Smith Optics history and pedigree is rich in the off road, dirt world we know, but they began is in the ski world. It was 1965 Dr Bob Smith wanted to get some more powder runs, he and his buddies would have to go home before they wanted to when they couldn't see anymore. What made Smith was the worlds first sealed thermal lens with foam venting. Basically he invented the extreme sports goggle.

They've come along way in the last 50 years, to now lead the market in performance eye wear. They've consistently innovated and pushed what is possible with the simple idea of vision. How often, and we know the answer, have you struggled with steaming goggles? If you ride with them it's every single time you go shred in the mud, or if it's wet or even a little muggy. How much of a struggle is shifting from bright sunshine to dark woods at speed? It's these answers Smith strives to answer and solve. We at MTB Beds are proud to join forces with them.

Smith Wildcats out in the wild in Finale Ligure

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Smith has a history of firsts. To stay one step ahead of the competition by addressing real world problems they and their sponsored athletes experience, they've come up with some of the most creative solutions in the game.

All these little things other brands now use and you wouldn't blink an eye at such as the first interchangeable lens system, intergrated helmet and eyewear ventilation and anti fog systems that became indispensable to motocross riders. Today lens technology like ChromaPop lenses and Aerocore ventilation further the answer to problems many thought couldn't be answered.

Smith Optics Performance Eyewear

As we at MTB Beds strive toward a more ecologically friendly business model, we are stoked to pair with Smith who have the largest line of eco-friendly sunglasses in the world, Smith incorporates a material called Rilsan Clear into their sunglasses. Rilsan produces a lightweight, durable frame that's over 50% bio-based.

Shredding the Smith Optics range

Smith is renowned in many of the sports we love beyond mountain biking, Ski, snowboarding and other snow sports that are at the root of the brand, to motocross, skate and surf. It's a global enterprise that reaches far in it's pursuit of great product.

In the mountain bike world they sponsor some of the industries heavy hitters, and have done for some time, seems when you start running this eyewear you don't want to give it back! Steve Peat, Aaron Gwin and Brandon Semenuk amongst others.

Our clients repping Smith in Aosta

We are stoked to continue working with Smith Optics. If you have any questions or want to try a pair on you know you can come and talk to one of our team anytime.

See you on the trails!

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After 8 years of operating in Europe and providing epic mountain biking holidays in world-class destinations such as Finale Ligure, Morzine and the Aosta valley we are so stoked to finally announce our merger with Tom Hutton MTB and the start of our UK operation.

You're about to book, your Morzine trip, but you don't know if your bike is the right one for the task or, you have a choice of bikes to bring....If you are in a rush and don't want to read the long version, it's fairly simple. If it's your first visit to Morzine, we'd probably plump for the downhill bike. You'll be giddy to hit up those gnarly bike park laps and you don't need to stray far from the lifts to have a blast. Does it limit the trails I can ride if I only have a downhill bike? Yes, the downhill bike will be hard work on the enduro trails.

You don't want to fly and and you don't want to drive. How else can you get the the Alps? Unless you are going to ride your bike there a train is the alternative. It's something different and has quite afew benefits over driving or flying to Morzine.

You're probably only going to take this option if access to the Eurostar service from London Pancras is easy for you. It's here you'll need to set off from, first hitting Paris Gare de Nord, then onto Paris Gare de Lyon then onto Geneva or Cluses, then Morzine.