Discussion in 'Helmets' started by mike, Nov 29, 2017.
Red 5, checking in.
My buddy has a line on Leatt helmets for 35% off. That makes the one that @Redman posted about $150: https://www.leatt.com/shop/catalog/...met-dbx-3-0-enduro-v2-blue-lime/category/762/
I'll report back with test-fitting results...
Older one, which looked kinda like the Met in the post above yours. You couldn't pay me to wear one of those things. I'm sure some of the new ones are more solid, but if I want to protect my face I'm going to protect it properly.
Night and day difference, they do a lot of testing these days that I doubt they did on the old (notoriously dangerous) switchblades that gave convertibles a bad name.
This is the older 2R as well:
Think there’s still life left on my tld full face if it’s just been stored in a cool closet for 95% of it’s 6 year life? I know they say to replace every 5 years or so if no major crash because foam breaks down and tiny knocks add up, but I’ve barely used it, think I’ve worn it one day in the last 3 1/2 years
Yes. It's probably fine. If it had been stored in heat or a corrosive environment, I would be mildly concerned. If it has mold, I would toss it.
One of the motorcycle magazines did a very in depth look at helmets, including how age impacts them.
Basically, age had almost no impact on performance. New technology came along, which was reason to replace. And wear and tear were good reasons to replace. But age alone was not a factor.
I wear out all my helmets before 5 years. Except my supermoto helmet, since I don't race motorcycles much anymore.
Ff has no mold or dents, still in great shape. My regular lid is probably still safe, but since all the inner pads are totally worn out and it has a few small dings I’m replacing. I also ordered a giro chronicle mips to compare to switchblade, I have a feeling I’m gonna keep that and return the sb, and just wear my old one piece ff when needed.
In less then 9 months of use, my Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet has failed at the chinbar attachment points. I haven't crashed in the helmet, just put the chin bar on a few times.
With a new version coming that changes the anchor point, it disappoints me that Leatt seems to have acknowledged the issue through a redesign, but was not proactive nor accommodating around this defect with existing customers.
Needless to say, my faith in Leatt has diminished and I will not be getting a new helmet even under warranty coverage.
^ Thanks for the heads up
No worries. I've riden with a lot of you guys since the STR days and want to keep us all on the trails for as long as possible
So I'm look at maybe picking up a leatt dbx 3.0 enduro of possible a fox profame. ones a convertible and the fox is not but looks to have really good ventilation. Im look to get more protection than just a half shell and I already have a tld d3. I'm not one to be carrying two helmets on my ride and wanted to see if you guys had any opinions or comparisons between the two. Is the fox proframe going to be too hot on longer rides in the summer? Are the people that actually have a convertible helmet removing the chin bar while riding or just keeping it on or just using the helmet as a half shell helmet?
This helmet will be used for rides like San Juan the m tail at box springs possibly areas like Aliso
After my experience with the DBX, I will never get another Leatt convertible (or any Leatt helmet) again. The chin bar was just plain dangerous and fell apart beyond what I posted above.
Go with anything else.
Fox helmets have never fit my head shape, so I picked up a Stage. It vents well, pretty dang light and will be my go-to for Aliso, Santa's Village, etc.
I was looking at other convertibles, but the weight of the Stage and Proframe along with certifications convinced me.
I like the Stage as well but no one has the smaller size to try on yet might have to wait to try it on.
I get a pretty good deal on leatt and the newer chin bar clip dose have a rivet in it but I'm scared it's going to break like yours as well.