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Dirt Bikes vs UTVs: Which is best for families?

Dirt bikes and UTVs can be great for families who want to get outdoors and enjoy nature—with the power of a dozen horses underneath them—throttling over hills and whipping around corners! I have to admit right from the beginning that I am biased in this discussion. I love dirt bikes and I am not—at all—interested in getting a UTV. I’ve …

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Gift Ideas for Dirt Bikers: What we wish you’d buy us

If you’ve been racking your brain trying to think of some dirt bike gift ideas and you just can’t decide on something, try some of the suggestions below. Buying presents for other people is usually a painful and frustrating exercise. The good news for you however, is your friend, uncle, brother, sister or whoever you’re looking to buy a present …

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Best Wheel Chocks for Securing Dirt Bikes Without Straps

I recently set up my ultimate dirt bike trailer and had to choose some wheel chocks. There are many different types of wheel chocks, so you’d be forgiven for not quite knowing which ones work best. Worse, there are several videos on Youtube of wheel chocks that seem to show incredible functionality, but that are no longer available on the …

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How I Built the Ultimate Dirt Bike Trailer

I recently built my ultimate dirt bike trailer and want to share the results with you. I will note that my use of the word “ultimate” means it’s the best trailer for me and my situation. If I were building with no budget or no special constraints on the size of the trailer I could use, I may have gone …

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How to Ride a Dirt Bike: Beginner’s guide to ride like a pro

If you recently got a dirt bike or will be riding one for the first time, then this is the guide for you. Read carefully through this guide and you’ll skip the tough learning curve that most riders have to go through. Riding a dirt bike is not hard, but if you attempt to take shortcuts on your first few …

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How Fast Does a 50cc Dirt Bike Go? 5 kids dirt bikes tested.

As a parent, I understand the concern of getting your kid a 50cc dirt bike and being concerned about safety issues related to the fast speed they can go. Most 50cc dirt bikes from any of the major manufacturers max out between 25 and 40 miles per hour.  While this may seem dangerously fast for a young 4-7-year-old rider, in …

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3 Popular Options for Carrying Extra Fuel On a Dirt Bike

Carrying extra fuel on a dirt bike ride can be essential for extremely long enduro rides, but it can also be very dangerous.  Here are a few of the most popular options that I’ve seen guys use to carry extra fuel, as well as my recommendations. The best three options for carrying fuel safely on a dirt bike are (1) …

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What Does “Enduro” in Dirt Biking Mean?

When I first started dirt biking, I frequently heard people talking about “enduro” dirt biking, and “enduro races.”  This word is used to describe a few different types of terrain and racing, so in this post, I hope to explain it clearly. Enduro means riding or racing dirt bikes over challenging long-distance terrain.  Enduro derives its name from “endurance” because …

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What Dirt Bike Size Should You Get For Your Height?

Purchasing the right size dirt bike is an important decision.  It’s common for people to see how large a dirt bike is and become intimidated, so they choose a bike that is too short for them.  Hopefully, I can help you to avoid that problem with this post. Some people erroneously think that the taller you are, the higher CC …

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Dirt Bike vs ATV: 12 Pros and Cons of each sport

There are good reasons to choose dirt bikes, and other good reasons for choosing an ATV for your off-roading toy.  One is not clearly better than the other because it depends on what you want to get from the sport.  However, hopefully this post will point you in the right direction. In general, I recommend dirt bikes to anyone who …