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Author: Kyle Brothersen

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Hey, I'm Kyle. You might have seen us on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook. Dirt bikes are a passion of mine. I focus mainly on the off road and enduro segments of our sport because that is the riding me and my friends focus on. Think of this as an extension of the more than 700 videos found on YouTube. Here we talk all things related to off road and enduro style dirt bike riding. With topics ranging from full dirt bike reviews, gear reviews, riding tips, and other general non-sense, we have the off road rider covered.
45 Episodes
Let's do a thought experiment.  Imagine what your life would be like if you were the same size and weight, but you were 10 times stronger than you are now.  Everything you do would be easier.  Picking up the kids, getting groceries, doing chores around the house, and yes... riding your dirt bike would be easier.  You would be more durable, have less aches and pains, possibly prevent injuries, all while looking and feeling better about yourself.When Bill Hannon reached out to me with this thought experiment, he hooked me for a chat.  Of course we don't want to become NFL linebackers, but could many of us stand to become a little stronger?  I know I could.  Bill is a mechanical engineer turned strength and conditioning coach, oh and he's a dirt bike rider too.  That gives him a unique perspective on this subject.  I hope you enjoy the conversation. Follow Bill online - Instagram - @engineered_strength on the show (
In this episode we cover many ideas that you might find useful for both short day trips and longer multi-day riding adventures.  The way you attack them is very different, so we cover that here.  If you are buying parts from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, please use my links. It won't cost you a dime, and you'll be supporting my family along the way.  Leave a Single Track! the show (
Faith before fear. Be strong.  Be calm.  Be Leaders.  Have a plan.  Be mindful.  Be respectful.  We are strong.  Fear is not our friend. Let's band together.  Help one another. By popular request, Kyle and Karen talk about the impact that they see the Corona Virus outbreak having on their little world and family. Support the show (
Today we talk about the dark art of dirt bike suspension. What I like, you may not.  What you love, I may hate.  There are so many differing opinions out there, so let's talk about it for a few minutes.  Hope you are all happy and healthy as we go though the beginning of the Covid-19 virus outbreak here in the USA.  Leave a single track!Support the show (
Please update your bookmarks for Rocky Mountain ATV/MC to my affiliate link.  It won't cost you anything, but I'll get a small commission for helping to send you there.  Thank You! we are talking tires.  Since my introduction to “hybrid gummy” tires, I don’t want to use a traditional compound that has been around forever.  These hybrid gummy tires don’t last quite as long as the harder compounds, but they perform better.  I’ll take that trade off everyday of the week.  Any of these tires is still cheaper than one round of golf and these will last you far more than one afternoon.  Just keeping things in perspective. Most of my rear tires are 110/100 R18, but occasionally I’ll run a 120/100 R18.Rear Tires:IRC VE33s Gekkota - Great all around tire hybrid gummy tire.  Gets better traction than your typical knobby tire, and lasts a long time.  - Around $90 and hard to find this tire in stock.  Make sure you get the version with the “s" at the end of the 33.Shinko 505 Cheater - Gummy hybrid trials/offroad tire.  Breaks down quickly but gets good traction even after it’s broken down due to the compounds in the tire. - Very cheap tire and great on rocky terrain.  Not as great in the  sand and mud.Shinko 525 Cheater - Still a gummy hybrid off-road tire, but leans more toward a traditional knobby tire in it’s pattern.  The 120 seems to hold up a little longer than the 110. Very cool tire. Still a cheap tire for the money, and does great in the sand and mud.  Better in those places than the 505 cheater.  It’s a bit heavier tire than many others.Dunlop AT81EX - This is a soft compound gummy tire.  Overall, it’s the best performer I’ve ever used.  It has the same tread pattern as the standard AT81 tire, but the gummy compound makes it hook up on rocks and roots like a hero. - Around $113 but so worth it especially if you are going on a multi day riding trip and want the best tire on your bike.  Keep running it even when it looks absolutely terrible.  It can go 20-25 hours, it will look like crap but still be hooking up.Tusk Recon - Great value.  While still a hybrid gummy tire, this one is the cheapest of all.  Very similar to the Shinko 505.  Lasts a long time. Not as great in the mud as some of the others, but can’t beat it for the price.Front Tires:Bridgestone M59 - Great all-round front tire.  My favorite for mountain single track and all around riding.  Only comes in one size - 80/100-21.  Get it.IRC IX-09W - Great all around front tire in the 80/100-21 size.  Lasts long and performs well.Shinko 546 - Great front tire to smash into rocks and do desert riding.  Not quite as sharp in handling and the M59 since it’s taller and wider in a general sense, but I like this tire.  Comes in different sizes which is nice.Support the show (
What a night of racing!  It was the 50th anniversary of this Daytona Supercross race.  Karen and Kyle break it down.  Congrats to Eli Tomac for getting 4 out of the last 5 Daytona races.Support the show (
Kyle, Karen, and Kase break down the inspirational night of racing from Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, and Ken Roczen in the premier class.  It was some of the most fun to watch racing of the season in the 450cc class, even though the leader was checked out for most of the race.  Support the show (
The best thing about me and my testing is that you get the raw truth about exactly what I think of a bike. There is no sugar coating. I don't care what color it is, if it's got 2 strokes or 4, I don't care about the color.... if it's good and makes me happy to ride it, you will know.  If it makes me want to ride more, you will know about it.This is not a full review of the bike, just my initial thoughts after about 4 hours of engine time.  It's time to stand up and applaud what Yamaha has done with this bike.  Gentlemen, please stand and remove your caps.  Hope you enjoy this podcast!Support the show (
