WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STICKY ENDURO TIRES

The Sticky Enduro Tire is a relatively new product that has been replacing the popularity of using a trials tire on Enduro bikes. These special tires have been hard to find in the past, we have seen them for years on many top Pro racers bikes, but you wouldn’t just go down to your local dealership and easily pick one up. Trials tires have been working for this extreme application over the last 10 years, and riders have been pumped with them on the Enduro machines. They like the grip in rocks, the taller sidewalls that not only flex for a better ride in cobby terrain but let the pliable knobs snag traction when there is little. The Trials tire however has some noticeable disadvantages on soft, sandy or muddy terrain; mainly when braking. The knobs clog easily and have trouble clawing for purchase when the going gets sloppy. If you are looking for something new to try and want to tap into what most professionals are racing on in the Extreme Enduro setting, take a look at this list we put together. The advantages of the Sticky tire is that they grip well on rocks, they clean out in mud so you have good braking and in transitions from sand, or mud to rock they flat kick the trials tire to the side of the trail. Sticky Enduro tires have become easy to find, and easy to buy at local dealers and online stores. We found the information and price on these 11 tires available in America.

Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 EX

AT81EX Dunlop

The AT81 already has a championship-winning record, scoring numerous titles in AMA National Enduro competition, Grand National Cross Country, and other series. The new AT81 EX was built on the same tread pattern and construction as the AT81, but adds ultra grippy compounds to the equation.

  • AT81 rear tread block shape and distribution plus flexible knobs help the tire penetrate down through the surface dirt for extra traction across a broad range of off-road applications.
  • Newly formulated high-wear-resistant rear tire compound offers enhanced chipping, tearing and wear appearance.
  • Geomax AT81 rear tire carcass features two nylon plies.
  • Lateral grooves on the shoulder knobs provide additional biting edges and also allow the knobs to be more flexible.
  • Rear center blocks are arranged in-line to provide a larger contact patch for maximum traction.
  • Dunlop’s “plush pad” recess design between tread blocks enhances compliance for bump absorption and ride comfort.
  • Front tire construction includes two plies of nylon wrapped with a third ply of polyester for a strong base.
  • Available Size 110/100-18
  • Price $120

https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/tire-line/geomax-at81/

Cody webb Erzberg
Cody Webb will compete on the Dunlop AT81EX this season.

Golden Tyre GT369X “Gummy”

Golden Tyre’s GT369/369X tires are specifically designed for the rigors of Endurocross and Superenduro racing. They have been tested and developed by Taddy Blazusiak to meet the special demands of Superenduro and available in both a standard compound and an exclusive “X” gummy compound for unmatched grip no matter the conditions. The reinforced sidewall have yielded a very popular tire for the EnduroCross/Extreme and hard-core enduro riders. 

  • Endurocross tire designed and tested by Taddy Blazusiak to conquer the most demanding courses on the planet
  • Two compound options to help match the requirements of the terrain
  • Reinforced carcass and 110/100-18 size designed for 250F and 350F competition in Superenduro/EnduroX
  • Oversized knobs and wide gaps provide the perfect combination of self-cleaning
  • DOT approved
  • AVAILABLE SIZES: 110/100-18
  • Price $140.36

https://www.goldentyrewest.com/gt369x-gummy-rear

Golden Tyre GT216X “GUMMY”

The GT216X rear tire is popular for extreme enduro competition. The X version features the exclusive “gummy” compound to create incredible grip in ugly terrain. It’s been the tire of choice for many of the top European riders who compete in the  Red Bull Hard Enduro Series. 

  • Lightweight, flexible carcass with reinforced shoulder provides a large contact surface and good shock-absorption
  • Exclusive “Gummy” compound provides the ultimate in extreme grip on uneven terrain
  • State-of-the-art production processes create the perfect balance of extreme grip and durability
  • Open tread design and F.I.M. approved 13mm knobs allow for self-cleaning in mud and soft conditions
  • Directional construction maximizes grip in every angle
  • DOT and F.I.M. approved
  • Price $140.36

https://www.goldentyrewest.com/gt216-rear

IRC VE-33s GEKKOTA

VE33s IRC Volcanduro

The IRC VE-33s GEKKOTA is brand new to the line and  was developed and tested in extreme enduro/off-road  conditions making it a viable option for single track riders and enduro racers. IRC developed a new gummy compound that doubles for riders looking for a little less knob flex than their standard Gekkota.

  • The 2 ply + Breaker carcass structure resists puncture and optimizes stability over a range of speeds.
  • The new stiffer gummy compound acts as a suspension component within the tire and is stiffer th
  • Proper rigidity of the sidewall with gummy compound will provide extra bump absorption performance.
  • Tall blocks are designed to provide a larger contact patch and also flexibility for maximum traction no matter the conditions.
  • Available Size 110/100-18
  • Price $116.00

http://www.irc-tire.com

Rich Larsen IRC
Rich Larsen demonstrates the traction and pliability of the IRC Gekkota tire, riding on-top of these Jersey Barriers.

IRC Gekkota


IRC’s IX09 Gekkota tire is specially designed with a two-ply carcass for flex, and the ‘gummy’ knobby compound for traction. It targets riders looking for maximum traction in rocky/nasty terrain. 

