Clinton, Tenn.-based ITP announced the release of its all-new Cryptid tire, a super-aggressive and purpose-built mud slinger for ATVs and side-by-sides.
Named after the mythical swamp monster, the Cryptid is built with a bevy of innovative features to help mud-riding enthusiasts conquer the deepest and nastiest muck.
It starts with the Cryptid tire’s proven chevron-style tread pattern, designed to deliver unparalleled forward traction. Lug height is graduated, starting at 1.5 inches at center, growing to 2 inches at the tire’s shoulder. The resulting paddle-like shoulder configuration provides maximum side bite for climbing in and out of the mud without compromising ride comfort on trails and hard pack.
ITP engineers also equipped the Cryptid tread with grooved center lugs to channel away mud and debris, as well as enhance predictability in deeply rutted areas.
“The Cryptid is loaded with mud-mastering attributes to give consumers a leg up on both muddy terrain and the competition,” said Rhett Turpin, head of ITP sales. “We’re using a super-durable rubber compound and computer-aided tread design to offer the most complete, all-around mud tire on the market today.”
Turpin says ITP chose a 6-ply rated carcass for added durability, which he believes is “imperative for riding in unpredictable muck” where hidden debris and obstacles can lay in wait for unsuspecting riders.
“The Cryptid uses a proprietary rubber compound to protect against abrasions, chips and cuts,” he said.
Much like the swamp monster it’s named after, the Cryptid tire’s gigantic foot print and monstrous claws (lugs) make it ideal for conquering most challenging muddy trails and bogs. The Cryptid also boasts the largest (by both height and width) footprint of any previous ITP mud tire, according to Turpin, literally taking side-by-side vehicles to new heights. The new tire is available in four sizes, including the massive 36-inch diameter Cryptid version that fits a 17-inch wheel.
“We are excited to launch the new, confidence-inspiring Cryptid mud tire. Its unsurpassed fit-and-finish, made in the USA stamp, aggressive styling and engineered competence will not only help owners’ vehicles stand out in a crowd, it will also help them remain confident that they will make it through any mud scenario they dare to try,” Turpin said.
The new ITP Cryptid mud tire is scheduled to arrive to distributors in March. MSRP ranges from $215 to $295 per tire.
Cryptid tire sizes (diameter x width-wheel size; in inches) are: 30 x 10-14; 32 x 10-15; 34 x 10-17; and 36 x 10-17.
ITP adds new Tornado wheel
ITP announced the introduction of its new Tornado wheel for ATVs and side-by-sides. The second wheel in the new Storm Series product line, the Tornado offers a custom appearance in a super-strong, lightweight wheel.
The all-new ITP Storm Series Tornado UTV wheel features a unique star-spoke matrix center, a black finish with machine-beveled edges and outer simulated rivets to give off-road vehicles an instant custom appearance.
“Our second offering, the Tornado, in the expanding Storm Series wheel family is as tough as they come, yet offers a stylish finish that will help ATV and UTV owners stand apart from the masses,” Turpin said. “The wheel includes a stylish, eight-spoke center configuration with beveled edges as well as unmatched structural integrity for conquering challenging terrain.”
The new Storm Series wheel offers instantaneous custom looks with its star-spoke matrix center with beveled edges and simulated rivets. But the package offers more than only good looks, according to Turpin. The Tornado wheel boasts a 1,200-pound load rating and uses the industry exclusive “Rock Armor” inner wheel lip to provide unequalled structural integrity. To further stand behind its products, ITP backs the wheel with its lifetime structural warranty.
The new STORM Series Tornado wheel from ITP is built to last and help side-by-side vehicles stand out from the crowd.
The new ITP STORM Series Tornado wheels are scheduled to arrive in dealerships in February. MSRP runs from $100 (14x7) to $149 (17x7) per wheel.