Are you in the market for some new tires for your ATV? You will find that over time, there's always some changes that you would like to make to your ATV and probably tires will be one of the top choices on your list. Unlike the engine, tires are inclined to wear out faster. There are a number of reasons why you should install new tires on your ATV, such as a safer ride and more comfort, or you simply just like the machine but want different tires. You should be asking yourself the following questions. What type of surface will I be riding on and what type of riding do I prefer to do? Am I a fast or slow rider? Will I be riding in lots of sand, mud or snow, or maybe I enjoy just some smooth riding on a clear path. Will I be competing, doing hill climbs, flat track racing, or MX racing?
It is fairly common to see experienced riders having more than one set of tires. Purchasing the correct width of tire for the rim size you have is crucial as more narrow ones could possibly come off the rim. Do you want a round tire or a "flat" tire? The best way to determine that is to walk around the back of your ATV and look at the top of the tire. When it is fully inflated, is it rounded or flat on the top? A flat tire has more rubber on the road and will have much less tendency to roll under hard cornering.
The next question you need to ask yourself is, do I need a short or a tall tire? Does your machine offer you lots of ground clearance or will a taller tire lift the ATV higher off the ground to give you a softer ride? One consideration when it comes to purchasing a taller tire is that they usually have more sidewall flex and will give you the feeling of being loose during hard cornering. A shorter tire will give you more stability during hard cornering at high speeds, without sacrificing ground clearance and your ride maybe a little bit more bumpy. There are many different types of tread patterns to choose from, so it all depends on your budget and the types of terrain that you are going to be riding on. Try to choose that which will work under all general conditions, or if money is no object, you can buy sand tires, trail tires, or mud tires.