Guidelines On Buying IRC Tires Online

IRC is known in making tires for motorcycles and bicycles. If your knowledge about this company is limited, it is better to read about the different tires that IRC offers on its main website, but you cannot make a purchase from the IRC website. If you are truly interested in buying IRC tires online, you can visit a few different websites for retailers that offer the IRC tires for sale.

Instructions on buying/shopping online

IRC Bicycle Tires

1. Open an Internet browser on your computer. To see the references, go to the IRC Tire website.

2. Click on “Tires” in the navigation bar at the top of the screen. It will lead you to a page that offers an overview of all of the types of bicycle tires IRC. Read about each type of tire so you can find out what type of tire is good in purchasing, but you cannot purchase the tires from this site.

3. Try to go to ICyclesUSA website or Motorcycle Superstore website to purchase IRC bicycle tires online. Use these sites as your sources. If you choose ICyclesUSA site, click “IRC” in the search box. When it’s done, you can see all of the IRC bicycle tires for sale. At the Motorcycle Superstore site, search by “IRC” to see all of the IRC tires. Motorcycle Superstore carries IRC motorcycle tires, so on the search result page, click on “Dirt Bike Motocross” under the “Category” heading on the left if you want to see only the bicycle tires sold on the site.

4. Add the tires you want to buy to your shopping cart. Adjust the quantity you want to purchase, and proceed to checkout.

How About IRC Motorcycle Tires?

5. To make it easier, open any internet browser, and go to the IRC motorcycle tires website (for sure you can see lots of references on the first page).

6. Don’t relay or focus on one website only. As much as possible, click different websites as your references. Click on the different motorcycle tire models under “Products” and read and understand the features of each type of motorcycle tire IRC that can offer.

7. Here is the other option. Visit They have different car accessories. Go to page of wheel and tires. Find the IRC Motorcycle Tires’ page.

8. You can add the desired tires to your shopping cart. Remember, always adjust the quantity before you check out if you will be buying more than one IRC motorcycle tire.

Blast From The Past… A Dunlop Motorcycle History and Other Things You Need To Know

In 1888, the Dunlop Motorcycle Tires was founded by John Boyd Dunlop after manufacturing the first practical pneumatic tire ( this info is according to Dunlop Motorcycle). Dunlop was responsible in the making of first for motorcycle tires including the use of Kevlar belts and the 20-inch front tire. This company offers 11 different types of tires that are suitable for any motorcycle performance needs, as well as tires for ATVs, go-karts and passenger vehicles including cars, trucks and SUVs

Most of the time, all Dunlop tires have an advanced multi-threaded technology which combines superior traction and they have increased mileage. One of the products that Dunlop boast of is the the Touring Radial tires. It features wear-resistant tread that can improve the lifespan of the tire without losing traction. Most Dunlop off-road tires feature more aggressive tread compared to most of Dunlop’s other tires. The off-road tires feature “directional front tire pattern, directional and asymmetric rear tire pattern with a double tornado wave rear tire block distribution,”. This statement came from Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. Their Double tornado wave is what Dunlop Motorcycle calls the pattern of block distribution, or tread pattern on their off-road tires.

Each Dunlop tire comes in a variety of sizes that is available for both front and rear wheels. The size of the tire can affect the load and speed index of the tire. The Dunlop High-Performance Street Qualifier tire comes in four front tire sizes 130/70ZR16 psi 565 at 42, 110/70ZR17 psi 467 at 42, 120/60ZR17 psi 480 at 42 and 120/70ZR17 psi 520 at 42. Moreover, the Dunlop offers six size options for the rear wheel including 160/60ZR17 psi 716 at 42, 170/60ZR17 psi 785 at 42, 180/55ZR17 psi 805 at 42, 190/50ZR17 psi 805 at 42, 190/55ZR17 psi 853 at 42 and 200/50ZR17 psi 853 at 42. While The Dunlop Radial Touring Elite 3 Radial tire comes in three front wheel sizes 150/80R17 psi 783 at 41, 130/70R18 psi 600 at 41 and 120/70R21 psi 584 at 41. For the rear wheel sizes, Dunlop offers four to choose from including 180/60R16 psi 992 at 41, 180/70R16 psi 910 at 41, 240/40R18 psi 963 at 41 and 250/40R18 psi 1019 at 42.

