Muddy trails and cold weather calls for proper downhill riding pants. To mitigate windchill and keep your skin from unwanted mud therapy, the best MTB pants are a popular winter riding item.
Leatt’s DBX 4.0 pants are designed to work hard and remain comfortable for multiple laps of the bike park. Designers at Leatt realize the challenge of trousers for mountain biking. The main issue is managing knee flex and creating pants that aren’t too baggy or tight.
A weakness with the concept of downhill trousers is that they can feel constraining, especially when wearing knee protection underneath – and riding at committed lean angles.
The DBX 4.0 has pre-curved knees to ensure you have adequate room for hardshell pads underneath, without reducing lower limb movement. Using a lightweight four-way stretch fabric the DBX 4.0 pants work with your pedal movements and position when navigating really steep and technical descents.
The DBX 4.0 is a comfortable piece of robust enduro and downhill winter riding kit.
Beyond its comfort profile, the DBX 4.0 also has enough environmental sealing to keep the worst moisture and mud out while allowing adequate airflow for breathability.
Any garment that is going to be used throughout winter requires a quality zip design, to prevent clogging and jamming. Leatt sources its DBX 4.0 zippers from Japanese supplier, YKK.
Trouser sag is annoying and a potential crash trigger, when riding technical descents at speed. To avoid this, the Leatt DBX 4.0 has a soft-touch waist liner and back gripper, to keep it securely in place.
Leatt’s product designers haven’t forgotten about storage, either. The DBX 4.0 has hip pockets, rear waist pockets and a key holder loop to store and keep track of your belongings.
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