Leatt’s new DBX 3.0 helmet is finally here and is aimed at the aggressive trail and all mountain rider. With other helmets already on the market, the DBX 3.0 rounds out Leatt’s line by offering a quality lid for the ever-growing trail segment. Beginning with their neck braces many years ago, Leatt has garnered quite a name in the industry as a reputable producer of protection goods. The DBX 3.0 builds on that legacy, with Leatt’s primary goal being safety.
At the core of the helmet is Leatt’s 360 Turbine technology, which is similar in concept to MIPS technology. As more studies are done on head trauma and brain injuries, we’ve learned that rotational forces cause as much or more damage than direct impacts. The 360 Turbine system claims to increase safety by lessening the sheering forces translated to your brain. It does this by offering a level of rotational deceleration in the event of a crash.The blue circular fans inside the helmet are made from Armourgel, which is a velocity sensitive material Leatt uses in several of its products. By using this material in the turbines, the Armour gel can absorb impact energy as well help mitigate rotational forces. According to Leatt, this translates to a reduction in “Head impact at concussion level by up to 30% and the rotational acceleration to the head and brain by up to 40%.”
The DBX 3.0 also packs 3D molded impact foam, and a polycarbonate outer shell. The helmet is certified to meet both EN1078 and CPSC 1203 safety standards. As an added safety feature, Leatt also designed to the visor with breakaway pins that sheer off in the event of a crash and stop the visor from hanging up on a tree, root, or rock.
Offered in small (51-55cm – 20 5⁄64 – 21 21⁄32″), medium (55-59cm – 21 21⁄32- 23 15⁄64″) and large (59-63cm – 23 15⁄64- 24 51⁄64″) sizes, the helmet sports an adjustable rear dial to fine tune the fit. Leatt also includes extra pieces of the inner foam liner just in case you need to make more minor fit adjustments. A Fidlock magnetic closure system makes one handed opening and closing incredibly easy