The expensive Maxxis M8060 Trepador gets high ratings from owners at Offroaders.com, although there aren't many written reviews to back up the numbers, and it impresses experts in a rock-climbing test at Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road. But the radial Trepador places dead last in a mud-tire test at Four Wheeler magazine after its stiff rubber fails to grip in sloppy mud. The Trepador also comes in a bias-ply version, but Petersen's tester points out that it costs more and drives worse on-road than the radial. Overall, experts prefer other mud tires such as the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar (*Est. $210) .
Experts at Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road test the bias-ply and radial versions of the Maxxis M8060 Trepador on rocks. Four Wheeler magazine tests the radial version in mud, and owners at Offroaders.com report on the radial Trepador's real-life performance.
1. Petersen's 4 Wheel & Off Road
This rock-crawling test pits the radial Maxxis 8060 Trepador against the bias-ply version. The bias-ply tires hold the advantage, but the radial also impresses, and it's better for driving on-road.
Review: Maxxis Trepador Tire Test, Fred Williams, May 2011
2. Four Wheeler
In this mud-only test, the Maxxis M8060 Trepador radial finishes last out of 10 mud tires. Stiff rubber keeps it stable on-road, but mud traction is unpredictable.
Review: Mud Tire Shootout Tenth Place: Maxxis M8060 Trepador, Robin Stover, April 2011
The radial Maxxis M8060 Trepador earns an average rating of 9 out of 10 in more than 20 reviews, but only three owners post written comments.
Review: Maxxis Trepador Radial Mud Terrain M-8060, Contributors to Offroaders.com