Last year I reviewed the DBX 3.0 AM helmet which scored high on the cards, so much so that its my go to helmet for everyday trail rides now.
The Enduro helmet is essentially the convertible full-face version of the AM. Pretty much the same half shell but with an attachable/detachable chin guard. That means same turbine technology, same retention system, same padding etc. Long story short, you get the same comfort and technology in the Enduro helmet that you get in the AM version. Take a quick look if you need to refresh your memory. http://riderflow.com/leatt-dbx-3-0-mountain-helmet-review/
The burning question here is really whether or not the removeable chin guard is any good.
Bell were the first to have success here with their Super R range of helmets. Where Bell uses a “strap” with side and rear clips to secure the guard to the lid, Leatt achieves the same by slotting the guard into the lid and fastening in place with clips on either side. Basically, no rear strap.
I like this approach as it means the helmet looks cleaner, less moving parts (less clips) and is simple to attached/detach the jaw.
Also, because the DBX Enduro has no rear strap it means that the chin guard is much smaller than the Bell. The real annoyance for me with the Bell is that the size of the chin guard makes it a lot more difficult to take with you on rides. Sure, you can chuck it in the car but if you want to put it into (or strap onto) your bag, it can potentially become an issue.
The DBX 3.0 Enduro from Leatt is substantially smaller which means that you can get it into most bags, or strap on as I do. 😉
So from a usability standpoint, it gets my thumbs up!
As reviewed already, the half shell is super comfortable, light weight and those turbines do a great job of protecting my nut. How does the chin guard effect this?
The chin guard is simply added optional protection and as you would expect, its gone through all the necessary testing to ensure its meets the safety requirements of a full facer. So, protection…check!
The helmet weighs around 750g and about 375g without the chin guard attached. This is about 35g lighter than the Bell Super 3R but this should be expected as the Leatt doesn’t need that rear strap. The Bell Super 3R is considered very light which gives Leatt big thumbs up there. So weight….check!
Comfort. The lid is comfortable as already mentioned. The chin guards come with removeable cheek padding with available spares if you need something thinner/thicker. The chin guard itself does seem slightly narrower than the Bell Super 3R (from recollection) but this is nominal and by no means a negative as it fit me well.
As a side note, the ventilation is still very good with the chin guard attached. Even around the cheek padding where you tend to have ventilation issues.
Retailing at £189, the DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet is also a tenner cheaper than the Bell Super 3R. Overall, I think the Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet is a great all-round helmet that is clearly a contender against the Bell Super 3R. My preference is to Leatt based on my own experiences with both and personal riding preferences.