I need some input on these tires kinda stuck between the two.
Those are both good tires....however you should check out the Pit Bull Rockers! :: PIT BULL TIRES :: ROCKER® ATV/UTV - XOR TMSlick muddy hills to climb, dry hills to climb, little bit of sand, some deep mud holes that you cannot avoid, and something at least that will not pierce easy with a rock or two.<br/><br/>
Exactly that's why I'm having such a problem deciding. Let me ask you this did you have noticeable power loss with the pittbull's?You are correct on them being a little on the heavy side, but they are 8 ply and as tough a tire as I have found. As far as the rocks go...I have the exact opposite experience. Most places I hunt have either thorns, shale, lava rock or obsidian and that's the biggest reason I went with these. Hell...most of the roads in northern CA are loaded with obsidian. Sounds like the Roctanes would be a better fit for you...as I think both the Pit Bulls and Roctanes are better than the Big Horns.
Good luck... it's a difficult choice because they are all 3 very good tires!
Thanks DTI find the Pit Bull tires to be excellent on rocks. There is also a 6 ply rated Growler BG2.5 XOR that is super tough as well. I have put over 1,500 mile on a set on my quad.
You can't go wrong with either the Pit Bull Growler or STI Rocktane XD tires.
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Pit Bull Tires
Sti Rocktane XD Tires
Here is a review I did a while back on the Pit bull Growler BG 2.5 tires:
Pit Bull Growler BG2.5 XOR Review | The Squealing Tire
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Good question. Unfortunately I put them on with one mile on my odometer and I really can't say how much power loss there is....but I would think there would have to be at least some. They are on the heavy side, but so is any 6 or 8 ply tire. If you haven't noticed yet, the OEM tires you have now are only 2 ply, so just about any tire you go to is going to be heavier. What I can tell you is that I have several friends that used to run the Bighorns on thier Rhinos. They are good tires and are really not horrible in the flat department, but most of the guys run slime in them to help with the thorns. Having said that, some of them switched over to the pitbulls quite some time ago and NONE of them have EVER had a flat. Last time I checked they had a combined 8000 miles+ on them.Exactly that's why I'm having such a problem deciding. Let me ask you this did you have noticeable power loss with the pittbull's?
It's just a little sand Nothing crazy....glad you chimed in on the mayhems definitely need to looks those up .. what ply are they?Sounds like you ride the same kind of terrain i do with the exception of sand. I have the mega mayhems and really like them. Theyre tough and go good on rocks, crawl through any mud with ease and i think theyr smoother on trails than the roctanes. Plus they just look awesome. Only down side i found is that theyr a little dicey on hard pack trails over 25mph. A guy i ride with has them and said after they wear in a bit they grip the hard pack alot better. Best thing about them is that theyll last forever. He has 800 miles on his and still has well over an inch of tread left!!!
If you want something a little less aggressive maybe check out the outback xt. I hear alot of great things about them as well
1,400 miles on my Pitbull Rockers. Rocks, sticks and thorns...no flats yet. In fact, there are a few running them in our group and I never have seen one go flat. I'm sure they do....but just saying'I'm liking the sound of the Pitbulls. I want to reduce the chances of a punctured tire when I'm out in the middle of nowhere. Which is where I'll be lots of times. But I'm having trouble determining the difference between the Rockers and Growlers?
What's the difference in performance between them?