*This is a review of the all new Tusk Recon Hybrid Tire from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
Tusk is an in house brand from the popular Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.
Tusk build’s parts for UTVs, ATVs, Dirt Bikes, and Adventure bikes.
In past years Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is only build Tusk tires for their offroad UTV’s.
Well that has now changed….
We now have the TUSK RECON HYBRID DIRT BIKE TIRE
What kind of dirt bike tire is the Tusk Recon Tire?
- Hybrid tire between a trails tire and a motocross tire
- High performance offroad and enduro tire
- Softer “sticky” or “gummy” rubber compound
- More rigid carcass then a trails tire
- Formulated rubber for longer wear
The Tusk Recon tire was designed for the hard enduro or singletrack riders.
Having a sticky compound for the treads allows for better hook up with the going gets tough.
The tread pattern and the carcass allows for better braking and performance in a variety of terrain and speeds.
How does the Tusk Recon Hybrid tire compare to other Hybrid tires?
I mounted the Tusk Recon Hybrid tire on a 2019 KTM 300XCW TPI.
This KTM 300 TPI has Tubliss system installed on the bike as well.
I ran the Tusk Recon Hybrid tire at around 5 PSI
The crew and I had a 4 day riding trip planned in the mountains of Idaho.
We ended up riding over 205 miles of hard technical single track.
The Tusk Recon Hybrid tire was tested in the following conditions
- Water crossings
- Log Crossings
- Loose rocks
- Moon dust
- Even a little pavement
The Tusk Recon tire pretty much handled all the mountain single track terrain with ease. It has good traction, ok braking and still works in Mud.
What are my initial thoughts on how the Tusk Recon Hybrid Tire performed?
Overall its a solid hybrid tire and for the money its really good
I did feel there was a brake in period for the Recon tire…..
The longer I used it the better it got.
Cornered well and didn’t do anything weird.
I feel like the Kenda Ibex and the Dunlop AT81EX hook up better.
I would compare the traction and the wear more like the IRCVE33s
The Tread is fine but I personally like a tread that is a little more spaced out to hook up in mud or really soft dirt.
I still have a lot to learn about this tire and will continue to put more time on the Tusk Recon tire.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC build a great tire and the Tusk Recon Hybrid tire is for the guy who wants a tire that has better traction but also wears better than other hybrid dirt bike tires.
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