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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/11/2014 8:27 AM
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Aaron Gwin - 3:57:22
Manon Carpenter - 4:38:45

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Liked a comment on the item Never Get Muddy Again? Who's Going to Try NeverWet on their MTB? 6/22/2013 11:50 PM

I went out and bought it. Pulled the wheels, brake pads, and covered the stanchions / rear shock on my dh bike. I sprayed the whole thing down. I'm going riding tomorrow and I expect it to be muddy do to all the rain we've gotten recently. I'll let you know how...more

Liked a comment on the item Never Get Muddy Again? Who's Going to Try NeverWet on their MTB? 6/22/2013 11:22 PM

would be neat to have a chain lube like this, never leaves the chain.

Added a comment about photo Continental Der Kaiser 2.4-Inch Downhill Tire 8/29/2012 8:43 PM
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Looks similar to a High Roller?

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Added a product review for Leatt DBX Pro Neck Brace 7/30/2012 3:15 PM
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Leatt DBX Pro Long Term Test

Rating:

The Good:

The Bad:

Overall:

Last fall, I reviewed the Leatt DBX Pro. Now that I have been using the brace for the nearly a full year, my opinions haven't really changed much. It's still the best thing going at the moment.

Despite a few spills and normal wear and tear over the last year, the brace still looks practically brand new. The padding is easy to remove and clean (not having Velcro to deal with really makes everything easier to clean), so the white portions have retained most of their brightness. The spring loaded hinges are still working like they did right out of the box. In addition, the crashes didn't seem to impact the structural integrity of the brace, which is a huge bonus considering the cost.

I have mostly been running it without the straps because this design, when compared to the original brace, seems to stay put a little better. Stoked. Here's a quick vid of the brace in action:

In the end, the only downside to this brace is the price tag (can you put a price tag on safety, though?). The ability to purchase the lower-end models for much less makes it harder to justify spending the extra money, but the added adjustments, lighter weight, and improved padding make it worthwhile. You really are getting a quality piece of safety equipment.

What's The Bottom Line?

Overall, I feel like this brace is a big step up from the original design. Having ridden in the brace for a full year, I'm impressed with its durability and strength, and imagine I'll have this brace for several more years to come. The brace is comfortable and light enough that wearing it isn't a chore, which means I wear it all the time. I've been really happy with the brace, and would definitely recommend it. Protect your neck!

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Added a new video Leatt DBX Pro Neck Brace Long Term Review 2/8/2012 11:13 PM
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Now that I have been using the brace for the nearly a full year, my opinions haven't really changed. Durability - I've taken a few spills and just normal wear and tear over the last 6 months and the brace still looks brand new. The padding is easy to remove and clean (not having Velcro to deal with really makes everything easier to clean). The spring loaded hinges are still working like they did right out of the box. I have mostly been running it without the straps because the design compared to the original brace seems to stay put a little better (see video below). Stoked. After everything, the only con I can think of for the brace would be the price. With being able to get the lower end models for much less, it makes it harder to justify spending the extra money, but you really are getting a quality piece of safety equipment. Overall, I feel like this brace is a big step up from the original design. I have been really happy with the brace. I would definitely recommend it over the other Leatt models if you can afford it. Now enjoy some video goodness of the brace in action! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 6/23/2012 11:36 PM
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Gwin - 4:05.600
R. Atherton - 4:45.700

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Val di Sole, Italy World Cup 6/2/2012 5:58 PM
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Aaron Gwin 3:15:315
Rachel Atherton 3:55:423

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Added a comment about video Gee Atherton Leogang Crash 5/27/2012 10:34 PM
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Gnarly crash.

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Added a comment about video Gee Atherton Leogang Crash 5/27/2012 10:33 PM
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Use skyfire app to view flash videos.

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Liked a comment on the item NW Cup/Pro GRT Day 3 Coverage 4/30/2012 11:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHA!

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straight creeping!

lonchera left a comment 4/18/2012 7:39 PM
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Hi Josh! I'm just getting out of a wrist fracture. They removed the cast this past Monday (3 days ago) so it is still stiff and a bit sore. It was my left wrist and I wanted to get something that not only supports my wrist, but that also protects it from future impacts (I DH race). If this would reduce the chances of getting another wrist injury I'd not only like it on my recently injured wrist, but also on my good one (right). So:

- is it good for protection or just support?
- how confortable is it? riding with one on each wrist sound like a good idea?
- are they long lasting?

Thanks in advance man!

Alejandro
Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup 3/17/2012 7:35 PM
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Aaron Gwin: 3:55:222
Tracey Hannah: 4:34:666

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Added a comment about feature Stocking Stuffer: iXS Phobos Helmet 12/26/2011 2:37 PM
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Santa Says: "Safety first kids, always wear your helmet."

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Added a comment about feature Stocking Stuffer: Specialized Hillbilly DH Tires 12/10/2011 11:29 AM
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D*** n a box

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Added a comment about feature Stocking Stuffer: Specialized Hillbilly DH Tires 12/10/2011 10:10 AM
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Contest over:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAyOsNXcbgM

Nothing beats a hillbilly.

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Added a comment about feature Stocking Stuffer: The Collective Anthology 12/8/2011 10:33 AM
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"I can't believe they cut my section out of the DVD extras... It was titled: Shredding the Gnarth Pole with Santa."

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Added a comment about feature From the Inside Out DVD Review 12/7/2011 10:18 AM
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"The contest is over. This is my copy of From the Inside Out. Buy your own. KTHXBAI." -dog

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Added a comment about feature Reviewed: Leatt DBX Pro Brace 11/9/2011 9:31 AM
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Hey guys, thanks for the responses. It is a great product for sure. But you guys are right, the price tag is a little steep. But if you need a lightweight brace with the most amount of helmet clearance, this is the way to go. Paired with the TLD D3, this thing is awesome.Bwakefie, it fits just like the comp, but has the wider thoracic support. It also is a lower profile as well.Ezmb, I feel you on that. My wife is stoked that I have the brace. Walking is pretty rad if you ask me. iMTB FTW!!!!

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