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LEATT – GPX 5.5 NECK BRACE – REVIEW

For reliable protection the Leatt GPX 5.5 neck brace is worth considering

With today’s BMX tracks being built to challenge the riders, they are ever more demanding and the riders are literally putting their bodies on the line every time they get on the gate. With this ever present risk riders are having to protect themselves better and think about extra forms of protection to suit the style and speed of the tracks. Helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads were and are the norm, but now certain riders are also choosing to run neck braces, combating neck and back injuries while on the track.

Leatt have been at the forefront of neck brace development from 2001 when the owner Chris Leatt witnessed an unfortunate tragic accident. The off-road GPX 5.5 offers premium protection that was designed not only with safety, but also with comfort and adjustability in mind.

If safety is your first priority, then take a closer look into Leatt and the neck braces they offer.

Leatt say that no other neck brace can be adjusted to fit riders as well as the 5.5 can, and while its semi-rigid chassis is adjustable the structure remains very rigid during a crash to help transmit energy during an impact. This is key for reducing neck forces and is referred to Alternative Load Path Technology (ALPT®). The collarbone cut-out also helps keep your helmet and neck brace away from your fragile bones during a crash.

Tried and Tested:

  • CE tested and certified as Personal Protective Equipment 89/686/EEC
  • Trusted by some of the fastest off-road racers in the world
  • Conveniently Designed
  • Engineered and lab proven by a medical doctor and biomedical engineers
  • CoreFlex split rear thoracic strut is more comfortable and designed to work with the body’s natural movements
  • Thoracic rear strut is engineered to snap off before applying excessive pressure to the back
  • Chassis made of fiberglass reinforced polyamide
  • 5.5/6.5 helmet rim striking platform design for a biomedical balanced head and helmet freedom of motion
  • Three-way adjustability and sliding front and rear SureFit adjusters to ensure optimum fit
  • Four-angle rear thoracic strut adjustments to fit most body shapes
  • Sculptured, split front for improved comfort and fit
  • Low profile push-button open/closure system
  • Easy-to-use emergency release mechanism for injured riders
  • Engineered collarbone cut-out to help keep your helmet and brace away from your most fragile bones
  • Injected, durable and easy-to-clean foam padding
  • Air flow ribbed body padding for optimum ventilation
  • Folding rear thoracic strut for easier packing
  • Free, optional, clear chest strap included
  • Weight: from 790g (1.7 lbs)
  • #S/M and #L/XL
  • If safety is your first priority, then take a closer look into Leatt and the neck braces they offer. At first look they seem intrusive and bulky, but after riding with one for quite a while we can confirm that they fit well and don’t get in the way of any movement while riding.

    • Leatt GPX 5.5 Neck Brace, The Stats:
    • RRP: £330
    • leatt.com

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