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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
202 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 (195)
No (3)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Bang for Buck
Seems to do great with everything thrown at it. Obviously not amazing in loose stuff, but an acceptable compromise. Lasts longer than i was expecting with how gummy it is.

-m-2014 HUSQVARNA TE 300--
February 12, 2020
Tucson, AZ, US
Purchased
6 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
My favorite tire
This is my go to tire for dual sport/hard enduro on my 500 exc. I run it with a nitro mousse. This thing hooks up on rock like you wouldn’t believe and not complaints in the sand and open desert. I’ve been getting 900-1000 hard miles out of them. Highly recommend!!! Plus the price is awesome!
February 7, 2020
Oceanside, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
shinko 505
this is great tire for places like big bear where there is plenty of rocky section and climbs
January 20, 2020
Valley Center, CA, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Tire works great! Awesome traction. It's a really tall tire though and kind of skinny but otherwise it's awesome!

-m-2015 KTM 350 XCF-W--
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January 8, 2020
Boise, ID, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
9 months ago
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
Awesome Tire for Trails
This tire is probably my favorite tire especially when it comes down to the price. They are gummy enough to stick to rocks but also don't wear as fast as some other tires that grip a little better this gives them an amazing life to performance ratio. Combine all this with the great price and its already a winner.

-m-2019 HUSQVARNA TX 300--
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January 2, 2020
Oak Ridge, NJ, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
2 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
I get about 23 hours out of this tire
I ran three of these in a row on my KTM and always keep track of when I installed them and how many hours. Each time, I average about 23 hours of use. That is about 11 rides for me. I guess not bad, but not that good either. They do grip very well in rocks/roots, but suck in the sand/loose dirt. I ran them with a Tubliss system and about 8 lbs of pressure. The 525 tire they came out with is even worse for time out of it.

-m-2013 KTM 300 XC--
December 26, 2019
Saint David, AZ, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great tire
Great tire. I’ve had quite a few. I mainly ride single track and Rocky Mountains. Hooks up great no matter the conditions. Works great in the dirt and on rocky terrain. They wear pretty well for a sticky tire. Great woods tire for gnarly single track can’t beat the price

-m-2014 YAMAHA YZ250--
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Fresh sticky icky
November 24, 2019
Birdsboro, PA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire for the price
If you ride gnarly stuff, these work very well and hold up better than others. Price is right as well.

-m-2012 HUSABERG TE 300--
November 23, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
3 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Ok
Thought would be better traction don't think as good as Sadona MX907 that is on my son's CRF250R but then my KLX400R has more power, so hard to say.

-m-2003 KAWASAKI KLX400R--
November 19, 2019
SAULT STE MARIE, ON, CA
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good multi use tire
I have about 200 miles on this tire, and have been very happy with it. No chunking yet when used on VERY rocky trails. Seems to be wearing faster than previous tires, but it is much softer material and hooks up really well in all types of terrain

-m-2004 HONDA XR400R--
November 19, 2019
Ogden, UT, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 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: The 120 looks and fits like a 120 to me - at least width-wise. However, it is VERY tall, so you may need to lengthen chain or re-gear so it doesn't grind away on your mud flap. This tire grabs like all get-out, so it's worth the hassle.
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
Can someone explain to me the differences between the 505 and 525?
Ray B on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The 505 is Hard/Extreme terrain and the 525 is soft/intermediate terrain.
What Nuetech Nitro Mousse 10-13 PSI is used on the 120/100x18 R505 ?
Thomas K on Dec 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will want the 140/80-18 size mousse.
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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