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FLY DIRT LAUNDRY BAG

.By the staff of Dirt Wheels FLY DIRT LAUNDRY BAG Getting wild and rowdy in the dirt means your riding gear is going to meet mud and muck. Racers tend to keep multiple sets of gear in their bag to change out between races. Some weekend warriors just want to keep the rest of their clean gear separated from the dirty stuff. Fly Racing’s $10.95 Dirt Laundry bag is an inexpensive way to store your roached riding threads in the same gear bag as your clean stuff, or you can just toss it in the truck bed until it’s…

SIMPSON VORTEX UTV SEAT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SIMPSON VORTEX UTV SEAT.  Imagine you are settling your UTV into a hard left-hander, the rear wheels chewing through tacky dirt as you depress the throttle for more power, sending the machine into a controlled pitch. All of a sudden the outside rear tire grabs a rut, and instead of staying in control, your body slides across the stock seat, the stock seat belt allows your upper body to lean, and your grip on the wheel is compromised. Instead of viewing the corner’s exit, you are seeing…

JUST1 J-FLEX ARIA GEAR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels JUST1 J-FLEX ARIA GEAR. We tested Just1’s impressively light and comfortable J12 Carbon helmet a while back. The lid has great ventilation and aggressive styling. Just1 has taken the knowledge learned from their J12 into account to create two all-new moto gear lineups. They outfitted us with a set of premium J-Flex Aria gear that was designed to meet the stringent demands of talented and aggressive professional motocross racers. We didn’t have any of those guys, so our staff donned the…

HMF DEFENDER BUMPERS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HMF DEFENDER BUMPERS.  Let's say you decided to spend your hard-earned coin on an expensive UTV to hit prime trails with your buddies. You might be thinking that the best upgrades for your prized off-roader would be some power mods, and HMF Engineering can certainly help you out with that. However, don’t you think protecting your investment is the smart move? We do, so we picked out a set of HMF’s Defender bumpers to outfit a brand-new 2020 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S. HMF DEFENDER…

NINE2 TECH8 GOGGLES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NINE2 TECH8 GOGGLES. If you are a woods ripper, desert dueler, or track tamer, a quality goggle is important to help you go fast and keep having fun. When vision decreases, your chance of an accident increases. Nine2 is a fresh company to the goggle market, and the Tech8 goggle kit is its debut offering. We picked a few up and outfitted our test riders with them for trail riding and racing. CONSTRUCTION NINE2 TECH8 GOGGLES The Tech8 goggle from Nine2 is trying to play ball with the…

SPIKE HARD-COATED VENTING WINDSHIELD

By John Bumgarner SPIKE HARD-COATED VENTING WINDSHIELD. If you live in an area that has four seasons, chances are you are in the market for a windshield for your UTV. A windshield truly improves life when it is cold, and it is magic when you have light rain or snow. For exploring in northeastern Nevada, a $429.95 Spike Powersports hard-coated venting front windshield is a great upgrade. SEASON EXTENDER It will extend your riding season into the chilly winter months and help keep the trail litter out of…

FASST CO. HANDGUARDS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FASST CO. HANDGUARDS In the heat of woods racing, circumstances can lead to “close racing.” In other words, you feel the jarring sensation of getting nerfed hard by another racer and must quickly redirect, through a tree gap your quad shouldn’t fit through. The first branches blast over your knuckles, threatening to remove your hand from the bar, but you manage to keep your grip. Then a hidden branch snags your front brake, with unexpected force, and over the bars, you go. Events like…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE It’s the gift-giving season and Can-Am off-road has you covered. In fact, you can find something for everyone in your family, no matter the size, at our online store. Many of these gifts are so cool and interchangeable, that they can be given to many people in your life. From spouses to significant others — heck, even the mother-in-law — you can do all your shopping in one spot. We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas, per family member (And, yes, even the dog!) from $17.99 to $149.99 USD to help you get…

ROSSIER ENGINEERING REBEL 4 EXHAUST

By the staff of Dirt Wheels, photos by Daniel Gonzalez ROSSIER ENGINEERING REBEL 4 EXHAUST Another Yamaha YFZ450R exhaust test? You bet! Yamaha is a godsend in the sport ATV industry. They continue to produce the legendary YFZ450R, while the rest of the sport 450s have fallen off of dealer floors. That means that aside from the healthy number of Honda TRX450R projects out there, the YFZ450R is the only sport 450 we get our hands on every year to test and upgrade to our liking. We have been on an exhaust kick…

ELKA STAGE 5 UTV SHOCKS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ELKA STAGE 5 UTV SHOCKS Can you remember far back enough to the May 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels? Our associate editor Collin Duffy built a tricked-out Polaris RZR XP Turbo project with more horsepower, wider suspension, and an extensive list of the industry’s best aftermarket parts. We have spent a lot of seat time in the machine, dialing in the suspension to tackle the gnarliest terrain around the deserts of the West Coast. Elka Suspension came on board with a set of their impressive…

CST SANDBLAST TIRES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels CST SANDBLAST TIRES We have something of a love-hate relationship with paddle tires. We love the traction in the sand, but unlike many UTV pilots, our whole world doesn’t revolve around the sandbox. None of our machines are reserved specifically for sand use. That means we need to keep wheels with sand paddles mounted or change tires every time we hit the dunes. Another issue is the rattling ride you typically get from a paddle tire. CST’s new Sandblast tires have eliminated that…

NUMBER ONE EXPO FOR SAND PRODUCTS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NUMBER ONE EXPO FOR SAND PRODUCTS Every year companies, vendors, gearheads, adventurers, drivers, riders, and racers come together in Costa Mesa, California, for the Sand Sports Super Show. The show includes everything geared towards the off-road world, but with a heavy emphasis on rides, equipment, apparel, and haulers to get you to the sand. For the past few years, UTVs have dominated space and interest. High-dollar sand cars are still prevalent, but as UTVs grow more capable, more…