Loam Wolf Reviews the Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet
“Even with the chin bar on, this helmet breathes exceptionally well for a full face. So well in fact, we found ourselves climbing with the chin bar on more than once. . . While we didn’t get to actually crash test the Enduro model, I did have an encounter with a tree wearing my DBX 3.0 All Mountain and managed to make it out with just a mild headache and a broken helmet. We’d call that a job well done given just how hard I smacked the tree.”
Loam Wolf took our DBX 3.0 Enduro Bicycle helmet for a ride and wrote a review about this convertible helmet.
“f you read our review of the DBX 3.0 All Mountain helmet, then the Enduro model will seem pretty familiar. The DBX All Mountain and Enduro helmets share the same half shell starting point. The Enduro adds a removable chin bar that secures using two Fidlock buckles. That’s good news since we really liked the DBX 3.0 All Mountain, especially its substantial forehead, side and rear coverage. Despite all that extra coverage, ventilation abounds. With the chin bar attached, the Enduro has an impressive 23 vents, meaning you really don’t have to remove the chin bar to still experience impressive air flow,” they said.
• Polycarbonate shell in three sizes
• 360° Turbine Technology:
– Reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level
– Reduces up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain
• 3D in-molded impact foam for great energy absorption
• Maximized ventilation with 23 vents
• Optimized for riding and effective even at low speeds
• New Dri-Lex® moisture wicking, breathable, anti-odor and washable inner liner
• Visor with breakaway function for rotational reduction in a crash
• Removable chin bar
• Hydration ready (with optional hands-free kit)
• Fidlock magnetic closure system
• Certified and tested to EN1078; CPSC 1203
– from 750g (1.65 lbs)
– Without Chin Bar: from 375g (0.83 lbs)
#S (51-55cm – 20-21 5⁄8″)
#M (55-59cm – 21 5⁄8- 23 1⁄4″)
#L (59-63cm – 23 1⁄4- 24 3⁄4″)
“The nice part is that the helmet is still a fully functional and normal looking half shell, so you can leave the chin bar at home for casual riding. The magnetic strap closure is just about as simple and easy as it gets too. If this helmet were DH certified, we’d truly have the perfect one helmet solution for any riding type.” they commented.
The DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet incorporates the same unique 360° Turbine Technology their DH full-face helmet is known for. 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. They do this by absorbing both low speed and rotational impact forces during a fall.
“While we didn’t get to actually crash test the Enduro model, I did have an encounter with a tree wearing my DBX 3.0 All Mountain and managed to make it out with just a mild headache and a broken helmet. We’d call that a job well done given just how hard I smacked the tree. Overall, the DBX 3.0 Enduro a great option for riders who spend a lot of time pedaling but want the added protection when hitting some more aggressive trails. It’s also the ideal option for riders that want to only bring one helmet on a trail riding and enduro trip. Leatt has created a solid offering for the convertible enduro helmet crowd and so long as the sizing works on your head, this is an easy recommendation from us,” Loam Wolf concluded.
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