“Mud enthusiasts around the country spoke, and we listened,” STI says in a release. “This new tire is based on one of the most successful mud tires of all time—the Gorilla Silverback—but the XLite is more accessible and useful to more riders.
The Silverback-XLite takes most of the features of the original Silverback and puts them in a lighter and more value-oriented package. According to STI, it still delivers maximum traction in deep mud from its distinctive, aggressive, widely spaced tread pattern, but with less bulk. The lugs range from 1.125 to 1.25 inches tall depending on tire size. STI stays this allows for smoother, more versatile performance when not slinging mud in your favorite bog. It’s easier on the machine, and when comparing costs, it’s also much easier on the budget with prices ranging from $99.95 to $176.95. This tire was rolled out at the recent High Lifter Mud Nationals in Texas and STI claims the tires were selling out as fast as they could be brought out.
STI’s 6-ply Silverback-XLite debuts in 11 sizes: 25×8-12, 25×10-12, 26×9-12, 26×11-12, 27×9-12, 27×11-12, 26×9-14, 26×11-14, 27×10-14, 28×10-14 and 30×10-14. All of these sizes are now available except the 26×9-14 and 26×11-14, which will be coming soon.
For more information, visit www.stitireandwheel.com.