Shop for Quad Bike Tyres & ATV Tyres

Our Quad Bike Tyre range covers tyres for quad bikes & ATV's. Find leading brands like Maxxis, Carlisle & Kenda, along with many value brands like BKT, Wanda, Deestone & Protector. We offer aggresive traction treads, everyday multi purpose knobbly treads, road going and racing tread patterns. Simply search our catalogue & buy online! For assistance please call us on 01159 940 900, or alternatively live chat or message us & we will be glad to help!

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How Do I Read My Quadbike / ATV Tyre Size?

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. For more information on tyre markings please see our Tyre Size Guide.


Making Quad Bikes and Quad Bike Tyres Road Legal

ATV owners are often unaware of all the legislation that governs the use of quad bike vehicles and quad bike tyres. To be able to drive a quad bike on a road, the driver must hold a full car licence, or a full motorcycle licence category B1 if issued before February 2001. Find Out More.


Quad Bike Tyre Speed and Load Indexes

A tyre's Speed Index is the maximum safe speed of the tyre; this is represented with a letter from the very slow (A1) to the very fast (Y and beyond). The Load Index is the maximum weight that the tyre can safely support. This is represented by a number: the higher this number is the more weight the 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. To find out more about Speed and Load Indexes and all other tyre markings, have a look at our Tyre Size Guide.


Quad Bike Tyre Ply Rating

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.


Storing Quad Bike Tyres

Storing your Quad Bike tyres correctly when on the machine or stacked as spares is important in extending their life time and ensuring they remain safe and continue to function as they should. General advice is to keep your Quad Bike tyres our of heat and direct sunlight, as it can dry out the rubber and cause cracking. When leaving a machine unused for a long period try to jack the machine up to take some weight off the tyres to avoid mishaping them. Other advice to follow is to keep them away from liquids like petrol, oil and grease so not to deteriorate the rubber compounds.


Quad Bike Tyre Patterns

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.

Quadbike ATV Mud Pattern

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 center 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.

Quadbike ATV Road Pattern

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.

Quadbike ATV Trail Pattern

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 Pattern

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 center 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.

Sand tyres only have one purpose, and that's sand. Don't attempt to take sand tyres on the trails, in the mud or on the street. They provide very little lateral stability in terrain other than sand, and they'll fall apart (wear out, chunks will come off the paddles, etc.) on any terrain other than sand.

Race Pattern

Racing Patterns

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


Quad Bike Tyre News

For the latest Quad Bike tyre news, advancements and also a little fun, visit our Twitter Page and follow @bigtyres_co_uk or visit and like our Facebook Page. Why not also check our the Big Tyres Blog for educational articles and the latest industry information. We also send out a monthly Big Tyres Newsletter that often has discount codes and news of our latest sales and offers to save you money on your Quad Bike Tyres.


Buying Quad Bike Tyres Online

Buying Quad bike tyres online might be new to some people, but it makes a lot of sense. Traditionally tyres are bought from your local tyre supplier in your area, which means you are relying on their stock, pricing, expertise and customer service. By using Big Tyres (a Nottingham based UK company) you using a national tyre supplier, whos only business is in supplying tyres, tubes, wheels and fitting. We have key accounts with main manufactures to offer you the best prices, carry millions of pounds worth of stock, can access any Quad bike tyre not in stock by going direct to access manufactures stock, are up to date with all the new tyre news regarding brands, patterns and offers in the market place, and have a dedicated team of customer service staff. We often provide free shipping and next day delivery and are open to talk with you by phone, email or live chat.


Popular & Trusted Quad Bike Tyre brands

A wide range of tyres from many manufacturers are available, including many popular and well regarded brands such as BKT, Carlisle, Maxxis, Kenda and Qind. Ensuring that whatever application you need your tyres for, you will be getting quality tyres.


Carlisle Tyres offer a comprehensive line of premium-quality tyres supported by innovative product development, testing and a can-do Team focused upon customer satisfaction.

Since 1917, Carlisle's culture of converting great ideas to great products has given rise to a legacy of product innovation, quality and customer satisfaction. Carlisle tyres are fitted as original equipment on a huge range of machines due to their Quality, Performance, Durability and Value.


Maxxis tyres are known and trusted by billions of customers around the world, Maxxis offers high-quality tyre products for cars and light trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, karts, and lawn and garden care.

Maxxis utilise the most advanced manufacturing equipment and engineering facilities in the industry. Only after extensive professional evaluation does a product go into production.

Maxxis Quad Bike tyres are Original Equipment fit by a whole host of premium manufacturers including: Arctic Cat, BRP Can-Am, Honda, John Deere, Kymco, KTM, Kawasaki, Polaris, TGB & Yamaha to name but some.


BKT Tyres are one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway tyres, first starting production in 1995. An Indian company offering more than 2000 products means they really are a one stop shop for all off-highway tyre solutions.

BKT has made its mark in the Agricultural, Construction, Industrial, Earthmover, Port, ATV and Turf care applications in both crossply & radial construction. BKT has gained a fantastic reputation for producing high quality tyres at a low price point, and is one of Big Tyres most popular and requested brands.


For the past 50 years, Kenda Tyres has been building a better tyre for life's most demanding activities. Actually, they overbuild them to ensure you succeed safely in everything you do.

Kenda has a winning track record. Kenda's breadth of experience in their field remains unmatched. From industrial to passenger car tyres - Kenda is the only tyre company with a wide product offering designed for the most demanding applications.

What's the advantage? With a well-rounded history of expertise, Kenda engineers know exactly what goes into a making a better tyre, from bikes to ATV and more. It's the in-depth experience across these segments that set Kenda apart from the rest.


Qind tyres depends on strong technical force, scientific managerial methods and high-tech inspection facilities.

The “QIND” brand tyre series which is professionally produced by their corporation includes E-scooter tyres, E-bicycle tyres, ATV tyres, Go kart tyres, lawn & garden tyres, motorcycle tyres and more.


Maintaining Your Quad Bike Tyres

Make sure that you check and maintain a consistent air pressure on your tyres if you ride on your ATV frequently.

Avoid storing your ATV or UTV 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 ATV or UTV 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.


Using The Correct Pressure For Quad Bike Tyres

Lowering your quad bike tyres air pressure directly affects load capacity; make sure to adjust your load if you know you are doing to lower the pressure in your tyres.

UTV's require a higher air pressure in their tyres to operate safely than ATV tyres do. The air pressure for ATVs is not a safe operating pressure for UTVs. Consult your vehicle owner's manual for proper operating pressure.

If you plan to ride at high speeds, a higher tyre pressure is recommended.