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Leatt DBX 6.5 Carbon Neck Brace for MTB, BMX

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our part num: B-1015100140SM

Distinguishing Features

  • Carbon Fiber Chassis - Extremely lightweight and more rigidity than other models
  • Alternative Load Path Technology  - Helps mitigate impact on neck/spine during a crash
  • Helmet Rim Striking Platform Profile - For a biomedical balanced head and helmet freedom of motion


  • Frame - maxiweave carbon matrix frame design, more rigidity and protection with less weight for better performance and freedom of movement
  • Chest Supports - cutout split design with dual removable rubber pads, increased comfort, range of motion and adjustability to meet neck height. 
  • Thoracic Spine Protection - split designed coreflex thoracic rear strut and sturdy rubber insert, for protection while designed to snap off with severe impact to prevent back injury; replaceable
  • Chest Straps - included, more secure fit
  • Adjustability - Five-way adjustability including sliding front and rear SureFit adjusters and three angle rear thoracic strut adjustments, ensures optimum fit to most body types
  • Padding - injected easy-to-clean foam padding with additional removable shoulder and chest pads, increased comfort and extra crash impact protection 
  • Ventilation - Airflow ribs throughout for increased ventilation, keeps rider cool
  • Crumple Zones: strategically placed fracture points engineered to react to severe impact, increased rider safety
  • Range of Motion - front, side tables sit lower than previous models, more flexibility and increased trail visibility
  • Body Armor Compatibility - perfect fit with any Leatt Upper Body Armor; compatible with other types of upper body armor
  • Weight - 600 grams
  • Suitable for downhill mountain bike, freeride, and BMX racing ONLY (must wear a full face helmet)

The Leatt DBX 6.5 MTB Neck Brace is Ultra Lightweight

Protecting yourself shouldn't feel like a constant weight on your shoulders. Luckily the top of the line Leatt DBX 6.5 Carbon Neck Brace is so lightweight, you may forget it is on. Its carbon chassis is made to give the best protection possible, without the heavy or obtuse feeling that is often a burden with other neck braces. Leatt has taken all the features and innovation of the 5.5 neck brace and turned it into the 6.5, for the rider who wants an even lighter option. While the features are similar, we prefer the 6.5 over the 5.5 and 4.5 because of how great it feels when it is on. Neck braces can often feel awkward or uncomfortable, but the 6.5 completes your kit without any added discomfort. The CE certified 6.5 neck brace balances the needs of comfort, efficiency, and protection by allowing greater freedom of movement while having increased adjustability, assuring a great fit. 

Alternative Load Path Technology - What separates Leatt from their competitors? Simply put, it's Leatt's patented Alternative Load Path Technology. Used on all Leatt neck braces, Alternative Load Path Technology spares your neck and back from absorbing all the energy of a blow. Instead, the neck brace intercepts the impact from the skull by dispersing the force, thus sparing you from a more serious, potentially season-ending neck injury. Working in conjunction with a full face helmet, the neck brace guards against extreme backward-bending of the head (hyper-extension); extreme forward bending of the head (hyperflexion); and over-bending of the head to either side (lateral hyperflexion). Additionally, the neck brace is protective when the chin bar takes the brunt of a face plant and pushes the neck backward (posterior hypertranslation). In certain scenarios, the neck brace can prevent axial loading.

Fit and Adjustability - The Leatt 6.5 has increased ease of use compared to the lesser priced 4.5 model. It allows for faster, toolless adjustability to ensure the right fit. While the 4.5 uses an Allen wrench to add and remove different sized spacers, the 6.5 has a much faster and efficient sliding front and rear SureFit adjusters. The adjustment latch snaps into place and can be resized in seconds. The FlexCore thoracic strut has 0,5,10 and 15-degree adjustable rubber spacers to allow for a more precise fit to the rider's back. We love how easy the 6.5 is to adjust and fit. The 6.5 is fully adjustable in under 30 seconds, and with its lightweight frame, it is the best option in neck braces. 

About Leatt

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to create a change. Such was the case in South Africa in 2001 when Dr. Chris Leatt, a medical doctor and motorcycle rider, went to a racetrack with his son who himself had just begun to ride. There, Dr. Leatt witnessed the death of another rider, Alan Selby, from suspected neck injuries. Dr. Leatt was so shaken by the incident that he made it his mission to develop a device that would go a substantial way toward preventing this type of fatal injury in the future. After three years of research, development, and testing, Dr. Leatt introduced his first Leatt-Brace. However, it would be another two years before the Leatt-Brace would make it to market on a large scale. Today, Leatt-Brace is a worldwide leader in neck protection for extreme sports. Dr. Leatt likes to say the Leatt Brace is "a helmet for your neck". Designers and engineers in the Leatt laboratory in South Africa have expanded their reach to high-technology protective armor that meet varying needs of downhill mountain bikers, bmx bikers, and skiers and snowboarders.


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      Leatt DBX 5.5  and DBX 5.5 Jr Neck Braces

      Neck Brace Size Chest Circumference
      Junior 29.5-32.5in
      Adult S/M 32.5-37.0in
      Adult L/XL 37.0-49.5in


      Leatt DBX 4.5 Neck Brace

      Neck Brace Size Chest Circumference
      Adult S/M 31.0-37.0in
      Adult L/XL 37.0-45.0in


      Leatt DBX Comp 4 and DBX Ride 4 Neck Braces

      Neck Brace Size Chest Circumference
      Adult S/M 26.0-37.0in
      Adult L/XL 34.0-43.0in


      Leatt Upper Body Armor Size Charts

      Leatt 3DF Adult Size Upper Body Armor

      Size Chest Circumference
      Small/Medium 34-38in
      Large/Extra Large 40-44in
      XXL 44-48in


      Leatt 3DF Youth Size Upper Body Armor

      Size Height
      Junior Small/Medium 4'5"-4'9" Tall
      Junior Large/Extra Large 4'9"-5'3" Tall


      Leatt 3DF Knee Guards Size Charts

      Measure your knee circumference, with your leg extended out straight.

      How to Measure Your Knee for Leatt 3DF Knee Pads

      Leatt 3DF Adult Size Knee Guards

      Size Knee Circumference
      Small/Medium 31-41cm
      Large/Extra Large 41-53cm
      XXL 53-58cm


      Leatt 3DF Youth Size Knee Guards

      Size Knee Circumference
      Junior 4'5"-4'9" Tall
      Kids 4'9"-5'3" Tall


      Leatt 3DF Elbow Guards Size Charts

      Measure your elbow circumference, with your arm extended.

      How to Measure Your Elbows for Leatt 3DF Elbow Guards

      Leatt 3DF Adult Size Elbow Guards

      Size Elbow Circumference
      Small/Medium 22-28cm
      Large/Extra Large 28-35cm
      XXL 35-41cm


      Leatt 3DF Youth Size Elbow Guards

      Size Elbow Circumference
      Junior 4'5"-4'9" Tall
      Kids 4'9"-5'3" Tall


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