ARISUN AFTERSHOCK XD TIRES AND RACELINE
BLACK MAMBA BEADLOCK WHEELS
The Aftershock XD is made for hard to
intermediate terrain, and our test area
has everything it was designed for and
more: hardpacked clay and sandstone
trails, rocky areas, and sand.
The Aftershock XD’s smooth ride was
instantly noticeable on hard terrain, as
was its impressive traction on slippery
hardpack with loose material on top.
No matter where we went, this tire’s
cornering grip and crisp cornering feel
made the RZR’s handling feel precise.
The tight tread grouping also worked
well on bare rock, and the tire endured
trails loaded with loose, jagged rocks
with no punctures or tread damage.
When running low pressures or traveling
where flats are likely, it was reassuring
to know the Raceline beadlock wheels
had a secure grip on the beads. The
Black Mamba’s beadlock ring bolts
are semi-countersunk to keep the bolt
heads from being beaten up by rocks.
In soft soil and sand, the tires worked
well, but didn’t offer the traction of
tires designed for softer conditions.
Arisun has a full line of tires to handle
soft/intermediate terrain, as well as
dedicated mud tires.
Arisun’s Aftershock XD tires provide
impressive grip and toughness in hard
WHAT IT IS:
Arisun’s Aftershock XD is designed
for extra traction and durability on hard
and mixed terrain. Closely grouped
tread lets it ride smoothly on hard
surfaces while it adds protection from
punctures. Tough eight-ply-rated
construction includes a highly puncture-resistant Aramid composite layer.
At $175 for the 30x10R14 size, the
Aftershock XD’s price is about $10 less
per tire than other eight-ply tires. It’s
also available in 28x10R- 14, 28x10R- 15
and 30x10R- 15.
Raceline’s Black Mamba beadlocks
are cast-aluminum single-beadlock
wheels with a forged-billet outer ring
and a reinforced inner lip. Sixteen bolts
retain the ring on 12-inch wheels, and
20 bolts are used on 14- and 15-inch
sizes. Black Mambas are $180 in the
14-inch size, which is $10 to $15
more than some other single-beadlock
We mounted the tires and wheels
to a Polaris RZR XP 1000 for testing,
because it has the power and cornering
ability to challenge the limits of any tire.
The 30-inch tires gave us a bit more
ground clearance than the stock 29s
to help in ruts, rocks and deep sand.
your dealer. For Raceline
wheels, contact your WPS
RATING: Arisun Aftershock
XD tires: ★★★★★.
Raceline Black Mamba
PRICE: Arisun Aftershock
XD tires, $175 each
Black Mamba wheels,
$180 each (14-inch).
The Aftershock XD’s closely grouped tread puts
plenty of rubber on hard surfaces, lets it ride
smoothly and adds protection from punctures.
Raceline’s Black Mamba wheels are engineered for
abusive terrain, with a forged beadlock ring held by
semi-countersunk bolts. The inner lip is reinforced,
and the stem is located between the wheel spokes
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adds functional style
to UTVs and ATVs.
terrain where traction is scarce and tire
hazards are plentiful. Raceline’s Black
Mamba beadlock wheels add functional
style to machines and the security that
tires will stay beaded when running low
pressure or if a flat occurs. ❏