  • The lug design features a large, spaced-out layout that helps clean debris
  • Super flexible knobs to flex, bend and grab on a wide variety of terrain. In simple terms,
  • The Gekkota is a hybrid tire that features a trials rubber compound and a motocross tread pattern for maximum traction.
  • Available Size 110/100/18
  • Price $121.95

http://www.irc-tire.com

Kenda Equilibrium K787

       

Kenda Equilibrium

The DOT approved Equilibrium is “Trials meets Enduro” and offers the best qualities of a trials tire and motocross tire all in one product. A super sticky race compound for unbeatable grip in both wet and dry conditions

  • A trials tire and off-road tire all in one product
  • Trials inspired center tread design for the best possible traction
  • Motocross-style shoulder knobs for aggressive cornering
  • Super sticky race compound for  grip in both wet and dry conditions
  • Braking scoops in center area provide the stopping power that a trials tire can’t
  • Ultra soft casing for maximum terrain adaptation
  • DOT approved
  • Available sizes 450-18 (110/100-18) 120/80-19
  • Price $76.88-$83.88

https://powersports.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/motorcyclescooter/mxoff-road/equilibrium/

Kyle Redmond has been riding on Kenda tires for the past 5 years.

Kenda Ibex K774

 

Released in 2017 the Kenda IBEX was developed by the SRT Pro Race Team, for Endurocross and Extreme Enduro racing. This is the tire of choice for many top pros in the Endurocross series. It has a very tall knob and has worked well in the looser terrain mixed with rocks. It would be a great tire for Mud and creek riding because of this knob height but still makes great traction on wet rocks. We have even used this tire in the sandy southern California desert and were really happy with the way it could climb hills while maintaining the gummy rock crawling feel. 

  • Designed for Endurocross and extreme enduro-type conditions.
  • Super soft and flexible rubber compound for maximum bump absorption and terrain compliance for obstacles like rock gardens and log crossings
  • High wet-traction compound developed by top pro Endurocorss riders
  • Open aggressive drive pattern for max grip and cleanout
  • Shoulder knob pattern designed for large contact patch and support for soft compound during cornering
  • Ultra soft casing for maximum terrain adaptation
  • Available Sizes 110/100-18 120/100/18
  • Price $76.88-$79.88 depending on sizehttps://powersports.kendatire.com/en-us/find-a-tire/motorcyclescooter/mxoff-road/ibex/
Cory SRT Wheelie
Cory Graffunder helped develop the Kenda Ibex rear tire while racing the Endurocross series.

MotoZ Mountain Hybrid Gummy BFM

MotoZ’s range of hybrid range of tires are known for their reinforced sidewalls and flex zone under the tread are now available in a Gummy BFM compound. The Mountain Hybrid combines the DNA of a trials tire and a serious off-road tire. This new design concept works on a flexible tread concave and lock system, to give increased traction while avoiding punctures at low inflation pressures

  • Natural rubber / Soft Gummy BFM Compoud.
  • Hybrid carcass with reinforced sidewalls.
  • Dimensions of an off-road tire to maintain the handling characteristics.
  • DOT and reversible.
  • 110/90-19 ($105.99), 110/100-18 ($104.99), 120/100-18 ($108.99)
    http://pacificpowersports.com/products/motoz-tires/

MotoZ Xtreme Hybrid Gummy BFM

MotoZ’s Xtreme Hybrid Gummy is like the Mountain Hybrid, but with a more aggressive tread for extreme conditions for improved straight line drive for those soft hill climbs and muddy bogs. It has traction characteristics of a trials tire, with the dimensions of a serious off-road enduro tire to maintain the bike’s handling characteristics.

  • Eight less rows of knobs than the Mountain Hybrid for better traction in soft/muddy terrain.
  • Natural rubber / Soft Gummy BFM Compoud.
  • Hybrid carcass with reinforced sidewalls.
  • Dimensions of an off-road tire to maintain the handling characteristics.
  • DOT and reversible.
  • 110/90-19 ($105.99), 110/100-18 ($104.99), 120/100-18 ($108.99)
  • http://pacificpowersports.com/products/motoz-tires/

MotoZ Arena Hybrid Gummy BFM

MotoZ refined the trials inspired hybrid carcass, added a Terrapactor inspired motocross tread design and minimized weight, to produce a tire for Enduro-cross, Extreme enduro and technical closed circuit events.

  • Lighter motocross inspired tread design designed for enduro cross and extreme enduros.
  • Natural rubber / Soft Gummy BFM Compoud.
  • Hybrid carcass with reinforced sidewalls.
  • Dimensions of an off-road tire to maintain the handling characteristic.
  • 110/90-19 ($97.99), 110/100-18 ($93.99), 120/100-18 ($100.99)

http://pacificpowersports.com/products/motoz-tires/

 

SHINKO 525 HYBRID CHEATER



Shinko Cheater

Shinko’s newest Hybrid Soft/Intermediate Terrain Enduro/Extreme single track trail tire finds traction in the most extreme conditions.

  • Designed for Soft/Intermediate terrain

  • Best of both worlds, soft sticky rubber compounds like the Trail Pro trials tire in a knobby tread pattern to work in a wide variety of soil conditions
  • Where a Trials tire falls short in braking and loose soil conditions, the 525 “Cheater” bridges that gap to make it an effective hybrid off-road tire
  • Wide self-cleaning tread design
  • Available in popular 18″ and 19″ sizes
  • Price $89.95- $102.95 depending on size

https://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/525-hybrid-cheater/226720

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