XCGEAR, LLC was founded in 2015 by dirt bike enthusiast and inventor, Lance Smith.
Lance started riding dirt bikes at age 10 on the classic Honda XL70. In his mid-20s he began racing in the Mid-South area, and won his first two races. After that, he was hooked, and has been racing ever since. He’s been involved in motorcycles for over 40 years, with a semi-pro career spanning three decades.
But like a lot of dirt bike racers, Lance had his share of injuries, particularly to his hands, wrists and knees. He began a quest to reduce vibration and impacts to those areas. In 2012, Lance began work on a footpeg idea that, through a lot of trial and error, became the Spurz we offer today.
In 2014, Lance developed an idea for a completely free-floating handlebar mount with no metal-to-metal contact that would absorb impact and vibrations in 360 degrees of movement. That idea evolved into our MAKO360 mount, and our design continues to evolve and improve.
With thousands of rider hours in testing and refinement, our flagship product, the MAKO 360, was released in 2016. Since then, it’s gotten worldwide attention for its innovative design. The MAKO 360 and SPURZ are now used and loved by racing professionals and amateur riders alike around the world.