Mickey Thompson Wants to Live Off Road With the Baja Pro X

Posted on January 30, 2019

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has targeted the off-road enthusiast with its newest tire. The Baja Pro X isn't designed for the pavement, and might be the company's most aggressive tire ever.

The sticky compound and Treadbiter cleats of the Baja Pro X are too aggresive for street use, the company says. The off-road-only tire is available in one size: 43X14.50-17LT, with additional sizes planned for the future.

After 56 years in business, Mickey Thompson considers the Baja Pro X tire to be its most aggressive off-road tire of all time.
After 56 years in business, Mickey Thompson considers the Baja Pro X tire to be its most aggressive off-road tire of all time.
Features of the Baja Pro X include:

  • sticky compound for a powerful grip on hard surfaces;
  • Pro-Tech Construction, which adds extra flexibility while maintaining durability;
  • Dual Decoupling Grooves for additional flexibility on irregular surfaces;
  • Treadbiter cleats that provide extra biting edges across the tread;
  • Serrated tread-regions to indicate where the pattern can be hand cut to allow for additional mud and loose surface traction while maintaining lateral stability and grip;
  • mud scoops supply for cleaning power;
  • massive Sidebiters and angled shoulder scallops for traction and grip; and
  • a symmetric directional tread pattern, allowing for 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,” says Jason Moulton, senior product development manager for Mickey Thompson. “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.”

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Related Topics: consumer tires, Jason Moulton, Mickey Thompson, Mickey Thompson Baja, mud-terrain tires, off-road tires

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