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  • With the rise of enduro, and more specifically the actual racing discipline, the good old helmet has found itself the subject of much attention recently. Combining near World Cup-level tech and speed on the downs with long, grueling climbs means that your helmet now has to offer full-face levels...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 9/26/2017 10:14 AM

  • The Good:

    It does what it is supposed to do

    The Bad:

    a bit pricey but isn't anything that isn't free a bit pricey and can you really put a price on your safety

    Overall Review: I purchased this because I felt that I needed some protection, at the time the market for this type of thing was NOT flooded so options were limited, it was highly recommended by others. I would see racers and other riders at the park wearing them and they were all alive at the time so I imagine...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/13/2017 10:12 AM

  • Leatt DBX Comp Neck Brace (product)

    3 member reviews

    Price: $165.87

  • Unfortunately, crashing is part of the game when it comes to progressing as mountain bikers. When it comes to your noggin, safety is paramount. Based in South Africa, Leatt got their start way back in 2001 designing neck braces and launched the first bicycle-specific neck brace, the DBX, in 2010...

    Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 6/22/2017 9:31 AM

  • 2017 Sea Otter Classic Pit Bits (photo album)

    Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 4/21/2017 1:04 AM

  • PIT BITS - New 2017 Products from Crankworx Whistler (photo album)

    Posted by bturman on 8/20/2016 5:58 PM

  • PIT BITS - Lenzerheide World Cup (photo album)

    Posted by sspomer on 7/7/2016 10:09 AM

  • Drift Triking in the New Leatt DBX 6.0 Helmet (video)

    Sketchy: Check. Terrifying: A little bit. Fun: Absolutely. Check out this edit from Leatt when they took us out to the hills of NorCal to test out their latest full face helmet while drift triking at 40+ MPH with no brakes. Leatt invited a handful of the bicycle media to try the recently i...

    Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 5/17/2016 2:00 PM

  • The Good:

    Keeps you from breaking your neck, Adjustable,

    The Bad:

    May not work well with larger type helmets

    Overall Review: I bought this brace after breaking my collar bone due to the chin guard of my helmet making contact with it. It thought some extra protection in general would be good. Along with it, I bought a new helmet that was a bit smaller than my previous. Once I set up the brace, it was very nice and with...

    Posted by Carraig042 on 12/28/2015 6:45 PM

  • Review by Evan Turpen Leatt, a company driven by safety, was first known for their innovative neck braces for bicycle, motorcycle and powersports. Having gradually expanded their line to include numerous other forms of protection, they now offer body armor, gloves, knee pads, elbow pads and ev...

    Posted by E.T. on 10/30/2015 3:14 PM

  • Review by Lee Trumpore // Photos by Lee Trumpore and Emily Scott Once upon a time armoring up for a mountain bike ride meant either dressing up as a ninja-turtle or just wearing long sleeves. If you're either too young or too new to the sport to remember those days, trust me, you aren't missin...

    Posted by LTrumpore on 2/9/2015 6:05 AM

  • The Good:

    The neck brace keeps your head straight and this in any crash is insanely important. When you crash and roll around, your body tends to move in ways it's not supposed, many times due to the conditions on Downhill, Freeride, Dirt Jumping or Slopestyle the neck moves the way it's not supposed to and this is when injuries happen. Totally preventive.

    The Bad:

    The neck brace limits some movement of the neck, so lessens your range of view. You definitely get used to it.

    Overall Review: This is a great neck brace, considering the price for it and the way it handles it's job, it's a great buy! It does take time to get used to, but the way it prevents injuries from your upper body is great. As your neck remains still while your rolling after a crash, your upper body basically sta...

    Posted by Paking on 5/23/2013 6:07 PM

  • The Good:

    Great neck brace, very comfortable, doesn't move around

    The Bad:

    hard to set up the rake on the back piece

    Overall Review: Great neck brace very comfortable once set up ! lightweight but lighter ones would be better. definetely worth the money !!

    Posted by Tol_Hemming on 5/23/2013 12:02 PM

  • The Good:

    Comfortable, no straps needed, its blue, removable pads, saves your neck

    The Bad:

    It broke my collar bone

    Overall Review: Ok, I know that "The Bad" sounds like a bad thing but really it's not when put into context because the thing probably did a lot to save my neck. I had a season ending crash at one of our local downhill trails near Portland OR and among the many injuries that put me in the hospital for four ...

