haulers or gliders?

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Utahrider

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
#1
I currently ride 20x10x10 7 paddle haulers with itp c series wheels and sandstars on the front. The guys I ride with are pushing me hard to get rid of the haulers and rims and go with 21x12x8 8 paddle gliders. I understand the 8 inch rims float better. Are gliders and blue labels really worth the cost? these guys swear by gliders. My ride is just a hair under 50hp with hrc cam and some other stuff if that matters. thanks
 

DPCones

Active Member
Apr 9, 2012
#4
8" yes, they do ride better than the 10". I wouldnt switch to a Glider though. They are made for the smaller less HP bikes, simply just a shorter paddle. Check Skat Traks website and you can find some good info there.
 

Utahrider

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
#6
The guys I ride with most at the dunes swear by the gliders and they both ride 70hp raptors. They like to stick me in the back too because I throw up too much sand. I do like the softer ride of an 8 inch rim. I've found some used 21 inch haulers on 8 inch rims locally, but they are 8 paddle. I think 8 paddle haulers are a bit much with my hp. I suppose I could always go a little bigger on the rear sprocket.
 

Mattonln

Active Member
Apr 10, 2012
#9
8 paddle glider will spin for dayyyssss off the line. The perfect tire for you for duning would be a 21x12x8 sls 7 paddle hauler on blue label. If you mostly run the hill than a 22x11x8 with a 72 or 74 rollout.

Whats your swingarm length? Gearing? Riding style?
 

Morgan

Active Member
Apr 9, 2012
#10
Less is always more on a 4 stroke. The 5/8" paddle of the Glider will not drag the motor down. The 8s will work well for your application but I would recommend a 21x12x8 in a 9 Glider, that way down the road if you up your build, you won't need to buy tires again. The 9s will work great on everything up until 60HP.
 

Utahrider

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
#11
8 paddle glider will spin for dayyyssss off the line. The perfect tire for you for duning would be a 21x12x8 sls 7 paddle hauler on blue label. If you mostly run the hill than a 22x11x8 with a 72 or 74 rollout.

Whats your swingarm length? Gearing? Riding style?
Stock swing arm, stock gearing, I ride every where. Some hill shooting, little jumping only because I'm no good at it, but mostly just general duning. I don't understand what sls stands for or rollout.
 

Utahrider

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
#12
Less is always more on a 4 stroke. The 5/8" paddle of the Glider will not drag the motor down. The 8s will work well for your application but I would recommend a 21x12x8 in a 9 Glider, that way down the road if you up your build, you won't need to buy tires again. The 9s will work great on everything up until 60HP.
How about a 21 12 8 hauler 8 paddle. Do I have enough power for that many hauler paddles? I've ridden 8 paddle gliders and I was faster up the hill by a couple bike lengths over my 7 paddle haulers. I just thought they were a bit squirrely.
 

Morgan

Active Member
Apr 9, 2012
#13
How about a 21 12 8 hauler 8 paddle. Do I have enough power for that many hauler paddles? I've ridden 8 paddle gliders and I was faster up the hill by a couple bike lengths over my 7 paddle haulers. I just thought they were a bit squirrely.
The 8 Hauler will be slower. We don't put 8 Haulers on bikes until the 75 HP range.
 

Utahrider

Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
#16
Tried the 21x12x8 8 paddle gliders yesterday at the dunes. I felt they were loose, slid real easy, and didn't pull as hard as my 20x10x10 7 paddle haulers. I like the softer ride with the larger tire/ smaller rim combo though. I do very little hill shooting, but i did pick up about two bike lengths. I like to climb hills, just not focused on the hill shoots. I'd much rather cruise the dunes and ride the bowls. I ended up wrecking twice because I lost the rear end and tumbled down the hill. I think I'll stick with my low profile, small diameter, sand throwing haulers for now and maybe just replace those super heavy itp c series wheels.