Leatt STX Jason Britton Road Neck Brace
Do I see myself using this every time I ride?
I really want to like this product. It offers great protection and -when it was on sale - seemed like a good deal. Really, it's cheaper than paralysis or death.
Problem though is it find myself leaving it behind when I gear up for a quick ride to the store, the office, etc. Longer commutes, sure.
Do you ride with a backpack? I often do. It won't play nice no matter how I adjust it and never mind a sternum strap on my pack. It is intended to be worn under the backpack straps.
You will also have to consciously turn your head sort of off-axis when looking to change lanes, instead of instinctually just turning. I'm not exactly rocking a huge helmet. And it works with a side mounted helmet cam.
The best gear is the one you wear every time.
April 14, 2015
Took a lot of time setting this up. My helmet hits it when I've really turned my neck but I believe my helmet has a longer profile than others. When on the bike I never notice it touching and it makes me ride with better posture honestly. Looks really nice and low profile as well, goes pretty good with a dark jacket. I feel more confident wearing it. Hope I never have to test it out but I have no doubt that it will help me out. Can't feel it when it's on.
April 7, 2015
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