Bike Rumor Review: Leatt DBX 4.0 Full-Face Helmet Goes Light on Weight, Not Protection
“This is the best looking full face that Leatt currently offers.”
Bike Rumour took a look at our newly launched DBX 4.0 Helmet.
“You have a lot of options these days when it comes to full face helmets. Whether racing down hill or just wanting to add some extra facial protection, there’s probably an option that will suit your needs. Over the past few years, convertible helmets have seen a resurgence in popularity, but they also have their trade offs.”
“When Leatt set out to make the new DBX 4.0, they wanted something that was down hill certified, but still light and airy enough to use on a daily basis. That meant ditching the idea of making it convertible which adds weight and complexity. We’ve seen more helmets in this category recently which balance a high degree of protection with a much lighter and more ventilated design than full on DH race helmets.”
“Along those lines, the DBX 4.0 has 22 vents placed throughout the helmet with a removable mouthpiece for even more air flow. While it’s certainly not as cool as a half shell helmet, there is a noticeable difference between this and an older DH lid. I say older, because a lot of the newer DH helmets I’ve tried, have impressive ventilation which makes the difference in ventilation between them and the DBX 4.0 smaller. But you’re also talking about some of the most expensive helmets on the market like the POC Coron Air Spin. For comparison, the DBX 4.0 is almost half the price at $229.99.”
“Overall, the DBX 4.0 seems like a great addition to the Leatt helmet line. It doesn’t hurt that in my opinion, this is the best looking full face that Leatt currently offers. But it also packs a solid amount of features in a light weight helmet that would be a great option for enduro racers, park rats, or really anyone looking for the protection of a full face helmet with a lighter, more ventilated package.”
Available in S-XL, and in four colors, the helmet is AS/NZS 2063:2008, ASTM F1952–10, EN1078, and CPSC 1203 certified and sells for $229.99.
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