Known mostly for their neck braces and body armour, Cape Town based company Leatt have been gently stepping into making helmets for the past few years. At Eurobike they took a bolder step, with new all mountain, enduro, and full face helmets. While not the first with a removable chin guard, we think the enduro helmet looks very neat, and they’re integrating some great technologies to increase rider safety.
You can browse the full range, along with new shorts, jerseys and jackets, on Leatt’s website.
We’re entering the home straight of Eurobike coverage now. Wil and I saw a phenomenal amount of stuff out there, and have been posting it while trying to keep up with everything else. And there’s blue sky outside taunting me right now! This’ll be it for today I’m afraid, as there are bikes to be tested too.
David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.
Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.