    Posted by ryan_daugherty on 5/23/2013 8:35 AM

  • The Good:

    This brace is very light, from the first time out once I started riding I completely forgot it was there. Comfort is excellent, it doesn't interfere with you or your helmet. Leatt supplies it with three sets of sizing hardware which is very appreciated especially when there is nowhere local for me to try it on. Padding is easily removed so you can clean it. The brace has multiple adjustments that are very quick and simple so it is easy to fit it to you and your body size /type.

    The Bad:

    None so far.

    Overall Review: I will tell you this, it just works, I can attest to this personally. Recently on 5/19/13 we had a group session at our local spot. We were all hitting a jump called the ski slope. It is a large wooden feature that you double over the backside on to the lip and boost. I have done it many times o...

    Posted by ddbullard76 on 5/23/2013 4:36 AM

  • The Good:

    Light. Reliable (believe me, I have crash test dummy'ed it). Blue/Gray is a great color since it does not look dirty as easy as other lighter colored ones.

    The Bad:

    None. Mayyybe it could have some sort of enhancement where I could put the straps coming out of it from different points without having to play with the velcro inside.

    Overall Review: Great neckbrace! A+ on protection, A+ on looks, A+ on durability, A+ on confort, A+ on weight.....just a A- due to the fact that I need to do a workaround to place the straps coming out of it higher than the default design it has which makes it more confortable for me, and I have seen other user...

    Posted by lonchera on 5/22/2013 10:39 PM

  • Leatt Hydration Pack and 3DF Elbow and Knee Pads - 2013 Sea Otter Classic (video)

    Leatt is offering up a lot of new products outside of their neck brace line. Check out their 85-ounce, four-pocket hydration pack. It has a one-buckle strap system that helps the pack fit seamlessly around your Leatt neck brace. Leatt has also introduced their knee and elbow pads that use 3DF f...

    Posted by faultlinetv on 4/19/2013 10:21 PM

  • 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 practical...

    Posted by joshitrealgood on 7/30/2012 3:15 PM

  • Leatt DBX Pro Neck Brace Long Term Review (video)

    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 w...

    Posted by joshitrealgood on 7/30/2012 1:21 PM

  • Leatt at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic (video)

    Jason at the Leatt tent, fills us in one their new body armour as well as some new features on their neck braces.

    Posted by faultlinetv on 4/21/2012 11:45 PM

  • Leatt Adventure Body Vest

    Featured Review Good, but could be better (product review)

    The Good:

    Not overly restrictive
    Leatt brace compatible
    Not too hot
    Good protection

    The Bad:

    The sizing - I'm 75kg with broad shoulders and tried on the smallest size they had (which is meant for riders between 55 -65kg) and it fit me perfectly. Leatt really need to get a better sizing chart as rider weight isn't good enough especially seeing how completely out their recommended size was. They need to include more specific body sizes such as shoulder width, torso length and arm length (as iXS do). The back protection is of a lower standard than their full body armour (level 1 instead of level 2). Chest plate is too flat and doesn't wrap around the ribs as well as it could.

    Overall Review: Surprisingly comfortable, not too hot and fits perfectly with a Leatt. My only gripe is that the back protection is not the same level as the full body vest. Which is something I wanted in particular as I broke my back in 4 places not too long ago. However I figured I'd rather have less than opt...

    Posted by Marc on 1/3/2012 8:45 AM

  • The Good:

    Very Adjustable, plenty of movement, changeable pads

    The Bad:

    Price, straps

    Overall Review: Works great, I hardly realize its there when i'm wearing it. I started running it without the straps which are annoying and haven't noticed it riding up that much. The most comfortable and ergonomic brace you can buy right now IMO.

    Posted by DHmental on 12/22/2011 8:38 AM

  • 2012 Leatt Product Preview (video)

    Leatt has several new products available, some cool updates to their Club-level braces, and ultra-trick Carbon Pro Braces for smaller riders. Note that most of the changes made to the moto braces will also trickle down to the MTB product line.

    Posted by bturman on 10/31/2011 12:15 PM

  • Rocketsode #2 (video)

    ROCKETSODE #2 A short webisode series presenting a 2011 race season from a point of view of 4 riders. Rockets Crew http://rockets.dh-zone.com/ Follow us http://www.facebook.com/rockets.crw http://twitter.com/#!/MrRocketsCrew

    Posted by albert on 10/2/2011 6:08 PM