One ride on a prepped track and there are knobbies starting to tear off. Traction is decent and it's a fairly decent looking tire although the sidewalls seem too tall. I'll probably spend a little more next time and get a higher end tire but for the average weekend warrior they do the job.
Artrax SX1 Rear Tire
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I am not the best installer so someone with more experience may get it done easier but when it does finally go on you will be pleased! I hare scramble with these tires front and back and they are awesome! Traction durability and affordable all in one package.
Installed on a Honda 450 expert rider. Any tire on a 450 you can expect the knobs to round off, I've put 3hrs 2 of this hours were on a harescramble race, very rocky and intermediate pack dirt.grabs good, stops good. All the knobs are still intact. Il will buy more as long as the price point stays the same
The tire is pretty good and holds up great in turns
First time trying this tread pattern, just mounted it up, looks good and look forward to testing it out.
These tires were a little hard to get the last little bit on the rim. Stiff sidewalls but that is a good thing. Took it out in mud ,rocks, roots, and pavement. Grabbed good front a little loose on gravel and soupy mud.
Been running these tires for a while now, no complaints. Long lasting, good traction, easy on the wallet...win, win, win!
my customers loved these tires and side they will order more when its time for a few set.
I have tried many of the top brands and found that the Artrax SX1 Rear Tire perform admirably. For the price and durability you simply can not beat these tires. Winter riding: mostly wet roots, tight single track and mud. Summer riding: Rock, shale, sand, forest land single track.
great price,good performance,long lasting.
Wore out very quick only 1 week of trail ridding and its already worn out
For the price, you cannot beat this tire! It is no harder to mount than any other tire I've mounted. Even easier than some. The traction and wear is comparable to the more expensive tires.
I've used these tires before and they seemed to work pretty well, especially for the price. However, the last two rear Artrax tires I've put on, SX1, 120-80-19 have deformed badly. From normal motocross use (no super hard hits or anything) have cause the tires to deform in such a way as it wobbles bad. I've checked the rim as that was my first thought. But the rim is good and true. If you rotate the tire and watch the tread, it appears to make an S pattern wobble. I guess its deforming the tire when it lands a certain way so that the tire is pushed to the right of the rim or left, etc. I've mounted many of these and only lately have I seen this. Maybe its just a bad batch or something.
Great tire. Great tread life.
only complaint is that it runs narrow so instead of getting a 110 i got a 120 and looks like a 110. Other then that its a really good tire for the cost, Hooks up in soft and intermediate good.
You won't go wrong with the SX1 tire if you are on a tight budget. I bought this tire over a year ago now and it is still holding up well. Probably will be in the market for another tire soon but It has hooked up well and really done a great job for the price. There is nothing flashy about the back tire of the SX1 but it is a solid tire. May not be the best tire on the market, but I would say it has the best price for the quality you are getting.
Holding up good on the back of a CR500
This tire was no more or less difficult to mount than any other "name brand" tire I have mounted over the years. I did use about 50psi to seat the bead correctly. I took my crf450 out to one of the gnarly and rockiest places I ride, the tire hooked up really well, especially while climbing the big hills and up hill switch backs. I could see wear on the tire after one days worth of nasty trails, so I did rate the tire a little lower on the durability but the tire was only 38 dollars. less than half of a "big name" tire.
This looked like a good tire for the price but it was to narrow of s tire for me and
ok, so here's the thing. i've ran dunlop on my bikes for over 20 years and when i saw the price and the reviews of this tire, i thought to myself, "i am not ryan dungey. i don't have to be riding on some of the most expensive and high performance skins there are. i probably won't even know the difference." the good news: the performance level i ride at is a lot higher than i give myself credit for. fyi...i ride weekly at the vet and main tracks at milestone. i am not fast but i push to my limit.
the bad news: I CANNOT TRUST THIS TIRE TO HOLD OFF THE FACE OF A JUMP OR FULL THROTTLE OVER SOME WHOOPS WITHOUT KICKING SIDEWAYS. THIS TIRE IS THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE ONE I'VE EVER RAN. YOU COME OUT OF A CORNER HARD AND RIGHT INTO A DECENT SIZE DOUBLE OR TABLE TOP - WITH THIS TIRE YOU BETTER HAVE THE BIKE COMPLETELY CENTERED CUZ THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MID-AIR CORRECTING YOU CAN DO TO COMPENSATE FOR THE SIDEWAYS HUCK THAT IT GIVES TO YOUR REAR WHEEL. NOT COOL AT ALL.
If you are trail riding I think this tire would probably do just fine. On a performance course with jumps and whoops right out of corners forget about it and spend the extra money.
A little background on me and my riding style, I've been racing for about 10 years mx and mostly woods (hare scrambles, local gncc's). I'm normally in the front of the pack in the B class or running with A riders. So I would say I have a pretty good feel for when tires suck but I'm no Kaileb Russell.
I bought the Mx Pro front and the sx1 rear.
Installation: A lot of people commented that they had a tough time getting the tire on. As long as you have some experience with changing tires these were no harder than a Maxxis or a Pirelli.
Performance: I have a couple one hour motos on these and a day of sand riding. The Mx Pro front did just as good as my geomax's. I never lost confidence in my front tire and traction going over wet roots was on par with any other tire. The rear Sx1 left some side lateral traction to be desired on off cambers and first rolling on the gas coming out of turns. This is more than likely due to the fact that this is a hard/intermediate tire and I was riding on intermediate loamy dirt. Even due to this though I was still able to push pretty hard. I can't wait to try out a Mx Pro on the back.
Durability: After about 3 hours of riding the rear tire is showing pretty much the same wear as a typical Dunlop or Bridgestone would. The front still has a few more rides left.
Price: The great thing about these tires is the price. You're really getting very close to the same performance of a high end tire for half the price. If the Mx Pro hooks up better and doesn't want to step out as much a new set is going to be on my bike before every race.
Summary: For the price you cannot beat these. If you can afford to put a new set of name brand tires on when your bike needs it (every race or 3-5 hours riding) then you will get a little better performance. For guys like me who likes to see your dollar stretch, these are the way to go!
(Once I get a couple rides on the mx pro rear I'll update my review)