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PRODUCT EVALUATION: TUSK UTV PROFILE ALUMINUM ROOF

Safety and shade By John Bumgarner and the staff of Dirt Wheels The Tusk UTV Profile aluminum roof is a great addition to any side-by-side vehicle. The aluminum top protects you and your passengers from the sun, and can keep you safe from Mother Nature’s harsh environment. WHAT IT IS Laser-cut from 0.10 aluminum with rolled […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: SHELL 1-AMP BATTERY CHARGER & MAINTAINER

Support for your battery By the staff of Dirt Wheels   The Shell 1-amp battery charger & maintainer charges 12- and 6-volt batteries. It automatically detects the battery voltage, and is safe for charging lead-acid, flooded, gel, AGM, and lithium-ion batteries. This charger provides multiple levels of protection against short circuit, reverse polarity, over-temperature, defective battery, […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: TUSK UTV PROFILE ALUMINUM ROOF

Safety and shade By John Bumgarner and the staff of Dirt Wheels The Tusk UTV Profile aluminum roof is a great addition to any side-by-side vehicle. The aluminum top protects you and your passengers from the sun, and can keep you safe from Mother Nature’s harsh environment. WHAT IT IS Laser-cut from 0.10 aluminum with rolled […]

TUSK REMOVABLE HALF WINDSHIELD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK REMOVABLE HALF WINDSHIELD With few exceptions, production UTVs don’t come with any protection in the front opening of the cockpit. When conditions are perfect, having all that air coming into the cockpit feels like a perfect plan. Let the weather change up, or get tired of the wind […]

TUSK CARGO BARRICADE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK CARGO BARRICADE Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000 is a great UTV for trail work. In fact, it works so well that you will be tempted to ride farther than ever. Ride farther and longer, and you will want to bring more stuff! Kawasaki has planned the KRX cab with a […]

CARDO PACKTALK BOLD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels  CARDO PACKTALK BOLD Having the ability to communicate with other riders can be critical in some situations, but it makes riding with a companion more enjoyable in all situations. Engines are loud and helmets block out lots of noise, so it can be hard to hear a passenger who […]

OBOR BRAWLER TIRE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Steve Norr  OBOR BRAWLER TIRE Obor Tires has been building momentum in the ATV and UTV markets by innovating and releasing new tires. One of the latest for UTVs is the Brawler. It is so new that as this is written, the tire is available in only three […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 TIRES

New shape and DOT-rated By the staff of Dirt Wheels There is a lot of thought, planning and testing that goes into building a new tire. GBC decided that it was time for an update on its Dirt Commander tire. We should note that the Dirt Commander remains in the line, and it covers 12-inch wheels, […]

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, […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: LEATT GLOVES

Three models to cover all weather By the staff of Dirt Wheels Leatt is a protection company that has bridged into riding clothing. We have been using three different Leatt gloves extensively—the 1.5 GripR, the Moto 2.5 Windblock and the Moto 2.5 SubZero. All share a design so close, they are hard to distinguish just by […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: PEAK DESIGN iPHONE MOUNT

Heads-up display while being out of the way By the staff of Dirt Wheels Putting our riding gear on (with no pockets) used to be an escape from the world and technology, at least for a few hours. That reality is sadly going away. But, there are some great things about being connected that you can […]

LEATT GPX 5.5 FLEXLOCK BOOTS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels LEATT GPX 5.5 FLEXLOCK BOOTS When your handlebar is at full lock, the changing terrain is upsetting your sport quad’s suspension as you keep your thumb pinned on the throttle, and you start shifting your weight while passing through the corner’s apex. You are building towards standing for the […]