Pinkbike – Leatt DBX 2.0 Trail Helmet Review
“Leatt’s DBX 2.0 helmet is a good option for a solid, all-around trail helmet. It’s packed with features to keep your head safe, performs well, and looks great. I wouldn’t think twice about spending $100 on it, and would certainly give it a strong consideration if you’re in the market for a new half shell lid that performs above its price.”
Leatt’s new DBX 2.0 is the most affordable helmet in the range, yet it still features the same technology.
“Aesthetically, Leatt did a great job with the DBX 2.0. For a helmet that sells $100, I wouldn’t have been surprised to find out that it cost $20 – $40 more. The color selections are simple and subdued, but not in a way that looks cheap. The DBX 2.0 uses a standard buckle, foregoing the 3.0’s magnetic Fidlock buckle, and it also has a fixed visor, but the safety features incorporated into the helmet are identical to its more expensive counterpart,” Pinkbike commented.
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.
“Just like with saddles, helmet fit is going to be a matter of personal preference, but for reference, I typically wear a size medium with helmets from other major manufacturers, and the DBX 2.0 was no exception . . . the padding is very comfortable, moisture-wicking, and washable. The dial in the back for adjusting tension, which Leatt calls their “Quattro Force Control” is easy to adjust. There’s an indexed vertical adjustment to help better adapt the retention system to the back of your cranium and keep everything in place when you’re bounding down the trail, of which it does an excellent job,” they said.
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