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires have four sidewall types. These are: belted construction, black sidewall, wide whitewall and narrow white bar. The type of sidewall can be determined by the type of tire you are purchasing as well as the size of tire. Most of the high-performance tires come with the black sidewall as well as the radial touring.

The Difference in Materials Between Car Tires & Bicycle Tires

We all know that that most motorcycle tires are produced in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, treads and compounds used. Each of them offers different benefits, and have some drawbacks. Each of them has different mixes produce tires for different conditions. Most of the time, the sport motorcycle tires in are a major selling point that giving the impression that an equipped motorcycle will perform better.

There are lots of differences between car tires and bicycle tires. Some are obvious, and other brands like the Ken Kifer’s bike tires are so expensive than automobile tires. There are many large tire companies like Michelin and Continental Motorcycle Tires, manufacture both styles of tires, and the different materials resourced in car tires and bicycle tires are what denote specific tire designs and uses.

Differences of Rubber Among Vehicles

The rubber in car and bike tires is frequently a natural. The rubber is also a synthetic compound mixed with carbon black. When it comes to heaviness, bicycle tires are far lighter than car tires and they require thinner rubber treads. They have higher average pressures than car tires. With these features, bicycle tires are easily worn out faster than much thicker, heavier-built car tires.

The Beads?

The bead is a part of the tire that contact the rim and hold the tire to it. Most of the time, the car tires use a larger bundle than bicycle tires, and bicycle tires occasionally use lighter-than-steel bundles of Kevlar wires to enable easy tire folding and transport while bicycling.

The Casing?

Most of the time, the bicycle tires typically use a cotton or other thin cloth casing from bead to bead that a layer of rubber is formed over. Using a cloth casing, it can save much weight over the solid rubber of car tires. Car tires are formed over additional layers of rubber to create one thick rubber shell before they are cured.

The Costs

Indeed, most car tires are more expensive than bicycle tires. There are some racing bicycle tires that cost upwards of $100 each, while some car tires costing more than $300 each. Over time, bicycle tires will generate costs exceeding those of car tires, just like Ken Kifer claims, as bicycle tires will wear out in far fewer miles than car tires due to the need of lightweight bicycle tires pushed by human power instead of horsepower.

What About Sport Motorcycle Tires

We all know that that most motorcycle tires are produced in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, treads and compounds used. Each of them has their particular performance benefits and drawbacks, and different mixes produce tires for different conditions. Sport motorcycle tires are usually the major selling points that give an impression that an equipped motorcycle will perform better. This could be half-true, ironically, it could be half a selling myth on marketing.

To clarify the issue, read the things that you should consider…The Tire Compounds

The type of rubber and even the hardness of a tire production has a lot to do with the performance of a motorcycle tire. Sport tires usually softer and spongier because both factors provide better grip to the road surface.

Michelin motorcycle tires are known for this particular reason because the compounds produce a tire that gives a “stickier” feel for the rider. Stickiness is a critical performance issue because it means the tire holds better in turns and doesn’t slide. The drawback of a softer tire is that the tire surface degrades faster, particularly on the race track. If the tire has degraded enough, it will slide just as much as a hard street tire.

Hard tires, are more durable over the useful life of a tire, but they don’t hold road surface as well. On tight turns driven at speed, it is common to have hard tires slip and slide, which can cause accidents.


Sport motorcycle tires are more expensive than stock motorcycle tires. It is not uncommon for sport tires to run between $100 to $200 each. This can be a bit of a cost for a weekend racer going out to the track since tires are useless for track riding after a day or two of use. For road riders, the cost is likely spread out over much more time, but it is still higher than that of a set of regular tires.


