Innovative Helmets, Neck, Knee Braces on Display
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (September 5, 2014) – Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, announced today that it has launched its new 2015 line of protective gear, including new products designed specifically for bicycling, at the 2014 Eurobike Show last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Eurobike is an annual international bike exhibition featuring the most innovative products in bicycling and related sports from around the world.
“The new Leatt protective products, designed for ease of adjustment, freedom of movement, comfort and safety, can now help protect virtually the entire body,” remarked CEO Sean Macdonald.
Among the new products launched at the show was the Leatt DBX helmet, designed for a variety of extreme, off-road and recreational bicycling. DBX helmets are also designed to work in concert with neck braces, particularly the classic Leatt-Brace® and the new Leatt 5.5 neck brace introduced in 2013, and the new Leatt 6.5 neck brace which was also introduced at the show.
“The Leatt brand is known worldwide as a gold standard of safety for high-velocity and extreme sports,” continued Macdonald. “Our new products are helping us expand into new sports and new geographic markets where athletes need effective, lightweight gear for protection and safety. The market for protective equipment while bicycling, including off-road bicycling over rugged terrain, is becoming increasingly important to us, along with other youth markets. Our products are designed to enhance the sense of freedom that sports like bicycling provide, along with the protection a rider needs to be safer from serious injury.”
Macdonald added, “Our Eurobike launch garnered a wave of media coverage from all over Europe, including Germany, the UK and Russia. Media comments on the products were favourable including the following by the Internet-based publication, Ride.io: “Leatt (is) exceptionally serious about protection, and the research and development they put into their products is superb.”
The innovative, lightweight and maximally-ventilated new Leatt helmets include the DBX 6.0 Carbon model and the DBX 5.0 Composite model, both optimized for use with Leatt neck braces. Both models feature a maximum ventilation, visor with break away function, 3D in-molded multi-density V-foam Plus, Quattro force control with new Leatt 360 Turbine technology. Leatt Turbine technology helps to maximize low energy impact absorption and provides protection against multiple impacts. Initial lab testing showed a 30%-50% reduction in energy transfer to the head. The turbine design allows for controlled head movement within the helmet which aids in limiting the relative brain rotation and therefore reduces brain related injuries.
Neck Brace DBX 6.5
The new Leatt DBX 6.5 neck brace features a carbon chassis designed by Leatt with three-way adjustments for total comfort and perfect fit. It also features a new MaxiWeave Carbon matrix for increased rigidity and lower weight and a new, improved helmet side clearance.
Airflex Elbow and Knee Guard
The new Leatt CE-certified ultra-slim knee and elbow guards have a 6mm profile and incorporate Leatt’s patented ultra-slim impact absorbing Armourgel. They are manufactured utilizing MoistureCool wicking fabric for added comfort with silicone lamination to keep the protector in position.
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About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com | www.leatt.com
This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding Leatt Corporation (the “Company”) within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are “forward-looking statements” including statements regarding: the significance of the Company’s launch and showcase of its new helmets, neck braces, and elbow and knee guards, and the positive media response; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives, including the ability of the Company to continue updating and creating protective products for the bicycling and youth markets; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “seeks,” “should,” “could,” “intends,” or “projects” or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company’s periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.
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