Shinko R505 Hybrid Cheater Tire

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Shinko R505 Hybrid Cheater Tire

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  • New Hybrid Hard Enduro / Extreme single track trail tire finds traction in the most extreme conditions—it's almost like cheating!
  • Best of both worlds, soft sticky rubber compound like the Trail Pro trials tire in a knobby tread pattern to work in a wider variety of soil conditions
  • Where a Trials tire falls short in braking and loose soil conditions, the 505 "Cheater" bridges that gap to make it the Ultimate Hybrid off-road tire
  • Adds confidence even in the most demanding terrain
  • Available in popular 18" and 19" sizes
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Shinko R505 Hybrid Cheater Tire Reviews

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4.6 / 5.0
186 Reviews
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Value
4.7 / 5
Tread life
4.2 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.8 / 5
Handling
4.6 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (179)
No (3)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire ever
Best tire on the market if you ride off road/enduro it hooks absolutely everywhere in mud, sand, loose dry dirt, rocks and logs. I have been running this tire for 3 years now and I will never run another back tire
On my old Yamaha. Just installed it on both my ktms and my kawi
On my old Yamaha. Just installed it on both my ktms and my kawi
August 19, 2019
Concord, CA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great initial impression
So I just have one ride with this fatty rear and I like it on my 300xcw, time will tell for treadware.

-m-2018 KTM 300 XC-W (E-Start)--
August 17, 2019
76262, TX, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Fantastic tire, but the sizing seems off
The "110" size is significantly narrower than a traditional MX tire.. I'll order the "120" next time. I gave it a 4 due to the sizing issue, but I wold have given it a 4-1/2 if it was an option.

The wear was better than expected after >10 hours of hard trail riding, that included rocky climbs, river crossings (with slippery exits) and high connections.

The traction provided (even under width) was fantastic. Definitely made me a better rider.

-m-2020 KTM 300 XC i (Fuel Injected)--
August 15, 2019
San Diego , CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great tire on or off road
Great price,great product! Will buy again! If iI's on sale again!

-m-2004 HONDA CRF450R--
August 9, 2019
Surf City, CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Can’t be beat
Over 700 miles on mine. 04WR450F. Baja/southern NV desert/and UTAH trails some highway,. Amazing traction and performance.
Would recommend highly.

-m-2004 YAMAHA WR450F--
Baja
650 miles June 2019
450 miles Baja
New install March 2018
August 4, 2019
Las Vegas , NV, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
My favorite tire
Such a good tire. Superior grip in all conditions. Good price too.
July 25, 2019
Spanaway, WA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
9 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Only one ride so far
Only one ride installed with tubliss system and hooks good

-m-2016 HUSQVARNA TE 300--
July 23, 2019
Hartville, OH, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good tire, not great tire
Price is right. Is this the ultimate cheater tire? Not in my opinion. Grip is good in most conditions, but not happy in mud or deep sand. Good for the rocks, roots and wet conditions. Tread wear is faster than other tires I have tried with HD tube at 12psi (Maxxis Desert IT, IRC VE33, Kenda Trakmaster). I got 3 months out of the 505 I tried, while it still has some life left in it I opted to give one more 505 a try for an upcoming high country trip. After this one I will try either the Motoz Mountain Hybrid or the IRC Ve33 gummy.

-m-2018 BETA 300 RR--
120/100/18 new in foreground, 110/100/18 behind it
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July 19, 2019
Broomfield, CO, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Keeps my 450 in check
As of writing this review I have one 70 mile desert ride on it. Lots of rocks, silt and sand, with some very very high speed sections on two track. Paired with a pirelli scorpion front. I love the traction this thing has. It kept my 450’s rear end from stepping out to much, it allowed for predictable high speed sifting in corners. I did not feel any sidewall folding, but I was running around 15 psi heavy duty tubes. I was a little worried about how it would do in sand, and I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of traction. From now on I would not hesitate to run and sand wash. The first steep sand dune was conquered much easier than expected, after that I had no doubt in my mind about this tire. I have no experience on it in the mud. Wear wasn’t terrible for a fast paced desert run, but there is noticeable rounding on all of the knobs.
June 30, 2019
Albuquerque, NM, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Love it
I really like this tire. They seems to wear fast, but they still work just fine even when the "half" worn out. I keep buying them.

