Lockedrocker vs. growler

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2011/05/25 22:49:36 (permalink)

rocker vs. growler

so,anyone pitted these 2 tires head to head in various terrains yet?

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    Pintail45
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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 00:04:25 (permalink)
    Jacobs ATV World did a pretty good review. They posted it on here but if you can't find it it's also on their website. Check it out.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 07:21:22 (permalink)
    Everything I have read states the Growler is the mud tire of the 2, the rocker is the better rock trail tire and the growler is the better mud trail tire..lol :)

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 07:33:42 (permalink)
    Id say neither are mud tires

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 08:12:04 (permalink)
    Don't know about the growlers but I have the rockers on my 850. They ride just as good if not better than the stock tires so no worries there. They get excellent traction on hard pack dirt, slick, snotty mud, wet or dry rock, and snow. In the mud or on any soft surface, the only draw back I have found is they dig down really fast. Chew up everything quickly. Especially in deep mud or a soft rock bottom creek. Don't take but a second and you're on the frame. I have about 800 miles on em so far and I love em!

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 08:13:11 (permalink)
    Yah i would definately like to know which is better in rocks. Im looking for a good and lighter rock tire because these 30 rad laws are a tad to heavy for rock climbing, the drive train would never hold up to the kinda abuse im gonna put the rzr4 threw.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 08:19:18 (permalink)
    For rock crawling the rockers are definitely the way to go. From what I understand, the growlers are more for mud, trail and faster riding. But like I mentioned earlier, on rocks and snow or anything that is hard and slick you won't be disappointed.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 10:01:17 (permalink)
    I'd agree that neither is a true mud tire, but then again, that was not your question. Have you considered Terracrosses, I run them on my 850, smooth as glass and do a pretty good job in light to moderate mud as long as you keep them turning. Bighorns might also be a good option,hav e used them in the past and liked them.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 10:06:04 (permalink)
    as far as ive seen neither are great in mud. but there is a video i watched on youtube a while back that the rockers were doin great  on bolders/rocks and rocky creekbeds. but personally ive never really seen em in action. if anything there a cool lookin tire lol.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 10:07:56 (permalink)
    I want an atv tire thats soft and wide in around a 26 or 27. I ve been looking at the pit bulls for a while, there just a little pricey.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 11:09:56 (permalink)
    Very happy with my Rockers over all, however if you are concerned with weight than know that these tires are HEAVY, I am currently running the 26.5"s while I wait for the 25.5's to come in as they are a bit over-sized for my touring.
     


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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 14:19:37 (permalink)
    Man the tires i currently run are 49lb a piece, they cant be that bad comapred. Could you put one of the fat ones on a scale for us?

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 15:04:15 (permalink)
    BuLLg0d

    Man the tires i currently run are 49lb a piece, they cant be that bad comapred. Could you put one of the fat ones on a scale for us?

     
    Sorry, don't own a scale and the tires have been mounted for a few months now.
     
    According to the website they say 26.5x9x14 are 31.6 lbs each and the 26.5x11x14 are 38.8 lbs each.  I honestly think the shipping weight was higher on the ups tracking, however I can't confirm as I don't have the tracking number any more..

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 16:04:34 (permalink)
    That is pretty heavy for such a small tire.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 16:49:09 (permalink)
    Its because of it being a radial and a 8 ply tire.
    Once i get my 29.5s sold I will be buying a set of Rockers for my 700H1.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 16:50:50 (permalink)
    That would be a pretty swet setup for my rzr4, 26.5s on bead locks.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/26 17:08:36 (permalink)
    Yeah the beads locks will allow you to run them flat if you want for climbing, plus it would look cool..lol
    Iam going with 12" rims though more side wall for more flex and wheel protection.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/27 12:52:36 (permalink)
    gwc this is a little off topic but i notice you have a set of terms on ur bike. how do you likem?

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/27 21:32:21 (permalink)
    Like them real well they work great. Only thing i can say bad about them is they are heavy but as far as mud goes i have yet to be left behind by laws or backs.

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    Re:rocker vs. growler 2011/05/27 21:38:49 (permalink)
    awsome. they look mean.  and i know all about heavy lol these 27 mambas shonuff aint lite lol

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