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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on new Tusk Terrabite tires?

It's almost time to get new tires and toss the stock BH 2.0 after about 2000 miles. Most of the tires have a few plugs in them and the tread is pretty low. I've been obsessing over what tires to get next, pouring through threads on the forum to help me decide. It's been frustrating to say the least.

I noticed last week that Rocky Mountain Atv came out with a new Tusk Terrabite tire that looks pretty similar to the Kanati Mongrel but much cheaper. I'm looking at getting the 27" ones. They are also offering a $40 gift card when you buy a full set. Their showroom/warehouse is about 30 mins from where I live, so I will be going to check them out in person. I know that it hasn't been out for long enough for anyone to have experience with these tires yet, but I'm curious on people's thoughts. Seems like a pretty good deal.

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Good looking tires. I agree they look like the Mongrels. Should do well on hard pack and rocks.

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In our rocky Arizona desert, I look to a tough sidewall first.

A close second is a tread pattern that will work both in hardback and sandwash.
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I want to know if they run true to size.

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I want to know if they run true to size.

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I emailed customer support because I was concerned about that too. This is what they said about the 27" tires:

"Thank you for your email. The front tire weighs approximately 30lbs, and the rear is approximately 32.7lbs. The recommended tire pressure is generally between 7 and 12 PSI, with a max of 36 PSI. The load rating is 740lbs at 24 PSI. The tire height measures about 26” with an 8% size variance. Please let us know if you have any more questions and we will be happy to assist you."

So I'm guessing they will be about the same size as the stock BH 2.0 which is a bummer. I was hoping to get a little taller...
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Just ordered set of 4 - 28/10r14 with new wheels for my teryx4. Hope they are tougher than the bighorn 2.0 junk.
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Just ordered set of 4 - 28/10r14 with new wheels for my teryx4. Hope they are tougher than the bighorn 2.0 junk.
Nice! Let's see the pics when you get em.
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Here they are. I think the wheels and tires look better than the le wheels with bighorns. I will post again after I put a few miles on them.
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Here they are. I think the wheels and tires look better than the le wheels with bighorns. I will post again after I put a few miles on them.


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Looks good Matt! Let us know how they perform.
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hello mattjj77, i know its a busy weekend but is there any chance you could get a true measurement on those tires as it's sitting? currently have roctanes and want to try something different. the 28x10x14 roctanes run big, like 28.5" and i'm fine with that. Just don't want to end up with a 27" tire. your ride looks good with that wheel/tire combo. thanks in advance
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I have 11.5 psi in all tires. Tires measure 27 with weight of machine and spare with no weight on it measures 28.

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hello mattjj77, i know its a busy weekend but is there any chance you could get a true measurement on those tires as it's sitting? currently have roctanes and want to try something different. the 28x10x14 roctanes run big, like 28.5" and i'm fine with that. Just don't want to end up with a 27" tire. your ride looks good with that wheel/tire combo. thanks in advance
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I'm running around 12psi in the roctane xd's. By the sounds of it they are probably 1/2" shorter. Gonna buy them now and hope they last a little more the 1800/2000 miles like I'm getting out of mine. Thanks for the response

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I'm running around 12psi in the roctane xd's. By the sounds of it they are probably 1/2" shorter. Gonna buy them now and hope they last a little more the 1800/2000 miles like I'm getting out of mine. Thanks for the response

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Rim protection and side wall strength were my biggest concerns. It was between terrabite and roctanes. Guy that I chatted with on website I ordered from said they are both great for that but the terrabites would last much longer due to closer tread design. So like you I went with terrabites for longer treadlife.

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Any updates on hoe these wear?
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Well i just mounted mine last night and they look like a space saver spare tire compared to the same size roctanes I just got rid of. wishing I would have went with the 30". Oh well I'll just run them and see how they work.

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I only have about 20 miles on mine. All dirt road. I did up the pressure to 12.5psi. I wish they were bigger as well. They are same height as the stock 27" bighorns

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Well I was forewarned that they would be a little small , just couldn't get myself to pull the trigger on the 30 s I like the tread pattern it looks like these should last awhile

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I have a stock 2013 t4 and it's time to upgrade bighorns. I'm looking at the terrabites. Did you buy the same size for all the tires or did you get different for the front and back? Does anyone have an opinion on the benefits or negatives on running the same vs different sizes? I appreciate the help
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Cant seem to find any treadwear reports on them.
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Personally I'd get all the same size. Your able to rotate the tires front to rear to help with wear. Can't see a reason to purchase staggered sizes

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