Mountain Bike Action Reviews the 3.0 Enduro Helmet
“The DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 is designed with safety in mind first, and one of our test riders will attest to that fact. He told us he experienced a hard head-first crash while wearing the Enduro. The brunt of the force hit the chin bar after our test rider misjudged a trail feature. He quickly got up with the chin bar securely connected and, over the next few days, developed no signs of a concussion.”
Mountain Bike Action took our Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet for a spin and shared their thoughts about this new convertible helmet.
“Leatt is a company that prioritizes safety while striving to make the best products for mountain bikers. Leatt built its reputation by designing neck braces and later a full line of helmets, riding kits and protective gear. Leatt’s latest venture is convertible helmets. Convertible helmets have been growing in popularity due to their appealing, all-in-one design,” they said.
The DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet offers world-class protection with 360 ̊ Turbine Technology. Turbines made of 3D molded energy absorbing material are set inside the helmet. This technology has two main advantages, namely the reduction of rotational acceleration to the head and brain and the absorption of energy upon impact at concussion level.
“The DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 is a new convertible helmet from Leatt designed specifically for enduro riders who don’t want to sweat the climbs or lack protection during the descents. We decided to put the new Enduro to the test to see if it’s truly possible to have one helmet that can do it all,” they said.
Made of a polycarbonate outer shell and very lightweight. The helmet’s key differentiator is that it is equipped with a removable chin bar. The helmet is also super ventilated – even at very low speeds, the 23 vents works well.
“While out testing, one of our riders put Leatt’s new Enduro helmet to the real test. But first, let’s talk about our initial impressions. The Enduro had a comfortable fit that worked well for many of our testers, and Leatt’s Turbine Technology goes almost unnoticed with the helmet strapped to your head. The chin bar can be difficult to remove while wearing it, but can easily be installed or removed with the helmet in your hands. The majority of our goggles mated well to it, and the adjustment dial made for a secure fit, although most riders will find the helmet is easier to pull over their heads if they loosen the adjustment dial first. Now for the crash test. The DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 is designed with safety in mind first, and one of our test riders will attest to that fact. He told us he experienced a hard head-first crash while wearing the Enduro. The brunt of the force hit the chin bar after our test rider misjudged a trail feature. He quickly got up with the chin bar securely connected and, over the next few days, developed no signs of a concussion. We agree our rider likely got lucky, but we don’t want to take any credit away from Leatt for keeping him safe. The DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 is not a replacement for a downhill helmet, but it is a great option for riders looking to add more protection while barreling down the trails without giving up comfort during long climbs. If a convertible helmet is in your future, check out the latest from Leatt,” they concluded.
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