Review: The Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 Is a Transformer Helmet

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The convertible helmet market continues to heat up, with Leatt throwing its hat in the ring with the DBX 3.0 Enduro V2, which converts between a half shell and a full face helmet with the click of two bindings. Is it the best, or the worst of both worlds? James Vincent has been converting his lid to find out.  Leatt is a brand with an exceptionally strong history in motocross and downhill racing – the company owes a lot of its success to the Leatt-Brace, which was invented by Dr Leatt back in 2003 and is designed to protect a rider’s neck from excess forces. If you look at the product range, it’s full of kit designed to keep you safe on the trail, and includes body armour, helmets, and riding packs with built in back protection. Along with the aforementioned neck brace, it’s only natural that the brand would make a convertible helmet to cover all bases. And for my next trick… Convertible helmets are designed to give you more choice and flexibility – are you off on a regular XC ride around trails you’re familiar with? Leave the removable chin bar at home and you’ve got a regular half shell helmet. Riding hard on unfamiliar trails or racing an Enduro? Strap that chin bar to your pack and enjoy climbing with no restrictions but get some extra security and protection on the descents. Personally, I’ve never felt the need for full face levels of protection when out riding...

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