Video: Jeep vs KTM – What’s Better Off-Road: Two or Four Wheels? No Pavement Needed (Webster Pass) Ep.7

Tackling two high altitude passes in one day is a challenge.

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In this episode of ‘No Pavement Needed‘ – Roman and Tommy tackle two mountain passes in a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and a KTM 690 Enduro. First, they must contend against the high elevation Webster Pass. Next is another beautiful Colorado trail – the Boreas Pass.

As always, this video series is presented by our friends at 5 Star Tuning, onX Off-Road, and Ridge Wallet.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is modified with a Mopar Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch suspension lift and 35-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires. The Jeep has a few other upgrades, including a winch, LED lights, snorkel air intake and more. It’s also a camping/overland rig with RackStarz bed rack and a RoofNest tent.

This is really a story of Turtle versus Hare. The Gladiator truck is a very capable off-road machine that must go slowly over jagged rocks and very tight shelf-road sections. The KTM is a dual-sport bike with plenty of off-road prowess and on-highway capability. Riding the motorcycle of these mountain trails is a far more physical experience, but you can go much faster than a 4×4 and have potentially much more fun. Why potentially? Well, riding a bike on a technical trail also comes with the additional risk of taking a spill and getting hurt.

For example, both must cross a stream on the way up to Webster Pass. It’s no worries for the Jeep, but Roman must take special care on his bike as to not hit a large rock and go for a swim.

Join the fun in the video below and see where they hide this week’s Ridge Wallet.