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I ride a 2004 Honda Foreman 450 S with stock wheels. My tire sizes are 25x8x12 and 25x10x12. I want to stay with 25 inch tires. I have a Perfex Long Travel Suspension Kit on my bike.

I am considering these tires ONLY and wanted some opinions. I am not interested in any other tire at the moment. I am narrowing my choices down.

I would go with the GBC's except they do not offer a 25x10x12 size. They offer a 9 inch wide tire. This makes me want to lean toward the Bighorns in a bias-ply.

I was told that radials were designed for IRS machines and didn't handle good on SRA machines. I was told that they tend to roll more while cornering and felt "mushy" or not as stable while on the side of a hill on a SRA. I'm not real sure about that though. That kinda sounded bogus to me. What do you guys think? I am open to any opinion. For My machine, would you spring the extra $$ on the radials?

My riding consists of putting around and blazing trails both. I ride a lot of dirt and rock and like to make my own trails. Alot of the time that means I ride around on the side of a hill, so i don't want something that won't hold me there and lets me slide sideways down the hill. I do very little mud riding. If it's in the trail and I can't get around it, I go through it.
So, I guess I would like opinions between the Bias-Ply and the radial Bighorns.
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Is that a Trick Question?

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Bighorns are best tire available for the trail...and they are radials...I would run them if it wasn't for all the Thick Deep Mud everywhere.

Bighorns run about $300 at HPW plus shipping.

Tire diameters and width are only nominal dimensions...they don't measure true...so don't let 9" versus 10" sway our descision...the actual dimensions might be closer than you think.

The GBC look like knock offs of the Bighorns...so if you can save $100 then listen to TrueGrit and give the GBC a try...then let us all know what you think.

Or maybe you can find somebody has actually tried them???

Good Luck

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Or maybe you can find somebody has actually tried them???
Believe it or not, I have only had one person on 10 forums reply saying that they actually own a set of GBC Dirt Tamers in 25x8x12 and 25x9x12 sizes. They were on a Kodiak. I will see if i can get this picture to show up below and hopefully he won't mind me using his picture. His atv looks AWESOME with the wheels and tires. His username on www.atvfrontier.com is camodiak.

 

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Hey...they look real good.

GBC Dirt Tamers are to th Maxxis Bighorns as GBC Gators are to the Maxxis Mud Bugs.

I think they are both manufacture by Cheng Shin Rubber Co. in Taiwan.

Bones
 
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