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PRODUCT EVALUATION: LEATT GLOVES

Three models to cover all weather By the staff of Dirt Wheels Leatt is a protection company that has bridged into riding clothing. We have been using three different Leatt gloves extensively—the 1.5 GripR, the Moto 2.5 Windblock and the Moto 2.5 SubZero. All share a design so close, they are hard to distinguish just by looks alone. As soon as you pick them up or try them on, you are aware that they are different. The prices range from $29.99 for the minimalist 1.5 Gripper to $37.99 for the cool and cold weather…

LEATT 3DF AIRFIT BODY VEST

By the staff of Dirt Wheels LEATT 3DF AIRFIT BODY VEST If we had the ability, we would cover every inch of our bodies in armor so we could ride fast and never worry about getting hurt. Unfortunately, we probably couldn’t ride for longer than five minutes without getting tired from all the weight, and mobility would be a major issue. So, we stick to what keeps our limbs moving freely and the vital body parts properly protected. Leatt tends to be a step above the rest in the protection department. They utilize…

2020 LEATT MOTO LAUNCH

By the staff of Dirt Wheels   2020 LEATT MOTO LAUNCH Leatt has unveiled their all-new 2020 off-road gear collection. The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® and producers of specialized, advanced protective gear, now offer head-to-knee protection including a complete apparel range of products for all off-road moto disciplines. The twenty/twenty apparel range has a completely new look and feel, incorporating the latest fresh colorways for pants, jerseys, and gloves, this includes the proudly South African statement colorway,…

LEATT VELOCITY 6.5 GOGGLE

Product Evaluation by the staff of Dirt Wheels LEATT VELOCITY 6.5 GOGGLE Leatt has never made a secret of the fact that it is a protection company. All they do is produce some of the most protective riding products on this planet, and they sure don’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon. The newest addition to the Leatt product line is the impressive Velocity 6.5 goggle. They are literally bulletproof! Or, at least, the lenses are. Admittedly, Leatt tested that claim with small-caliber, subsonic rounds,…

LEATT VELOCITY 6.5 GOGGLES

LEATT VELOCITY 6.5 GOGGLES Accidents happen, that's why Leatt is determined to bring you the science of thrill, so you can live dangerously but make it through your ride in one piece. That is why they are introducing the new bulletproof Velocity 6.5 goggles series. Bulletproof lens tested to: - ANSI Z87.1-2015 - Military Ballistic Impact Standard (MIL-DTL-43511D) - Certified CE EN 1938 :2010 STYLE AS WELL AS DESIGN The joy of any offroad sport is pushing yourself to the limit and feeling the hair on the back of…

LEATT Z-FRAME KNEE BRACE

LEATT Z-FRAME KNEE BRACE The inventors of the Leatt-Brace® expands their line of knee braces for 2019 with a new Z-Frame knee brace. Replicating the mechanics of the knee, the Z-Frame brace either deflects or absorbs impact as required. The Z-frame is made of an injected composite chassis with slim hinges for superior bike feel. Engineered to help reduce forces, it limits knee injuries and is CE certified as both a medical device and as impact protection. Certified medical device and top-rated impact protection that…

LEATT GPX 3.5 HELMET

The Leatt GPX 3.5 helmet is now available. Crammed with decades of knowledge, safety science and finished off with a great price tag!

CST Athlete Spotlight: Adam McGill

When other 16-year-olds were gearing up for a driving test, Adam was grabbing the gears, becoming the youngest person to ever place in the top 3 of a GNCC race, later winning the GNCC Pro Am Championship and the AMA ATVA Amateur Rider of the Year Award. To get to where he is today, Adam had to work hard and do things right, so we found out just how he does it. Adam McGill’s first ATV race was part of a rodeo at the local fair, ever since then he has been tearing up tracks across the country. In fact his favorite…

PRO-BUILT: ADAM MCGILL’S TRX450R

Riding red in the woods By the staff of Dirt Wheels Over the years in ATV racing we’ve noticed that most of the privateers in the pro ranks end up on the trusty Honda TRX450R. Not much has changed with this Honda four-stroke from its release date in 2004, but one thing is for certain—this quad has the potential to win at any level and on any terrain. There are a multitude of OEM and aftermarket parts; also in general, the TRX450R is simple to work on. In GNCC racing we’ve been seeing a sea of blue as of late, with Yamaha…

BUYER’S GUIDE: Hydration Packs

It doesn’t matter whether you are dealing with the parching effects of dry desert air or sweating in the humid woods, when riding for extended periods of time you need to rehydrate. Carrying water bottles while riding requires a storage compartment or extra bag, and you have to stop the fun to get at the bottles. Hydration packs solve the problem by allowing you to replenish (with or without electrolyte drinks added) in a convenient backpack form. Hydration packs have grown vastly more convenient since the early offerings.…