There are many manufacturers for sport motorcycle tires like Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Firestone, Pirelli, IRC, and Cheng Shin Motorcycle Tires. Not all can be considered top quality or good for the particular area. Having a conversation or small talk with fellow riders in your area regarding which tires perform better could be so helpful to gain knowledge. Just keep in mind that opinions will vary, and some folks are dedicated to particular brands versus others, so the discussion can get a bit heated. A good way to counter this bias is to also talk to local dealers and find out which brands they sell more than others in terms of what they stock.

Avoid Used Tires

It is a big “NO, No” to purchase used sport tires for the sake of a few dollars saved. You save a few dollars, but the performance and safety are at risk. Used tires or old ones have worn-down spots, and they may be cracked or have other issues. What you save with a reduced price could in turn result in a critical failure while riding.

Always remember that you only have two tires on a motorcycle. Once your tire failed, it has a higher probability of a serious crash versus a car with four tires.

How to Use a WARN Winch

What is a Warn Winch?

This tool is so powerful and it is prone to misuse. The sheer power of most Warn Winches is prone of cutting the corners and can even jump hastily into a vehicle recovery situation, doing either is a really bad idea. As a matter of fact, rigging your winch quickly or improperly can result in serious injury.

In order to avoid such accidents in using this tool, below are the tips and some personal instruction from an experienced Winch user, which are useful to improve your chances of completing a self-recovery winching operation safely.

This is a very basic tip. You should be sure that you have the right winch accessories like heavy-duty gloves, plus a hook strap, snatch block, D-shackles, choke chain, and tow hooks.

Checking your mounting system is very important. Your winch or WARN is only as strong as your winch mounts. You should only choose a winch mount that’s been tested at least at the full capacity of your winch.

Double checking is not enough, but triple-check your equipment. I know, you’ve spent a lot of time selecting a WARN winch that can handle the load of your vehicle. Take your time in purchasing equipment to use with your winch, such as the snatch block, tow hooks, and winch cable, so you can inspect them well. Every piece involved in the winching operation must require strength to handle the load without failure.

Patience is a virtue in winching. Moving a stuck vehicle with a winch is not so quick as you think. It’s better to accept this fact than to try to overcome it. You’ll need to stop and start the winch a few times to keep the motor from overheating.

Use a tree strap????

Being an off-road driver, you know and accept the fact about the environment and the reality. You strive to leave the trail as you found it. It only means that you need to avoid damaging trees and other plant life whenever as possible. When anchoring to a tree, use a tree strap and not the winch cable in attaching the tree’s trunk. This would keep you from slicing tree trunks and damaging your winch cable.

Don’t hook the winch cable by itself. This is related to the point above, but you don’t need to attach the winch cable by itself. You’ll just weaken your cable and setting the stage for a winch cable failure.

Plan your attack, Bwahahaha…..

Set up the winch so that the cable is perpendicular to the front plane of your vehicle. Indeed, not all the time you have a suitable anchor point situated in exactly the right place. In this case, use a snatch block, choke chain, and second anchor point to make the adjustment. You would run your WARN winch cable through the snatch block to the main anchor point. Attach a choke chain to a second anchor point and also to the snatch block. The choke chain and second anchor point would hold the snatch block in place directly in front of the stuck vehicle. The snatch block then would redirect the winch cable to the primary anchor point that’s off to the side somewhere.
Choose only safety over convenience when it comes to using your WARN winch. It is necessary to get your vehicle out of a stuck situation, you don’t want someone to get hurt in the process.

Why Choose Smittybilt XRC Spare Parts For Your 4-Wheel Drive Jeeps?

