Wednesday, April 13

Leatt STX Road Neck Brace Review

We got a Leatt STX Road Neck Brace in and we shot our video review of it immediately. Why? Simply because this is one of the most exciting and unique new products to cross through our doors in a long time. It is an absolute game-changer as it caters to a whole new realm of riders seeking neck protection who previously had nothing designed specifically for them. This is the industry's first neck protector designed for on-road riding. It can also cross over to the ADV segment and offer neck protection to all the dualsport riders who put such a high emphasis on keeping themselves safe at all times. With the Leatt name associated with this product, we can't see the Road Neck Brace being anything less than a smash hit.

Check out our Leatt STX Road Neck Brace Review:



There are some huge improvements and modifications that Leatt made over their previous GPX Club Neck Brace. The GPX utilized a single thoracic strut that came down over the spine; this was a big issue for riders who either wanted to use this in conjunction with CE back protection or racers and track day riders that needed to accommodate a speed hump. The STX uses a dual thoracic strut system in lieu of the single strut that go down across the shoulder blades, making it easy to seamlessly integrate the brace with either a race hump or a back protector. Furthermore, the STX is a much lower profile table than the GPX. This is crucial to the racer or ADV tourer as head checks can be done ease of mobility.

Beyond these major improvements over the previous iteration, the STX incorporates all of Leatt's longstanding attention to creating the most protective pieces of gear available. The STX limits the range of motion of the neck in the event of an impact scenario, seriously preventing damage to the cervical spine. Utilizing Alternative Load Path Technology, the neck is protected and limited in all directions from hyperextension, hyperflexion, lateral hyperflexion and posterior hypertranslation. In addition, coupled axial loading is prevented when two forces strike the head simultaneously. The STX is adjustable for perfect fit and they've also widened the chest struts to accommodate a fatter zipper.

The key with the STX is that Leatt truly created a design that will work for the road rider. Previous attempts all seemingly fell short in one area or another. Granted, the protection elements were there, but the accommodation simply wasn't there for the true road and ADV rider. The Leatt STX Road Neck Brace is a huge step forward in rider safety, something we at RevZilla.com are always happy to see.

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-RetroZilla

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