Fox Racing Updates the Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet

Aug 26, 2021
by Matt Beer  
Fox Rampage Carbon Pro

Fox Racing has updated the Rampage Carbon Pro full-face helmet for 2022. From the outside, the helmet looks identical with its bold, square styling, but up close, there are some subtle differences.

A one-piece carbon shell now features the MIPS rotational protection system, and gone is the magnetic visor attachment. Instead, the visor is mounted with screws that are specially designed to break in the event of a landing face first. The injected mesh vents are covered by a removable foam, should you want more air flow instead of mud shielding. Inside, the antimicrobial X-Static liner and cheek pads are removable to keep things fresh. Underneath the liner is the dual-density, In-Mold Varizorb EPS material to maximize energy absorption.

Rampage Pro Carbon Details

• Carbon shell
• Injected Mesh vent screens
• MIPS rotational protection
• Breakaway visor screws
• Dual-density, In-Mold Varizorb EPS
• Antimicrobial X-Static liner and cheek pads
• Colors: Dark Indigo Navy, Black/Teal, White, Atomic Punch Orange
• Meets EN 1078, CPSC 1203, AS/NZS 2063, and ASTM F1952
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Price $499.95 USD
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Fox Rampage Carbon Pro
Fox Rampage Carbon Pro

Fox Rampage Carbon Pro
Fox Rampage Carbon Pro

Fox Rampage Carbon Pro

For $499.95, there are four colors to choose from; Dark Indigo Navy, Black/Teal, White, and Atomic Punch Orange. The four sizes available do fit a little smaller compared to the respectable sizes of the Bell Full 9 or the Troy Lee Designs D4. So, check out the sizing chart before committing to a shell size.

Look for a full review coming soon. In the meantime, visit foxracing.comto see all the colors and for more info on where to find a new Fox RPC.

Fox Rampage Carbon Pro




60 Comments

  • 66 2
 I can’t wait to wear this while riding my SB150 down a fire road…ah freedom
  • 7 1
 you do you bro
  • 53 4
 I dunno if this is comment gold, but it's at least comment Kashima
  • 3 0
 A true MTBRYDR
  • 17 2
 Helmets are the most over rated cycling equipment. I have crased countless of times, and never hit my head. That I can remember.
  • 3 0
 I see what you did there!
  • 9 0
 Wait a minute, didnt they launch this thing with some Fluid rotation system, claiming it was the best ever? now it's mips? im confused.
  • 2 0
 Sounds like MIPS tried to sue them claiming it’s too similar. Just speculating, but seems very possible
  • 7 0
 According to Fox mips bought the fluid inside tech and then scrapped it, claiming it was not as safe as mips. At least this is what Fox told me when I contacted them about it. @Jdricks:
  • 11 0
 @strmrdr608: I hope youre telling the truth.

With that said though, if that is true, that pisses me off. I really care about my brain because damaging it sucks. I feel mips is better than no mips. But for a company to buy and shelf another companies tech because “its not that good” is crap. Prove its not good. If there is any market where I want to see handful of competitors, its the market that protects heads.
  • 1 0
 @strmrdr608: I heard this as well from FOX. It was also heavy (fluid).
  • 3 0
 @chillrider199: Well Mips has a history of destroying their competitors. So after seeing Fox designed the Helmet "new" but only changed Mips and the Visor Screws, my first thought was that Fox only developed a new helmet because Mips sued someone again, like always..
  • 3 0
 Fluid was better than mips but MIPS wasn’t about it so they bought it out and then binned it. So lame! Don’t monopolize on safety for the brain. Let’s keep actually improving things!
  • 1 0
 @strmrdr608: Big if true!
  • 1 0
 @chillrider199: I have no reason to lie, I myself have a rampage pro with fluid inside technology. Fox had used the fluid tech in both downhill and mx helmets then I noticed after one season they went back to mips. Concerned that maybe there was an issue so I contacted fox and that is what they told me. Mips bought FI and determined it was not as safe a mips, I believe it was on a mtb site as a story, but I have never seen any report of actual test results.
  • 1 0
 Mips bought out Fluid Inside.
  • 7 2
 Good to see dual density and MIPS together in more helmets. I think that's the way to go. MIPS Spherical, too. We're on the upward trajectory with regards to safety... lots of great safety tech dropping now and coming down the pike.
  • 2 0
 Not quite, this helmet first version already had the equivalent of MIPS (Fluid) which on top of reducing rotational forces was also absorbing low velocity impacts. Only drawback is that this tech is heavier than a thin sheet of plastic which is making the first gen heavier than this one. It seems that this change was mostly driven by the fact that MIPS bought and killed Fluid, hopefully the dual density is sensitive enough so that is was redundant with the absorbing capacity of the Fluid inserts.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: I think FOX's dual density does really well; just look at the VA Tech bike helmet results. Their dual density + mips is at the top of the heap. Some tech is heavier for sure, like Flex and Spherical and Fluid and ODS. But, I don't mind the added weight for added protection.