If you are worrying about finding compatible off-road spare parts for it for your jeep, well, worry no more! As there there is a brand that offers genuine spare parts for your truck and jeeps among other high-powered SUVs. I’m taking about Smittybilt. It offers a wide range of spare parts such xrc, winch, xrc 10 hd and even seats among for interior and exterior body parts. This company has been manufacturing quality products as long as anyone could remember, and they never fail to meet the overall vehicular needs of all and sundry for even generations to come. Indeed, there are other truck and SUV body parts manufacturing companies like Bestop, Westin and ARB, but there are overwhelming and considerable factors why you must choose and buy any of the product of this brand of vehicle spare part for your truck and SUVs.

Wanna know the reasons why this company remained reputable? Below are the three reasons:

High quality
One of the best reasons why you must consider to get a vehicle part from this company, regardless if it is for SUV and truck is the fact that Smittybilt produces high quality products. For example their winch. It is made to possess such strength and quality that can ensure pull you out of any hot spot. It does not how impassable the road that you’ll go through, although you might get stuck in a rocky and rough spot, you may think in advance that you or your vehicle are in trouble. But if you have a winch made by this brand, you will be out of trouble before you even know it. Even you only have a winch, this is enough to last you for several years and can even last generations if properly used to serve you.

Their Worldwide reputation
The Smittybilt products can give you a particular leverage over other similar products. This brand also gives you the best in terms of quality service for using a vehicular body spare parts. Having their XRX or the XRC 10 hd, you can have the prestige of using quality products from reputable international brands. The XRC or the XRC 10 HD, they are very popular in delivering quality service over a very long term, and they give you no excuse for replacing them in any ways.

Ease of use and comfort
We all want these, right? You’ll find using their products very comfortable and easy. They also give your SUVs and trucks a kind of personalized look and feel that reflect your kind of person. Using their seats and seat covers would definitely give you great comfort as you drive around or travel in your vehicle. Their seats are very comfortable to use and sit on. Additionally the seats come in various colors and designs.

What Are The Advantages Of The Jeep Wrangler Soft Tops

I hope everyone knows that Jeep Soft Top (like the standard ones) has a color facelift these days. Before, the color options for Jeep Top were limited to Black and Tan. But now, there are several colors to choose from. The available colors today are light and dark tan, gray or light blue gray and you can also get your soft top with tinted windows. Apart from color options available today, you can also get a Jeep Soft Tops, Flip Top. The Jeep Soft Top, Flip Top is the Jeep version of a sunroof.

Indeed, there are many Jeep fanatics all over the world, and many of them have had a hard time figuring out if they should choose a hard top or a soft one. The hard tops provide more protection for the cargo that you are hauling, and the most reliable ones. However, if you need to remove your hard top, it is not really easy. That’s why some drivers want a soft one. The Jeep Wrangler top, as time flies, have proved that they are more reliable, and they are more affordable. They also offer the flexibility that many consumers are looking for.

Below are some of the advantages of the Jeep Wrangler Soft tops:

1.Protection. Of course, you install a Jeep top because you want protection. For extreme weather conditions, hard tops are the kings in these situations. Those consumers who live in temperate climates or weather that is not extremely hot, or you can even say they live in tropical places, they can choose the Soft tops to protect them and their items from different kinds of elements.

2. For those who like the open air. If you love the fresh breeze of the air/wind while driving, you can rely on the Jeep Wrangler top for flexibility and ease of use. This kind of Jeep top can be rolled and can be set up in just a few minutes.

3. Affordable. If you have good budget, you can choose hard tops. But for those who want an easy access to your Jeep, and want a budget friendly Jeep top, the soft tops are just as good a choice, as they provide the same function and they are more affordable. There are many Jeep accessories sites online today. Try to check them out anytime.

Indeed, it doesn’t really matter whether you choose a hard top or a Soft top. They both provide great designs. It doesn’t matter on how you figure out which to buy, but for those who want the flexibility the Jeep Wrangler soft tops can surely offer this advantage. You better go online or talk to the car dealer representative and find out which among the tops is the best choice for the specific model, make and year of your Jeep and order one. Always remember this, if you consider reliability and style, the soft tops are one of the best choices and they are more affordable compare to other Jeep Tops.