Fox Racing Announces All-New Speedframe Trail Helmet

Feb 11, 2020
by Sarah Moore  
 
The Fox Speedframe is Fox Racing's new open face helmet aimed at trail riders. The brand says that the Speedframe is the most comfortable, best fitting and coolest trail helmet they've made in the 45 years they've been in business.

The new trail helmet was designed and developed over the course of three years with input from Fox Racing's team of mountain bike athletes. The California company says that they built the Speedframe "to exceed the evolving demands of the aggressive trail riders and inspire confidence with a class-leading set of trail-specific performance features."
 
bigquotesI’m really excited about this new helmet... Can’t wait to wear it. The shape and protection are enough for me, just what I asked for. It’ll be my daily use helmet, I love it!Loris Vergier, Fox Global DH Athlete


Speedframe Pro in dark purple
Speedframe Pro in Daiz black

Speedframe Pro in pewter


The Pro version of the helmet uses Fox Racing's Varizorb dual-density liner combined with a MIPS impact protection system. To help riders stay cool on the trail, the Speedframe features 19 big bore vents feeding fresh air through the channels in the EPS liner.

Speedframe Pro Features:

MIPS: The Multi-directional Impact Protection System technology provides improved rotational impact protection.
360º Retention System: Multi-position adjustable 360-degree retention system provides a full wrap for premium fit and comfort.
Varizorb EPS liner: Dual density Varizorb EPS liner is meant to provide improved protection by spreading the forces of impact across a wider surface area.
Fidlock SNAP: Fidlock patented technology allows fasteners to be opened and closed in a user-friendly manner with just one hand – even when wearing gloves.
Adjustable Visor: Goggle compatible, 3-position adjustable visor.
Big Bore Airflow: Four Big Bore vents keep riders cool and aid in moisture management.
XT2 Liner: Removable, washable XT2 liner is antimicrobial and manages odor while wicking moisture away from the head.
• Available in eight different colors
• MSRP: $159.95 USD


There's also a more affordable version of the helmet available that uses MIPS and the same 360-degree retention system, adjustable visor, and venting.

Speedframe MIPS Features:

MIPS: The Multi-directional Impact Protection System technology provides improved rotational impact protection.
360º Retention System: Multi-position adjustable 360-degree retention system provides a full wrap for premium fit and comfort.
Removable liner: Removable, washable moisture-wicking liner.
Adjustable Visor: Goggle compatible, 3-position adjustable visor.
Optimized venting: Optimized venting with channeled, in-molded EPS provides efficient cooling.
• Available in five different colors.
• MSRP: $109.95 USD


Both versions of the Speedframe are available in Small, Medium, and Large.


bigquotesThe focus of the Speedframe project was to create a helmet specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern trail rider. With the continued elevation of performance in trail bikes the requirement for fit, comfort, and protection in open-face helmets has never been higher. We worked hard to define a feature-set which would solve any challenge aggressive trail riders might face while riding. Whether they are competing in local enduro races, going on all-day e-bike adventures or just starting their mountain bike obsession, we’re confident the Speedframe will allow them to ride confidently at the highest levels and look great doing it.John Pepper, Fox MTB Product Line Manager

Fox Athletes will be wearing the new Speedframe at key events this season beginning with Crankworx, Rotorua.
 
Learn more at www.foxracing.com


82 Comments

  • 73 2
 Kinda looks weird from the back...
  • 37 1
 Looks like Ford Focus dash vents
  • 10 4
 @qreative-bicycle: make it Cosworth...
  • 2 0
 1979 Datsun Dasher.
  • 14 1
 Looks like the eBike of Helmets.
  • 4 1
 Not just from the back. It looks incredibly bulky, even in promo shots. I dread to think what it looks like being worn IRL.
  • 3 0
 @Ttimer: they should always put a picture with someone using it from the front angle. Only side and back angles ain't enough
  • 4 1
 I wonder if this is E-mtb rated?
  • 2 0
 very weird, like someone quit when they got to the back.
  • 3 1
 great helmet ify ou're the slowest of the pack.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns:

Can then have the dubious honour of being the most stolen helmet.


(I seem to remember Cosworths were the most stolen cars in the UK at some point)
  • 1 0
 that's what she said
  • 1 0
 Every fox helmet has awkward space in back
  • 1 0
 And from the front, yet another installment in their Howard The Duck Visor series. Fox needs to hire a new half-shell designer. You couldn't pay me to wear any of the duckbill-mutant half-shell shapes they've released in recent years.
  • 21 0
 I can't trust a promo for a helmet if they intentionally omit how a person looks (faces) while wearing their helmet.
  • 9 1
 I've added in a couple photos that show the rider's face.
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: Well, you sure took care of that. Smile
  • 15 0
 That looks great, until I saw the back...
  • 3 3
 Same here. Unfortunately my opinion of Fox gear tends to be fashion > function and this doesn't dissuade that notion. The lines of the visor continue up and back in a nice graceful sweep and then just drops off into that big flattish surface. Any excess dimension in a piece of safety equipment needs to be carefully considered, as it adds greater leverage to an opposing or immovable force.
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: The Proframe is a great helmet.
  • 13 1
 If you have longish hair isn't that the same as MIPS
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah just wash with ivory and keep it coarse
  • 8 0
 No mention of the No-Straps-Technology on the Speedframe Pro vs straps on the Speedframe MIPS? Razz
  • 8 0
 thumbs up to long peaks, they're useful instead of merely aesthetic. Shame there's no version with fidlock and no mips.
  • 1 0
 No MIPS?
  • 12 1
 @el-nombre: I don't like mips
  • 1 1
 @ismasan: lol y
  • 8 2
 @dk861: because its just cheap plastic that can break. Also its really pushed by marketing
  • 3 0
 @housem8d: You pretty much described every helmet in the market - with or without mips. Highly marketed plastic that breaks.
  • 13 0
 "I've got MIPS, Focker. Do you want to milk me?"
  • 1 0
 @el-nombre: they all have MIPS in US
  • 6 5
 But what does it weigh? At that price it competes with the Specialized Ambush which is hands down the best fitting helmet I’ve ever worn, and it’s super light. Not going back to heavy helmets anytime soon.

