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BRAVEN BLOODAXE R/T TIRE

BRAVEN BLOODAXE R/T TIRE The Braven BloodAxe R/T tire offers unique performance, design and sizing that will help you and your machine conquer any terrain! Are you looking for a tire that fits between a mud terrain and an all-terrain?  Need a tire that is DOT approved for those trips around town or road miles in-between off-road adventures?  The BloodAxe R/T Hybrid tire features an aggressive tread pattern without sacrificing on-road handling. The BloodAxe tires track straight and smooth on asphalt and dirt roads…

COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

By Lane Lindstrom COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH When it comes to describing the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer off-roaders, we quickly ran out of superlatives. The scenery is over the top both figuratively and literally. Colorado has 58 “14ers”—the term for mountain peaks at least 14,000 feet—more than any other state. With those mountains come spectacular views and great riding. There are thousands of trail miles in Colorado, and almost all with a view of the Rocky…

WISECO CONNECTING RODS-MADE IN USA

By the staff of Dirt Wheels WISECO CONNECTING RODS-MADE IN USA Wiseco has grown its portfolio of high-end performance offerings by adding an all-new connecting rod to its growing line of Racer Elite products. Using F1 engineering tactics and industry-leading design software, these rods have been tested and trusted by the world’s elite-level builders and racers. Over three years in the making, Racer Elite connecting rods were designed in-house and developed through extensive R&D, both with Wiseco’s in-house…

UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Juli Moore/Dirt n Dunz Photography UTV PROJECT: CAN-AM X3 Dune enthusiast Daniel Zul first discovered the magic sandbox known as Glamis and the excitement of throwing sand in 2006. Like many of us off-road maniacs, he caught the bug from friends while in high school. At that time the fun was happening on quads. A few years of Glamis trips went by on the quads, but eventually the UTV market hit. After some time Zul made the jump to a Can-Am Maverick X3. From his point of…

VINTAGE DIRT WHEELS RACE TEST: 1000-MILE ATV TEST

Dirt Wheels attacked the Baja 1000 By Dennis “Ketchup” Cox Try to imagine driving nonstop from Chicago, Illinois, to Orlando, Florida. Now, imagine doing it off-road on your ATV. Throw in an occasional high-speed washout and terror-inducing swaps. With the demise of the Blackwater 100, there are few events that elicit as much awe and mystery as the Baja 1000. DENNY WOLFF’S BAJA-WINNING SETUP The Baja 1000 has sudden drop-offs and blinding silt beds mixed with tons of razor-sharp rocks, deadly cacti and the…

2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris brought off-road fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas. Over 8000 people traveled from across the country to experience the thrill and adventure of a High Lifter event with fellow ATV and UTV enthusiasts. The event offered riding competitions, racing, games, food and live music throughout the week. 2021…

MAXXIS RAZR XT TIRE TEST

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MAXXIS RAZR XT TIRE TEST Maxxis tires run the gamut from full mud to super-gummy specialty rock tires. Until the release of the Razr XT, the company didn’t have a dedicated, purpose-built desert racing tire. Now, Maxxis took aim at Tensor and BFGoodrich desert race tires. At the moment, the Razr XT comes in a 32-inch to fit 15-inch rims for $318 each. HOW IT IS MADE Since the Razr XT is a desert race tire, it is expected to get traction on everything from silt and soft sand to solid…

2022 CAN-AM LINEUP

By the Dirt Wheels staff 2022 CAN-AM LINEUP BRP maintains a constant focus on improving the rider experience across its entire lineup of Powersports vehicles. Can-Am Off-Road is a shining example of that, and the results speak for themselves – continuously sweeping podiums at the most grueling races across the globe, helping to drive massive industry growth and attract new riders, and introducing new and improved vehicles to get the job done, no matter the task or adventure at hand. As the off-road industry continues…

WIDE OPEN-TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

By Joe Kosch TRUTH IN ADVERTISING UTV and ATV manufacturers come up with some truly amazing machines, and the genius they display developing vehicles is matched by brilliant marketing. UTV and ATV advertising is clever, but when I want to see machines described even more creatively, I go straight to the classified ads where regular riders describe the vehicles they’re trying to sell. Sometimes, the difference between the description and the photo is so great, it’s hard to tell if they’re really supposed to go…

ARCTIC CAT’S NEW ALTERRA 600

ARCTIC CAT'S NEW ALTERRA 600 It’s made in Minnesota and made for adventure. The all-new Alterra® 600 from Arctic Cat packs a powerful new high-output 600cc engine, an all-new chassis, up to 12.25 inches of ground clearance and optional Garmin GPS integration. Feel the adventure on the all-new Alterra 600. Only from Arctic Cat. See it in Action: https://youtu.be/t55DTMHaAZA Build and Price See the full 2022 line, and build yours online at ArcticCat.com A NEW WAY TO SEE THE RIDE ARCTIC CAT'S NEW ALTERRA 600…

BEST WADERS FOR ATV RIDING

By the staff of Dirt Wheels BEST WADERS FOR ATV RIDING Waders are the best gear for water, mud and swamp riding. They can also come in handy when riding in wet or gloomy weather. Though, with so many designs and brands, it’s pretty difficult to choose which one fits your needs.  When it comes to choosing ATV waders, there are three main things you should consider - Type, Material and Helpful features. To help you save your time and energy, let’s compare waders with all certain benefits of each type and discover…

NEW UTV TEST: 2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000

Not your dad’s old CommanderBy the staff of Dirt Wheels Shortly after the announcement of the Can-Am’s revamped Commander, we had a truck and trailer show up at the shop and drop one off. We were given a week with it, so we quickly cleared our schedules to put as much time in the new machine as possible. WHAT’S NEW? Basically, Can-Am took the Maverick Sport chassis, drivetrain and cockpit, and designed new bodywork for it bumper to bumper, or, in this case,  the tailgate. The Commander is not available in a…