How MTB Protection Works, with Dr. Chris Leatt [Podcast #265]

Dr. Leatt, founder of the eponymous protective gear brand, explains how injuries work, and how the right equipment can reduce their severity.

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Dr. Chris Leatt is the founder of the eponymous bike and moto protection brand based in South Africa. The company’s bike product line has expanded over the years to include helmets, pads, goggles, and even hydration packs, all designed with a focus on safety and protection.

We find out how the Leatt company got its start, and what the brand is doing to help athletes stay safe. Dr. Leatt explains how everything from neck braces to helmets and body armor are designed to work, and offers tips for reducing risk on the bike trail.

This episode is sponsored by Boeshield (, makers of Boeshield T-9, a lube designed to waterproof your bike chain, lubricate cables, and prevent rust with its unique and effective all-in-one formula.

This month Boeshield is giving away a free prize pack to a lucky listener! Visit to enter — open to anyone the contiguous United States, no purchase necessary.

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