Mickey Thompson Introduces Off-Road Only Tire

Mickey Thompson Introduces Off-Road Only Tire
The Baja Pro X, Mickey Thompson’s first off-road only tire is available in size 43X14.50-17LT. (Photo: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels)

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has launched its first off-road only tire, the Baja Pro X.

One of the most aggressive off-road tires released by the company, the Baja Pro X is designed to be used on the most extreme terrain that adventurers may encounter. New features such as the Treadbiter cleats and the sticky compound make the tire suitable for off-road use only.

Available only in size 43X14.50-17LT at present, additional sizes have been planned for the future.

In a statement released earlier, the company asserts that the Baja Pro X model takes its proven off-road tires to new heights with exclusive attributes and durability not found anywhere else.

The Baja Pro X includes the following features:

  • Sticky compound: This is to provide the best possible grip on hard surfaces.
  • Pro-Tech Construction: It provides extra flexibility while maintaining durability.
  • Dual Decoupling Grooves: This feature enables the tire to have additional flexibility on irregular surfaces.
  • Treadbiter cleats: Providing extra biting edges across the tread, this feature is included for additional traction.
  • Serrated tread-regions: These act as indicators, showing where pattern can be hand cut to allow for additional mud and loose surface traction while maintaining lateral stability & grip
  • Mud scoops: They provide additional cleaning power.
  • Massive Sidebiters and angled shoulder scallops: These features are included to provide optimum traction and grip.
  • Symmetric directional tread pattern: This feature provides better traction and cleaning power.

“We designed the Baja Pro X for extreme outdoor use: rock bouncing, mud bogging, deep mud, rock, snow, sand, dirt and gravel,” explains Jason Moulton, Senior Product Development Manager, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “After the Baja Pro X was named a runner up in the tire category of the 2018 SEMA New Product showcase and won a SEMA Global Media Award, we are more excited than ever to get the Baja Pro X out to our customers to test on the trail or mud bogs.”

Mickey Thompson, an auto racing builder and promoter, developed the first 35-inch-tall truck tire for off-road use. He is also known for creating “tread-on-the-sidewall” tires for traction and pulling power in extreme conditions.

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