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PRODUCT EVALUATION: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 TIRES

New shape and DOT-rated By the staff of Dirt Wheels There is a lot of thought, planning and testing that goes into building a new tire. GBC decided that it was time for an update on its Dirt Commander tire. We should note that the Dirt Commander remains in the line, and it covers 12-inch wheels, as well as 14- and 15-inchers. Nevertheless, GBC designed and released a Dirt Commander 2.0 version. It has the same telltale hooked tread blocks, but the 2.0 has a flatter tread profile, slightly closer tread-block spacing…

NEW TIRE: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0

NEW TIRE: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 GBC Tires has always stood at the forefront of design and innovation since its well-received inception in 1995. Moving forward into 2020, the tradition continues with the release of its newest UTV tire, the Dirt Commander 2.0. GBC used the popular tread blocks from the original Dirt Commander and replaced the biased construction with a radial design. GBC also added strong square shoulder lugs to complement the new radial construction, helping the tire maintain grip and bite even during…

GBC HEARTLAND CHALLENGE

GBC HEARTLAND CHALLENGE GBC tires returns for another year of racing with the 13th Annual Heartland Challenge.  As in previous races, the challenge will be located in beautiful Carlisle, Iowa, and will feature racers from across the country all looking to secure a win in what is often considered one of the nation’s most demanding off-road races. Featuring a wide variety of obstacles and race conditions, the Heartland race has been known to push athletes to the limit both mentally and physically. GBC tires have…

GBC KANATI TERRA MASTER TIRES

-- TESTING THE NEW DUAL TREAD PATTERN TIRE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we first saw the GBC Motorsports Kanati Terra Master tire, we were intrigued with the unique tread pattern that GBC calls “asymmetrical non-directional.” For those of us who like smaller words, the tire has two different tread patterns. It is essentially divided along the center with tread for harder surfaces on one side and more sideway lugs and open space on the other. The sides of the tire are labeled “side A” and “side B.” We ordered…

TUESDAY TREAD: RACELINE WHEELS WITH ARISUN & GBC TIRES

A perfect setup for your truck and UTV By the staff of Dirt Wheels There are so many tire and wheel options on the market today, it’s daunting to choose the right setup for your UTV. Then you realize that your sole tow vehicle for your off-road toys needs new rubber shoes as well, and your options for truck wheels and tires more than doubles. Fortunately, there are companies that make wheels and tires for both trucks and UTVs. We picked out a set of Raceline rims and Arisun tires for our 2016 Polaris General, and a set of…

TUESDAY TREAD: GBC XC Master Tire Test

Since the release of the X-Rex tire from GBC, we have always been impressed with the superior traction and durability of it for sport ATVs. Over the last year, we have been testing a set of the updated and renamed version of the X-Rex, the XC Master. This six-ply tire is available in rear sizes of 20x11.00-9, 22x11.00-9, 20x11.00-10 and 22x11.00-10, and front sizes of 21x7-10, 22x7-10 and 23x7-10. We used the 20x11-9 in the rear and 21x7-10 for the front and put countless hours and miles on motocross tracks, desert trails…

PROJECT UTV: Lonestar Racing RZR

In the world of NASCAR, you have race-car builders like Childress and Hendricks that offer great packages to get you going. In the big-money off-road world you have names like Jimco, Geiser Brothers and Racer Engineering that will build you a ready-to-race car or truck. If you want to make your start as a driver racing RZRs, there is a shop that can offer the same services like those you get in the big leagues. Phoenix, Arizona-based Lonestar Racing (LSR) has been building competitive machines for top riders for 20 years…