What's New From Leatt in 2018
24 August 2017 | By Noxy
The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® step up their game for 2018, launching an all-new apparel line for trail riding, including jerseys, shorts, gloves, jackets, hydration, and a 120-euros helmet featuring 360° Turbine safety technology.
The experience gained in helmet construction is transferred to a new entry-level neck brace that is lighter than any other model before. The new 6.0 knee pad shows a unique hard cap construction, combined with the advantages of their 3DF soft impact foam.
DBX 2.0 HELMET
Looking for a sleek yet safe helmet? The DBX 2.0 brings Leatt’s DH-proven safety technology to your home trail at a very attractive price point of 119, -€ RRP. It is equipped with 360º Turbine Technology that helps reduce the risk of head impact at concussion level (by up to 30%) and rotational acceleration to your head and brain (by up to 40%). Ten turbines are set inside the helmet that hardens on impact. Combined with the classic EPS in-molded shell, this dual-density construction dampens all kinds of impact – from low to high speed. The helmet is well-ventilated with 20 vents, lightweight and is equipped with Quattro Force Control for easy custom-fitting with the turn of a dial, as well as with a breakaway visor.
DBX 6.0 Knee Guard
This unique knee pad combines a classic soft protection construction with two hard shell sliders. One classic main hard shell at the kneecap/ upper shin, and an additional hard shell along the top of the kneecap. It is said to improve sliding characteristics on rough terrain massively, so the impact forces are reduced and the knee guard does not slip during crashes. The 6.0 knee guards are still pedaling-friendly, offering proper ventilation because of the new thoroughly perforated main fabric at the front and very breathable mesh at the back. There is one Velcro strap at the thigh with a silicone grip lining on the interior, as well as an anti-slip band located at the top of the calf, guaranteeing a solid fit. Available in three colorways, from all-black to black/blue (fuel) to black/white, for 99,99€.
DBX 3.5 Neck Brace
The first neck brace that is manufactured from an in-molded EPS construction with a Nylon core that is similar to many bicycle helmets. The lightest neck brace in the Leatt range, the 3.5 is 30% lighter than the existing 5.5 models. At the same time, it is the most cost-effective Leatt neck brace at an entry-level price point of RRP 279, - (adult sizes) / 229, - (Junior). The 5.5 and 6.5 Leatt neck brace models offer a more custom fit than the 3.5. However, the semi-rigid chassis is still adjustable to fit most riders’ body shapes. Like all previous Leatt neck brace models, the DBX 3.5 is CE certified as Personal Protective Equipment and has been lab-tested and proven to reduce neck forces, thereby lowering your chances of a serious neck injury by up to 43%.
Summary: Leatt used to exclusively sell neck braces and now they cover all kinds of soft goods for all mountain biking disciplines, including Trail, All-Mountain, Enduro, Freeride, and Downhill.
DBX 1.0 LINE: These slim/tailored fit jersey and shorts are made of very light, robust and breathable fabrics, making it the perfect combo for climbing and descending all day long. The four-way flex shorts include a chamois liner and two zipped pockets (one at the center back and the other on the mid right leg). It is priced fairly at 89 Euro with the jerseys starting at 59€. Two styles are available – a more casual-looking tee (with one hidden pocket) and a classic ½ zip jersey with a ventilated back panel, including three bigger stash pockets. The super lightweight, compact, windproof and water-resistant jacket is made of a breathable stretch fabric and will retail for below 100, -€. The 1.0 and GripR gloves own a new palm made of MicronGrip, which is claimed to be super comfortable and tear resistant, with or without comfort padding. Prices start at 29,99€.
OVERALL APPAREL LINE: Leatt also updated the previous year’s apparel styles, resulting in a line of overall 65 pieces, including jackets, jerseys, shorts, gloves, and the all-new DH pants. From all-black to super-bright colorways, there are many combination options available.