Smith Optics Reviews and News


5 Great Road Cycling Helmets


Looking for a new road cycling helmet? These five 2017 models offer top-tier performance, features, and value.

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Smith adds ChromaPop tech to interchangeable eyewear


The proprietary ChromaPop lenses are claimed to filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain while providing sharper, easier, and faster visual perception.

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Smith’s new Route MIPs road helmet


Smith introduces two new helmets: the Route road helmet and the Rover mountain bike helmet. Both feature a Koroyd-EPS blended liner and more friendly price points.

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Review: Smith Pivlock Arena Sunglasses


New performance-oriented shades provide exceptional fit with less helmet interference.

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Function over Fashion: New apparel focuses on safety first


Gone are the days when what you wore while riding had more to do with fashion than form. Today’s top-end cycling apparel boasts a host of functional features that protect riders from the wind, weather, cars and crashes.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology


Interbike: Smith releases their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd liner and MIPS technology.

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First Look: Smith Overtake road/XC helmet


Less than a year after lifting the lid on a new trail-oriented mountain bike helmet, Smith is trying to push its way to the front of the XC and road peloton with the Overtake.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Roadbikereview Contest – Win a pair of Smith Optics Pivlock V90 Sunglasses


Write a Review and be eligible to Win a Free Pair of Smith Pivlock V90 Sunglasses! In a continued effort to keep RoadBikeReview the leading resource in bike, parts, & gear reviews, we are holding a review writing contest.

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New Smith Shades For On — and Off — Bike


Sun Valley, Idaho-based sunglasses Maker Smith Optics was at Bike PressCamp in Deer Valley showing off a new pair of shades, a new snowsports helmet, and teasing a product we can’t tell you about just yet.

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Ride Report: Climbing Pikes Peak (Elevation 14,115 Feet)


One of the longest and toughest climbs in all of Colorado is also one of the most amazing experiences you can have on two wheels. Find out what you need to know — and what you need to bring.

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Sea Otter Tech Round-Up: Lake, Michelin, Focus, Smith


To the casual observer the Sea Otter Classic is about riding bikes, but savvy consumers know all to well that this springtime celebration of all things cycling has also become ground zero for new product launches. Here’s a look at just a few of the items that caught our eye. Lots more coming soon.

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Quick Take: Smith PivLock V2 Max w/Photocromic Lenses


Why You Want: You’re looking for a pair of stylish, lightweight, distortion-free riding shades that come with an adjustable nosepiece and three lens options: clear, dark, and photochromic ignitor rose, which automatically adjust to varying light levels. Pros: Automatic-tint photochromic lens adjusts to most light conditions. Frameless design reduces weight and maximize peripheral vision. Switching […]

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Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Sunglasses


Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below […]

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