BRAVEN IRONSIDE TIRES AND WHEELS contact: www.bravenoffroad.com
Braven Ironside tires:
★★★★★. Braven Ironside
PRICE: Braven Ironside
30x10-14R tires, $158
each. Braven Ironside
wheels, $109.09 each.
WHAT IT IS:
Braven Off-Road is a new ATV/UTV
tire and wheel brand, and the features
of Braven’s Ironside eight-ply, DOT-
approved, all-terrain radial tires and
Ironside cast-aluminum wheels show
the brand is serious about bringing a
quality product to the market. Braven
Ironside tires look aggressive, with a
staggered, off-road truck-type tread
and over-the-shoulder-style lugs for
extra side grip and sidewall protection.
Rim guards and the chip- and tear-resistant rubber compound guard
the tire and wheels against damage,
punctures and wear. The tires are
available in 27- to 30-inch sizes for
14-inch wheels, as well as 30- and
32-inch sizes for 15-inch wheels. The
30x10R-14s we tested are $158 each.
That’s great, since many eight-ply,
DOT-approved radials are $175 to over
$200 per tire in that size.
Braven Ironside wheels are one-piece
cast aluminum, and they’re available in
14-inch sizes to fit most popular UTVs.
At $109.09 each, they are priced like
other one-piece aluminum wheels.
We replaced the stock 29-inch
tires on our Polaris RZR XP 1000 test
machine with 30-inch Braven Ironsides
to gain some ground clearance for
rocky terrain and deep ruts. The 30s fit
the XP 1000 with no clearance issues.
Stock Polaris lug nuts can’t be used
with Braven’s Ironside wheels, because
the wheels’ lug wells won’t let you get a
socket on them, so you’ll need smaller
custom lug nuts, which are $25–$30.
The test area we used begins with
a paved section and long stretches of
hard-packed dirt, and we were fans
of the Ironside radials’ smooth, quiet
ride from the first mile we drove on
them. These tires’ strong sidewalls fight
flex, which gives the RZR crisp, direct
steering, so the slightly taller-than-stock
30-inch tires didn’t hurt the RZR’s
cornering one bit. Cornering feel was
actually better than stock. The 1000’s
power comes in hard, and we were
very impressed how well the Braven
tires found traction on everything from
hard dirt with a loose surface to sand.
There was no tread damage from rocky
sections, and we had no flats during
the test. The tire truly is a strong all-terrain performer.
Braven’s Ironside wheels handled
the test area’s rough terrain with no
problems, and, like the tires, they gave
the RZR a tough, distinctive look.
Braven may be a new name to UTV
enthusiasts, but Ironside tires and
wheels perform as well as products
from some of the biggest names in the
Braven Ironside tires and
wheels give UTVs and
ATVs a tough, distinctive
look, and the tires offer
impressive performance on
Tread lugs pour over the sides of Braven’s Ironside
tire, adding side bite and strength. The Braven
wheel is tough as well. In the interest of light
weight, Braven wisely makes Ironside wheels out of
aluminum, not iron.