Nowadays, enough is never enough. And good certainly isn’t good enough. We demand excellence, and more often than not, that’s what we get—especially with today’s new-fangled computer-designed tires. In the old days, you got the feeling tire tread was dreamt up by some kid who just hopped off his Schwinn Stingray. “Let’s add a lion’s head and dragon wings and make big, meaty lugs that’ll sound mean and pissed off.
That’ll be so kewl!” Not so anymore. In fact, nowadays, it’s pretty common for mild-mannered all-terrain designs to not only sound as quiet as a mouse but out-perform many mud-terrain tires from the past. We know; we’ve been driving on this stuff for more than 30 years. So, that brings us to Pit Bull Tire’s new PBX A/T Hardcore. It’s a light-truck radial with supple, yet strong, sidewalls; a very, very quiet on-road ride; and trial’s bike grip in all but the stickiest, gooiest mud. In short, it’s everything we’d expect from a modern all-terrain tire.