet (tested here) which makes us think that the Smith offering will be a similar lid, being made from EPS with a MIPS layer, we wonder if it will be certified to full downhill full-face helmet standards like the Stage and Giro Switchblade (reviewed here)?
Elsewhere from the information, we can garner from this photo, the Smith Mainline gets an adjustable peak and a ridge or shelf around the rear of the helmet to help hold goggle straps in place. With a range of goggles on offer from the brand, it's likely that this helmet will be made to work well with something like their Squad goggles. There also looks like the lid will get the Korord 'straws' in at least part of the helmet as seen in their Forefront open face helmets.
With a little further digging we found out this will likely be on sale in August, but that might just be Canada and the USA. We'll get back to you with more information when we have it.
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