Five Cool Tires And A Mousse From AIM Expo 2016

Some cool new rubber for your off-road, motocross, and/or adventure bike.

We all need fresh tread at one time or another. That’s why we grabbed some tires that seemed the most innovative from the AIM Expo. In the world of motocross Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Pirelli get most of the attention, but there is some cool rubber from some lesser known brands. We have an adventure tire from Mitas, an endurocross tire from Motoz, a new mousse also from Motoz, an all around tire from Hi-Point, a gnarly off-road tire from IRC, and an extreme enduro tire from Vee Rubber.

Mitas
Mitas E-10 Enduro – This tire is big, beefy ADV tire for the big boys of adventure riding. Designed with huge knobs with the very edge knobs having groves for more grip while leaned over. If you have anything bigger than a 650, these are for you.Photo By Sean Klinger
Mitas
Mitas E-10 EnduroPhoto By Sean Klinger
Motoz
Motoz Arena Hybrid – This name is a little misleading because this tire is for extreme off-road riding. I was told that it was designed for endurocross, which takes place in arenas, thus the name. Anyway, the cool thing about this tire is that the knob compound is very tacky and the carcass is has stiff sidewalls, yet a compliant center. This means you should get a wide traction pad without worrying too much about pinch flats.Photo By Sean Klinger
Motoz
Motoz Arena HybridPhoto By Sean Klinger
Motoz
Motoz Bib Mousse – This is a brand new product from Motoz. From what they can tell me, it is pretty much a standard mousse insert, but if things follow the way they have, these mousses will probably be a little easier on the wallet than other brands.Photo By Sean Klinger
HiPoint
HiPoint M-15 – As you can see, the knob-within-a-knob design has really caught on. There are many new tires that are coming out that have a raised section in the center of the outer-center and outer edge knobs. The M-15 is a motocross tire that uses this design but is a bit more affordable for a privateer budget.Photo By Sean Klinger
HiPoint
HiPoint M-15Photo By Sean Klinger
IRC
IRC M5B EVO – The M5B tire has been a standard deep-knobbed tire for a long time. In the sand and mud, it is a great choice. It also grabs great traction in soft, grassy fields. Now, the M5B EVO has the same tread pattern with a slightly softer rubber compound making it still ideal for soft, loose conditions, but now even better on rocks, boulders, and logs.Photo By Sean Klinger
IRC
IRC M5B EVOPhoto By Sean Klinger
Vee Rubber
Vee Rubber VRM 340 – As you can see the knobs on this motocross/off-road tire are terraced or stepped so that the closer the knob is to the carcass the wider it is. This is supposed to allow for good knob flex and traction without the knobs breaking or chunking off.Photo By Sean Klinger
Vee Rubber
Vee Rubber VRM 340Photo By Sean Klinger