Arlington Texas was the 2nd of three Triple Crown races for the 2020 season.  Karen and Kyle go over the racing and share their views of the events in both classes. Support the show (
Here on today's Tuesday Evening Mechanic (sorry about being late), Karen and I give a rundown of the Tampa Florida weekend of Racing in Monster Energy Supercross.  It's the beginning of the 250 east championship, so we have a number of new names to go over in that division.  We will also go over the points lead for the 450 class and give our favorites to carry it though and get the title.Support the show (
Since it is something that keeps coming up over, and over, and over, and over, I figured it's time to talk about it on the podcast.  I'll give you three reasons, with context for each one, that has kept me from doing any official racing.  Also know that I love to watch racing.  We are huge supercross fans as a family.  I love to watch people push themselves to the extreme.  It’s inspiring much of the time.  Also know that I don’t want to say ANYTHING bad about racers of any type.  Most racers are great people and many of them are out to have a good time and would gladly help you out.  Desert racing in the area where I live is a family friendly sport from what I’ve heard, so if it's your thing, keep doing it.  Support the show (
Karen and Kyle recap the racing from Petco Park in San Diego on February 8th in Monster Energy Supercross.  It was military appreciation night and we had a great night of racing.  We will go into both the 250 class and the 450 calls and share our insights as casual fans watching from the comfort of our family room.Support the show (
Ever wonder what it's like for an extreme off road dirt bike rider to switch brands from Husqvarna to Sherco?  Rich Larsen comes back in studio to give us the whole story and explain his new relationship with Sherco, what it's like going back to a carbureted 2 stroke, and much more.  We also get a detailed ride report of the recent Red Bull Override event in Texas where Rich overcame adversity for a top 14 finish while giving up at least an hour in navigation problems and a fluke mechanical issue.  Follow Rich Larsen on IG and take one of his 1 on 1 personal training courses.  You'll be glad you did.@richlarsen511Support the show (
Karen and Kyle break down the racing from the Coliseum in Oakland on February 1st 2020.  We will cover both the 250cc highlights and the anecdotes from the 450cc class.  Good times!Support the show (
Today we have Mike Spurgin on the podcast.  Some of you may know him from his Baja Taco Tours.  Others may know Mike from his FB Group EXC/FE Performance and Tech Talk, or  Company Taco Moto Co.  Mike is passionate and relentless about helping dirt bikers. Mike and I solve the world's problems as they related to dirt bikes.  By the time you implement the plan outlined in this podcast, you will have solved world hunger and will be ready for the next challenge in life.  Support the show (
Karen, Kyle, and Kase break down the racing from Glendale Arizona.  It was the first of three "Triple Crown" races for the 2020 season.  Ken Roczen takes the overall win with 3 main event wins on the night.  Eli Tomac rounds out second with a strong overall performance as well. Support the show (
Here are my top 10 riding tips in no particular order:Stand up on the pegs - be in attack position - when it’s gnarly, stand up! Look ahead! At least 1 bike length for each gear you are in.  Maybe 1.5 bike lengths per gear.Carry more momentum than you think you need.  It will help! Bike Setup - bars, controls, and sag.Cover the clutch and brake - only one or two fingers.Don’t Skid the rear wheel when braking if possible - and don’t always clutch when braking. Point toes in - and position the pegs on the balls of your feet.Don’t clutch when shifting down. Much faster this way.Weight the outside peg in turns.Sit on the tank in turns. Shift that weight forward!Support the show (
My amazing wife Karen and me took a quick roadie/date to watch the racing in person at Anaheim 2 this year.  Neither one of us had been to this particular race, so it was fun to get down there.  We talk about walking the pits, doing track walk, and break down the crazy night.  Hope you enjoy!Support the show (
This is my 4th Beta now.  I thought the first (2017 300RR) bike I rode was just ok. Nothing really wrong with it, but it didn't "wow" me either. The next two Betas I had were really, really good.  I named the 2019 390RR Race Edition as my favorite all time 4 stroke. That bike is awesome! The 2020 200RR was incredibly good.  It does some things better than any other bike I've tested.  So I went out and purchased my first Beta, the 2020 300RR Race Edition. You get the straight talk here.  No agenda, and no BS.  If it's good and I like it, you are going to hear about it.  Same thing will happen when I don't like it.  Looks like I've got some work to do after my first 3.2 hours on the 2020 Beta 300RR Race Edition to get it where I want it to be. Support the show (
Here is our recap of what we saw this week in racing.  Congrats to Ken Roczen for getting his first win in 3 years!  Karen and I are super excited to be heading down to the next race at A2.  Maybe we'll see some of you there!Support the show (
Comments (7)

Mikael Oja

I have been following you on Youtube for a couple of years, and I really enjoy the stuff you put out. The same goes for this podcast, awesome stuff man! 👍🏻

Feb 3rd

Russ Reames

I laughed out loud at the comment of Beta owners being similar to Subaru owners.😂

Jan 27th

Adj Rasta

Your one of the only few bike youtube channels i like and now glad your doing podcasts as i hve something else to listen to in traffic aside from joe rogan. thanks mate from Australia

Dec 5th

Andrew Schwanekamp

Really appreciated this episode. I've been trying to get my wife into riding, especially since we just had a baby daughter. I plan on trying to get the whole family out on bikes someday so they can share in my passion for bikes!

Nov 7th
Reply (1)

Jonathan Richardson

The KTM Freerides are also a good option for a beginner

Oct 30th

Dirt Bikes & Ice Hockey

Nailed it again, as expected

Oct 21st
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