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I have been looking closer and closer at tires and found these. I couldn't help being taken in. The affordable price and the fact that they have a tread design so much like the pitbull growlers. I have had guys say go with Bighorns and dirt tamers. I don't want to go there. I just want people who have had these tires to speak up, tell me what they think/thought of them, and what they use/used them for.
 

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I had 28” Dirt Devil II’s. I didn’t care much for them except in the messy stuff. I didn’t feel they handled trail and rock all that well. And that’s 95% of my riding.
 

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Well, I am glad you said that. I was just about to order a set. That makes about 70% of my riding so that would've sucked. I guess I just need to bring myself to the realization that a Bighorn type tread is really the only thing that's going to work. I know they are long life tires. But I find all these other tires that are half the price, or save my $100 and I can't help hoping I can save a little cash.
 

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Well, I am glad you said that. I was just about to order a set. That makes about 70% of my riding so that would've sucked. I guess I just need to bring myself to the realization that a Bighorn type tread is really the only thing that's going to work. I know they are long life tires. But I find all these other tires that are half the price, or save my $100 and I can't help hoping I can save a little cash.
I understand. It’s a hard pill to swallow. I’m happy with my Bighorns. They handle the rocks great but I did cut one on our last trip. Probably should have been in 4x4 and not spinning the rears so much up steep stuff with sharp rocks around.

A few plugs later and I was good to go. Still holding air but I’m going to replace it before long.

There’s less expensive options out there that handle great.
 

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Dismount that tire, use a palm sander and rough up the inside wall at the cut then put a nice patch on it, should hold for a long time.
 

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Yes. Best way to make a side wall repair is to ruff up the inside and put a "boot patch" on. Makes a whole new section of sidewall. You can buy the patches at the local auto parts store.
 

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One of my riding buddies had a brand new set of Dirt Devils and poked a 1/2 inch stick through the tread on the first ride , several plugs later it held air and we rode the rest of the weekend but he sold them after he got home. Maybe the newer ones are better but the older ones didn't seem that tough for the rocks and roots that we were riding.
 
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