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Hey all, so dirtbikes are going away and now snow is kicking in and ATVs start coming out :) so, this will be a dedicated snow atv essentially and I usually ride in deep snow to hardpacked snow.

I was looking at kenda executioner, issue is I have a 570..not sure if I have an interest to get a 1000 down the road or not but this will do for now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-4-Kenda-Executioner-ATV-Tires-Set-2-Front-25x8-12-2-Rear-25x10-12-K538/142650253650?hash=item21369e2152:g:mToAAOSwNMVaVEUo

was hoping someone has actual feedback on snow with these tires?

so far I am deciding between these 3

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-4-Kenda-Executioner-ATV-Tires-Set-2-Front-25x8-12-2-Rear-25x10-12-K538/142650253650?hash=item21369e2152:g:mToAAOSwNMVaVEUo


https://www.ebay.com/itm/ITP-Mega-Mayhem-27-Inch-Mud-Tire-set-All-4-tires-ATV-UTV-27-9-14-and-27-11-14/263350008916?epid=1111840846&hash=item3d50e23c54:g:KykAAOSwSO5a9f~M

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-4-premium-ATV-Tires-26x9-12-Front-26x12-12-Rear-6PR-Mud-Ultra-Deep-Tread/161537501454?hash=item259c62a90e:g:pxQAAOSwcxVarBfR
 

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You are looking at the wrong tires for snow. Mud tires make for poor snow tires. Two of the best tires I've seen in the snow are Maxxis Bighorn's and Kenda Bearclaw HTR's. I've done a lot of snow riding, and those are two of the best I have seen and/or used.
 

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You are looking at the wrong tires for snow. Mud tires make for poor snow tires. Two of the best tires I've seen in the snow are Maxxis Bighorn's and Kenda Bearclaw HTR's. I've done a lot of snow riding, and those are two of the best I have seen and/or used.
Thank you Bob. Is that John B in that blue Popo btw? Ok Kenda bear claws! Which would you say hooks up better in deep powdery stuff that we have here in CO?
 

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You are looking at the wrong tires for snow. Mud tires make for poor snow tires. Two of the best tires I've seen in the snow are Maxxis Bighorn's and Kenda Bearclaw HTR's. I've done a lot of snow riding, and those are two of the best I have seen and/or used.
Thank you Bob. Is that John B in that blue Popo btw? Ok Kenda bear claws! Which would you say hooks up better in deep powdery stuff that we have here in CO?

You are in CO.

ATV do not have TRACKS. Snowmobles have TRACKS.

You will find that ATV are of little use/fun in the deep snow that we get here. Even with the hard crust. They not only may breakthrough but they WILL.

And in new snow, they will not plow snow once it gets up to the belly pan. YOU WILL FIND YOUR SELF HIGH CENTERED.

They are just like a 4 wheel drive auto.
 

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I have sunf tires on my 400 xplorer and only had one time I couldnt get where I was going. The drift was about 3 feet tall. I went around to the snowmobile trail to get by.


I wont tell you what I don't know
 

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You are looking at the wrong tires for snow. Mud tires make for poor snow tires. Two of the best tires I've seen in the snow are Maxxis Bighorn's and Kenda Bearclaw HTR's. I've done a lot of snow riding, and those are two of the best I have seen and/or used.
Thank you Bob. Is that John B in that blue Popo btw? Ok Kenda bear claws! Which would you say hooks up better in deep powdery stuff that we have here in CO?

You are in CO.

ATV do not have TRACKS. Snowmobles have TRACKS.

You will find that ATV are of little use/fun in the deep snow that we get here. Even with the hard crust. They not only may breakthrough but they WILL.

And in new snow, they will not plow snow once it gets up to the belly pan. YOU WILL FIND YOUR SELF HIGH CENTERED.

They are just like a 4 wheel drive auto.
umm

1. been driving in the snow for years with my polaris with stock tires. I have a blast on it; not as fun as a dirtbike but I still have a blast

2. I never mentioned anything about tracks....that is why I am getting a snow bike for.... for that actual deep powder stuff out west.

3. certain areas of colorado is fine enough for tires and yes..in deep snow. Been riding in it every winter ya know. Heck I can even take my dirtbike on certain areas when it is winter.

4. my tires are just pretty much bald now and just looking to update my tires for areas where a snowbike wont do well in...snow that is not deep and hard packed

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Maxxis Zillas are AWESOME in the snow. Added bonus for that 570 you're running is Zillas are on the lighter side.
 

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I have sunf tires on my 400 xplorer and only had one time I couldnt get where I was going. The drift was about 3 feet tall. I went around to the snowmobile trail to get by.


I wont tell you what I don't know
thanks for the feedback. yeah dont matter which tires a 3ft drift is always going to be tough to ride on ;)
I am also looking at similar tread patterns as well.

I saw a video of cubeezx? (think that is his name on youtube) and he had zillas and he was pushing around 3ft snow which I thought was impressive.

when it snows, I usually ride in areas in CO where it usually does not exceed 2ft but occasional 3 or 4 ft drifts will be there.
 

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You are looking at the wrong tires for snow. Mud tires make for poor snow tires. Two of the best tires I've seen in the snow are Maxxis Bighorn's and Kenda Bearclaw HTR's. I've done a lot of snow riding, and those are two of the best I have seen and/or used.
Thank you Bob. Is that John B in that blue Popo btw? Ok Kenda bear claws! Which would you say hooks up better in deep powdery stuff that we have here in CO?
Yep, that's John. He kinda hates that picture. LOL I rode through after the RZR (on tracks) pulled him out.
The Bearclaws and BH's are very similar in the snow in terms of forward bite. The HTR will bite and pull you out of ruts and hold you much better on a side hill where the BH will just slip and slide. They just have superior side bite compared to the Bighorn.
 

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For snow, horsepower rules. Most everyone in our group has either an 850 or 1000. They all like bighorns. I am using a set of Maxxis Vipers that I like real well. Two things about vipers, they run small for there size rating and they go forward better than backward in deep snow. I end up going in to deep and then cannot back up as good as bighorns.
The thing I like better is they don't slide sideways as bad on an angle hill and they turn better in snow than Bighorns.

We ride all winter. Most of the really deep stuff is off limits as of OCT 15 anyhow so we ride lower elevations all winter. Anything under 1 foot deep is fair game. Much over that, bring a rope.

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For snow, horsepower rules. Most everyone in our group has either an 850 or 1000. They all like bighorns. I am using a set of Maxxis Vipers that I like real well. Two things about vipers, they run small for there size rating and they go forward better than backward in deep snow. I end up going in to deep and then cannot back up as good as bighorns.
The thing I like better is they don't slide sideways as bad on an angle hill and they turn better in snow than Bighorns.

We ride all winter. Most of the really deep stuff is off limits as of OCT 15 anyhow so we ride lower elevations all winter. Anything under 1 foot deep is fair game. Much over that, bring a rope.

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^^^^^^^^^^°:dito:!!!!!!! I'll add that clearance is up there in the list when riding snow. Another reason the Maxxis Zillas work so well. Also like Duecer mentioned directional tires don't work as well reversing as they do going forward. So when you're stuck you are stuck. And Zillas are directional but saving ponies is top priority when snow riding and they are on the lighter side.
 
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