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

Rock Run Recreation Ride Area - Rock On!

Summer Blast at the Rock
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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You don’t have to look far to find a great riding area in Pennsylvania, and one of the best is Rock Run Recreation Area near Patton. At 6500 acres sitting on former coal mining property, it’s big, it’s got plenty to do for all outdoor lovers, and it can be challenging.

RIDING the ROCK

Product Test - Great Day Mighty-Lite ATV Racks

Because a Great Rack is a Good Thing
Written By: 
Staff
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Practically every ATV comes with some storage and a rack system. It’s an incredibly useful tool! Not all racks are created equal though and the manufacturers have to balance fender protection with load handling capability needed by the average user. Like most riders we use our ATVs for everything from hauling rocks to hunting season and a better rack system would surely help.

New Model Review - The 2016 Stampede 900 4x4

Charging Ahead With An Innovative New Machine From Bad Boy Off-Road
Written By: 
John Arens
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Engineers call it “fresh eyes.” What the term means is a new perspective on any project or problem without any preconceived notion of what the answer should be. Often times a creative new solution can be crafted and the results can be spectacular.

SURECAN-DO!

Improving an Old Tool
Written By: 
Staff
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There are some tools that we wouldn’t think could be improved upon in many ways. Tire irons are pretty simplistic, our baseball mitt is still just leather and laces, and as long as our gas can doesn’t leak all over the back of the truck or our foot, we never think about it. The trouble is, it does nearly every time. Still, there didn’t seem to be a lot one could do to improve on a plastic jug with a hose on the top. That is until the SURECAN people took on the problem and came up with a much better solution.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

Project Build - Off Road Adventure RZR

Buckshot Racing Builds a Desert Car Like No Other
Written By: 
Staff
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Every machine on the dealer’s floor is a compromise. When the manufacturers build a new model, it must meet the needs of riders from all areas of the country, and what works on the twisty, tree lined trails of Hatfield-McCoy isn’t exactly perfect for the wide open deserts of Arizona.

New Model Review - STAMPEDE!

Bad Boy Buggy Charges Ahead with the Stampede 900 4x4
Written By: 
John Arens
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There is a new player in the Side x Side market. Bad Boy Buggy is officially releasing an all-new model aimed squarely at the hard working and hard playing segment which has been dominated by models like the John Deere Gator, Polaris Ranger, and as of late, Can-Am’s new Defender. The best description of this category would be “recreational-utility” as owners use their machines for everything from tasks around the farm, yard, and job site to weekend trail rides and treks to deer camp or a favorite fishing hole.

SEMA Show - SHOWTIME!

New Products, New Models, Good Times
Written By: 
Staff
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Every industry has its annual conventions, trade shows, or expo. It’s a chance to network with fellow industry insiders, preview new products, check up on the competition, and generally have fun for a couple days all under the guise of “work”. Besides the show there’s the nightly debauchery with all manner of temptations and many attendees flock to the usual dens of gyrating decadence as pulsating neon signs draw them in like moths to a bug light.

Tech Tips - Jetting 101

Lean is Mean!
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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Fuel injected ATVs are becoming the norm on showroom floors these days. We have to admit that it’s awful nice to not have to babysit a choke knob for the first few minutes of your morning warmup, and to know that our EFI equipped engines will always be running in their sweet spot regardless of temperature or elevation. Still, many riders prefer a good old carburetor for a variety of reasons, and some have even removed their EFI components to go back to a carbureted engine.

Ride Area Review - Trail & Stream

North Country Rivers; The Up North, All Terrain, All Weather Adventure Home
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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Bingham Maine is “Up North” to almost every part of the United States. Up North is a term that has come to mean much more than geography though. For many it means a cabin retreat in the woods where the water is pure, the air smells of pine, and animals roam freely. It’s a year round, outdoor lover paradise. That describes pretty much all of Maine, but especially an outdoor adventure outfitter known as North Country Rivers.

Trail & Race Tested - A Checkered Past

A Year in the Saddle of the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000
Written By: 
Holeshot Ace, Pete Bengel
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I’ve often questioned the logic in large displacement ATVs - especially ones close to or north of 700lbs. on the scale.  Yeah, we all like to have bragging rights when it comes to having the most horsepower, but when does it just become too much of a good thing?  When Polaris released their Scrambler 1000, it was no exception to those thoughts.  And even though initial ride impressions were that it was extremely nimble and forgiving for a one-liter titan of an ATV, it was still a heavy, extremely fast monster.

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