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    Tusk Terrabites Review

    Went trail riding this weekend, started to rain in the morning till about 10:00 got on trail about 11:00. trails muddy for the first part of the day, normal mud accumulation packing on the tires. As the day went on and got a little drier, I noticed everybody's tires were clean in tread and mine still packed in treads.
    We started to try some steeper hills and also noticed a lot of spinning up the steeper ones. I have never had a less aggressive tire like these. Very hard to clean out when riding. I know, your gonna say " got to give it more Hell". Still a nice tire for hard packed DRY and rocky, good road tire, and quiet. Just thought I'd give my two cents on them. But I will probably go back to Blackwaters EVO's again.
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    I noticed below 15 lbs the tread blocks grab and throw rocks. Above that pressure, my treads self-clean better as the tread blocks open up.
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    Thanks for the review! They perform awesome on slick rock like Moab and I was considering them for my next tire. I see some mud year round even though I mostly ride dry rocks summer and fall. Think I may stick with my cst clinchers, they wear and ride well in rock and are a soft rubber compound that grab slick rock quite well. A bit more open tread design that cleans out well in mud as well. I’ll save the evos just for winter!
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    There are lots of different types of mud out there and as many different types of tires. I have been shocked at how well my Terrabites have done in the lighter mud, but I tend to ride more sand, hard pack, and rocks. My Blackwater EVOs that I previously had did exceptionally well in wet sand, and "field mud", but they didn't do as well for ME in the other conditions that I normally encounter.

    Maybe if you were doing more low speed stuff, I could see the Terrabite packing up and staying packed vs cleaning out, but I am a spirited driver. I will try to keep an eye on mine to see if my speeds have something to do with how I feel they perform for me. Thanks for your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budro2 View Post
    Thanks for the review! They perform awesome on slick rock like Moab and I was considering them for my next tire. I see some mud year round even though I mostly ride dry rocks summer and fall. Think I may stick with my cst clinchers, they wear and ride well in rock and are a soft rubber compound that grab slick rock quite well. A bit more open tread design that cleans out well in mud as well. I’ll save the evos just for winter!
    I have CST Clinchers on my Wolvy too. I had a hard time finding much for reviews on them before I purchased. I have been very pleased with them so far too and it sounds like our riding conditions are similar. From the few reviews I could find, folks say the Clinchers do really well in the snow too.
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    I wasn’t disappointed with them in snow at all. Mine are 2/3 worn out and wanted a better tire for winter so I tried the evos. I’ll say that the evos hook up better in mud and snow but ride much stiffer in rocks. Wearing fast in rocks and don’t flex into the rocks and hook up like clinchers. I’d say there probably one of the best all around tires for wet condition riders but not good all around for us drier rockier riders.
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