Eurobike 2014: Leatt braces, pads and a new helmet

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Leatt had some rather nice new bits and pieces on its stand. To start off with, there were new re-designed neck braces: the one that caught everyone’s eye was the DBX 6.5 Brace. The biggest difference with this brace is how lightweight it is; weighing in at 620g the MaxiWeave carbon matrix design is intended to increase rigidity and lower the weight.

Carbon and that
Carbon, an’ that

The re-design also includes a lowered helmet/rim striking-platform profile and an improved helmet side clearance. On-board size adjusting; no parts needed.

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They also had the 5.5 on display in this rather nice pinky red.

Ooohh..
Ooohh..

Moving on from the neck braces, Leatt had a new full-face helmet on show. Leatt’s first helmet comes in either carbon or a composite model, and sizes range from XS-XXL.

Its a protective hat
Its a protective hat

The main feature of the helmet is what Leatt calls ‘360 degree Turbine Technology’. The small blue, rubbery type discs called turbines are placed all around the helmet; these turbines can deform to absorb the impact. These turbines are reported to reduce the energy transfer to the head by 30-50%.

Turbines
Turbines

The material used in the turbines has also been used in the Airflex knee & elbow guards. The lightweight pads have a 6mm profile, silicone lamination to keep the pad in place and MoistureCool wicking fabric.

Slim
Slim

Also in the pad range is the 3DF Hybrid knee and elbow guard. The pad features Leatt’s ‘Hybrid’ combination: soft, comfortable 3DF impact foam covered in a deflecting hard shell.

Bright
Bright

Last but not least – the backpack range! Leatt has five packs on show, from super lightweight race packs through to bigger, more versatile riding packs.

Bags

That’s yer lot from Leatt, we’re venturing back out into the halls for more of everything bi-hooped.

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