08 Nov MTA / SHOT Race Gear introduce their 2017 line
With a freshly groomed and watered LACR Raceway, MTA and SHOT Race Gear hosted all of the media with a proper introduction of their 2017 line. A brand that has roots in Europe, SHOT has major a major stride by entering the US market last year and teaming up with MTA Distributing as their primary distribution hub. With their existing Contact and Devo lines already out, they added their brand new Aerolite line for 2017 that they were very proud to announce that it’s the lightest production gear available by any manufacturer. With goody bags placed out for all of the editors on hand, we let the media try on a set and spins some laps around LACR.
“In 2016, Contact was the highest line that Shot Race Gear imported into the United States and as such, this is what we spent the majority of our time riding in. Priced to compete with other companies, mid-level apparel, Contact gear proved to be comfortable, lightweight, and durable. We raced and rode in ours quite a bit over the past seven months, and have been very pleased with the quality and durability. For 2017, Shot Race Gear took all of our suggestions to heart and the new Contact gear is much improved. The lower legs of the pant have been slimmed down, as we felt there was some excess material to tuck into your boots on last year’s pant. The pant fits well and runs true-to-size. There’s just enough room in the knee area for braces, yet they are slim enough to look okay on riders who wear only knee cups. Leather in the knees provide great traction against the bike and protect against exhaust header burns. One of the things we like most about the Contact pant is its light weight. Without a bunch of plastic patches and badges sewn on, it relies on sublimation and sewn panels for its graphic treatment. The jersey, as well, features a more tapered sleeve and less excess material for 2017. Sublimation is excellent and the colors are bright and vivid. And speaking from experience, we can report that the jersey maintains its color and resists fading, wash after wash. Contact gear is a great value, and it performs as great as it looks.”
–Donn Maeda/Transworld MX on the Contact Line