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What’s the difference between a road helmet and a mountain bike helmet? A mountain bike helmet gets a bump in overall size, visors, and the ability to snap on your GoPro before a ride. Smith’s first foray into cycling helmets, the mountain bike-oriented Forefront, is a perfect example. Now, the company has taken a stab at the road world—but it didn’t simply downsize and ditch the visor on its Forefront. The all-new Smith Overtake was designed from the ground up for the road, and it’s light enough, cool enough, aero enough and simply clever enough to compete with the best.