New Apparel, Helmet, Neck Brace and Knee Pads by Leatt for 2018

by Brian Mullin on August 24, 2017

Leatt enlarges cycling portfolio for 2018, introducing a trail-oriented gear line that includes a new helmet, an all-new neck brace construction, and top-of-the-line knee guards. The new suite includes the DBX 1.0 trail apparel line (shorts, jersey, jacket, and gloves), the $99.99 DBX 2.0 helmet featuring their innovative 360° Turbine technology, the DBX 6.0 Kneepad combining advantages of soft and hard shell protection and lastly a completely redesigned DBX 3.5 Neck Brace, that’s lighter and less expensive than ever before.

For further information refer to www.leatt.com/bicycle2018

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 $99.99 and comes in four colors.

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.

Features

  • Polycarbonate Shell In Three Sizes
  • 360° Turbine Technology
    • Reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level
    • Reduces up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain
  • 3D In-Molded Impact Foam For Great Energy Absorption – Molded directly to the outer shell. More cushioning, less surface area – a total win for the rider giving it their all
  • Maximized Ventilation – 20 vents effective even at very low speeds
  • Maxiflow Air Channels In The Impact Foam – Effective at any speed
  • Visor With Breakaway Function And Emergency Cheek Pad Removal – Adds to safety of helmet and offers rotational reduction in a crash
  • New Dri-Lex® Liner – Moisture wicking, breathable, anti-odor, and washable inner liner

 

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). The shorts come in three colors and retail for $79.99.

Features

  • Ultra-lightweight, stretch shell with dirt/water repellent coating
  • Inner shorts with dual density seat padding/chamois
  • Laser-cut ventilation
  • YKK zippers and reinforced stitching
  • Pre-curved, 3D shaped tailored fit
  • Soft mesh pockets on leg and back
  • Soft touch, adjustable waist lining with back gripper to prevent seat drop
  • Seamless seat panel
  • Size: XS-XL

 

For the jerseys, two styles are available in four color schemes – a more casual-looking tee (with one hidden pocket) for $54.99 and a classic ½ zip jersey with a ventilated back panel, including three bigger stash pockets for $64.99.

Features

  • Ultra-light, wicking and stretch mesh with ventilated back
  • Classic ½ zip
    • Rear storage pockets with anti-sag suspender system
    • T-sleeves and zip
  • casual-looking tee
    • T-Sleeves
    • Zip pocket with microfiber goggle wiper
  • Overlock stitched seams for comfort
  • Tailored stretch fit
  • Rear reflective print
  • Size: XS-XL

The super lightweight, compact, windproof and water-resistant jacket is made of a breathable stretch fabric and will retail for $99.99.

Features

  • Water resistant, lightweight and windproof
  • Tailored fit
  • Folds into its own chest pocket
  • YKK zippers
  • Two-point, fully adjustable hood with stiffened peak
  • Reflective printing on hood peak
  • Stretch fit cuffs and hems
  • Size: XS-XXL

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. The 1.0 comes in four color schemes and retails for $29.99 while the 1.0 GripR comes in seven colors and retails for $25.99.

Features

  • MicronGrip Palm
    • Super slim with superior handlebar feel
    • Excellent dry and wet grip
    • Very durable with touch screen function
    • 1.0 GripR feature => Silicone grip print
  • 1.0 feature => Padded palm
  • 1.0 feature => Vented, Lite upper-hand material
  • Pre-curved, snug fit, and seamless palm
  •  Lens/ sweat wiper
  • 1.0 GripR feature =>Vented, Lite upper-hand material
  • Stretch fit comfort cuff
  • Multi-ply, nylon thread stitching
  • Size: S-XL

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.

 

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 $89.99.

Features

  • Total Leatt® protection score of 20 points
  • Soft knee guard with co-molded hard shell sliders
  • 3DF AirFit ventilated soft impact foam
  • CE tested and certified as impact protection
  • New anti-slip calf band and silicone grip lining
  • Silicone printed and adjustable non-slip leg straps
  • New anti-odor MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics
  • Pre-curved 3D design for optimal fit
  • Side impact protection
  • Weight: 530g (pair)
  • Please look at our sizing chart for best fit: S/M-XXL

 

DBX 3.5 Neck Brace

UPDATE: The all new Leatt DBX 3.5 neck brace has won a Eurobike and an Interbike Innovation Award. The Eurobike Award Jury stated, “This very lightweight design now places a key item of safety equipment within an attractive price range.”

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 $249.99 and comes in two colors. 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%.

Features

  • Tried And Tested
    • Independently Tested And Proven To Reduce Neck Forces
    • Up To 43% Reduction Of Risk For A Serious Neck Injury
    • In-Molded PC Shell With A Polyamide Reinforced EPS Construction For Lowest Possible Neck Forces
  • Conveniently Designed
    • Coreflex Split Rear Removable Thoracic Strut Is More Comfortable And
  • Designed To Work With The Body’S Natural Movements
    • Thoracic Rear Strut Is Engineered To Snap Off Before Applying Excessive
  • Pressure To The Back
    • Optimal Helmet Rim Striking Platform Design For A Biomedical Balanced
  • Head And Helmet Freedom Of Motion
    • Engineered Collarbone Cut-Out To Help Keep Your Helmet And Brace Away
  • From Your Most Fragile Bones
    • Injected, Durable And Easy-To-Clean Foam Padding
    • Air Flow Ribbed Body Padding For Optimum Ventilation
  • Easy Adjustment
    • Adjustable Thoracic to ensure optimum fit
    • Sculptured, split front for improved comfort and fit
    • Ergonomically positioned open/closure system
    • Free, optional clear chest strap included

Lastly, Leatt has some new colors, patterns, and graphics on their existing gravity items such as the DBX 4.0, DBX 3.0 and DBX 2.0 apparel lineup. In addition, they made some minor tweaks to the DBX 5.0 full faced helmets and DBX 3.0 All Mountain helmets.

About Leatt

Leatt® develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially action sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in action sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles.

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