Xtreme Riding Gear
Helmets, Pants, Jersey, Gloves, Chest Protector
By: Harlen Foley (ATVRiders.com
(5/26/2004) - As the 2004
race season quickly approached, I still hadn't received any
responses from clothing sponsors that I had typically wore
in the past. I was in desperate need for a new helmet and
race gear for opening round of the GNCC series in Texas. I
decided to contact some new companies that I have seen producing
race gear the past few years and see if anyone would help
me out for the season. With the help of Craig Peterson, ITP
Tires, I contacted Willy Musgrave from MTA-West which is the
distributor of Xtreme Gear. I was familiar with the gear after
seeing William Yokley and Johnny Gallagher wearing it during
the 2003 GNCC season, and I was excited to check their gear
out first hand.
The Xtreme race gear arrived a few days before
I left for Texas, and I was really impressed
with the new look of the gear over last years
design. The colors where more brilliant and
design were dramatically improved over what
I intentionally expected.
The Xtreme Worx helmet was one of the coolest
and flashiest helmets that I have ever seen,
and I knew right away that my pit crew would
definitely know when I was coming around the
track. One really cool added decorative item
was the American flag, which I felt very proud
to have displayed on my helmet.
The Xtreme Flight Chest Protector fit really
well on my larger upper body, which was a
problem that I had with other chest protectors.
Most other Chest protectors that I tried on
seemed like they where designed for an adult
that weighed around 130 lbs and not 200 lbs.
The Xtreme Fligh protector fit really well
and provided plenty of coverage.
It may have looked good, but
I still wondered how well it would fit and
hold up to the rigors of GNCC racing. Three
miles into my 1st GNCC race of the season,
I quickly found out how well the gear held
up and protected me from being thrown to the
ground and run over by my quad at around 20mph.
The chest protector got scuffed up from the
Texas Rocks, but it saved me from some serious
track rash. The helmet and gear itself was
pretty much still in great shape, and I was
able to quickly get back up and return to
Ten Races later, the gear is
still holding up extremely well. The pants
black seat area has started to fade some to
a dark grey, but the blue and white remained
bright and resisted staining. All the stitching
in the pants and jersey still looked as good
as new and the glove wrist strap was the only
thing that has torn so far and that is partly
my fault. I tend to wear my gloves too tight
because I wear kevlar gloves underneath to
resist blisters, which causes me to pull hard
on the strap to get them on. All and all,
I have been extremely pleased with the gear,
and I especially like the Xtreme Worx Helmet.
I highly recommend this gear to anyone looking
for some new gear. If you are interested in
purchasing some for yourself, I recommend
you give ATVRiders.com Primary site sponsor
C&D Racing a call 308 696-7805.