Pit Bull Growlers
I was given a chance to try a set of the Pit Bull Growler X.O.R.(extreme
off-road) RADIAL tires. My first impression was that they looked like swamp
lites, but with chunks taken out of the lugs. Boy was I wrong! These
tires stick like glue to rocks. The Growler is probably the best all around
tire I have used to-date, and I have gone through a lot of tires over these
many years, trying to find something that would do everything well.
The rubber compound is like no other tire I have felt or used. It is real
soft, sticky and thick. Over big rocks the lugs flex very well while
holding the rocks like glue. Yesterday I did some technical riding on a
rock course about 25-30ft wide and 300ft long of nothing but big sharp
rocks. These tires didn't let me down, they just stuck and pulled like no
other I have used (better than Big horns). The guy I was with has a Rincon
with xtr`s and couldn't make it 2 quad lengths (not a real fare comparison
but that's all that I had to compare to). The guys standing by watching in
the jeeps and other quads were amazed on how well they worked.
Then off to the sand where their performance excelled once again. They
didn't dig as much as I had anticipated, but instead, they just hooked up
and took off with very little tire roll in fast corners. Whereas I had
expected they would dig and dive in the soft sand, instead, they just
floated along the top of the sand and kept going.
On hard pack trails they were just point and shoot. Power sliding around
corners was very easy - just hit it and go. They are also a very smooth
riding tire which is surprising for such an aggressive lug pattern, but then
again, the lugs do flex like no other tire I have ever used. Spanked the
Rincon and the xtr`s again.
Then we hit the mud (which, honestly, I don`t care for) and my buddy
thought his xtr`s were going to out-do me - WRONG answer. The Growlers
did very well in the mud. Yes, they are no outlaw or silverback (which are
dedicated single purpose mud tires), but that being said, as an all
conditions tire, they definitely pull almost as well as a dedicated mud
tire. They clean out without having to pin the throttle; don`t dig to the
bottom and just grab and go.
I haven`t had the chance to ride any gravel roads yet, but the way the
Growlers handled everything else, I would say they are going to be a great
high speed drifter around turns.
On asphalt going up and down my street, they are very smooth. They don`t
wander at high speeds. I ran them up to about 50mph and they handled like
I would have to say they are the best all around tire I have ever had the
chance to use. Time will tell on how well they hold up.
I will get some more pics up as soon as I go through them.
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Last edited by Mad Mike; 11-21-2009 at 10:06 AM.