By Anthony Smith
Fox Head recently invited a gaggle of journalists to come check out their new carbon-clad full face helmet, the Rampage Pro Carbon. Media and a crew of Fox-sponsored riders gathered at the base of one of laguna beaches most legendary downhill tracks for the launch of the Rampage pro carbon. Recent rains had hit the coast of Southern California and left the trails in near perfect condition. Both media and team riders were frothing to get on the track and see what the Rampage pro carbon was all about.
Fox Head's new lid is constructed from carbon fiber laminate with an EPS Foam shell. It comes in a wide range of sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL and XXL) that span two shell and three liner sizes. Comfort and ventilation are key attributes; to that end it sports 17 screened vents and Dri-Lex wicking interior. Weight? Fox claims an impressive 1145 grams (for the Large size).
Fox’s goal was to create the most comfortable, carbon full-face lid on the market. Did they succeed? Look for a review in the future. In the meantime, check out these photos from our ride.
The $425 Rampage Pro Carbon also features an adjustable visor.
Long time Fox rider Cam McCaul speaks on behalf of the team about collaborative process of developing a helmet that these world class athletes can be confident in.
Sunshine and Shuttles – Media and Fox team riders prepare to take advantage of near perfect trail conditions in Laguna Beach thanks to some timely precipitation to hit the coast just a few days before.
The Canadian Chainsaw Massacre, Steve Smith, prepares to unleash.
The elder statesman of the Fox team, Kirt Voreis, recounted tales of NORBA nationals' domination, and then put his money where his mouth was … (see next photo)
Take notes boys: Foot out, flat out since before most of ya'll were born.
Josh Bryceland preferred to ride in a moto helmet to ensure his safety prior to the development of the Rampage Pro Carbon. Now there is only one choice for Rat Boy.
Looking for doubles in all the right places – It only took Steve Smith a couple runs to dial in every pre-hop, double, and inside line like a life long Laguna local.
Rat Boy railing fat lines of brown pow.
Tyler McCaul gives chase to a couple of the worlds best, Steve Smith and Josh Bryceland, on one last sunset lap in Laguna Beach.