Leatt STX Jason Britton Road Neck Brace
After 16 years of riding, I noticed neck braces becoming more and more popular among racers and the off-road scene. I finally decided to get one and after riding with it for two weeks, I'll never ride without one again! It's very adjustable, fits comfortably, doesn't really hinder my viewing ability, and gives me peace of mind while I'm out on the bike. Highly recommended to anyone on the fence about getting one! One thing to note... if you wear a backpack while riding, the scapula wings will get in the way of your straps, so consider getting the alternate support type.
March 30, 2015
Buy according to the Size Chart
The Jason Britton Road Neck Brace is currently on closeout because he is no longer sponsored by Leatt :). This is the exact same product as the STX Road, as I have both right in front of me. The replacement parts will be the same, although if you manage to shatter a part of the brace in an accident the color might not match :).
I like this better than the road, as it is kind of hidden by my helmet and jacket. The "Road" screams "Look at me!" The brace has positive reviews in looks from the community and non-motorcyclists.
Interference: Yes, this does impede some movement while in tuck and trying to do an over the shoulder check. You quickly learn how to appropriately turn to make the brace happy. When riding with neutral body position it does not affect turning the head at all. I will take this to a track day in about a month, and update you then.
Fitment: You can adjust this quite a lot based on how big your chest is around, if your neck does not fit through when sliding it on at the sides you will need to size up. The mid span adjuster comes with 4 different adjustments from 0mm to 30mm (0" to 1.2"). This allows you to place the traps pad perfectly on your shoulders (it needs to be right or it will break your collarbone in a compression accident). The scapular wings may be scooted in 10mm or out 20mm from factory configuration. From here you can adjust the angle of the scapular wings. WHEN CHANGING JACKETS you will need to make sure it still settles in place. I WOULD RECOMMEND THE STRAPS if your jacket has places to mount them to, this keeps the brace firmly in place. When I wear my leathers, the curve of the speed hump holds it down in the same config as my textile jacket.
This brace inspires confidence, which makes me a safer rider. Don't avoid this because your friends don't have it, be the first to get it and wear it with style.
March 26, 2015
I bought this based off of a friend's recommendation. He wore one in a crash on the freeway. He walked away with no neck trauma or nuerologic problems. This brace is light weight and I forget it's on until I turn my head to the left. I would like an option to add a support on the back of the neck brace to further limit neck extension. It could be my helmet but I can extend my neck fully. Rotation and lateral flex ion are limited but not invasive. I would buy this product again.
March 9, 2015
Good materials and fit.. .looks like a nice piece of gear & easy to adjust the fit
I've been reading about neck braces for a while decided to get one for longer rides etc. The sizing chart suggested an XXL size which was large on me (6', chest well in XXL range)- revzilla's return policy was great- got the next size smaller in a couple days (they even work weekends!) This L/XL fits me right on the money with the factory middle size pins. I found adjustments straightforward once I had hands on the brace- its pretty easy to tell when the fit is good. The XXL has a larger head hole, this one needs to be unlatched to take off the brace but the latches are easy to operate and have a rotating element so only one latch need be opened- a couple seconds going on or off. I ride w/ a heavy winter jacket and light summer jacket so wanted a good adjustment range this unit seems to have plenty.
Hope I never need to test it...
February 14, 2015
Excellent value for a first class neck brace.
I would highly recommend purchasing the Leatt Neck Brace if you are a track day extraordinaire or racing genius. Do yourself a favor and save your noodle and neck.
January 12, 2015
Costs less and looks better than the standard STX!
If you are looking for a Leatt STX buy this one! It has all the same features and provides the same protection but costs less and looks better than the standard STX. I believe this is just a discontinued sponsorship model blow out.
I’m a daily commuter and I bought this as an added measure of safety. It doesn’t interfere with my riding at all.
January 2, 2015
Provides extra safety for street riders, would not recommend for track use
I bought this because I figured any additional safety on the racetrack was a good think. The product assembly and adjustment were straight forward. You don't notice the weight on top of the leathers. When I took it onto the track I immediately noticed that my helmet rubbed on the back of the brace when I was in a full tuck and also when I tried to look through turns with my body low on the tank. The full tuck contact wasn't a deal breaker, but I couldn't get used to the contact during turning because it made it hard to turn my head to look where I was going. Looks like I should have bought the RR version... I didn't ride with it for the rest of the day because it felt like more of an obstruction than a safety feature. I'm sure it works great for street riders but would not recommend this product for track riders.
July 1, 2014
been wearing this for a year, wrecked with it last month
Been wearing a Leatt off road for almost a decade and when the STX street version came out I was interested. I wear it with an Icon Variant helmet and if you size the brace for your body correctly the snout of the Variant does not interfere at all. I wore it for a year starting last April 2013, and wrecked in it mid-April 2014 at 55mph or so. Worked great! After sliding on my back for 100 yards or so I hit the guardrail with the right side of my head and the Leatt stopped the helmet from snapping to the left and overextending my neck. I have full faith in this brace after that. Bought a replacement earlier today.
If you ride hard on the track or street, protect the one part of your body that is exposed even when wearing one-piece leathers: your neck.
May 8, 2014