30x10-14 Crawler XGs
I've been looking at upgrading to 30" tires and doing research on different options. Currently running 28x10-14 SuperATV Intimidators which have been a decent tire, but wanted something a little taller, a little lighter, and worked better on hard pack and rocks. After a lot of thought and research the Maxxis Carnivores were at the top of my list but these like-new 30" Crawler XG's popped up for sale an hour away for a great price. Three riding buddies have them with nothing but positive reviews.
I do the East Coast/Midwest riding with big trips to Windrock and Brimstone, and plan on some trips to WV. Don't do mud-bogging but several trails we ride have different level of mud and slick trail you just can't avoid. The Intimidators worked great in mud....as long as it was at least a couple inches deep. However if you are on a hardpack dirt trail and get a burst of rain where there is just a thin layer of slop they slide all over the place, and same thing with rocks. I've been on rides with other machines with Carnivores, Blackwaters, and Bighorns and they all worked a lot better in those conditions.
Maxxis Carnivores were at the top of my list because of the weight of 34 lbs. for a 30" tire, squared off tread profile, and a decently aggressive tread. For comparison of weight the 28" Intimidators are really heavy at 45 lbs. Weight wise the Crawlers are right in the middle at 39 lbs., so hoping the reduced rotating mass will offset the larger diameter. Also had Blackwaters, Roctane XD, and Roctane X2's on the list. I have heard that Blackwaters were not that good on hardpack but slick trails and they run small. A guy I ride with all the time bought a set for his RZR and sold them after 2 rides and replaced them with Crawlers. Really like the look of the Roctanes but they are heavy. Crawlers were low on the list mainly because of the price, but finding a good deal on a set of used ones moved them up.
Last edited by 6.2Blazer; 04-15-2019 at 10:16 AM.