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PRODUCT EVALUATION: JUST1 J-FLEX ARIA GEAR

Riding in a cloud  By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 gloves,…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: RUGGED RADIOS BELL QUALIFIER PUMPER HELMET

So you can see, speak and breathe By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Bell brand has been a well-known name in the motorsports industry for decades, and while not as long, so has Rugged Radios. Bell has recently made it far more affordable for an average UTV enthusiast to have a “pumper” helmet designed to be connected to a filtered clean-air system. No more breathing dust! So, you might be asking, why should you go to Rugged Radios to purchase a Bell helmet? For one, Rugged is a leading producer of filtered clean-air…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: SIMPSON GHOST BANDIT HELMET

Old school meets new By the staff of Dirt Wheels Speed and style. Going fast and looking good doing it is the goal of many of our readers and certainly our test riders and editors. UTV drivers spend lots of money upgrading their machines to go faster and then spend more on wraps, graphics, colored wheels and custom powdercoated parts to make them look fast. So, why not invest in just the right helmet? Simpson Racing is well-versed in speed and style. It offers vast lines of protective equipment for racing and…

GEAR GRINDER – Weekly product report

We get a lot of gear and cool products to test every month so we can inform our readers of whats new and useful in the market. This week we got a few great offerings from Warn, Ogio, O’neal and an awesome cooler from Pelican. We are currently working on a Project RZR and slowly upgrading a Yamaha YFZ450R! Some of these parts will go on the builds while others get tested on our ATVs and UTVs. Stay tuned for next week's Gear Grinder for more awesome products to check out! O’NEAL GEAR www.oneal.com 5 SERIES HEXX Helmet -…

BELL HELMETS 2019 FORCED AIR LINE

Along with added models, the 2019 lineup continues to implement Bell’s top of the line head protection technologies FLEX and MIPS.

NEW GPX 3.5 HELMET FROM LEATT

The Leatt GPX 3.5 helmet is now available. Crammed with decades of knowledge, safety science and finished off with a great price tag!

Updated Designs for LS2 Helmets

The LS2 MX470 Subverter full-face motocross helmet is a game changer in the world of high performance MX helmets. It’s lightweight, offers just a little flex as part of the energy management system, and is ultra strong.The LS2 MX470 Subverter changes the rules of off-road racing and gives you an edge against the competition.

SCORPION EXO-CT220 HELMET

 -- Product evaluation: by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Scorpion Sports, Inc. USA specializes in technical apparel and equipment. That means clothing and protective gear that can handle adverse conditions. Dirt Wheels has plenty of experience with Scorpion helmets, but with the EXO-CT220 helmet, we were looking for a helmet that addressed specific needs. One of our staff wears prescription glasses, and he was looking for a light, comfortable helmet for over-the-glasses wear. The EXO-CT220 has both a clear flip-down…

Cyclone Premium MX/Off-Road Helmet Test

Race Driven Inc. located in Escanaba, Michigan announced a newly launched line of helmets back in February of 2017, and we recently had the opportunity to test them.  Aside from safety and style, riders often look for three key elements when buying a helmet: weight, venting, and affordability. The Cyclone MX/Off-Road helmets easily meet all those criteria. It is designed with durable ABS materials to not only stay light, but give this helmet great energy absorbing and impact resistant qualities. Vents on…

GEAR GRINDER: LS2 PIONEER

The right helmet for a UTV By the staff of Dirt Wheels LS2’s Pioneer UTV helmet is very comfortable to wear and looks great. It runs small, so it would be good to purchase it in a size larger than what you would normally wear. LS2 makes helmets for a wide range of motorcycle and off-road applications. LS2 helmets are designed by an innovative Chinese company that wanted to provide quality lids at an affordable price. Their Pioneer helmet is no exception. It was designed in the company’s Spanish headquarters…