Shinko R505 Hybrid Cheater Tire

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Shinko R505 Hybrid Cheater Tire

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Details

  • 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
175 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 (170)
No (3)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great traction.
The Shinko cheater works awesome. It provides great traction in the northeast rocks and roots in dry and wet conditions. The tire provides good traction even after it starts to wear. The tires are priced reasonable too.

-m-2018 KTM 250 XC-W (E-Start)--
June 12, 2019
York, PA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Hooks up great
This tire hooks up great. It is a soft compound, but has proven to be durable.
May 29, 2019
ARNOLDSVILLE, GA, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
2019 kx450 with the cheater tire!
Great tire! Very soft and easy to put on, hooks up excellent, first time using one on a 450, it's a 120/90/19 and it does run on the mud flap piece a little. Price was on point, tire is 2 years old so they must have a pile of them sitting somewhere. 2019 kx450

-m-2019 KAWASAKI KX450F--
The geomax lasted 21.5 hours, let's see what the cheater505 can do!
The geomax lasted 21.5 hours, let's see what the cheater505 can do!
May 21, 2019
Whitehall, MT, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
WOW!
This tire rocks! I love smoking all my buddies up a gnarly hill. Not the best for moto style rides but for gnarly single track this is the bees knees.
May 11, 2019
arcata, CA, US
Purchased
12 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Amazing tire
Traction is outstanding. I have ridden with trials tires with bib mouses for many years and recently decided to try the Cheeter tire with the tubliss system. At 6 psi this tire is amazing in the roots and rocks of New England. I only have one race on the tire-2 hours and the tire is rounding over already. I'm hoping to get quite a few races on the tire before having to replace. I have read in other reviews that traction remains very good as the tire wears.

-m-2019 KTM 150 XC-W (E-Start)--
May 9, 2019
Williamstown, MA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
3 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Excellent Grip
This tire is a great tire for certain circumstances. If you are on a motocross track, do not use this tire. They sidewall is not even close to stiff enough to handle the demands of a track. On the other hand, in the sharp rock/hard pack/lose sand washes desert of Arizona this tire works great! It hooks up everywhere and works especially well on single track lines. I did learn that when a tube is popped in this tire, your ride becomes very unstable immediately! Just a warning, this is because the sidewall is very squishy.
May 9, 2019
Lake Havasu City, AZ, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 months 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
Best.
It will give you a tons of traction and stay gripping the trail even on the muddy situation and you definitely get more than what you pay...!
April 30, 2019
Kirkland, WA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Choice
I race hare scrambles. Mud and rocks and the tire holds up very well while also gripping the terrain.

-m-2003 HONDA CR250R--
Riding hard for over a year now!
Riding hard for over a year now!
April 23, 2019
Hegins, PA, US
Age: 25-44
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Perfect tires
I run these tires on every bike I will never run anything else makes riding so much easier and they last pretty good for being soft
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April 22, 2019
Imperial, MO, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
good offroad tire
i was surprised at well this tire worked in wet conditions considers its tread pattern, its not a mud tire by any means but its great in dry hard condtions like its made for and not terrible in wet. held up good, amazing in rocky conditions.

-m-2016 KTM 350 XC-F--
April 3, 2019
somerset, KY, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
9 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
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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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