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PRODUCT EVALUATION: 2008 THOR PHASE GEAR

OH, THAT’S COMFORTABLE! Aside from teal, the Phase gear also comes in colors of blue, blue/yellow (waffle) and black and tan (assault). Not too long ago, we were presented with a brand new set of 2008 Thor Phase gear. Just to let you know, Thor MX is one of the most well known manufacturers for […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: MOTOWORKS EXHAUST FOR HONDA 450R; BOLT-ON POWER-UP

BOLT-ON POWER-UP Remember those Star Trek episodes where Captain Kirt was always asking Scotty for more power? The engineers at MotoWorks are all too familiar with this same request. Customers are always clamoring for “more power, Scotty.” To find the right combination of horsepower and torque, you need an experienced performance company. SR5 EXHAUST SYSTEMSAll […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: ALPINESTAR TECH 2 BOOTS

COMFORTABLE, GOOD QUALITY & SHORT The Alpinestars Tech 2’s feature the same motocross style sole as the rest of the Tech series. It works great, but we would have liked to see a lugged pattern option as well. The shorty boot is not your typical riding boot. A while back, companies like AXO Sport and […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: WICKED =2 INCH A-ARMS FOR YOUT RAPTOR 700R

BETTER HANDLING FOR YOUR YAMAHA USING STOCK SHOCKS Wicked Products  +2 inch A-arms are well built and fully adjustable for caster and camber. We installed a set on our Raptor 700R and were pleased to find they allowed us to use the stock shockers and get our front end working better than ever. One thing […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: Trail Tech Lights; First in the night

For a lot of ATV owners, modifying their machine is not just about speed and looks. Sometimes, it’s done out of necessity. Case in point: stock lights. Although sufficient, they aren’t generally the cat’s meow when it comes to serious lighting duties. Many riders don’t feel totally comfortable riding at night with stock illumination. To […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: Tek Rider Tek Vest; Soft body armor

There is no question that wearing some sort of upper body protection while riding an ATV is a good idea. When we are doing our hard-core testing, we never leave ours behind. One question you might have, however is; are they all the same? For the most part, each clothing manufacture offers a product that […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: TERRADERMA FLAKK JAKKET, Fall Weather Jacket

From time to time we take our ATVs into harsh riding conditions. The staffers here at Dirt Wheels as well as the countless ATV enthusiasts out there like to ride with protective gear, but want to avoid wearing heavy jackets when it’s hot and humid. We have been looking for something that would replace all […]

YFZ450 PIPE SHOOTOUT

The three national organizations that work the hardest to create new ride areas and keep all of our current trails open all agree on one thing?the biggest problem facing our sport today is that of excessive sound. The new generation of high-performance four-stroke ATVs have certainly generated a lot excitement in the OHV world. The […]

ACTION SPORTS CAMS HELMET CAM–AUG 19

A new way to capture the action By the staff of Dirt Wheels How many times do you wish you could share your riding experience with someone back home? Just about every time, right? That’s what makes our sport so great. Every time you ride there are stories to tell and memories to be made. […]