Leatt's New All-Mountain Helmet, Apparel - Eurobike 2016

Aug 31, 2016
by Mike Kazimer  
Eurobike 2016

Leatt recently announced their convertible full face helmet, but that was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their 2017 lineup. A new all-mountain helmet, gloves, knee pads, and foul weather gear round out Leatt's offerings for next season.

Leatt Eurobike 2016

DBX 3.0 All-Mountain Helmet

The DBX 3.0 All-Mountain helmet (say that five times fast) uses Leatt's 360ยบ Turbine Technolgy, which relies on wagon wheel-shaped pieces of Armourgel that are in place between the helmet's EPS liner and a rider's head. Armourgel is a viscoelastic material that hardens upon impact, and according to Leatt, those ten discs can reduce the head impact at concussion level by up to 30% and the rotational acceleration to the head and brain by up to 40%.

Aside from the potentially skull-saving technology, the DBX 3.0 has 18 vents, and a magnetic closure for the chin strap that can be operated with one hand. There are five different color options, ranging from look-at-me orange to basic black, and three sizes: S, M, XL. Claimed weight: 375g +/-50g. EN1078, CPSC 1203 certified. MSRP: $169.99 USD.

Leatt Eurobike 2016
The blue discs are made of Armougel, which is meant to harden and reduce the amount of force that reaches the head during an impact.

Leatt Eurobike 2016

DBX 5.0 Jacket and Shorts

Summer may still be lingering in the Northern Hemisphere, but rainy fall and winter days are lurking just around the corner. Leatt's DBX 5.0 jacket and shorts are meant for those nasty weather conditions, and use a three layer, waterproof / breathable fabric called HydraDri to keep the elements at bay. The fabric has a 20k waterproof rating, which means it should be able to withstand a proper downpour without becoming waterlogged and ineffective.

The jacket was designed specifically for cycling, and is tailored with a looser fit that leaves enough room for armor or extra layers underneath. The hood isn't detachable, but it is large enough to fit over a helmet. Color choices are black, yellow, and blue. $199.99 USD.

Waterproof shorts are nice to have when on days when it's difficult to tell the difference between the trail and a stream, but oftentimes ventilation suffers due to the heavier waterproof fabrics that get used. Leatt addresses this on the DBX 5.0 shorts by including a long, zippered vent on the backside of each leg that can be opened up to give that trapped air a spot to escape. Colors: yellow, blue, black. MSRP: $119.99
Leatt Eurobike 2016
The DBX 5.0 shorts are constructed from a 3-layer waterproof breathable material.

Leatt Eurobike 2016
Leatt's Airflex Pro knee guards now have additional padding above and on the side of the knee.



  • 69 2
 can we get the 4hr time lapse video of someone putting on those knee pads?
  • 17 1
 Or using a spoke to clean the gunk out of those holes after their first crash.
  • 7 1
 No kidding. What's wrong with using straps or a combo of a sleeve/strap instead of a tight sleeve that you have to grease your leg to fit into it.
  • 5 2
 It's taking them off that's the problem. They're comfortable but I've almost torn them to pieces trying to remove them. As for the mud in the holes, when it dries out a really good whack on a rock does the trick.
  • 3 0
 @Camolloyd: that's a good point sir
  • 1 0
 @matadorCE: Time to shave too Big Grin
  • 32 1
 "ay yo big burd, let's go pop sum wheelie's n' shit"
  • 26 5
 DBX rain suits. Because yellow looks so good spackled and stained from mud. After a few rides, you end up looking like an over-ripe banana that crapped its pants.
  • 29 0
 Then I'd recommend going with the black color option.
  • 3 0
 Color choices are black, yellow, and blue :-)
  • 5 0
 It seems like a reasonable color to ride in this time of year. It's hunting season and being in the mountains riding through the scrub oaks at speed as just a dark figure always concerns me. Some hunter will take a bad shot would be my bad luck.
  • 4 0
 @trails801: Yup. I was shot at last fall at my local trail network: a biking/hiking/equestrian trail network in a state park. Now I wear as much hunter orange as possible during hunting season. Of all my pants-shitting-biking moments, easily the scariest.
  • 7 1
 @fracasnoxteam: Enough with being reasonable. Can't a guy troll in peace anymore?!?!
  • 1 0
 Damn it. *amen. Troll in peace
  • 1 0
 @fracasnoxteam: reading is FUNdamental!!
  • 1 0
Bad shots are ok, it's the perfect shots you need to worry about
  • 15 1
 Would love to see an article comparing some of these new trail helmet technologies (eg. Smith Koroyd, Kali, 6D helmets, MIPs and this Leatt turbine).
  • 10 2
 I would like to see some charts and graphs of claimed impact reduction. Facts and Data please
  • 6 1
 If those kneepads had padding on the inside I'd be all over those. Protection from the top tube during my sick whips.
  • 5 0
 They do - the other set of pads you see in the background are a different model.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: Cheers Mike!
  • 2 0
 What kind of waistband on those shorts? Hopefully something solid like a nylon webbing belt or something belt like. Belt loops at the very least. Tired of all the stretchy waistbands/Velcro adjusters, etc. that works the shorts down when you are climbing seated.
  • 4 1
 i want to know about the chin-bar helmet. last article didn't have pics from all angles
  • 3 0
 Looks like they did what ive been wanting-longer front portion of shorts, slight duckbill for dat skin gap.
  • 6 7
 OMG... Hey lets just gather all of the anti-mips, anti-ldl, anti-brain saving comments from the previous 2 years worth of articles and move them here. You know... so people don't have to say the exact same thing over and over again to feel smart...
  • 2 1
 You mean like a literature review? Like the one I linked you earlier?
  • 1 0
 @MasterSlater: Tell me I'm not right. LOL!
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy: painfully right it would seem...

But look at it this way; it could be our own little crappy version of Groundhog Day.

Only if we remain both consistent and persistent. Here we go...


"uggghhhh! Not another magical, supernatural, un-scientifcal blah blah blah blah blah blahblahblahblahblahblah

(electrocutes self with toaster in bath tub)
  • 2 0
 that's a good lookin helmet right there
  • 1 0
 i'd say they came in swinging hard for their first mtb helmet, the price tag will knock you out though.
  • 2 1
 Hopefully it comes in black ! Stop with the rainbow lite colors!

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