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Hauler Tech - Hayes Brake Control

Control Your Destiny
Written By: 
John Arens
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No doubt it was shortly after the first vehicle was invented that somebody decided it would be a great idea to pull a wagon behind it and double the working capability.  The first problem they encountered was getting their little train rolling.  The second was more of a surprise when they tried to get it all stopped.  That desire to tow a trailer would never diminish though, and whether the load was a utility trailer or a heavily loaded semi, the problems of safely controlling and stopping the vehicle would always be a concern.

Ride Area - Burning Rock

West Virginia Wonderland
Written By: 
John Arens
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Burning Rock is another West Virginia ride area that considers the riding only part of the experience.  They think of everything when it comes to outdoor adventure and they’ll even help you plan it.  Want to camp, fish, go white water rafting, or even try zip lining?  You can experience it all at Burning Rock and if you need a guide or lessons they’ve got that covered too.

Field Tested - The KYMCO UXV 500i

We tackle the toughest rocks in Utah
Written By: 
John Arens
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Last year we spent a couple days prowling around the woods of South Carolina on KYMCO’s UXV 500i and it performed extremely well crawling over downed timber, crossing streams and mud holes, and maneuvering through the tight trees.  This year we would be giving the UXV an entirely new challenge and rather than the Eastern woods, we would be taking it into some of the toughest, yet most beautiful terrain on the planet.  Saddle up for UTAH!

The 2013 John Deere Gator RSX 850i

Three New Sporty Gators for the Track and Trail
Written By: 
John Arens
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It’s official; John Deere is releasing not one but THREE all-new versions of the sport inspired Gator RSX 850i Side x Side and ATV Illustrated was on hand to see what the new machine is made of.  From our first official look it’s clear this machine is designed to carry Deere much further into the sport segment than they’ve ever been before. 

Team Spotlight - The K Team

Tips and Tricks from the KYMCO Factory GNCC Team
Written By: 
John Arens
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The term MONEYBALL was first used to describe an enormously disadvantaged Oakland A’s professional baseball team’s struggle, and unique solution, to fielding a competitive team against elite organizations like the New York Yankees.  What originated off the diamond in the depths of the Oakland Coliseum quickly entered the lexicon of all sports, and today the term MONEYBALL has come to represent far more than purely statistical data of slugging percentage, defensive capability, and on-base percentage.

Can-Am Project - Ben's Big Build

Ben Darbone Builds a Fan Favorite
Written By: 
John Arens
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It’s the little details that can make or break any project.  Ben Darbone of Scott, Louisiana is one rider who won’t let anything slip by.  As a safety inspector for a fire safety company, it’s his job to notice all the little things, but Ben doesn’t just turn off those skills when the day’s work is done.  Some people just can’t help bringing their work home with them.

RZR Report Card - Passed!

2011 Polaris RZR 4 LE Long Term Review
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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The RZR 4 is one of the most fun, all-purpose side by side vehicles we have ever driven.  When given the chance to put some miles on it and really see what the RZR 4 LE is capable of, we couldn’t get it on the trail fast enough.  With just over 4000 trouble free miles logged on our 2011 RZR 4 LE, you can bet we had a chance to ride in many different conditions, and it met or exceeded our expectations every time.

Arizona Sunrise - Sand to Snow Adventure Ride

Kawasaki's Off Road Adventure Anyone Can Do
Written By: 
John Arens
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Every ATV & Side x Side rider has a little bit of explorer blood coursing through their veins.  A century or two ago, the riders of today would have no doubt been the ones to turn their horse West and venture out into unknown territory as the fur trappers, mountain men, scouts, and pioneers of the time.  It would have been the chance to live on one’s own terms, to explore mountains, prairie, rivers and plains, and with a little luck, to possibly even strike the mother lode.

Ride Tested - Polaris RZR 800 Suspension Upgrade

We Install a Set of Walker Evans Shocks on our RZR 800
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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SXS vehicles are like dandelions… new models are popping up all over the place.  Almost every major manufacturer now has at least one model on the market, each with its own design, style, features, and level of performance.  But even bigger than the explosion of SXS vehicles into the off-road market is the explosion of OEM and aftermarket performance parts and accessories.  From the off-road parks to the trails or the sand dunes, it’s hard to find a SXS out there that hasn’t been modified in some way.

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