Leatt's DBX 3.0 Enduro Convertible Full-Face Helmet Update

Sep 27, 2017
by Richard Cunningham  
Leatt 3.0 Enduro 2018


Pinkbike covered the debut of Leatt's detachable chin-bar full face helmet in detail at Crankworx 2016. The DBX 3.0 Enduro was slated for production shortly after, but Leatt, being a leader in the protection game, waited until their convertible lid was perfect before releasing it for sale. Leatt is happy to announce that the 3.0 Enduro will hit shops this Fall in four colorways for $239.99 USD.


Leatt 3.0 Enduro 2018


Details:

• Detachable chin bar
• Weight: from 700 grams with and 375 grams without the chin bar
• 360° Turbine Technology: reducing rotational acceleration and concussion risk
• Certified and tested to EN1078 and CPSC 1203
• Well-ventilated with 18 vent holes in the half shell and five in the chin bar
• Fidlock magnetic buckle for ease of use
• Retailing for 259,-€ // £189,- // US$239.99

For the full story, visit Leatt's 3.0 Enduro page.
Leatt 3.0 Enduro helmet 2018


Leatt 3.0 Enduro 2018
A recessed metal buckle near the rear of the helmet releases the chin bar. In the half-shell configuration, only a pair of narrow slots hints that the chin bar existed.


Leatt 2017 range
Leatt 3.0 Enduro helmet 2018
"Overall, ten turbines are strategically placed inside the helmet between the EPS and the rider's head. Made of a 3D molded energy-absorbing material, these turbines stiffen upon impact to provide protection." - Leatt PR

Leatt 3.0 Enduro helmet 2018
The 3.0 Enduro is sold in four colorways.


See more of Leatt's DBX 3.0 Enduro here, and read more about it here




45 Comments

  • + 11
 I'd like to see more pictures of people wearing this. So far the Bell Super DH looks the best of the convertible as far as I can tell, but there is never enough pictures of people wearing them!
  • + 1
 In fact I really hate those Bell helmets looks! This one is the only one that I find to be really sick (the brushed one)! But f*cking tired of waiting for it... today my lbs told me they won't even have them in october like they should have...they cancelled the order! So I'll have to wait a couple months (spring) if I don't find anything else before that. By the way, you're right for the pictures but we can now see some on vital's review! Wink
  • + 1
 @Timo82: I feel like a dork wearing the full Bell. But that's a small price to pay for saving face.

Maybe this Leatt will look better on the head?
  • + 1
 Giro Switchblade FTW
  • + 1
 @sarah-maude: I said I hated the look of Bell helmets but in fact I just don't love them... BUT I reaaaaaally hate the Switchblade!!!! lol It's nice but only with the chin bar... But I know 2 people who have it so to each their own! Wink
  • + 1
 @david-kooi: Leatt without chin bar looks sick!! The chin bar is a little bit long so on a side view it is kind of weird... your Bell is probably better looking than this one with the chin bar.
  • + 2
 @Barrymay Been holding off on one of these multi-purpose lids for a few years now, based on the fact that most are Fugly, heavy or both and was going to get a new Scott Stego to replace my aging Mythic.... loved that helmet, super comfy, stylish & light. Went to a demo day y'day and tried on the Super DH.. now I am not a fan of the Bell 'fit'. My partner has a 2R trail lid, and it has funny 'hotspots' and pinching on my shaped bonce.

I must say, that the Super DH blew my mind. Super comfy (HUGS your head), looks amazing (Not stupidly wide like the Giro sister helmet) and that spherical MIPS seems well thought out (doesn't move around like a bobble head)

Sufficed to say, I'm really REALLY glad I tried one on. Im normally pretty tight with the £££ and have to have a damn good reason to change brands/replace old kit... but yeah.. never thought Id want a Bell... but the fit & form just tick every box.. hope this helped.
  • + 7
 Cheaper than a Proframe, lighter than a Proframe, you can take the chin bar off, has a dial fitment system, and with an innovative impact protection system. Colors are a bit too enduro but could be worse.
  • + 8
 Why do they keep making the chin guard stick out past the peak, Looks weird!
  • + 13
 So Ron Pearlman has something to wear. The Ron Pearlman demographic has been ignored for far too long.
  • + 4
 Finally someone having my same thoughts..chin longer than peak make all those helmets look weird..leatt bell met..remember me of old ugly dh helmets.. The only one with detachable chin looking better is giro switchblade..
  • + 2
 i imagine it must be a tradeoff to get a lighter chinbar past certification-- pointier chin = less deflection?
  • + 2
 @employee7: I don't know. I think it is more for Jay Leno so that he, too, can bike.
  • - 2
 @olslash: As far as I'm aware, none of the removable chinbars are tested for certification, only the base helmet is tested. Only if they are permanently attached, ala the proframe, do they need to pass testing for certification.
  • + 1
 @ciszewski: here's an article from last year about the same helmet, evidently the chinbar had a different certification. No idea whether this is the same now, but the helmets look the same to my eye:

