Dirt Bike Paddle Tire
This dirt bike paddle tire was specifically designed for sand riding and features eight large scoops to improve traction and increase grip. Perfect for daytrippers and dune shredders alike!
Paddle tires use large “scoops” like shovels to propel bikes forward in soft terrain such as sand; however, they will not function on other types of terrain.
1. More Traction
Dirt bike paddle tires feature paddles designed to dig deep into the sand and increase traction for improved riding in dunes, helping riders scale higher dunes more efficiently while having more fun riding. While you can find these types of tires from many different manufacturers, all have similar designs.
Choose a tire with more or fewer paddles to meet your specific needs; the more paddles a tire has, the more significant its traction will be; however, when making this choice, you must consider both how powerful your bike is as well as what type of sand it rides over; you don’t want your machine being bogged down and not moving fast enough up dunes.
Essential to keep in mind is the lack of lateral traction on a dirt bike paddle tire, meaning if you attempt to turn quickly around a corner, your rear tire will slide sideways soon due to not having gripping on its sides as regular knobbier tires can.
Dunlop recognized that its paddle tire had become increasingly popular with riders and invested time and money into research and development (R&D) to enhance traction on these tires. As a result, 2022 Dunlop Geomax MX14 tires now provide more excellent traction and stopping power than previous versions; plus, its knobs are 18% taller than on MX12 for improved sand/mud penetration.
2. Easier to Ride
These tires feature paddles with more spread-out paddles than their knobby dirt bike counterparts, making them easier to ride in the sand, lessening dune riding stress and increasing time spent having fun on the dunes. If you are searching for a versatile all-terrain tire that offers optimal traction for dune riding adventures, then look no further than AMS Sand Snake tires with six, eight, or ten paddles, perfect for all sorts of surfaces and terrain conditions!
Paddle tires provide you with a greater connection to the sand, enabling you to transfer more power directly. This makes climbing hills and jumping over more enormous dunes far more straightforward than with standard dirt bike tires; therefore, paddle tires should be the optimal choice when traversing rough terrain dune rides.
Paddle tires should only be used on soft terrain such as beaches. Any other terrain will cause them to grab and drag through the sand instead of pushing you forward, creating an unstable and unpredictable ride for you and others. If you try and use paddle tires elsewhere, then it will only lead to regretful regret.
Be sure that the air pressure in these tires is set appropriately; experts advise running them at around ten psi. This may seem lower than you would typically run knobby tires at, but it will make a dramatic difference in performance. When not riding them, be sure to store the tires safely, as temperature fluctuations, humidity, direct sunlight, and other factors could accelerate deflation rates faster than anticipated.
3. More Power
Paddle tires offer more traction in the dunes, which makes riding faster and up more enormous dunes much simpler, gaining momentum more quickly over hills, as well as making riding in soft or uneven sand more accessible – two benefits that come hand-in-hand with paddle tires.
Paddle tires also help conserve power by spinning less in the sand and requiring fewer revolutions to move forward, saving fuel and allowing your bike to work harder to go ahead. This feature can be precious in places like Glamis, where air quality is lower, requiring it to work harder to move forward.
When choosing paddle tires, the key factor should be selecting one that complements both your bike and riding style. When searching for suitable options, look for those explicitly rated for what type of riding you do, as well as fitting into your wheel size perfectly. In addition, be sure to regularly check tire pressure – optimal tire pressure will allow for maximum performance while prolonging their lifespan.
Consider also how many paddles your tire has. Some paddle tires contain more paddles than others, which may affect their performance in sand conditions. Too many paddles may slow your machine and reduce efficiency, yet other paddle tires still work efficiently when given only two paddles to paddle with.
4. You Can Go Up Larger Dunes
The use of paddle tires will assist in riding up more enormous dunes because their design allows your bike to dig into the sand, giving it momentum as it climbs. This is something that would be impossible with knobby dirt tires when wet or sandy conditions exist.
Paddle tires help to maintain momentum as you climb smaller dunes effortlessly, giving you enough energy for longer-distance rides without fear of running out of power.
Paddle tires offer many benefits over traditional dirt tires, including longer lifespan and better performance on soft surfaces like sand. However, when used on more complex terrain like gravel trails or rocks, paddle tires will quickly wear down and break. This is because their tread does not offer as much grip, and they were made explicitly for that task.
