Quick releases transform Leatt Enduro full face helmet into All Mountain, New clothing range expands line: http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/08/18/quick-releases-transform-leatt-enduro-full-face-helmet-mountain-new-clothing-range-expands-line/
Quick releases transform Leatt Enduro full face helmet into All Mountain, New clothing range expands line
With the addition of the Leatt Enduro, that makes two new convertible helmets this week. As Giro pointed out with their original Switchblade, the quest for a helmet that is effective as both a full face and a half shell has been going on for quite some time. The recent popularity of enduro racing has brought the need for such a helmet back to the forefront, which is why we’re seeing more and more options.
The trick to the design seems to be creating a helmet that is easy to convert while still passing various helmet standards – of which, the ASTM1952 rating seems to be the gold standard for down hill use. Leatt’s new helmet passes that standard, at least at the chin bar, though the helmet itself isn’t much different from their new All Mountain helmet…
To be offered in two completely different helmets, the 3.0 Enduro will include a removable chin bar while the 3.0 All Mountain will not. As we recently learned, full face helmets have two tests for ASTM DH rating, one for the chin bar and one for the helmet. Because of that, the Enduro chin bar is ASTM1952 rated, while the helmet is only EN 1078 and CPSC 1203 rated. Leatt points out while discussing testing standards that they are one of the only companies to actually post the full test results of each helmet directly on their site – no hiding. If you’ve ever wondered how detailed an ASTM test is, it’s worth checking out.
There is also no option to add the chin bar to the All Mountain helmet since it lacks the hardware necessary for the two quick release clips. Along with a few tabs and corresponding slots, the chinbar simply clips into the back of the helmet with two quick release cam buckles. Like their downhill helmets, both the new helmets feature dual density V-Foam which is in-molded to the shell. We’ve seen the same technology in other helmets and it claims to absorb and disperse the energy from the crash more effectively. In-molding also reduces the size of the helmet which has a greater effect on reducing impact than reducing the weight. Even so, the helmets are still claimed to be fairly light at 375g +/- 50g for the All Mountain and 700g +/-50g for the Enduro with the chin bar.
The two helmets also continue with Leatt’s Armourgel 360º Turbine bumper system which is their take on managing rotational impacts. The Turbine shapes squeeze and twist under impact and claim to help mitigate both low-g impacts as well as rotational impacts in all directions.
Along with an adjustable, break away visor, both helmets use a dial fit system, and adjustable ear straps with Fidlock magnetic buckles.
The 3.0 Enduro V1 and V2 as well as the All Mountain will be available in multiple colors to match the 2017 Leatt kit, with pricing and availability TBA.
The Leatt DBX Full Face helmets remain the same for 2017, but also see new color options to, yes, match their new kits. Starting with the 5.0 Jersey and shorts on the left, this kit is meant for the cold, wet months of the year where a full jacket isn’t quite needed. The new jersey features wind block material on the front that is water and dirt repellant, with venting on the back and arms as well as anti abrasion pads on the sleeves. Features include a zippered pocket with goggle wipe, silicone gripper on the inside of the jersey’s tail to keep it from riding up, and a tailored fit designed to be used with or without pads and a neck brace.
DBX 5.0 JERSEY
DBX 5.0 SHORTS
The 4.0 jersey and shorts are the warm weather pieces with X-Flow mesh moisture wicking material, laser cut ventilation, and welded seams. Again the jersey features a silicone gripper on the jersey tail, zip pocket with goggle wipe, and fit for pads or no pads.
DBX 4.0 ULTRAWELD
Moving along to the 3.0, this is more of the enduro kit with mid length sleeves, and an ultra light short. The jersey uses a moisture wicking material and the same features as the other jerseys for pockets and fit.
DBX 3.0 SHORT
DBX 3.0 SHORTS
Riders wanting a more casual approach may want to check out the 2.0 series on the left, above, which looks like a t-shirt, but is still a technical jersey. Using a rayon material that offers a feel similar to cotton, the jersey also features a breathable back panel and a zippered pocket with goggle wipe.
DBX 2.0 SHORT
Leatt is also introducing two new jackets, the 5.0 which is a full water proof, seam sealed shell, and the water resistant 4.0 soft shell. Both use a 4-way stretch fabric, but the 5.0 uses the same construction as the 5.0 shorts for a water tight barrier. Pricing is listed as $199 for the 5.0 and $149 for the 4.0.
DBX 4.0 JACKET