Leatt Announces 2018 Athlete Roster

Mar 8, 2018
by Leatt .com  
2018 Leatt shooting photo by Chris Laue

Here is the list of athletes that will be rocking our neck braces, and/or protection gear, apparel and helmets in 2018.

Danny Hart

Danny needs no introduction, we are stoked to continue our Leatt Neck Brace sponsorship with Danny for a consecutive year as he carries on making Rob Warner & Claudio Caluori go wild in the commentary booth.

Make sure to keep a close eye on Danny this year, as he jumps over to Madison - Saracen this season with the intention to secure more podiums.

Aaron Chase

Mr. Chase, has so much control on two wheels, even rode the ride Hellion at Highland Mountain Bike Park without brakes, or a chain. We are stoked to continue supporting him head to knee as Aaron pursues wild adventures.

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Bernard Kerr

Bernard is multi-talented Leatt Neck Brace rider known for his downhill racing, freeride, dirt jump & motocross. Who remembers his nose stoppy in Squamish? Or his 2016 Red Bull Hardline winning run? We can guarantee some crazy, fun, fast speed action this season from Bernard.

Jackson Frew

Leatt's head to knee Australian DH athlete Jackson Frew will be competing at the UCI DH World Championship, Crankworx Series and national DH series. With a National Champs podium spot already last weekend, we are stoked for the 2018 season to be fully underway.

Antoine Bizet

French freeride legend who secured the 2017 Red Bull Rampage People's Choice Award. Leatt is proud to continue our Neck Brace partnership with Antoine as he pursues new Freeride and Downhill adventures.

Hannes Klausner

Austrian Enduro and Freerider who continues to pursue untouched hidden gems and create outstanding content wearing our Leatt X MucOff co-branded helmet.

Hannes Slavik

You'll find Leatt's head to knee athlete, Hannes at home on the jumps and fast tracks. Being a multi-times vice world champion in 4X, his aim is simple: get the top spot.

Teal Stetson-Lee

Teal continues to push her limitations and continues living an extraordinary life on two wheels wearing head to knee Leatt apparel and protection.

Lauren Gregg

Lauren continues to race some of the EWS rounds wearing Leatt head to knee apparel and protection, but she has taken a step back from racing as she is now the MTB Marketing Manager for Fuji Bikes.

during the opening round of the 2017 EWS season in Rotorua New Zealand.

Emilie Siegenthaler

World Cup DH podium regular Emilie Siegenthaler will continue to pursue the top spot wearing our Leatt Neck Brace.

During the CWX Les Gets France round.

Photo: Boris Beyer

Cam McCaul

Cam McCaul needs no introduction. Leatt is proud to support Cam along on his wild adventures.

Tyler McCaul

Tyler McCaul will continue to wear Leatt Neck Brace for a consecutive year as he continues to pursue biggest freeride lines.

Anita and Caro Gehrig

Swiss Enduro riders and twins from Switzerland, have raced everything from World Cup downhill and Swiss Nationals 4X, through to big mountain enduro. Having placed 4th and 5th at the EWS overall ranking in 2017, they have an exciting season ahead and we are proud to support them with our protective gear.


Leatt is the proud protection, helmets and kit sponsor of Scott-Velosolutions riders Gaetan Vigé and team owner Claudio Caluori. It's going to be an exciting season for the Scott-Velosolutions team, that is for sure.

Devinci X Unior DH team

Jure Žabjek, Dakotah Norton and Rudy Cabirou make up the all-new team of elite UCI World Cup. Leatt will support the team with helmets and neck braces as they take on the 2018 season.

Team InFocus

Brothers Andi, Michi & Toni Tillmann, plus Florian Berghammer and Felix Heine make up a well-known MTB Crew from Germany. They carry incredible style and produce top-notch videos.

NS Bikes Global Team

The young Hiag Data - NS Bikes factory racing athletes: Carina Cappellari, Sławek Łukasik, Noel Niederberger and Lutz Weber will be head to knee in Leatt protection, helmet & kit as they pursue their dreams of becoming successful World Cup competitors.