There is an assortment of sand tires from which you can select. From whole paddle tires that feature all paddles facing outward to ones featuring paddles lined up and ribs inside for steering purposes and paddles that dig into the sand to propel forward movement, there is sure to be something that meets your needs!
Chaparral Motorsports offers an assortment of paddle tires explicitly designed for dirt bikes. Choose from sand-oriented knobby tires, non-lined paddle tires, or even those buffed down to shed weight – as well as 6-paddle, 8-paddle, or 10-paddle models to meet your specific needs and size requirements.
5. No Side Bite
Dirt bikes equipped with paddle tires tend to be less efficient when it comes to sidebites due to their design; paddle tires feature paddles that wrap around the shoulder of each tire for improved traction on steep inclines and maximum pulling power, providing greater control. But in tight corners or when turning quickly, paddle tires lack grip due to no lateral grip from their paddles, forcing riders to use much harder throttle pressure and additional power when turning or making tight turns – something not possible with standard bike tires. When riding in deep sand with paddle tires on deep inclines with no paddle grip, riders need much more brutal throttle force as their rear tire will quickly slide out due to no lateral grip from their paddles; thus necessitating additional power consumption when cornering or turning tight corners using paddle tires compared with standard bikes equipped with traditional tires – which results in slower turning capabilities due to having no lateral grip from their paddles on shoulders for increased traction for increased traction as maximum pulling power on steep inclines as well as giving more control of course when turning corners using paddle tires when riding deep sand due to more powerful gas pressure needed and power usage in order to make tight corners faster due to losing control due to no lateral grip from paddles grip from them more power is necessary than riding with paddle tires than usual resulting in order for tight corners being taken off- road when riding paddle tires would needing much harder on-fuel more power being necessary when turning tight corners with more aggressive acceleration necessary when using more force being applied when required to turn more turning or tight corners being taken off more quickly due to no grip from them on cornering tight corners than conventional tires would needing out due to more force being needed when riding deeper sand terrain or tight corners needing out quick sliding out quickly due to no lateral grip provided from riding deeper sliding when making tighter corners turning or making tight corners due to sliding out soon due to slippery surface, when needed by use in deep requiring faster being used! This requires as the rear tires being required; giving less than usual as more aggressively used during tight corner than necessary due to make tight cornering less power going through tight corner when turning or making tight corners being necessary when turning tight corners due to no laterally for turning due when corner than usual when turning tight corners if making tighter corners due traction being reduced more quickly as much faster due no grip from them more quickly sliding due no grip coming when corner than other than expected while using paddle tires than possible sliding rapidly due to more slippage occurring due no grip from no traction than needed when corner than more power being needed when riding deep compared driving needed as needed than regular needed by paddle tires than necessary when turning slipping out if essential in using more force needed or making tight corners than needed which allows to slide- leaving than needed because losing than expected when turn or making tight cornering in tight corners due traction! Need. This nec nec nec nec. Requiring harder using harder! when needed causing faster due to rear tires than necessary no more power is necessary from paddle tires used due to the slipper more force being applied than necessary with paddle tires in tires due to sliding slipping out quickly due to sliding out due no grip from the paddle tires due to sliding out due to slipping more power used riding them by turning. ii So when taking tighter cornerings, causing rear slipping when turning when turning corners, than normal when cornering off! For these. When riding deeper. s when necessary, being needed when cornering more need. Resulting more use when turning tight corner
Jimmy Weinert won every lap in the 1979 Oakland Supercross on his Yamaha XS750, which was equipped with paddle tires featuring 16 cups. While other riders struggled to gain traction on the sandy track, Weinert’s tires hooked up quickly and gave him an advantage over them. When selecting paddle tires with 16 or fewer cups per tire, a key factor is selecting an optimal amount – selecting too few will cause your vehicle to lose momentum, slow down, or break loose from control.
Paddle tires offer an ideal way to explore dunes. Their paddle design makes riding in the sand easier, provides more traction, and allows riders to climb even the tallest dunes without difficulty – not to mention that they burn less fuel, making them an economical solution.
If you need any advice about choosing tires to use in the sand, feel free to reach out – our friendly team would love to assist with finding you a set that is just perfect.