Leatt DBX 3.0 Shoe

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2020 MTB Shoe Range

THE WOLF’S FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We received several pairs of Leatt mountain bike shoes a couple weeks ago and were excited to start wearing them. So far we’ve ridden the 4.0 clipless shoes and 3.0 flat pedal shoes. Drew has worn the new 4.0 shoes a couple of times and they are just starting to break in. Initially Drew’s ankle was rubbing on the outer ankle cutout of the shoe as it’s a bit tall. It has started to soften up a bit and we hope it will pack down and soften up further the more he rides them. Beyond that issue, comfort has been great with no hot spots or blisters forming, even during the break-in period. One complaint however is that the placement of the plastic loop for the Velcro strap on the inside of the foot is a bit low and thick. The thickness and placement rubs the crank arms while pedaling. If cleat placement gets adjusted it does help, but isn’t ideal for knee comfort. It’s not as noticeable on some crank arms like those from SRAM, but the contact is definitely noticeable on Race Face cranks, as they have sharp edges.

Overall we were impressed with both the 4.0 and 3.0 shoes and their performance on and off the bike. Sourpatch has been wearing his 3.0 flat shoes to the office and running around for nearly two weeks. The 3.0 shoes are geared more toward the downhill side of things, offering plenty of stiffness while maintaining comfortability. The inner ankle padding on the shoe is a nice touch and something I greatly appreciate from a protection and comfort standpoint. Leatt’s RideGrip sole is tacky and keeps my feet planted to the pedals. Off the bike, the shoes are just as comfortable, but they do get pretty toasty inside when sitting in the office compared to a normal shoe. We look forward to longer rides as the temperatures rise in Central Oregon to see how heat is managed on the trail.

Leatt has done a great job expanding their line, year after year. Now that they’ve got a head to toe offering, it’ll be interesting to see what they bring to market next. Stay tuned for some in-depth reviews after we put more time into riding these flat and clipless mountain bike shoes.

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THE PRESS RELEASE

The trusted international brand that developed the very first protective neck brace for riders, Leatt has launched their hotly anticipated first line of Twenty/Twenty MTB shoes, including the 2.0 flat shoes, 3.0 flat shoes, 4.0 clip shoes and 5.0 clip shoes in their popular DBX mountain bike range.

LEATT MTB SHOES
Leatt shoes have been developed and tested extensively from the deserts of Moab to the glaciers of the Alps. Durable shoes that do not compromise on style, comfort and control. Your shoes are one of the key touch points when riding, so there can be no compromise.

The Clip models feature an indexed SPD channel that’s compatible with all clipless pedals. With 25mm of adjustment and specifically 15mm more towards the rear, the shoes can be optimized for gravity riding, while the forward position aids pedal efficiency. Moreover, the extended rear adjustment helps reduce strain on the Achilles.

Leatt DBX 3.0 Shoe

Leatt MTB shoes can really help you improve your riding skills as they can increase bike control. The secret
lies in the shank, hidden above the sole of the shoe. The shank controls the shoes flex which determines what kind of riding it is optimized for. Softer shanks (Leatt 2.0) are optimized for trail riding, mid stiffness (Leatt 3.0) for rigorous riding conditions and the stiffest shanks (Leatt 4.0 & 5.0) maximize pedal efficiency. The Leatt Lab focused heavily on producing a highly durable rubber compound called RideGrip for the sole that resists abrasions and punctures. While the WaffleGrip pattern is designed to interlock with pedal pins for phenomenal grip and bike control. The mud channels are awesome too, as they keep dirt off your soles, so your feet don’t slide off the pedals or rocks when walking with your bike.

Feet stay dry and ventilated, even on those long rides thanks to perforated toe boxes and a 10K/10K waterproof breathable membrane. They also have an anti-bacterial, anti-odor and quick drying foot liner to keep things fresh. It can be annoying when you are flowing down a trail and your shoes laces untie for no reason. Leatt have solved this problem as well with their compression laces. Anti-stretch and water resistant, they will lock the shoe on your foot until you take them off, guaranteeing bike control and comfort all day long.

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Leatt DBX 2.0 Shoe

MTB 2.0 FLAT SHOES
If you’re all about the cool factor, the all-new Leatt MTB 2.0 shoe is what you’re after. This casual synthetic suede sneaker is perfect for sending it in style at the pumptrack. What’s more, it’s comfy and breathable, with all the perks of a performance riding shoe, like optimized WaffleGrip pattern in the pedal area and mud channels.

Leatt DBX 3.0 Shoe

MTB 3.0 FLAT SHOES
The all new Leatt DBX 3.0 shoe is a performance shoe offering great protection and comfort. The padded tongue, raised inner padded side wall as well as toe and heal protection make this a solid shoe for tough enduro and downhill riding. The medium stiff sole means this MTB shoe is comfortable on and off the bike.

Leatt DBX 4.0 Shoe

MTB 4.0 CLIP SHOES
The DBX 4.0 is a clip shoe featuring a deep 25mm long cleat channel, offering stability as well as more adjustment options to get the perfect riding set up. It’s quick drying material and great ventilation make it an ideal all-weather shoe for enduro and downhill riders. The Cross Strap System helps the shoe grip your foot and let’s you stay in control throughout your ride.

Leatt DBX 5.0 Shoe

MTB 5.0 CLIP SHOES
If you enjoy those wet and muddy days, getting loose and riding fast in severe conditions, these performance shoes are right up your alley. Long, deep cleat channels allow for excellent stability, while the Speed Lace and Cross Strap systems offer an impeccable fit. The ideal all-round multidiscipline shoe, with a 10K/10K water-resistant shell and superb ventilation will keep you cool and dry. Expect great comfort and control when shredding the gnar.

Leatt DBX 5.0 Shoe