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Shinko R525 Hybrid Cheater Tire

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Shinko R525 Hybrid Cheater Tire
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Shinko R525 Hybrid Cheater Tire

Our Price: $40.94$68.99

MSRP: $60.00 - $102.95 - You save up to $33.96 (33% off)

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Details

  • Shinko’s Hybrid Soft/Intermediate Terrain Enduro/Extreme single track trail tire finds traction in the most extreme conditions.
  • Wide self-cleaning tread design.
  • 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 the Ultimate Hybrid off-road tire.
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Shinko R525 Hybrid Cheater Tire Reviews

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4.3 / 5.0
105 Reviews
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Value
4.4 / 5
Tread life
3.5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.6 / 5
Handling
4.2 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (89)
No (15)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Traction everywhere!!
Great tire! This thing hooks up on any terrain. Great price and Rocky MTN always ships fast!!
-m-2008 KTM--
February 19, 2020
Jasper, AL, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Value
2 / 5
Tread life
1 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
3 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Great Grip Poor Life
Decided to give the Shinko yet another chance..While the tire grips very well it just last. Only got about 80 miles out of this one in medium to soft terrain with some rock climbs mixed in before it was done.

-m-2013 KTM 300 XC--
January 31, 2020
Saratoga, UT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
8 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
251 - 280 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Looks badass
Have not put it to the test yet, but it looks incredible installed!!!!!!
January 30, 2020
Midvale, UT, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great tire
Tires does great in rocks and dirt.

-m-2012 KTM 250 XC-W (E-Start)--
January 27, 2020
Chattanooga , TN, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
This tire pretty much separates the men from the boys. If you don’t show up to a hill climb with this tire you’ve already failed you might as well load up your bike and head on out. If you know you know! Just because it says cheater doesn’t make you a cheater it makes you a man with experience and knowledge
January 24, 2020
Windsor , CA, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire I’ve used so far for off road. Great traction.
January 2, 2020
Radcliff , KY, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'4 - 5'6
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Shinko R525
Arrived early the day after I ordered them!
Packaged nicely and easy to carry.

-m-2019 KTM 300 XC-W i Six Days (Fuel Injected)--
December 26, 2019
Canton , OH, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'4 - 5'6
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Decent tire for the money. Short life
Ive ran this tire for the good part of a season in hare scrambles, hard enduro, single track etc. Paired with a tubliss sytem this tire grips pretty well when new. After some long hard hours it has rounded off and wont bite on rocks anymore. Great tire for racers with the cheap cost they are easily replaceable every race if needed. If you are looking for longevity look elsewhere but they do offer amazing grip for technical riding.

-m-2005 YAMAHA YZ250--
December 21, 2019
Huntsville, AL, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
10 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
1 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
3 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Expect quick wear
If you ride aggressive off road like me (race 50A class in hare scrambles & enduro's) expect little life out of this tire. I keep tract of all my rides/training on the bike and I got 22.5 hours of use out of this tire which in all the tires I've used over the years, that is the worst. Grip and traction were very good but not worth the cost to me with the use I got out of it.

-m-2013 KTM 300 XC--
Chunked and wore out after only 22.5 hours
Chunked and wore out after only 22.5 hours
December 3, 2019
Saint David, AZ, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
8 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
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Probably one of the best all around tires made
Right now my favorite tire ! So I have used/ wore out, 2 shinko 505’s for my area they are excellent , however this 525 is better. 505 knob pattern is too close together. The 505 tread life is excellent and so is the 525. So in that way they are the same. The 525 pattern is more versatile for us. We have run 2 so far and in my opinion this tire for 10 bucks more than the tusk recon is worth the money. It has a taller knob for soft terrain, that still is great on some harder pack stuff we ride. The 525 is one of the best lasting, and best value price point tires out there.
November 26, 2019
Green river , UT, US
Purchased
3 months ago
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Is the 525 DOT approved?
A shopper on Apr 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do not believe it is
I know the 505 cheater has a tendency to try to come around you on steep and loose downhills. Does the 525 cheater have this same problem?
Kelly V on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Never had a problem with cheater 505 coming out on steep hills I run tubliss at 5lbs I bought the 525 for Mud and deep sand where it shines more over the 505
How much height does the 525 raise the rear of the bike? Did you need to compensate for it?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You're thinking about this way too much lol... bikes comes stock with 110/100-18 ... that's 26.7" diameter... my 525 is a 120/100-18 ... that's a 27.4" diameter... 27.4 minus 26.7, you get .7" ... cut that in half for height difference (radius, not diameter) you get .35" ... I don't know about you but for me in not going to feel the extra .35" difference
My dear tire is 120/90/18. But the closest size I can find in the cheater tire is 120/100/18. Will this work or fit my rim? Any input is helpful. Thx.
Clarence L on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The number 100 is referring to the aspect ratio. Which means the height of the tire is equivalent to the width of the tire. So a 120/19/18 will be taller but the same thicknes The number 100 is referring to the aspect ratio. Which means the height of the tire is equivalent to the width of the tire. So a 120/100/18 will be taller but the same width of the 120/90/18. Rocky Mountain ATV has a tire guide section for helping select the right tire. I will double check that to make sure I’m not incorrect
What front tire do you use with shrink 525 rear?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used Michelin s12 on front an it was a great combo, also the 525 is a good tire for single track an hill climbs.
What is the overall width of the 110/100x18 tire?
Chris R on May 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The width is the first number in the size, so 110. Its in mm; to convert mm to inches, take 110mm divid by 24.5; gives you 4.331 inches wide.
I've seen this tire labeled as R525 and 525S. Is there a difference?
Dakota N on Aug 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yeah there is a difference, huge actually. The 525 is a soft to intermediate tire, designed for crawling over rocks. The 525S is a hard to intermediate tire, designed for open desert but still has a gummy tread.
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