Thor Racing Aftershock and Scattershield Chest Protector ad, 1999.
Check out this great ad from 2001 featuring then amateur rider James Stewart and his custom CTi2 knee braces. This was at the very beginning of the safety revolution that saw knee braces being made for the masses. The Innovation Sports braces were custom measured and built for each individual and often required a doctor’s prescription to do so. A very cool look back at the protection in the sport.
In 2001, No Fear was one of the premier brands of clothing in the sport. They set the standards for style and protection and sponsored athletes like Suzuki’s Travis Pastrana in the motocross and supercross series.
Check out this vintage double page ad for their Stratos Chest Protector showing Pastrana in action on his RM125.
From the pages of Motocross Journal magazine, October 1998 a list of what the pro riders wore. Many similar gear names still exist today.