GBC Tires Overlook & Review
When it comes to UTV parts and accessories, arguably one of the most important elements is the tires themselves, without which you couldn’t be able to go on that much-desired off-road adventure. And when it comes to tires, GBC has some truly rugged beasts that are waiting to go and slide into the dirt and right back out as you drift away flawlessly.
Selecting the right tires for your ride is as easy or as hard as you make it. Luckily for you, if you’re looking for GBC tires, your job will be all that easier because their entire selection is rugged, efficient, and sturdy. There’s no black sheep here, so if you want a short review, they’re all good. But if you want slightly more details, stick with us till the end of the article.
GBC Tires Brand Overview
Established in 1995, GBC tires have been known for providing the optimum balance between ruggedness and performance. Their mainline offerings have made a huge impact on the off-road tire market and have propelled the brand to new heights that the founders probably never imagined.
When all is said and done, you can find GBC tires that are specialized in either racing, recreation, farming, hunting, or a combination of any of those elements. Even though the distinction isn’t all that clear at first glance, you’ll get the gist of each set of tires once you start looking at the finer details. And, oh, there are plenty of small fine points.
GBC Dirt Commander Tires Review
Hardpack and intermediate dirt are this set of tires’ specialty. It comes with puncture-resistant properties and the perfect lug depth for optimal performance in all conditions, be it off-road, farming, racing, and much more. The great thing about this set of tires is that it comes standard with the newer versions of the Polaris RZR S, as they are an OEM offering.
And even if you don’t own that particular UTV model, you can find these in varying sizes to fit whatever side by side you’re driving. Even better, due to how the tire is constructed, mud comes off easily so you can enjoy going off-road more often than with most regular OEM tires. As for traction and control, you’ll be glad to hear that it’s got some of the most proficient biting edges we’ve seen so far.
GBC Kanati Mongrel Tires Review
Riding through rocky terrain or the desert can be tricky and ultimately harsh on tires. Any tire out there will get a flat eventually when riding in such scenarios, so the important thing is to get a set that’s as resistant as it gets. And, fortunately, GBC has blessed us with the Kanati Mongrel tires, which resist phenomenally well in the harshest of conditions.
They resist so well that it’s their main selling point above everything else. What’s great about this set is that you can get it both for ATVs or UTVs but also for trucks as well. You just have to do a little research and find out if the company offers the optimal sizing for your vehicle and wheels. Other than that, no complaints on our part.
GBC Grim Reaper Tires Review
The name sure makes this set of GBC tires justice because they are absolutely phenomenal on tough terrain. It’s an 8-ply tire with a skeletal tread pattern with deep, cleaning lugs and siping to grip hard packs and rocks. If that doesn’t seal the deal, then know that the wrap located around the shoulder lugs provides unparalleled all-terrain traction.
As for the construction itself, it’s designed in such a way that it covers more terrain at once and throws rocks backward instead of finding yourself stuck with them till the end of your journey. In short, by combining tough materials with excellent engineering and design, the GBC Grim Reaper tires should last you for significantly longer than what you’d normally expect for around the same price point.
GBC Afterburn Tires Review
Focused more on high speeds rather than rough terrain, the GBC Afterburn tires are exactly what a UTV racer wants and needs. They have a flat profile to increase the contact patch and the construction balances light weight with durability to give you the performance you need. What’s more, its directional tread characteristics make these tires handle straight-line racing and high-speed cornering without sacrificing any comfort.
Furthermore, the GBC Afterburn tires can also be used on a light truck, not just an ATV or UTV. their versatility is yet another selling point that we think goes often overlooked, which is a real shame. Other than that, don’t expect this set of tires to last you as long as our previous two models if you’re planning to ride them on rough terrain. You’ve been warned.
GBC Terra Master Tires
The last model we want to take a look at in this article is the industry’s first UTV tire with a non-directional asymmetrical tread pattern. But it’s not about being the first, rather about being the best, right? Well, while it’s not necessarily the best mud tire, it can easily compete with the top dogs of this niche.
It’s got a steel-belted radial design which inherently provides a stronger core and tremendous wear resistance, making it a good choice for those who want both an off-road adventure and hard-hitting action on the race track. What’s more, it meets and exceeds DOT standards, so you can rest assured that you can legally use these tires on the street as long as you fine-tune your UTV to become street legal.
Just by looking through this relatively small list of GBC tires, you can probably already tell that the brand's game is variety. They offer options for just about every type of UTV driver out there. In this regard, you can't say anything bad about the company, as they really struggle to put out some impressive pieces of hardware.
Do note that we have a thorough UTV tire buying guide in case you can't make up your mind or don't know which type of tire is good for which type of task. You also need to take into consideration what to wear when riding a UTV off-road if you plan on going on such an adventure.
Speaking of this, you might also be interested in reading about some basic UTV safety. And, finally, you should also consider learning how to tie down a UTV trailer just in case you'll want to go for an RV experience using nothing but your side by side vehicle.
We believe that GBC tires are very impressive and that you can’t really go wrong with any of the models you’ll end up purchasing. The only real difference between them is what they’re meant to do: on-road action, off-road adventures, racing, working on your farm, and so forth.
Find out what your objectives are, take the necessary measurements for your vehicle’s wheels and overall size, then jump right up and purchase the right tire for you. And don't forget that you can find a lot of desirable accessories for any UTV right here on our website, so go ahead and browse to your liking.