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Leatt's DBX 2.0 Helmet Makes Anti-Rotational Technology More Affordable - Sea Otter Classic 7

Get some of the latest in helmet safety technology for a Benjamin.

Leatt's DBX 2.0 Helmet Makes Anti-Rotational Technology More Affordable - Sea Otter Classic

It wasn't long ago that helmets containing systems designed to reduce the likelihood of rotational injuries were high-end, pricey items. Competition often yields cost savings for riders, though, and various ways of tackling the same safety scenario have popped up in recent years. With time they've come down to affordable price points, and Leatt is the latest brand to join the under $100 club with their new DBX 2.0 trail helmet.


Leatt's approach to reducing rotational issues involves what they call 360° Turbine Technology. These little blue rubber wonder donuts allow the helmet to rotate slightly without transmitting as much force to your head, neck, and spine.

If, like us, you're wondering how this helmet compares to the DBX 3.0 all-mountain helmet, know that the DBX 2.0 offers slightly less coverage, a standard plastic clip buckle (versus a magnetic Fidlock system), and fixed visor position.



Leatt DBX 2.0 Helmet Highlights

  • Polycarbonate shell
  • 360° Turbine Technology 
  • Reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level (claimed)
  • Reduces up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain (claimed)
  • 3D in-molded impact foam for energy absorption 
  • 20 vents with MaxiFlow air channels in the impact foam
  • Visor with breakaway function for rotational reduction in a crash 
  • Dri-Lex moisture wicking, breathable, anti-odor and washable inner liner 
  • Certified and tested to EN1078, CPSC 1203 
  • Weight: From 300g (0,65lbs)  
  • Sizing: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm)
  • MSRP: $99.99


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bturman bturman 4/27/2018 11:35 AM

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Can anyone recommend a helmet that doesn't pull your hair, specifically in the back where the adjustable cradle is??

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TLD A2 is really bad with pulling hair, basically all trail helmets that have adjustable cradle in the back, or Mips

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@Beez177 We are one of the few brands that has a solution for the rubber grommets pulling hair, in the 2018 A1 and A2 with mips, there is a felt seal over the band that was pulling some riders hair-problem solved.

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LOL, That really eliminates a lot of helmets. I have long hair and never have problems. Currently have a Giro Chroniclr and Met Parachute and have no problems. Maybe loosen the dial all the way before removing from head? Otherwise, a new style Enduro/trail full face without MIPS would work as some don’t have dials.

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