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Introduction of Leatt MX Helmets- Worth the Wait

Posted on 28 Jan 2016 in Powersports | 1 comment

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Leatt first announced their introduction into the helmet realm back at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show.  The initial impressions of their revolutionary design had interested dirt riders waiting with bated breath to get their hands on them.  They were slated to be released in early 2015, but as with many new manufacturing ventures, there were hold-ups, including a fire at one of their foam suppliers.  With the delays, some of that initial hype died off and a portion of the riders that were holding out for the new Leatt ended up going with another brand. The new Leatt MX helmets have now hit the shelves and some of that hype is returning and rightfully so.  If you were one of the holdouts or are just in the market for […]

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Survive the Slide with Pieps Avalanche Gear

Posted on 12 Jan 2016 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Pushing your sled to its limits up the side of mountain is a thrill that just cannot be matched by anything else.  When you reach the summit, you know that you persevered with everything working against you, especially gravity.  But it’s the times that gravity wins that can provide a rush that you never want to feel.  When the base gives out and you or a friend get caught in an avalanche, your actions need to be quick and calculated. Surviving being buried in an avalanche without the proper gear is like trying to scuba dive without an air tank and flippers.  Without the right gear, your odds of blindly being found in time are not very high.  That’s a risk that many riders take on unprepared, thinking that […]

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New Avon TrailRider ADV Tires- Proven Around the World

Posted on 07 Jan 2016 in Motorcycle | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Every year we see a new batch of motorcycle tires that come to the market bearing claims of better handling, longer tread life, and an all-around improved connection between your bike and the earth.  Some live up to their proclamations of excellence, while others fall flat.  The hard part is separating hype from fact when the new tire is first released.  This dilemma leads to many riders holding off on purchasing a new set of skins until they have been reviewed by a publication that they can trust. If you happen to be a rider who needs the proof and you’re looking for a new ADV tire, you’re in luck.  Last summer, Avon launched a new line of on/off road tires dubbed the TrailRider, which is replacing […]

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