WHAT IS IT? Thor’s Pulse gear is its lower-line race
wear. You can buy the complete pant/jersey/glove combo
for $153. For the price, this gear is functional and durable.
WHAT’S IT COST? $32.95 (jersey), $99.95 (pants), $24.95
CONTACT? www.thormx.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Thor Pulse gear.
(1) Jersey. The Thor Pulse jersey is made of a 100-per-
cent polyester moisture-wicking fabric that keeps the rider
cool and dry. The jersey itself is on the longer side, which
is good for tucking it into your pants. The sleeves are a
little snug, but you can tug on them to loosen the seams
a bit. The soft-stretch collar fits well against the rider’s
neck, and dirt doesn’t go down the jersey. If you don’t like
a snug fit around the neck, this jersey may not be for you,
even though the soft-stretch collar is very comfortable.
There is no annoying tag on the neck, as it is heat-trans-ferred on.
( 2) Pants. The Thor Pulse pants are made of a polyester
and nylon mix and are very lightweight. The sans-a-belt
waist has a pulley-type cinching system with a rubber end,
so it is easy to grab and adjust. Ordering the accurate size
is important, as the waist offers precise sizing. We noted
that the pant legs were on the short side of the sizing
scale, thus you may have to upsize the waist size to get
the length if you are tall. For riders under 6 feet, it was
no problem. The pants are equipped with a long zipper
with a Velcro-and-buckle closure to hold the zipper in
place. There is a mesh lining with hip pads and a pocket
on the right inside hip to hold an ID card or a key. The
mesh lining is loose with only two stitching spots at the
knee, allowing for more freedom to move. The legs have
an open cuff for easy adjustment. The calf area is vented
to keep the rider cool. The pant’s knee area has plenty of
room for any type of knee brace, along with bulletproof,
reinforced leather knees.
( 3) Gloves. The Thor Invert Rhythm gloves are made
of polyester and nylon materials with silicone-treated
pointer and index fingers. The palms are perforated to
provide venting. The gloves’ seams are inverted so that
any bunching at the threads is not rubbing against your
hands. There is no rubber padding on top of the hand. An
additional thin, triangle-shaped piece of material follows
your thumb line to your wrist. These gloves also fit farther
up your wrist and have a quick-entry, slip-on cuff. Thor
has been known to make quality gloves with an accurate
fit. The web of your fingers and the finger length do not
hinder the motion of your hand. The palm molds to your
hand and doesn’t bunch up.
( 4) Durability. The Thor Pulse gear is constructed of
durable materials with solid stitching. At this price point,
Thor’s quality is a strong point for the MXA wrecking
crew. Its gear is tested by some of the best racers around
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We found the gloves’ silicone molding on the fingertips came undone after several hours. This is not uncommon. Also, the fingers got
a little fuzzy on the tips, which comes with the inverted
In an age when $152 won’t buy you a pair of
THOR MX PULSE GEAR
pants from some companies, with the Thor
Pulse gear, it will cover the complete ensemble.
MXA TEAM TESTED