"Certified and tested to EN1078; CPSC 1203 - Chin bar certified and tested to pass ASTM1952 standards "

www.pinkbike.com/news/leatt-convertible-full-face-helmet-whistler-crankworx-2016.html

edit: just saw that the 2016 article is linked from this one, so it is the same helmet
  • + 3
 @ciszewski: Giro switchblade has the astm rating with and without the chinbar. However the bell super (non DH) only has certification of being a half shell.
  • + 3
 @MMOF: sorry Leno is too much of a motor head he would probably ride an ebike. Possibly a steam powered one if he could find one instead.
  • + 1
 @OnkleJoachim: True. My bad !!!
  • + 2
 So you can breathe
  • + 3
 Had one. Bought based on the sizing Leatt www had. Without chin guard it was like a blue mushroom sitting waaay above my ears and no way suitable to wear in public.
With the chin guard on, the overall sizing felt pretty good n compact except it literaly tore my ears off getting it on and off.
My advice: try before you buy.
  • + 1
 What's your head circumference?
  • + 1
 @perroch: 57.5cm
  • + 5
 I use the Giro Switchblade, good helmet. Does anyone have an issue spitting while riding with the chin bar on? Razz
  • + 3
 Ha! Yes! That's my biggest peeve about any full-face... not the weight, not the heat, but the fact you can't spit!
  • + 2
 It takes practice.
  • + 2
 Just have an extra, seperate camelback tube, which you can spit into. Razz
  • + 1
 Are you guys spitting that much?! lool Maybe you should quit smoking haha Wink
  • + 1
 WRONG! We want a one piece helmet with DH certification but with enough ventilation and light enough to use for all mountain riding. Fox Racing Proframe helmet got it right. Listen to your riders Leatt!
  • + 2
 They got it almost right... Really bummed they didn't have an adjustable fit dial system on the Proframe. Needing to rely on the padding for fit isn't very pedal friendly. I had to give mine up after 1 ride.
  • + 2
 Agreed! Why do all the fully vented full face helmets have to have a removable chin guard? I like my Proframe, but I’d like to have options. I’d also like to have the dial adjust fit.
  • + 1
 So you want us to wear a f*cking full face when we go xc riding!? Everybody will be laughing at us... Buy a second, xc, helmet? That's why we want those, to have only one helmet. Like our enduro bikes. Not a DH bike + XC bike.

Why even care, you have your proframe anyway!? lol
  • + 5
 Fortunately FOX made a helmet for you, the rest of us would like to remove the chin bar please.
  • + 1
 Met Parachute is on the market for over 3 years now...
  • + 2
 @Timo82: I prefer people laughing at me, rather than stitching my mouth...
Unless you don't know, you can have a face plant almost everywhere if the shit goes wrong....
  • + 1
 @Timo82: I’m not suggesting all helmets to be made the same way. Where I ride most a light full face helmet make the most sense. I’ve seen enough face injuries on xc rides too. Yes I have the proframe, but I don’t love it and options are good. Who cares if people laugh at us?
  • + 1
 @gapos999: I know but do you wear a full face and full body armor on the street? You never know... I know shit happens but I'll take a chance when cross-country riding!
  • + 0
 @muddysocks: I've seen a girl riding with a full face and mouthpiece... It's okay if she feels safer with those! But I don't need that much for the easy trails. You're taking the ''people will laugh at us'' way too seriously, it was a joke, like I wouldn't care, but people WILL laugh at me because it just make no sense. I could wear it full time during our fall season (0-15°C) but noway I would when its 30-40°C!! I'll put back the chin bar when needed.
  • + 2
 Nice! I saw the original article on this, then tried to buy one and they seemed to not exist. Glad these are still going to happen.
  • + 2
 Wrong place to post, sorry.

By the way, why can't we erase our comments? Or am I the only one that is that stupid?
  • + 2
 That's a good looking lid!
  • + 0
 First name in protection. Who's second?
  • + 5
 No, Who's on first, What's on second...
  • + 1
 @iamamodel: well I guess I was too early here, some edit happened meanwhile. It was something like "Leatt first in protection", I was just wondering who's taking next couple of spots. Now it doesn't make sense anyways...
  • + 1
 @kanasasa: I was merely grabbing an opportunity to reference Abbott and Costello.

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