Which Brand Of ATV Tires Is The Best
By: Doug Mahopac
There are numerous brands of tires available on the market specifically designed for all terrain vehicles (ATVs). Quite often, when it comes time to purchase new tires for your ATV, the options are overwhelming. Although it is a great debate raging regarding which specific brand of ATV tire is the best, the question should be which brand ATV tire is the best for your needs?
There are several popular brands of ATV tires on currently on the market, ranging from the economical to the budget-busting. Tire pioneers Firestone, Goodyear, Pirelli, Dunlop, and Bridgestone produce ATV tires. These brands are most familiar with most tire consumers, as they produce automobile tires. Goodyear produces a wide variety of tires, including the popular choice for those interested in riding their ATV in muddy environments, the Tracker Mud Runner. Since the Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin was named 2005 ATV of the Year, Goodyear has become even more popular with ATV owners, since their Rawhide Grip tires are a feature of the 700 Twin.
For ATV owners wanting something out of the ordinary and are looking to after market tires to beef up their all terrain vehicle. Whether you want a tire that will out perform the typical treads available on ATVs straight out of the showroom or a tire that has a certain look that appeals to you, these after market tires are becoming more and more popular. Look to the High Lifter’s Outlaw tire if you want to lift the entire ATV for additional clearing space underneath the vehicle. If you choose this option, be sure to also purchase a lift kit so that your new tires will fit. Keep in mind that any lifting of an ATV can reduce the stability of the vehicle, so do these modifications with the utmost of care. Furthermore, brands like GBC produce fantastic tires that are designed to travel in sandy environments, specifically the Sand Shark brand of tire.
If you are interested in racing your ATV, look no further than the Maxxis brand of tires. Their popular model, the Maxxis iRazr is a great model for anyone wanting a top performance ATV tire. Also by Maxxis is the Razr, Razr 2, and Razr MX. Also for racing are tires produced by Carlisle, especially the Carlisle S-Trac Radial and the Badlands models. These models are perfect for individuals who want control without compromising their top speeds. Keep in mind that racing tires should only be used for racing and are inappropriate and dangerous for any other use. These tires have flat, knobby treads that allow the ATV to travel at maximum speed, but in turn, have decreased stability and control, especially on muddy, sandy, or uneven surfaces.