-m-2017 HUSQVARNA TE 250--
June 20, 2019
Kalispell, MT, US
Purchased
10 months ago
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How does this compare to the equilibrium?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: IMO, (having used both the Kenda Equilibrium and the Shinko 505 "Cheater) the Shinko is
orders of magnitude more effective than the Kenda Equilibrium. The Kenda was highly touted
in my area but I found it to be, quite possibly, the worst tire I have ever used. It wouldn't hook up
in the NC mountain trails of clay, rocks, and singletrack regardless of moisture content. (i.e. equally
crappy in both dry and muddy conditions.). The Shinko knob profile is similar to the Equilibrium but
every knob is larger in every dimension. It hooks up in loose soil and rocks, it sticks in singletrack, and
is completely stable. I have approx. 6 hrs on it and it is wearing normally and has not lost any performance. Time will tell if it holds up as long as the Dunlop 803 trial tire it replaced. The loss of
braking experienced with a trials tire is recovered with the Shinko Cheater. It is my new favorite for
gnarly, aggessive NC trails! I run 10 psi with a heavy-duty tube. No flats yet !
How is it in dry conditions on rocks, dust and loose gravel like surface (not sand) ?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ride a lot at Rampart Range in Colorado and many of the trails consist of decomposed granite gravel - it does fine on this surface at about 4 PSI with TuBliss, I suppose that a tire with longer knobs would do better on gravel but the Cheater works so well everywhere else and is easier on the trails with the shorter knobs and soft compound that I see no reason to change. Hard to beat the performance/wear for the price if you're looking for a singletrack tire.
Are they all the same compound? I don't see an option for soft, intermediate or hard terrain.
matthew c on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Cheater is only made in one compound,gummy soft rubber like a trials tire. It's by far my favorite tire for all conditions except deep mud. The trick to getting superior traction with this tire is ultra low tire pressure. I run 2 rim locks and Bridgestone ultra heavy duty tubes with 4-5 psi,traction is incredible.
I am a more aggressive trail rider who likes to drag race down straights, how well does this tire hold up on more open high speed trails with lots of roots, gravel, and a mix of mud and hard pack? (2014 FC250 trail conversion)
A shopper on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You cannot go wrong with this tire. You’ll be surprised on how well this tire holds up to the abuse it’s put threw. I’m a woods mid A250 rider and have friends faster then me in AA who are in love with the tire. Once in a while you’ll get a knob or 2 or 4 that rips off, unnoticeable traction difference, but for the traction it gives you threw roots, rocks, clay and all types of mud is well worth it. The tire life may come a little shy come pared to others but worth every cent
Do these tires run narrow? I have ran some of the older shinkos and a 110 looked like a 100
AARON C on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I thought the same thing when I got mine . I run the 110 on a KTM300 XC . I have both sizes . I prefer the 110/100 . The 120 seems too tall and is almost too big . The 110 looks a little smaller than a normal 110 Bridgestone but performs great. These shinkos really wear great on rocky trails . I run a moose bib on mine . Would probably run the 120 on a 450 4 stroke .
Will a 120/100/18 fit on a 2016 KTM 300xcw. The rocky mountain fit algorithm shows a fit of 110/100/18?
William C on Apr 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It will fit but it will add a little extra height. That is OK if you are on the taller side and can do with an extra 3/4" in height. It will give a little extra traction in the rocks and sand if run at 7 to 8 pounds. Fantastic tire. Highly recommend it.
can this tire handle any paved roads ?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I found no issues riding on paved roads with this tire. I found it to be a bit more wear resistant than the Pirelli MT16 when riding on pavement. I found it to be an excellent tire in our new england roots/rocks/wet/mud/etc.. The only place I felt the MT16 performed better was in DEEP mud, other than that tis tire was great. I have since changed to the Shinko 525 Extreme Cheater which is essentially the exact same tire as the 505 with a bit more open knobby/tread - I found the 525 to be much better in the deep mud and is my tire of choice. If you are riding in conditions like we have here in New England I highly recommend the either the 505 or my favorite 525. Also I have permanently switched to the Shinko 216MX Fatty front tire, it is an exact replica of the goldentyre gt216AA and is the best front tire I've ridden (The shinko is about $25.00 cheaper than the goldentyre)

cheers & ride on!
i have a ktm 200 xcw and the rear tire is a 100/100x18. have always stuck with the factory size but I would like to try this tire. does anyone know if the 110/100x18 will fit on my bike? thanks for any help
chase h on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The 110 will fit just fine.You wouldnt want to go any bigger due to weight and handling.
Use a heavy duty tube and run 8-10 psi and tire tire will hook up great, especially on rocks , roots and hard pack terrain.
Does this tire work well with Tubliss? I've had issues with sidewall cuts while running Tubliss with other tires so I'm considering this as a replacement.
Anna S on Oct 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is yes. This tire works very well with Tubliss. I can't honestly compare them with a regular tube set up because I gave up tubes a long time ago. I run the R505 at 5 lbs and have never had a problem. It's my favorite mostly dry conditions tire. I hope Rocky Mountain will carry the Shinko 525 as it will shed mud better as we head into the wet season. I'm currently running a Kenda Ibex on my 300 xc-w. Great tire but considerably more expensive than the 525.
Is this tire reversible?
Alexander B on Feb 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Technically no. It is a directional tire. But a friend of mine runs his both ways. Says he can’t notice a difference. I run mine in the intended direction only
I have a 110/90x19 on my bike now, can I run a 120/90x19 on the same rim ?
Ben T on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe so. I've done that on a 1991 and 2001 CR250 and it worked just fine. The 120 should fit on the rim just fine, but the width will reduce the clearance between the tire and the swing arm a little bit.
Will the 120/90-19 work on 2011 kx450f? Clearance is my concern
Todd B on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you you have 19” rim . I have ran wider than stock before it’s been fine
Is this tire Dot approved?
MIKE on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, but this tire is not DOT approved.
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