Team Two Two Racing's Chad Reed is the man currently garnering the most attention in American motocross. After barely getting edged out of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship by Ryan Villopoto, Reed is now on top of his game and taking names in the Lucas Oils AMA Outdoor Nationals.
After starting his own team to contend both 2011 series', Reed has had the opportunity to start from scratch with a new boss, new bike and all new race attire. His choice for gear was Shift Racing, a sister company of the legendary Fox Racing empire. With the promise of his own signature line, Reed signed on the dotted line making it so we can now all look like the badass Aussie.
WHAT IT IS:
The Chad Reed replica Shift apparel is a full set of gear, meaning everything from limb-to-limb: Jersey ($50), gloves ($37), and pant ($160). Available in three different color ways including White/Red, White/Yellow, and Green/Yellow, Reed's Shift line offers plenty of variety on the color spectrum. Reed has contested every Outdoor National moto this year in a Blue/White colorway, but as of now, it is unavailable to the public for purchase.
WHY IT RULES:
Shift Racing has a strong legacy molded from the attitude, individualism and raw stylishness of its past and present team riders, apparel line and marketing campaigns. The first two riders to represent the brand were none other than Seth Enslow and Jeff Emig, who were both in the height of their careers when the brand launched in 1997.
Reed's line fits right into Shift's legacy, offering racers and freeriders alike a unique-looking line of gear infused with one of the world's most famous racer's name and style.
In the technology department, no ground has been broken, but the elite Shift quality is evident in the construction. The jersey features a moisture wicking polyester main body fabric, mesh side panels for enhanced airflow, and padded elbows. While the pants feature pre-curved RAP construction, quad stretch rear yoke, and double layer knee panels to prevent wear from knee braces.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
The Shift Racing Chad Reed replica gear can be purchased directly from Shift's website at shiftmx.com, or you can visit your local authorized Shift retailer. Tell them Chad Reed sent you.