The DBX 2.0 helmet from Leatt is their new offering to the trail lid market. It sits alongside the beefier DBX 3.0 lid and uses the same technology in a package that is slightly lighter with a touch less coverage at the rear than its sibling.
The DBX 2.0 uses Leatt's 360° Turbine Technology which in itself isn't new, the company have been using it in its lids for a little while now. The system is comprised of what looks like a number of squishy, rubber rings stuck to the EPS foam liner. These rings are in contact with your head and move and deform in any given direction upon a linear impact, therefore reducing the forces transferred to your brain on impact. Leatt says this reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level. During rotational impacts the 'turbines' let the head slide a little (again in any direction) therefore, Leatt say, reducing up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain and lessening the risk of traumatic brain injuries.
Back to the normal helmet type facts - the DBX 2.0 has 20 vents and moulded impact foam which Leatt say is great for further energy absorption. They also say this moulded foam helps channel air flow to keep you cool even at very low speeds.
The lining uses a Dri-Lex® moisture wicking material which is breathable, designed with keeping odour to a minimum and is washable too. The helmet has a claimed weight of 295g which is 65g lighter than its bigger brother the DBX 3.0 and for not much of a coverage cost either. From viewing the helmet at Eurobike we like the low coverage it offers at the rear.
The DBX 2.0 will be offered in three sizes and in four colourways, the blue/black you see here, a yellow/black, a red and a plain black. We think the styling looks pretty neat and for $99USD (about £76) the new Leatt lid could be a very sensible way to spend your hard earned dollar.
For more info visit Leatt here.