Inside Line Connect invited us to Cahuilla Creek MX for the Southern California-based company's annual media camp. One of Inside Line Connect's specialties is getting exposure for the moto industry brands it represents. The media camp, which is organized by Jason "Hapa" McCune, allows editors to get some one-on-one time in a "speed dating" type of format with the companies Inside Line Connect works with, one of which is FXR.
FXR was founded by Milt Reimer in Manitoba, Canada. The company started out producing high-performance snowmobile gear and began producing motocross and off-road gear years later. In the past seasons, FXR has become more known in the United States through the Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross racing series, sponsoring several high-level riders. Some of its sponsored athletes for 2018 included Autotrader/JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis, Autotrader/JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Kyle Peters, and Mike Brown. It also supported the Royal Distributing/FXR/Yamaha/MX101 team in Canada.
FXR offers head-to-toe protection with helmets, goggles, jerseys, gloves, pants, and boots. It’s currently most well-known for its jerseys, gloves, and pants, with the most popular lines being the Clutch MX, Revo MX, Helium MX, and Helium Air MX.
The Clutch line is designed to be durable at a great value, and according to FXR’s Greg Small, it’s the company’s best seller around the world. In addition to being economically priced, the Clutch line is used by AMA Supercross riders, a testament to the performance of the budget-friendly gear. The Clutch jersey retails for $45 while the pant is priced at $125.
The Revo line is based around comfort, performance, and breathability. According to Small, the Revo line is the favorite gear of most of its sponsored riders. The Revo jersey costs between $65 and $75 for the jersey, and the pant runs from $160 up to $190 depending on the design and color.
A new line for FXR in 2019 is the Helium, which was created with feedback from FXR’s sponsored riders, including those racing Supercross. Some athletes felt the Revo offered almost too much stretch for their liking, so FXR’s designers combined the stretch materials from the Revo with the fit of the Mission line. They also developed the Helium Air, a ventilated version of the Helium gear that features lightweight mesh fabric for maximum breathability. The Helium Air jersey and pant are priced the same as the standard Helium at $70 for the jersey and $185 for the pant.