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STI Tire & Wheel has now released its new tire the Black Diamond. This super-versatile new ATV/UTV tire is designed to deliver crossover performance—an ideal choice for all terrain types and all seasons—at a value price.

The Black Diamond’s innovative “V” tread pattern bridges the gap between soft mud/snow/sand and hardpack surface capabilities. Its unique over-center tread elements provide a smooth, controlled ride on hardpack, while offering excellent traction and clean-out in soft conditions. The Black Diamond’s 6-ply radial carcass was developed specifically to provide the stability needed for side-by-side UTV applications, while retaining the plush ride characteristics favored by ATV riders. An extended-wear tread compound retains biting edges longer and greatly increases tire life.


The Black Diamond is now available in two models and more than 30 sizes. The Black Diamond ATR features a ¾-inch tread lug, while the Black Diamond XTR utilizes a more aggressive 1 1/8-inch lug depth.

The ATR model’s sizes are: 22x11R-9, 25x12R-9, 22x11R-10, 22x8R-10, 23x10R-10, 23x8R-10, 24x11R-10, 25x11R-10, 23x8R-11, 24x10R-11, 24x8R-11, 24x9R-11, 25x10R-11, 25x8R-11, 23x10R-12, 23x8R-12, 24x8R-12, 25x8R-12, and 25x10R-12.

The XTR model’s sizes are 25x8R-12, 25x10R-12, 26x10R-12, 26x12R-12, 27x9R-12, 27x11R-12, 26x9R-14, 26x11R-14, 27x9R-14, 27x11R-14, 26x9R-15 and 26x11R-15 (26x9R-12 and 26x11R-12 sizes are coming soon).

STI Black Diamond tires are available at finer ATV/UTV dealers everywhere, through MTA Distributing. For more information, to place an order or to locate an STI dealer, visit www.mtadistributing.com or call: East (318) 255-0049; West (951) 272-0971.

AD Boivin manufacturers some interesting conversion kits for dirt bikes. We came across a video for the Explorer kit, which essentially replaces the tires with a ski up front and snowmobile-like tracks in back to make them snow-ready (or the tracks can be installed in back while retaining the front wheel to ride on sand).

AD Boivin says the kits are available for a number of dirt bikes (the site says 250F models and up). AD Boivin also offers snowmobile conversions and suspension kits, offering the Snow Hawk conversion for snowmobiles that replaces front skis with one main ski.

Professional off-road racer Rick Huseman has been a force on The Off-Road Championship (TORC) circuit and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series the last few years. He recently put together this video that highlights his four-wheel-drive short-course racetruck, explaining the features of the truck he built with his brothers. It’s an in-depth look at his truck from the inside out, and Rick talks about the difference between this truck and a two-wheel-drive short-course truck.