CAPE TOWN, South AfricaAug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, announced today the launch of its all-new, 2018 apparel line for trail riding, including jerseys, shorts, gloves, jackets, hydration, and an attractive price point helmet featuring 360° Turbine safety technology.


The European launch of the 2018 gear line will take place at the Eurobike International Bicycle Exhibition in Friedrichshafen, GermanyAugust 30 – September 2, 2017 (Booth B4-204), and the North American launch will be at the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las VegasSeptember 20 – 22, 2017 (Booth 24243).

Leatt CEO Sean Macdonald commented: “We are excited to introduce our brand-new gear for 2018, specifically designed for trail-oriented cyclists, including a new helmet, an all-new neck brace design and top of the line knee guards. We believe that this line of products is another stellar example of the quality of Leatt innovation design and engineering. It is also another step forward in our corporate goal of expanding our design and engineering talents into products for larger, more global and more consumer-oriented markets.”

“Our new Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace is the lightest neck brace in the Leatt range, approximately 30% lighter than our existing 5.5 models. Using advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques that included combining an in-molded EPS construction with a polyamide core similar to what is found in high-performance bicycle helmets allowed us to reduce both weight and cost for the benefit of thrill-seeking gravity riders worldwide,” added Mr. Macdonald.

“The helmet market is one of the largest product categories in sports safety equipment.  Our new DBX 2.0 Helmet has great technology coupled with advanced comfort features. Ten turbines lining the helmets enable brain and rotation safety and reduce the head impact at concussion level by up to 30%, and the rotational acceleration to the head and brain by up to 40%.  This helmet also has 20 vents to ensure maximum ventilation and comfort for the rider.  It is lightweight and equipped with Quattro Force Control for easy custom-fitting and a breakaway visor, all at a very attractive price,” points out Macdonald.

“Our new 1.0 apparel line consists of slim/tailored fit jerseys and shorts, made of very light, robust, breathable fabrics, and four-way flex shorts with chamois lining and two zipped pockets. This range includes new styles – a more casual-looking tee with a hidden pocket, and a classic ½ zip jersey with ventilated back panel, three bigger stash pockets, a super lightweight, compact, windproof, water-resistant jacket made of breathable stretch fabric, and our improved comfortable, tear resistant 1.0 GripR gloves with a new MicronGrip palm.  We also launched our unique, new 6.0 Knee Guard knee pad that combines classic soft protection construction with two hard shell sliders, one classic main hard shell at the kneecap and upper shin, and the second one along the top of the knee.  These caps improve sliding characteristics on rough terrain, so impact forces are reduced and the knee guard does not slip during crashes. Our knee guards come in a variety of colors, are attractively priced, are still pedaling-friendly and offer proper ventilation with new thoroughly perforated main fabric at the front and very breathable mesh in back.  I am extremely proud of Leatt’s team of dedicated biomedical engineers, designers and developers who strive to enable more riders globally to push through their limits with exceptional innovative protective gear,” Macdonald added.