Maxxis SYHP Razr MX tires and ITP T9 Pro Series Trac-Lock Wheels
One of the most important things when riding is getting good traction. Whether you’re just a trail rider or a racer you need to be able to get from point A to point B, and without traction you will be left in the dust no matter how built-up the rest of your ATV is.
As we have had our Yamaha YFZ450R MX Project for several weeks now, we thought it was time to change out the tires and try out something different. Our good buddies at Maxxis and ITP sent out a set of wheels and tires to put them to the test.
ITP sent us a set of rear T9 Pro Series Trac-Lock rear wheels. These wheels feature an outer bead lock ring and an inner reinforcing ring. The ITP T9 Trac-Lock wheels are made to be tough with .190 aluminum wall construction. The outside bead lock ring comes into play when sliding around rough corners on the track and it also adds some styling to the wheels. Often times with stock wheels, if the tire catches a rut just right the tire can come off the bead. There is nothing more embarrassing than crossing the finish line with a floppy tire, even if you are lucky enough to make it that far.
The inner reinforcing ring also adds protection and toughness to the rigidity of the wheel. Just like the ITP T9 Pro Series Baja wheels, the Trac-Lock wheels give you the benefit of the added protection of the reinforcing ring as well as the assurance that you won’t blow a tire off the bead with the added bead lock outer ring.
Available in both bare aluminum and black power coat, ITP’s T9 Pro Series Trac-Lock wheels can be personalized with red, blue, or black beadlock rings to give you a custom look. We chose to stick with the black color scheme, as we were still running the stock front wheels.
We had a chance to speak to some of the Pros running the SYHP Razr MX tires and we would have to agree with them; the tires are very predictable and you are still able to slide them around in the corner. It is also easier to hold your line in tight corners. We experienced noticeably better handling as a result of tires giving us more confidence while we railed into tight corners.
Make sure to check back in the next few weeks as we test more products on our Project Yamaha YFZ450R. Until then, get out and ride!
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