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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, […]

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 […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: CST APACHE A/T TIRE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels CST APACHE A/T TIRE According to EveryCulture.com, the homeland of the Apaches was a vast region. It stretched from what is now central Arizona, in the west, to present-day central and south Texas in the east. Then from northern Mexico in the south to the high plains of what […]

SPORT 4×4 SHOOTOUT | GRIZZLY 600 vs. SPORTSMAN 500 vs. PRAIRIE 400

  SPORT 4×4’s In this look back at a classic Dirt Wheels Magazine shootout, we check out a crop of SPORT 4×4’s. Television’s Tim Allen would fit right in aboard one of the current crop of Sport 4×4’s. You can almost hear his ‘Home Improvement’ character give one of his hearty “Ho-ho-ho’s” in approval of […]

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL

FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 LE. As good as it gets By the staff of Dirt Wheels   2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Don’t forget your base. Polaris Industries may be actively engaged in expanding the UTV market, but it hasn’t forgotten the 4×4 quads that helped grow the company. Polaris has sold 1.6 million […]

PRODUCT EVALUATION: GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels GIANT LOOP PRONGHORN STRAPS 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 […]

TUSK CHAIN TOOLS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK CHAIN TOOLS 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 […]

SIMPSON VORTEX UTV SEAT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels SIMPSON VORTEX UTV SEAT.  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 […]

KLIM WEATHER GEAR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KLIM WEATHER GEAR. 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 and snow […]

DP BRAKES SETUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels DP BRAKES SETUP.  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 […]

RUGGED RADIOS BELL QUALIFIER PUMPER HELMET

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 […]

PELICAN R40 RUCK & SHIELD CASES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels PELICAN R40 RUCK & SHIELD CASES Many people in today’s culture view their cellular devices as 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 […]