This one looks pretty cool though.
  • 14 9
 Will it fall apart after two rides just like everything else Fox makes?
  • 3 3
 Two rides!!!!! I had a pair of Sidewinder gloves that lasted 10km, 3/4 of my ride. Got a refund and got some 100% gloves instead.
  • 5 2
 @deli-hustler: yeh their gloves are all time garbage, 100% and Thor seem to be the best, also loved Dakine back in the day but haven't tried them in a while
  • 1 0
 sombrio is butt too, the little rubber pads on my index and middle fingers fell off after a couple rides too
  • 2 1
 @deli-hustler: I have two pairs of Sidewinders that have done many hundreds of miles. Washing machine and dryer after every ride. They are perfectly fine.
  • 2 0
 @BigAlfonz: must be the wet they don't like
  • 7 0
 I swore off Fox gloves because they kept falling apart...then I had to get a pair after a few years as an emergency pair because I forgot mine, and they ended up lasting 3 seasons. I have a Proframe helmet which is fantastic. I also really like their defend long sleeve jerseys. I have other soft goods which is going on 2.5yr old now and still looking good. I think their quality has gone up recently
  • 1 0
 @andyd33: I will say it's only the gloves I've ever had a problem with.
  • 7 2
 Fox makes the ugliest half-shell helmets.
  • 3 2
 for anyone looking at these who rides anything gnarlier than xc, consider the proframe, it literally feels exactly like my giro half shell, yet somehow has a chinbar. it might even breath better.
  • 3 1
 Breathe better with a fullface helmet? With the side pads digging in your cheeks?
  • 1 0
 My Proframe is excellent; however I find it's too hot for most of the year if there's climbing in the ride.
  • 2 0
 What is the weight of the helmet at both price points? I got the new Bontrager Rally helmet after the University of Virginia tests. It fits great and vents really well.
  • 3 0
 Fox really do need to stop employing Stevie Wonder as their helmet designer.
  • 3 0
 California people must never night ride? Built in light/cam mount is an absolute must for me now.
  • 3 0
 Why would you not want plastic at the back?
  • 2 0
 I actually think they look great. Of course I just bought a new helmet not even a week ago....
  • 1 0
 It feels like Fox has gone from flogging the same single design for the best part of a decade to bringing out a new model or redesign every 6 months.
  • 2 0
 "I’m really excited about this new helmet..."

Of course you are Loris. Of course you are.
  • 1 0
 "Fox Athletes will be wearing the new Speedframe at key events this season beginning with Crankworx, Rotorua."

Thought Crankworx was fullface only?
  • 1 0
 Why not call it a Metah with Mips?
At a glance it looks pretty similar to me. Just modded the molds to make the pony tail feature at the back..
  • 3 0
 Dark purple yes please
  • 2 0
 Rainbows: so hot right now.
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or does it look like an alligator head from the side complete with black and yellow eye!
  • 2 1
 This helmet looks really good!
  • 4 4
 Almost the same price as full face hellmets, but still not the same protection...
  • 2 1
 Mips folks, You ought to ask Seven IDP what they think about mips.
  • 1 0
 I'm riding with 7iDP now and it is a really good helmet. Fit great, good coverage at the rear, well ventilated & has bug mesh in the front vents.
  • 1 0
 and cost me $119 on sale during xmas.
  • 1 0
 Wouldn't have been available during xmas... its a 2020 helmet.
  • 1 0
 @Rosmo74: it was early December and I was talking about my Bontrager Rally MIPS helmet
  • 2 0
 Looks amazing!
  • 1 1
 Settle down with the hyperbole, it's just a helmet.
  • 1 0
 looks ffffffugly mannnn...
  • 1 0
 This or the Troy Lee A1 w/MIPS?
  • 1 0
 A new helmet for under $300 - Strange!
  • 1 0
 Can I get a non e-bike specific helmet?
  • 1 0
 Loved that flo yellow colour.
  • 1 0
 Its the Cybercops helmet!!
  • 3 3
 This helmet is amazing. So happy with it
  • 5 7
 So ugly and will end up in landfill...getting tired of how consumption is te focus in this sport Just fuckin buy a helmet that fits nice and keep it as long as possible ffs
  • 2 1
 Good point but they start to stink after awhile though....
  • 2 1
 @CantClimb: wash your liner numb nut
  • 1 0
 Yes.
  • 2 0
 All eps degrades after time. It’s not a bad idea to replace your helmet every 3ish years even without crashing. At that point it’s not worth risking it.
  • 2 0
 Helmets expire 3-5 years from production date
  • 1 0
 @TayNYC: There are places to lower the environmental impact of our sport; however risking head injury by using a helmet for too long isn't smart.
  • 1 1
 This looks like they just changed the vents on their old Metah helmets...
  • 2 3
 They look great! Until you land on your face.

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