ITP Releases Cryptid Mud Tire

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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ITP has released its all-new Cryptid tire, an aggressive and purpose-built mud tire for ATVs and Side-by-Sides.

“Named after the mythical swamp monster, the Cryptid is built with a bevy of innovative features to help mud-riding enthusiasts conquer the deepest and nastiest muck,” ITP says in a release.

The Cryptid features a chevron-style tread pattern, designed to deliver what ITP calls “unparalleled forward traction.” Lug height is graduated, starting at 1.5 inches at center, growing to 2.0 inches at the tire’s shoulder. “The resulting paddle-like shoulder configuration provides maximum side bite for climbing in and out of the mud without compromising ride comfort on trails and hard pack,” says ITP.

ITP Cryptid

ITP engineers also equipped the Cryptid tread with grooved center lugs, which are designed to channel away mud and debris, as well as enhance predictability in deeply rutted areas.

“The Cryptid is loaded with mud-mastering attributes to give consumers a leg up on both muddy terrain and the competition,” says Rhett Turpin, head of ITP Sales. “We’re using a super-durable rubber compound and computer-aided tread design to offer the most complete, all-around mud tire on the market today.”

Turpin says ITP chose a 6-ply rated carcass for added durability. As well, Turpin notes that “the Cryptid uses a proprietary rubber compound to protect against abrasions, chips and cuts.”

The Cryptid boasts the largest (by both height and width) footprint of any previous ITP mud tire, according to Turpin. The new tire is available in four sizes, including the massive 36-inch diameter Cryptid version that fits a 17-inch wheel.

ITP Cryptid Detail

“We are excited to launch the new, confidence-inspiring Cryptid mud tire. Its unsurpassed fit-and-finish, made in the USA stamp, aggressive styling and engineered competence will not only help owner’s vehicles stand out in a crowd, it will also help them remain confident that they will make it through any mud scenario they dare to try,” says Turpin.

The new ITP Cryptid mud tire is scheduled to arrive to distributors in March of 2016. MSRP ranges from $215 to $295 per tire.

ITP Cryptid Tire Sizes

(diameter x width-wheel size; in inches)

  • 30 x 10-14
  • 32 x 10-15
  • 34 x 10-17
  • 36 x 10-17
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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