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Best tires for lateral traction.

My Claw TTC's are downright failing for any kid of lateral traction, the new design was supposed to be a big improvement....not sure it could be worse than what I have now.... Even on 7lbs of pressure, I'm sliding way more than I should be.

I wheel east coast woods and foothills, more mud than rock.

My question is....what tire has the best lateral traction?

I got good performance out of my Mud Countries...I kind of mid them.

The TTC's radials are great for going forward, but not so much when you get off camber.


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I don't do mud !but I do snow and 7 psi is great for DEEP snow, but

You might try 12/14 psi in the same conditions in your photos, asis you may be getting TOO MUCH SIDEWALL in lateral conditions !SLICK-

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I don't do mud !but I do snow and 7 psi is great for DEEP snow, but

You might try 12/14 psi in the same conditions in your photos, asis you may be getting TOO MUCH SIDEWALL in lateral conditions !SLICK-

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I usually run 12lbs when conditions are dry.

We had a huge amount of rain lately, so the ground is really soft.

Most guys will do snow at 4lbs around here.
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I don't do mud !but I do snow and 7 psi is great for DEEP snow, but

You might try 12/14 psi in the same conditions in your photos, asis you may be getting TOO MUCH SIDEWALL in lateral conditions !SLICK-

Good luck

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This doesn't make much sense. You think adding pressure would help lateral traction? Um, no.

MT/R Kevlars have great lateral traction. They've held me on some slimy sidehills real well. They also are smooth riding on the pavement for a nice bonus. I'm looking at getting some new 37s and I've thought about buying another set to replace my 35s, but I really want to try the Pitbull Rockers because they look so knarly. They claim they are pretty badass traction wise too, but I haven't ran them so I can't give any personal experience, yet.

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Bias Iroks and single digit tire pressures work great on slick side-hills!

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TSL, IROK: made for lateral traction.
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This doesn't make much sense. You think adding pressure would help lateral traction? Um, no.

MT/R Kevlars have great lateral traction. They've held me on some slimy sidehills real well. They also are smooth riding on the pavement for a nice bonus. I'm looking at getting some new 37s and I've thought about buying another set to replace my 35s, but I really want to try the Pitbull Rockers because they look so knarly. They claim they are pretty badass traction wise too, but I haven't ran them so I can't give any personal experience, yet.
X2 on the MT/R's. I've run them at 35" and 37" and they do great on the lateral stuff.

A friend has the Pitbull Rockers and I have flowed him around, they grab everything, but not as friendly on the road.

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