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SmithPodium TT MIPS Helmet


Item # SMI00FO

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Why We Like The Podium TT MIPS Helmet

You kicked off last season with a Merckx-style time trial attempt in a sea of fully kitted TT rigs and learned the hard way that your GC ambitions can go out the door in a decidedly non-aero snap—regardless of how much packing tape you put across your road helmet vents. This year, though, you're back and much better prepared with the proper bike, pinned up in a size too small skinsuit, slick shoe covers, and a shiny new Smith Podium TT MIPS Helmet to complete the kit.

You unclip from the trainer and get the disc wheel in place, grab a last minute swig of energy, and double check the light conditions before choosing your lens and nestling it quickly onto your helmet as the final piece in the day's wind-cheating puzzle. The helmet's blunted tail means that the day's changing wind conditions and occasional lapses in form won't take as severe a toll on your efforts as the foot-long dorsal fin of a traditional aerodynamic lid.

Staging and gear checks completed, you arrive in the start house and fend off the nerves with a final helmet fit adjustment, wait for the countdown, and power off the start ramp with the confidence that this year is the year you get to the finish line first.

  • Smith brings its Aerocore technology to time trial specialists
  • Shell shaping and rear vents reduce drag across yaw angles
  • Koroyd material provides lightweight protection
  • MIPS technology reduces rotational force in certain crashes
  • VaporFit retention system dials in a customized fit
  • Stay cool with X-Static lining and Reactive Cooling Performance
  • Magnetic visor snaps quickly and securely into place
  • Includes ChromaPop lens and Clear lens for various conditions

Tech Specs
Shell MaterialAerocore In-mold
Impact FoamKoroyd
Ventilation2 rear exhaust vents
Fit AdjustmentVaporFit Adjustable Fit System, AirEvac Ventilation
CertificationsCPSC, CE EN 1078, AS/NZS2063
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime
Activitytime trail, triathlon, road cycling


Head Circumference

20 - 22in

(51 - 55cm)

22 - 23in

(55 - 59cm)

23 - 25in

(59 - 63cm)

25 - 26in

(63 - 67cm)

 SMS / M
Head Circumference

19 - 21in

(48 - 53cm)

21 - 23in

(53 - 58cm)

19 - 22in

(48 - 56cm)

How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

Great TT helmet. Whistling not too bad.

I've used it several times
True to size

I’ve used this helmet for Iron distance races and it works great. It is comfortable when the temps are in the 60’s, but the lack of ventilation holes in the front make it a little toasty when the temps rise. As has been noted in other reviews, it has a tendency to whistle. I don’t think it’s the helmet as much as the flock of valkyries who cheer me on when I’m racing. The whistling (or victory trumpets if you will) is really only noticeable when my head is really inclined forward and I’m riding into the wind. It’s not too bad. The lenses are superb, as Smith optics always are. The colored lens has a gradient to it so that the lower field of view is a little less tinted than the upper field of view. It’s not polarized as best I can tell. As far as weight goes, it’s not noticeably heavy. The padding inside is adequate if you’re not a profuse sweater or if you’re not using this helmet in Death Valley.

>Rating: 4

Good, but with one minor quibble.

True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
182 lbs

This is a follow-up to my first review. I did get the fit dialed, and with the use of a Halo Headband (which really work great, by the way) I got the helmet to remain positioned properly and prevent slipping too low on my forehead. However, there still remains the issue with wind noise. It seems to be a bit less with the use of the headband; however, if I allow my head to drop very low, and depending on wind direction and speed, the airflow whistles through the honeycomb vent in the rear, emitting what sounds like a loud high-pitched scream. The first time you hear it it is quite startling! To reiterate what my moto-racer friend said, "at least you know there is air flowing through the helmet." I guess that's more incentive to keep my head up and not break form. If I didn't experience this annoyance, I would clearly give five stars. I am eager to know if any other owners experience the same issue.

>Rating: 4

Still Evaluating

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
182 lbs

Through nearly twenty years of time-trialing I have tried nearly all the brands of TT helmets from Spiuk, Rudy, Giro, Bell, and LG. On looks alone the new Podium should be worth a few seconds; however, after wearing the lid for the first time last night in competition I have a few quibbles. First off, the helmet produced an extremely loud and annoying whistle that was so loud that it startled me the first time I heard it! I suppose it's good to know that air is actually flowing through the helmet, but it was so loud that I literally thought someone was coming up behind me and yelling at me. Perhaps it is unique to the shape of my head, but if it persists it might be a problem. Secondly, despite a good, secure fit, the helmet still dropped down low on my forehead after hitting some bumps, so much so that it impeded my vision. This has been a perpetual problem with all the brands I have worn, as all helmets sit low on my head and I ride with a fairly extreme head-down position. Nevertheless, I can probably rectify that by wearing a sweatband to keep the lid from sliding down. All in all, I can say that this is an extremely well-made helmet ( which it should be for the price!), and the shield retention system is really slick. I will be racing with it again next week and hopefully can get it dialed. I will issue a follow-up report as the season progresses.

A thorough review James M!!! I think i might try one myself.