I think it's awesome to see more Carbon for DH and Trail helmets... lots of riders have sharp rocks to contend with and in-mold plastic shells just don't cut it (pun?).
  • 1 0
 @filmdrew: The helmets are almost identical in weight to be honest. The fit is much better, and there are alot of nice features that are an improvement. The only thing I prefer on the last gen is the Magnetic visor
  • 7 0
 No weight!? Hopefully it is ligther than the old version that one was heavy af
  • 4 0
 I know! And if this new visor doesn't win world champs, I'm just gonna stick with my old helmet.
  • 1 0
 Same hope here. Than again, just a bit loo late. My d4 just arrived a few days ago.
  • 2 0
 Just saw a video where weight is mesured at 1240g, so not that light ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHQUuYu_-b4&t=182s&ab_channel=TheLoamWolf
  • 1 0
 @BikeNsquat: thanks. That is heavy… my D4 in size large weighs 954g.
  • 2 0
 Some tech is heavier, but also adds safety. As well, there are pretty substantiated rumors that both Moto and Bike safety standards are/will be getting tougher, which will add weight to the helmet. Already happening in moto. Some heavier helmet makers are pre-emptively designing to meet that near future spec, thus they appear heavier now, but all the lightweights will have to adapt soon or be out of spec. Smile
  • 1 0
 @filmdrew: that may be true, but l needed a new helmet as my helmet was 5 years old and I went by the currently available standards and test results. Where the d4 is either better or equivalent to the much heavier Rampage Pro.
  • 2 0
 @MrEtnie: Just stoked you got a good upgraded helmet. Nice.
  • 1 0
 @filmdrew: thanks. Stoked too. Rode it last weekend and it was sick. Noticeably lighter!
  • 6 0
 Still a fixed visor at $500?
  • 2 0
 With Mips buying Fluid inside just to kill it, and the magnetic visor going away, I'm no longer interested in this helmet. I picked up the smith mainline and like it alot, I i need a more substantial helmet I really liked my Kali shiva naked carbon and would buy another.
  • 1 0
 Why anyone would pay this price for a Fox and not just get a Troy Lee is beyond me. They’ve been winning in the fit, style, and safety game the whole time. The main thing any other company like Fox had over Troy was price.
  • 3 0
 Fox seem to be comparable to troy lee in the virginia tech safety rankings, and style is subjective
  • 1 0
 I havent found good fitting D3 for me...
  • 1 0
 Can confirm the fit is very wrong. After measuring 59cm on my head, and having an older Rampage in a size Large that fits perfectly, this fits incredibly tight, to the point it almost causes headaches just sitting on the sofa. No chance I could wear this in a bike park all day. Terrible that Fox have the sizing so wrong for such an expensive helmet and then charge you for returns!
  • 1 0
 Wanted to buy this but they took forever to release, and in the meantime I cracked my full face. So I ended up with a Smith Mainline. Lame
  • 2 0
 Damn hope youre okay dude!
  • 6 4
 It’s 2021 and they still haven’t put in the easy release strap…smh
  • 4 1
 The only thing more annoying than D-rings are carbon fiber D-rings. smh
  • 17 1
 @peterman1234: @abueno I will continue to like d-rings on dh helmet for this reason:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUdmwmhyxM
  • 8 0
 I actually prefer the old school loop and feel safer with it. You want that lid to stay on your head when you're putting cracks into trees etc.
  • 1 0
 @gregclimbs: That was fascinating. The new Smith enduro helmet has metal d-ring connector. Its annoying to use but apparently safer. I think what's clear is that plastic buckles aren't as safe as metal. We just need manuf to use metal quick-buckles or whatever and then we won't need the annoying D-loop.
  • 10 0
 I got fidlock on a proframe, but would never want it on my big bike, dh helmet. D rings fo life!
  • 6 0
 Fortnine (moto review YT channel) did a comparison of different Moto helmet clasps. Fidlock works the same if not a little weaker than the standard D-ring, but he mentions that the real added benefit for D-rings is that when strapping the helmet on you're always ensuring a tight and proper fit.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUdmwmhyxM
  • 2 0
 @SHREDWORX: Same here, My last helmet had a fidlock and I always felt a little uneasy every time I buckled it. I'm not in such a hurry that I mind taking an extra few seconds to buckle the d rings, kind of a calming little ritual before I drop in.
  • 6 0
 @gregclimbs: wow! Thank you for this, I hadn’t any idea and the safety concerns with keeping the strap tight and now I feel that my comment was baseless. Thank you for humbling me!
  • 3 0
 @shami: I never undo my d ring, I just loosen it and take it over my chin. Maybe works just for me I'm not sure.
  • 1 0
 Definitely try on before buying, the medium fits very small. Hopefully this version isn’t as crazy tight.
  • 1 0
 Can confirm
  • 1 0
 Do you know how they fit relative to previous versions? I have a 5(?) yr old Rampage Pro Carbon and would love to keep my eyes open for a new one online at a steep discount over the next year or so - if I know it will fit!
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: size up!
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: definitely size up, whilst the Medium fits fine, I do wish Id gotten the Large especially given the cost of the thing.
  • 1 0
 @O1D4: and that's compared to the previous Rampage sizing? I have an XL now Frown
thanks for the feedback!
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: new version fits much more true to size. I own both. New version sits lower on the head too. Cheek pads need to be broken in though.
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: how long did it take for the pads to wear in? i got the large and cheek pads are super tight, but the XL is just too big
  • 1 0
 @spence771: I've had the new one for about a month now, and I have put about 8 park days into it. The cheek pads are just now starting to get comfy. The foam is better in the new one too, as the foam separated from the backing quite early on the first gen, and it was annoying.
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: i just got myself the new mips one in large, hopefully the cheek pads pack in quickly otherwise will have to buy a different helmet
  • 1 0
 @spence771: it definitely will. Every helmet I've ever owned has. Juts takes some time. Won't take long before you don't really think about it. The one thing I do like, is the pads don't get so packed out that the helmet flops around. Nothing worse than hitting a big compression and the helmet bounces forward.
  • 3 0
 Looks like an Aircraft
  • 2 0
 Nice!

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