Need advice, what sand tire should I buy?

3 replies to this topic
  • topc0p

Posted July 09, 2007 - 11:26 PM


I have no idea what paddle tire I should buy. Should I go with a 8 or 10 paddle? What is the difference? I am going to coose bay Oregon next week for 3 days to ride the dunes. Is there any particular style or size I need to buy?

  • arwun

Posted July 10, 2007 - 07:08 AM


Since Coos Bay has water, dirt roads/trails, etc, I'd suggest that you just use a soft-terrain knobby. Paddles rip off, unless your in really dry loose sand.

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  • NavyNuke

Posted July 10, 2007 - 04:20 PM


I recomend an 8 paddle. had one, loved it, wore it out, picked up a 10 paddle, and its almost too much traction, especially with a wide ratio tranny. felt much better with the 8 paddle. I also recomend Kings Turbo tire that thumpertalk sells, the little fins that don't look like they do much sure do. much better steering ect. with it.

  • B-Rock

Posted July 17, 2007 - 06:48 AM


ya i'm with arwun on this one. paddles area a bitch to install becasue of there huge sidewalls, and, if you are gonna be on a trail or anything that isnt deep sand, it will just detroy itself (and your kidneys too), so i wouldnt advise it.

i would go with a really deep knobby that has all the knobs lined up like a paddle though. gets me through the sand just fine

but, it you ride pure dunes and desert style stuff......... then go with the 8 paddle for sure


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