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Chad Reed Signs with Shift MX | Video

2011 Supercross

When Chad Reed returns to AMA Supercross this January, besides riding a new bike, the Australian will be donning some new gear from Shift Racing.

This video shows Reed wearing the Shift Motocross gear as he preps for the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship. Reed, 28, will compete under his self-funded TwoTwo Motorsports Honda CRF450R. The 2010 SX season throttles into session at Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 8.

The 2010 racing season was not very positive for Reed, who suffered an injury in AMA SX and then a virus in AMA Motocross.

Then came the news that Reed and Kawasaki had mutually seperated, and his switch from nine years with Thor MX to Shift Racing Products.

Chad eed had to pull out of Supercross after breaking his hand during a crash at round 2 in Phoenix with his rival, San Manuel Yamaha rider James Stewart. He would return at Round 13, and finish fourth.

Reed came back to defend his AMA Motocross title and began the season on a positive note, taking the overall win in Round 1 a Hangtown with a 1-3 moto finish. But his season would descend, and he would eventually pull out due to suffering from the Epstein Barr Virus.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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