Leatt DBX 5.5 neck brace review£319.99

Reassuring, updated safety and comfort

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The DBX 5.5 delivers a plethora of design improvements over previous Leatt neck brace designs, all wrapped up within a new and improved bicycle-specific chassis that firmly addresses riders’ needs.

The removable pads of old have been replaced with robust and ‘hose friendly’ injection-moulded alternatives, so post-ride cleaning requires no disassembly and takes mere minutes. The 5.5 is designed around five points of tool-free adjustment and unlike previous models, can be tailored to fit your body within seconds. It works with or without the supplied support straps.

The refined profile features lower sides with removable shoulder pads that offer greater freedom of movement without undermining the brace’s core responsibility of preventing neck hyper-extension in a crash.

Like previous Leatt designs, the 5.5 is a pleasure to wear, providing a heightened feeling of security and the kind of protection that could literally save your life. Movement is free and easy, with no interference with your helmet, even on steeper trails.

Olly Forster

Staff Writer, UK
Olly started riding in '94 after reading Mountain Biking UK as a teenager, and by '97 he'd done his first downhill race. Having worked in the bike industry since 2000 in a range of roles, he's still as hungry as ever to test new kit and explore fresh trails.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Downhill and trail
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada IPA

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