Propain Gravity Union

Hendrik Peters, Anton Wünscher, Marcel Merkeli, Erik Emmrich, Jannick Lange make up the Propain Gravity Union Downhill team. You'll find them head to knee in Leatt gear at the all the most important DH races in Europe.

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Marin Enduro Team - Martha Gill & Mathew Koen

Martha Gill is the U21 Enduro World Series champion along with Mathew Koen who ended his 2017 U21 Enduro World Series with a 4th and a 6th place ranking. Leatt is thrilled to support both team riders with apparel, protection gear and helmets as they set their eyes on the overall top spot in 2018.

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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  • + 9
 Why do pros not wear the neck braces as much? Like I get it, theyre pro, hardly crash. But still, if it happens. Could kinda hurt.
  • + 1
 Ya idk why it's not required kit to race uci
  • + 9
 @freestyIAM: Out of all the dumb ludicrous things UCI requires, youd think it would be neck braces?
  • + 16
 Brace yourself for the debate.
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 @cmcrawfo: If anyone ever comments on this article. Its dead!
  • + 0
 Because scientific evidence that they do anything is slim. I'm not expressing my own opinion, just stating a fact.
Also the "standard" that neck brakes now have was standardised by Leatt.

There's also a fairly good argument that they can lead to collar bone breaks in smallish crashes that would otherwise be avoided
  • + 4
 @cmcrawfo: I would just Leatt alone
  • + 3
 @IllestT: please provide source whereby scientific study found either negligible coefficient associated with neck braces and neck injury prevention or statistically insignificance associated with said coefficient. Otherwise its just your opinion, not "stating facts".
  • + 4
 @IllestT: I'd rather break a collar bone than break my neck. But that might just be me...
  • + 3
 @freestyIAM: No of course there isn't scientific evidence that they don't work, that would be ridiculous; but there isn't any that they do work (that isn't written by Leatt) - which is normally reason for providing evidence
  • - 1
 @IllestT: then we are in a state of unknown. Which is different than a state you suggest which is that they do not work
  • + 2
 @IllestT: Biggest debate on this is in motocross, where few people wear them, but people also don't wear things for free in motocross
  • + 1
 @IllestT: I thought that is the point of a neckbrace. For it to take the impacts/forces from the neck to the collarbone.
  • + 2
 @freestyIAM: well compare neck braces to helmets. There is a body of scientific evidence and research that prove that wearing a helmet significantly increases the safety of your head in the event of a crash.
Enough evidence to make it indefensible: helmets make you safer, fact.
There is little such evidence that neck braces achieve the same for your neck
  • - 4
flag RedBurn (Mar 9, 2018 at 16:49) (Below Threshold)
 the UCI should make every protection compulsory
  • + 3
 @RedBurn: I strongly disagree. Any new rules should be implemented based on scientific evidence.
  • + 3
 @IllestT: there is genuinely no point arguing with some people about neckbraces, the discussion is as old as neck braces themselves. Bear mind Dan Atherton doesn’t wear one, that should tell you all you need to know.
  • + 1
 I had a huge digger on landed on the crown of my noggin (bucked on a jump), yes my Leatt brace shattered my collarbone but saved my neck. I'll take that trade-off any day.
  • + 3
 They're all getting leatt !
  • + 1
 Nice to see that Leatt have so much people sponsored.I have their gear and i'm very happy with it.
  • + 1
 I was a head-to-knee athlete once. Resulted in a sprained jaw and a broken molar.
  • + 1
 Sounds better than being a non-"head-to-knee" atheles who is now paralised.
  • + 2
 @XC-SCRUB: I think you may have misunderstood.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: Will you bother to explain then?
  • + 1
 @XC-SCRUB: yep. Drop to flat on skis, knee to the chin, which is part of my head. Q.E.D.
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  • + 1
 Hart n Kerr av it !!

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