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PRODUCT EVALUATION: GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS

Go around strapped By the staff of Dirt Wheels Giant Loop is well-known for quality, not cheap or inexpensive adventuring products. Many of the products are somewhat exclusive to motorcycles, but most can transition easily to 4×4 quads with racks. In this case we tried Giant Loop’s Pronghorn straps. These are elastic straps that work with […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: CST APACHE A/T TIRE

Digging the desert By the staff of Dirt Wheels According to EveryCulture.com, the homeland of the Apaches was a vast region stretching from what is now central Arizona in the west to present-day central and south Texas in the east, and from northern Mexico in the south to the high plains of what became eastern Colorado […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: TUSK CHAIN TOOLS

Gotta have ’em By the staff of Dirt Wheels If you ride a performance sport quad with any regularity, you will get into chain maintenance. And if you are running in the woods with any mud, that moment of inevitable chain work will come even sooner. We are fortunate that modern O-ring chains help with chain […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: ARAI RAM-X HELMET

A better open face By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: SIMPSON VORTEX UTV SEAT

Comfort is required By the staff of Dirt Wheels Imagine you are settling your UTV into a hard left-hander, the rear wheels chewing through tacky dirt as you depress the throttle for more power, sending the machine into a controlled pitch. All of a sudden the outside rear tire grabs a rut, and instead of staying […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: KLIM WEATHER GEAR

The cold never bothered us anyway By the staff of Dirt Wheels The winter temperatures are dwindling just as the snow on the mountaintops melts away. Temps are on the rise, but the cold and wet weather isn’t entirely over as spring rounds the corner. We ventured out to find the last of the heavy rain […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: DP BRAKES SETUP

Friction is key By the staff of Dirt Wheels If you want to go fast, you need to be able to slow down quickly. While you may think that is counterintuitive, the quicker you can stop, the longer you can hold the throttle open. With that logic in mind, we went to DP Brakes for a […]

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 […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: PELICAN R40 RUCK & SHIELD CASES

Phone protection for riding By the staff of Dirt Wheels Many people in today’s culture view their cellular devices an extension of themselves, and thus they are never without them. There are plenty of arguments for and against the intrusion of technology into everyday life, but we are not going to get into any of that […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: OGIO RIG 9800 ROLLING GEAR BAG

It lasts for decades By the staff of Dirt Wheels Who buys a $329.99 rolling gear bag? We suggest that in the case of the Ogio Rig 9800 bag, smart people that want many years of having fun. Then we looked at the reviews for the bag. People use it for carrying paintball rigs, scuba equipment, […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: PRO EAGLE THE BEAST JACK

Elevate with ease By the staff of Dirt Wheels Whoever told manufacturers that they wanted more suspension travel, greater power output and enhanced handling performance is all right with us! However, working on these new machines is difficult when a standard floor jack can’t lift the tires off the ground. We have tried wood blocks, fork […]