Product Reviews

Reviews of accessories, bolt-ons, and aftermarket products for ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Product Review - Steady as She Goes

Testing the QuadCruise and SpeedSafe Cruise Control Systems
Written By: 
Staff
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Most ATV and Side x Side owners enjoy recreational riding and some are hooked on the thrill of competition, but it’s the ability to transform into extremely capable work machines that has put one on every farm and job site in the country. Wherever there is something to haul, tow, or cut that doesn’t fit a tractor or full blown dump truck you can bet an ATV or Side x Side is ready to tackle the job.

Product Review - Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS

Plan Your Escape
Written By: 
Staff
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If Magellan had owned one of the GPS systems named after him, he would have never built a reputation as a legendary navigator. Instead he would have been known to history simply as “Ferdinand - the guy who drives the boat.” The new Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS system is so easy anyone can complete a treacherous crossing, at least on land anyway. You almost want to get lost just to turn it on.

Product Review - Easy Rider

Testing the Haul-It-All Bear Track Utility Trailer
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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It goes without saying that it’s good for all of us and a great feeling to buy products made in the ‘ole USA. Buying from home means we are helping skilled workers put meals on the tables of American families just like ours. Of course the bottom line when making a purchase is always quality and price, and recently we’ve been using a trailer that provides both.

ROAD TIME

Buyer's Guide - Snow Plow Roundup

The Best Tool for Winters Worst Job
Written By: 
John Arens
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Nobody is ever going to hand you a trophy for plowing the snow out of the driveway. The best you can hope for is a warm drink and a kiss from your significant other, and with any luck a few days off before you’re forced back outside to fight winter back again. At least you’ve got one of the best tools ever for getting the job done.

Product Review - Cyclops Gear CGX2 Camera

POV Action for the Trail or Track
Written By: 
Staff
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Watch practically any powersports event, race, or adventure show and you’ll see small video cameras sprouting from the rider or vehicle. The invention of high definition, highly durable mini cameras has changed how events are filmed and viewed by others. There is no shortage of POV (Point Of View) high definition cameras on the market, and recently we tried one available at CAN-AM dealers called the CYCLOPS GEAR CGX2.

Product Review - Ramp Champs

Caliber Ramp-Pro Universal Ramps
Written By: 
Staff
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One feature shared by every type of off-road enthusiast, whether they ride a dirt bike, ATV, or even a jeep, is that when it comes time to haul it, you will need a good set of ramps. They’re a tool every bit as necessary as your tire gauge, spark plug wrench, and tie down straps.

Product Test - TireJect

A Tire Repair Kit to Keep You on the Trail
Written By: 
Staff
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It’s not a matter of if you are going to get a flat tire during one of your trail rides. It’s really just a question of when and how often. When the inevitable happens, you’ll need a spare tire, a great tire repair kit, or superhero powers to get you back rolling. We’ve found a product that’s a little of both, and it’s even stronger than steel!

Tool Showcase - Pull, Plant, and Play

Tools to Get the Most Out of Your Machine
Written By: 
John Arens
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We can think of no other vehicle as versatile as your ATV or Side x Side. They’re equally adept at work and play, they can conquer just about any type of terrain, and they’re ready to go in any weather! They’re also the perfect work buddy, ready to haul a heavy load, pull a trailer or tool behind, and never give up until the job is done. It’s just a matter of what tool you need.

Trail Tools - Trim Reaper

A Tour of Protool Industries and the Woodman's Pal
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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There’s something about wrapping your digits around a machete that just makes you want to wield it through the brush like you were on a mission to discover the lost tribes of the Congo. This isn’t a hi-tech tool with a laser sighting system and an electric motor. The motor that powers this piece of equipment is the muscles in your arm that fire at your will, and in doing so, create the original hi-tech weapon.

Product Test - GBC Dirt Commander Tires

New Skins for our RZR
Written By: 
Staff
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Changing the tires on your ATV or Side x Side is a great opportunity to upgrade with a tire that better fits your needs. We use our Polaris RZR 900 for trails that range from loose sand, to rocky, former railroad grades, and for prowling around the woods.

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