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Our Quad Bike Tyre range covers tyres for quad bikes & ATVs. Find leading brands like Maxxis, Carlisle, Kenda, BKT & Obor along with many value brands like Wanda, Hyper & Deli. We offer aggressive traction treads, everyday multi purpose knobbly treads, road going & racing tread patterns. 

Search our quad & ATV tyre range using our tyre finder below, all you need is your tyre size to start. Ensure you later filter your results to only display tyres that match or exceed your current tyres ply, load & speed rating. Please note If you vehicle is classed as a UTV, RTV or SxS it will normally require higher load rated / load index marked tyres than standard quad & atv tyres. If this is the case then please search our UTV, RTV & SxS Tyres section instead to ensure you order tyres that are suitably rated for the weight of your vehicle.

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Almost all Quad & ATV tyre sizes will be written using the same notation: the Height, the Width and the Rim diameter of the tyre (all in inches). The tyre Height will be the first number, followed by an "X" symbol, then the tyre Width will be the second number written, and finally the tyres Rim diameter will be last. An example would be 25X10.00-12 which is 25" in height, 10" wide and fits a 12" diameter rim (i.e the hole in the tyre centre is 12 inches in diameter!)

Most Quad and ATV tyres are of 'Crossply' construction, which is signified in the tyre size marking with a "-" symbol before the Rim diameter to show this, but some Quad and ATV tyres optimised for road use will be 'Radial' construction, so they will have an "R" in the size marking instead of a '-'.

Some Quadbike/ATV tyres suitable for road use might also have metric sizes, similar to how car tyres are marked up, for example 255/60-10 and 260/70R12. In This instance the firts number is the tyre width in mm, the second number is the profile %, and the last number is again the Rim diameter of tyre. 

A Ply Rating is a measure of a tyre's strength, indicating the maximum load that the Quad bike tyre can safely carry. Tyres with a higher ply rating carry more weight but cost more due to their superior construction and the extra materials used. The exact carrying capacity of quad bike tyre can vary by axle, speed, pattern, pressure and manufacturer. Tyre manufacturers often provide detailed information: please check the Technical Link of a product or Contact Us for more information.

A quad or ATV tyre's Speed Index is the maximum safe speed that the tyre is manufactured to travel at, and is represented by a letter from A to Z. The quad or ATV tyre's Load Index is the maximum weight that the tyre can safely support, and is a one or two digit number. The higher this number is the more weight the quad / ATV tyre can carry. It is imperative for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants that tyres with high enough Speed and Load Indexes are chosen. Check the Load and Speed ratings of your current quad / ATV tyres before ordering replacements.

Each manufacturer produces its own range of unique tyre patterns or moulds, but most of these fall into broad categories based on the tyres application. Here is a summary of common pattern types for Quad Bike tyres.

AGGRESSIVE PATTERNS (MUD TYRES) - If you are using your quad bike in muddy conditions, an aggressive pattern will allow your tyres to grip into the mud and propel your quad bike forward, thus increasing traction in difficult conditions. Aggressive tyres typically have very tall tread patterns with large voids between them. The concept behind this type of tread pattern is that they are, for the most part, self-cleaning. as the tyre spins through the mud, the mud is forced from the centre section of the tread pattern and pushed outwards to the sides. Using aggressive tyres on any terrain but mud however will quickly wear down the tyres tread, making other patterns more suitable for road use.

ROAD PATTERNS - If you're intending to use your quad bike on more mild conditions, such as for driving on roads, a less aggressive pattern would be more suitable due to the tyre being flat, this allows the tyres to grip the road much better and wear much slower than an aggressive tyre as there is more rubber touching the road.

TRAIL PATTERNS (ALL-TERRAIN) - Trail tyres, also known as "All-Terrain" tyres, are tyre manufacturers' best attempt to create a tyre able to handle a variety of terrain. Trail tyres, while they do not excel at any one terrain, do offer a good range of traction in various terrains. The tread pattern on all-terrain tyres vary tremendously, especially in the UTV industry. The tread on these tyres range from approximately ½" to ¾" deep, and typically have overlapping tread patterns with smaller gaps between the tread lugs than mud terrain tyres. However, if you are purchasing a set of all-terrain tyres in order to see various types of terrain, you should look for a set that offers a good amount of self-cleaning capability. 

SAND PATTERNS - These tyres are characterised by their "paddle" or "scoop" type treads. The front tyres typically have only one tread pattern: a raised rib, running down the centre of the tyre. This is the only tread pattern that provides good traction in the sand. All others fall short in this type of terrain. Furthermore, because these tyres are so specialised, running your quad in the dunes with tyres other than sand tyres can overheat your ATV's engine quickly.

RACING PATTERNS - Racing tyres, like sand tyres, are specially-built, and are primarily designed for medium- to hard-packed trails and courses. They are also characterised by their flat-top, knobby construction, and are designed for high-speed runs.

Non Agricultural Quad bikes must be approved, registered, taxed and have an MOT (if needed) to be used on the road. Most quad bikes cannot be used on the road because they do not meet road safety standards. Check with the manufacturer if your quad bike has been approved for road use. Drivers must have insurance and a full car (or category B1 license if it was issued before January 1997). Find out more about using quad bikes on the road.

Agricultural Quad Bikes used for agriculture, horticulture and forestry work need to be registered as a light agricultural vehicle. An agricultural quad bike can be used on the road and does not need an MOT, but must be still  be registered and licensed for road use, must have a number plate and have third party insurance in place. It will also need lights if it’s being used on the road after dark. You do not have to pay vehicle tax on quad bikes used for agriculture, horticulture or forestry. Quad bikes used as light agricultural vehicles should be made with only a driver’s seat and they are not allowed to carry passengers. Find out more about using agricultural quad bikes on the road.

Make sure that you check and maintain a consistent air pressure on your tyres if you ride on your Quad bike / ATV frequently. Avoid storing your Quad or ATV in the sun if possible; use tyre covers if you do to avoid damage due to the sun's rays. The sun can dry our and crack your tyres if you're not careful!

If you live in an area that is subject to very cold conditions, consider putting your Quad or ATV on blocks to keep the pressure off of your tyres. Cold temperatures will lower the pressure of your tyres which will substantially increase tyre wear as well as resulting in poor, dangerous handling.

Lowering your quad bike tyres air pressure directly affects load capacity, so make sure to adjust your load if you know you are doing to lower the pressure in your tyres. If you plan to ride at high speeds, a higher tyre pressure is recommended.

UTVs, RTVs & SxS vehicles require a higher air pressure in their tyres to operate safely than Quad / ATV tyres do. The air pressure for ATVs is not a safe operating pressure for UTVs, RTVs & SxS vehicles. Consult your vehicle owner's manual for proper operating pressure.