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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 […]

ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ITP TENACITY XNR TIRES ITP’s new Tenacity tire series is somewhat unique. It is offered in a Tenacity XSR that is steel-belted for extreme driving conditions or the Tenacity XNR with nylon belts. The XNR has all of the high-performance design features of the XSR, but is 4 pounds […]

AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER In the early days of four-wheeled dune play, before there were three-wheelers, quads, or UTVs, there were lightweight Volkswagen dune buggies. It didn’t take much to haul them, and many folks just used a T-trailer. It was a glorified tow bar that lifted the […]

SENA 30K INTERCOM

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SENA 30K INTERCOM There are many avenues we travel down on our paths while exploring the great outdoors. Experiencing these journeys is best on your favorite off-road machine. Some of us prefer to hear rumbling engines and wind passing around our helmets, while others want tunes and technology to […]

ARAI RAM-X HELMET

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARAI RAM-X HELMET Arai is a Japanese, family-owned helmet company that believes that helmets are vital and valuable safety equipment meant for long-term use and extended satisfaction. Aside from a deeply held belief in absolute quality, Arai believes in a smooth, rounded shell shape both for intrinsic strength and […]

EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS MIRRORS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS MIRRORS If you’re like us, you’ll agree that seeing what’s going on behind you is important. Even forward-thinkers need to look back occasionally. That is especially true if you have a friend following or just need to back up so we put a set of Extreme […]

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START JUMPER BOX

By the staff of Dirt Wheels A dead battery on the trail wasn’t always such a big deal. Getting a tow-start or rolling your quad down a hill to bump-start it would have you up and running in no time. Now, with the power demands of electronic fuel injection and no way to bump-start a […]

OVERPASS VIDEO GAME REVIEW

By the staff of Dirt Wheels     OVERPASS VIDEO GAME REVIEW Over the years there has been a handful of off-road racing games—some good and some not so much. However, they all had one thing in common—the style of racing. For the most part, games like ATV Off-Road Fury or Forza off-road, rally, stadium, […]