The MTB Lab – Leatt DBX 2.0 Helmet Review
“The Leatt DBX 2.0 is an extremely comfortable helmet with excellent coverage over the ears and down the neck. Their 360º Turbine Technology is an incredible trick and innovative system, and it significantly adds to the comfort level of the helmet, and I am glad it’s there for my safety and protection whenever I happen to crash.”
The MTB Lab recently reviewed our DBX 2.0 helmet, one of our latest helmet designs with the same tech as other models but for a lower price.
The DBX 2.0 features our 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 new Dri-Lex® liner is washable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and breathable. The 20 vents and the MaxiFlow air channels in the helmet help to keep you cool and ventilated during a ride, whilst the breakaway visor provides additional protection to reduce rotational acceleration in a crash.
“The DBX 2.0 has 20 oversized vents that combine with their MaxiFlow air channels to take ventilation to a new degree of coolness, and it’s quite capable of excellent air throughput even when you’re riding at a slower speed. The visor doesn’t have any movable positions but it does offer a breakaway function for safety during a crash, and it sticks out far enough to provide plenty of sun protection,” they said.
“Their Quattro Force Control retention adjustment system provides a functional custom-fitting and fine-tuning design that did a great job during use, and the wheel was simple to twist even when wearing gloves. It’s a fast and secure fit system that provided the most comfortable and efficient way to adjust the helmet to any size or shaped head.”
“The chin strap harness system was easy to adjust, and the semi-locked in position ear loops was simple and secure, and I didn’t have any issues with their design. Only the rear of the ear loop has some minor ability to be adjusted, either fore or aft. The chin strap closure utilizes a simple, quick release buckle system in-lieu of the pricier Fidlock magnetic closure system on its up-scale brethren.”
“The 20 ventilation ports provide tons of air movement, even during slow speed slogs on long climbs, so I never felt my head overheating, even on hot days. The significant flow of air is due to the oversized ports and channeling system working together to sweep the air through the helmet without things getting stagnated. Compared to other All Mountain helmets I have worn with this sort of coverage, the DBX 2.0 feels almost cross-country like with its maximized air throughput and cooling characteristics.
“The Leatt DBX 2.0 is an extremely comfortable helmet with excellent coverage over the ears and down the neck. The 20 oversized ventilation ports and their accompanying channeling system provide ton’s of air movement, even during slow speeds, and offers up one of the most well ventilated All Mountain helmets I’ve worn. The interior was nicely padded adding to the comfort level, and the rear adjustment fitting wheel was easy to use on the fly. Their 360º Turbine Technology is an incredible trick and innovative system, and it significantly adds to the comfort level of the helmet, and I am glad it’s there for my safety and protection whenever I happen to crash. Although it’s a simple helmet with just a few features, the excellent $99.99 price point and trickle down technology from its brethren is much appreciated.”
The helmet comes in Black/Granite, Granite/Lime (tested), Granite/Red and Granite/Teal color schemes and Small (51-55cm), Medium (55-59cm) and Large (59-63cm) sizes.
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