Originally posted by: IHaveToBorrowAnATV
I was at a dealership the other day and they had both the Mud Lites and Bear Claws there and, man, are those Bear Claws heavy.
The tire looks nice but I'm worried about all that added wieght and it only being a 250.
I've heard that the Mud Lites wear very quick and need to be replaced every season or two.
Have not heard much about the Sur Traks. It says its only a 2 ply tire. How is it compared to the 6 ply tires like the Bear Claws and Mud Lites?
Yep, it's a trade off. The Bear Claws are heavier but have more puncture protection and wear like iron. The Mud Lites are are light but are more easily punctured and wear faster. Depends on what is more important to you. You will lose a little bit of acceleration with the Bear Claws as compared to the Mud Lites.
The Sur Traks are similar in tread design to the Bear Claws but weight is closer to the Mud Lites. I can't speak for them as I haven't ridden on them yet, but I have heard good things about them and plan to order them soon for our Ozark 250. Our other Ozark 250 has the Bear Claws. Go here for more info on the Sur Traks: