Fearless and Stupid

Dirt biking is a great sport that encompasses several styles such as trail riding, motocross and trials (just to name a few). With each comes risk and the risk is obviously having a nasty crash resulting in serious injury or death. To ignore this is foolish. But what else is foolish is to avoid activity because of fear of what could happen. After all, the goal is to ride, not crash. But, crashes are likely to happen. So, in anticipation of the likely-hood of crashing, we dirt bikers must (or should if you are not currently) use our brains. Using our brains means several things.

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Where to get your boots repaired

Motocross boots are an investment. Sure, you can buy an inexpensive set of boots, but if you are serious about riding then you will eventually need to get serious about your boots as well. Something to consider when purchasing a set of boots is whether or not you can repair them. Of course, buckles and toe pieces on most boots can be replaced, but a major consideration is whether the sole can be replaced.

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Will a more powerful bike make you faster?

We like power. We often think of our dirt bikes from a perspective of how powerful they are. Visit your local race track and you might hear talk about what bike has more power. Visit manufacturer websites, dirt bike magazine reviews and “shoot outs” and you’ll certainly see some discussion on power. Power is indeed important, but will a more powerful dirt bike make you faster? The answer to this question is a resounding “maybe”. ┬áSo, before you conclude that you need to run out and grab a more powerful dirt bike, read on for some insight.
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Are two strokes really twice the power of four strokes?

Two stroke and four stroke dirt bikes have been around for a long time. Each type has it’s advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, over the years each has had its shining moments as the preferred type of dirt bike for certain applications. The reason for these shining moments is primarily because of engineering improvements. Of course, the bike of choice among the populace can be influenced by marketing, word of mouth and rider preference. Whatever the reasons, there are some general facts that make the two stroke and four stroke dirt bike engines very different, power being one of these.
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Excel Rims a Wise Choice

After my last wheel purchase, I wrote an article about that wheel, which was a Warp 9 Elite complete wheel. I have a few gripes about that wheel, but I decided to follow up with an article promoting Excel rims. I figured this might be helpful for those of you out there trying to decide on what rims to buy. Rims are an investment. You can save some money buying rims and spokes separately and lacing them up yourself but that requires time and patience. Optionally, you can buy pre built wheels individually or as a set.
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