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Reviews, product testing, comparisons, and articles related to ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Long Term Test - ACE Player

Trail Buddy and Best Drivers Training Tool Ever
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Staff
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The Polaris ACE marked a different direction in the development of Side x Sides. The ACE wasn’t exactly an ATV, although it did appear to be the offspring of a mating between the RZR 570 and a Sportsman ATV. It wasn’t exactly a Side x Side either; even though it has a steering wheel, roll cage, and a bucket seat. One thing we knew for sure is that we needed to spend more time on, or maybe we should say “in” it.

Product Test - CRKT Confidence In Hand

Testing the Mk6 Survival Knife
Written By: 
Staff
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Moving from Michigan to Colorado was a tough decision. Being born and raised in Michigan, my family and I grew to love the outdoors, with all the lakes and forests, what’s not to like. And Michigan supplied plenty of outdoor activities to make every weekend a joy.

Once we got all our stuff packed and moved out west to the Centennial state, our weekends didn’t change much, except hiking at higher altitude, and how we were in awe of the beauty of these incredible mountains and the thousands of acres of forest that surrounded us every weekend.

Tire Review - New Boss In Town

Testing the QUADBOSS Beauty and the Beast Tire and Wheel Combo
Written By: 
Staff
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 There’s no way around it. You are going to replace your stock tires someday, but don’t wait until they are completely worn down to the carcass. Changing to a tire that fits your riding style and the terrain where you normally ride is one of the best ways to improve your machine. Recently we changed out the tires on our trusty RZR we use for the trails, and our do-it-all, hard working Ranger. Why hadn’t we done this earlier?

Ride Area Review - GET YOUR RUSH ON!

A Repeat Visit to Rush Off-Road
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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Rush Off-Road’s E.B. Lowman is a man with a vision. Last year in our visit to his creation, we got our first glimpse of his vision, and as an avid trail rider himself, he knows exactly what it takes to create an excellent off-road facility. And he’s just getting started.

MORE RUSH in the MAKING

Wolfsnout Anti-Dust Goggles

Written By: 
Staff
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Wolfsnout had solved our breathing problems.  Now it was time to get us seeing better as well, and for the last year we’ve been using the WOLFSNOUT goggles much to the benefit of our eyes.  

Product Review - Load Master

Lynx Hooks Super Secure Strap System
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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There are gear bags, pouches, and storage boxes all meant for stowing away everything from Snickers bars to spare parts, but they all have one thing in common; before any ride they must be strapped down to your ATV or Side x Side.  That usually means tie-downs or bungee straps, but as anyone who has ever fiddled with the wrong length strap knows, that’s not always a sure thing.  It seems they are either too long, too short, or the darn hooks don’t fit around whatever you’re trying to fasten them to.  Recently, we found a nifty solution to the problem.  

First Ride - The High Road

We Test Can-Am's New Defender
Written By: 
John Arens
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The saying is, “Old habits die hard.” Can-Am engineers learned that feeling well when three years ago development work began on a new model that was to be unlike anything they’d built before. Still, there would be some similarities; the new model would need excellent power, first class styling, and manufacturing excellence. It was not all unfamiliar territory, but rather than for racing across the desert or dunes, the new model was aimed squarely at what had been the domain of the Polaris Ranger.

Ride Report - The Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon

The All Day, Every Day ATV
Written By: 
John Arens
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You never really get to fully learn a machine until you can test it on your own home turf. For us that means plenty of play riding in the woods, but also many days on the job whether it is pulling a roller across a large yard, towing a wagonload of firewood, or even dragging a log from the woods. We can pretty much guarantee when there is a tough job to do, we’ll always pick the red machine with the wing on the side, and for us that is the Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4.

Special Event - Brimstone's Camp RZR 2015

Erika Throws the Biggest Bash in the East
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Staff
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When a weekend off-road event draws more people than almost all NBA teams, it’s clearly something special. After last year’s record turnout at the wildly popular Polaris Camp RZR event held at Tennessee’s Brimstone Recreation, promoters Mark Love, his daughter Erika, and the Polaris team really mashed the throttle to the floor for an even bigger and better event this year. Goal achieved!

TENNESSEE TRAILS

2016 Models - Lean and Green

The 2016 Kawasaki Teryx and ATV Lineup
Written By: 
Staff
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Kawasaki is a company on the move. They’re constantly tweaking their ATV and Side x Side lineups to make every model better, and since the overall number of Kawasaki models is a little smaller than some competitors, they can really hone the fine details that can make or break a design. For 2016 the majority of their effort was focused on a model released only a little over a year ago.

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