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Trials Tires

When you think of trials tires, you probably assume that they’re for trials bikes. If so, you’re right – and wrong! Trials as a riding discipline has been around almost as long as motorcycles have, and the unique requirements of trials competitions have bred tires that are designed for a high level of traction. But just because trials tires work incredibly for trials bikes doesn’t mean that other dirt bikes can’t harness their traction as well. For years, off-road enthusiasts have been putting trials tires on their standard dirt bikes instead of traditional knobbies.

So how do you know whether you should use trials or knobbies? If you ride trails in the mountains or woods, you should definitely consider trying out a set of trials tires. They hook up where knobbies can’t. They really excel on difficult hill climbs and technical areas of the trails. When you’ve got trials tires installed on your bike, you’ll have the confidence to tackle obstacles that your buddies would never even think of trying. Another great thing about trials tires is that the tread pattern is relatively gentle on trails compared to knobbies.

Trials tires are also popular among enduro or hare scramble racers. The superb traction they provide can give your bike an edge in an off-road race. Some trials tires are also DOT approved, so there’s no problem if the course travels across public roads.

The one type of riding that isn’t as great with trials tires is motocross. In loamy track soil where traction is already optimal, trials tires won’t give the same performance that knobbies will.

Because trials tires are built a little differently, there are a few other considerations you’ll need to make when using them on your bike. You might want to switch to a heavy-duty tube (or even better – an ultra HD tube) to help prevent flats. You also need to be aware that since the tire profile is shaped differently than other types of tires, your handling won’t be the same at higher speeds or around sharper turns.

One advantage that trials tires will give you is their ability to soak up small obstacles, providing a more comfortable ride and making it easier to handle your bike.

There’s only one way to discover the difference that a trials tire makes – you’ve got to try a set for yourself! We’ve got an excellent variety of tires available from several brands and in multiple sizes. Check out the product description for more details on an individual tire, and don’t forget that you can rely on customer reviews for first-hand experience about how a specific tire worked out for other riders. Don’t put it off any longer; pick up a pair of trials tires for your dirt bike today!

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  • Shinko Trail Pro 255 Radial Trials Tire

    Shinko Trail Pro 255 Radial Trials Tire

    Daniel in PA

    Great everywhere

    First trials tire ever and won't be going back to a knobby. It's unbeatable in single track and rocks. Even on a muddy motocross track it still hooked up great. Been to dry my tracks too. You name it,the trials tire will hook up in it

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  • Kenda Equilibrium Trials & Enduro Hybrid Tire

    Kenda Equilibrium Trials & Enduro Hybrid Tire

    Warren in Arizona

    All Around Favorite

    I've ridden Knobbys and Trials Tires this is Truly a Hybrid . Tracks through the rocks like no other. Even with my hefty 280 Lbs and 10 psi it takes it all in. This tire suits me

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  • Shinko SR241 Series Trials Tire

    Shinko SR241 Series Trials Tire

    Marcus in OH

    Great tire

    This tire has not let me down.

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  • Pirelli MT 43 Pro Trials Tire

    Pirelli MT 43 Pro Trials Tire

    chris in MN

    Come onâ?¦everyone's doing it

    running trials tires is really like cheating. they may not be the best choice in full on race conditions, but for 90% of the riding most of us do, they are magic.

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  • Motoz Mountain Hybrid

    Motoz Mountain Hybrid

    Dylan in Utah

    split personality

    If you are desert riding or in dry conditions this tire rips. Plenty of grip, hooks up really well, loved it from the moment I put it on. And then I rode in some wet conditions. Tire will not hook up, will not clean out, I was with two other guys and they could easily climb up stuff that I would just spin out and go literally nowhere. I'm thinking I will pick up another Maxxis Desert IT and only run the Motoz for desert conditions/middle of summer riding. So if you are in dry conditions go for it, you will love it. If you are in wet conditions then stay away, this isn't the tire for you. If you ride some of each then get another tire for wet days because all the advantages of this tire in the dry conditions aren't worth one crappy ride when things get wet!

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  • Dunlop D803 Trials Tire

    Dunlop D803 Trials Tire

    Trevor in Utah

    400 miles or less

    I only have 180-200 miles on this tire and the center treads are torn about 1/2 way through. That being said it has traction all day long in mud rocks loose dirt and everything else but it's very very soft and unless you have plenty of money and don't like a long lasting tire don't buy this. I Not sure about sand but I cannot imagine its great

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